Articles by UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School

Assumptions are the Devil!

The greatest leaders in the world stand on the shoulders of giants. To make true change happen we need to learn from the change makers, [...]


More than Books and Numbers

As part of the Smurfit MBA application, each hopeful applicant is asked what his or her unique contribution to the MBA class would be. I [...]


Happy Days

December had dawned. Lectures had ended. Assignments were submitted. Our semester one was on the verge of being over. My MBA class was perfectly poised [...]


Towards becoming better leaders

by UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School on December 3, 2018

It’s been more than three months since I arrived in Dublin to pursue my MBA at Smurfit. The year at the business school is supposed [...]


1/3rd of the way through already? Surely not?

by UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School on November 29, 2018

A common theme one tends to hear a lot in relation to pursuing an MBA is that of time management. Not to push a cliché [...]


Global Network Week at Yale School of Management

by UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School on November 23, 2018

Back in early August I remember receiving an email laying out the various choices for the GNAM Week and asking for an response “ASAP”. “GNAM”, [...]


“Ice to meet you – the Reykjavík files”-Global Business Environments Iceland Trip 2018

The international orientation is one of the outstanding draws for Smurfit School’s MBA programme. With global case study competitions, modules in other Global Network of [...]


Can Amazon be stopped?

I attended a great event for prospective, current, and alumni students of the MBA programme at UCD Smurfit last week in the St Stephens Green [...]


Celebrating Ireland’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women, 2018

With exam stress a distant memory, the recovery of my social life underway and hints that a heatwave was coming to Ireland, to say I [...]


“They think its all over…. it is now”

2 weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at a Smurfit MBA Reception Evening in the Stephen Green Hibernian Club, attempting to debate the [...]


International Consulting Project -Iceland June 2018

72 individuals comprising of academic staff, full time and executive MBA students travelled to Iceland in early June for the International Consulting Project. For the [...]


Women’s 21st Century Leadership

Susan McDonnell and Oonagh O’Grady joined a cohort of MBA students from around the world at Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley in early [...]


The MBA Programme – a chance to observe, experiment and grow in a global context

Prior to entering the MBA Programme at Smurfit, my classmates and I were given a recommended reading list which included a book titled “Snapshots from [...]


Pre-Exam Glam

With exams looming, assignment deadlines creeping up, and end of semester emotions rising, a group of MBA students attended the UCD Business Alumni Awards on [...]