Academy of International Business 2014

The past days I have been attending the Academy of International Business (AIB) conference in Vancouver. It is my first time at this international conference and my first time in Vancouver. A large international conference, it is dwarfed by the Academy of Management (AOM) annual conference, with participant numbers of 1,000 or thereabouts rather than 10,000 at AOM, making it quite an accessible conference in comparison. The disciplines represented span across strategy, economics, entrepreneurship, human resource management, cross cultural studies, all with the common emphasis on the international context. Indeed, one of the most prevailing themes of the conference is the focus on context - time and space. Geoffrey Jones (Harvard University), in the opening plenary session, highlighted the Continue reading here [...]

National University of Ireland Maynooth Spring Open Day

The National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) will host its Spring Open Day on Saturday 12th April 2014 from 10.30am-3pm. Prospective students, parents and visitors are welcome to attend. There will be exhibition stands represented by staff and students from the different NUIM academic departments and support services. These will mostly be located in the Iontas foyer which is situated on the north campus of the university. There will be students in different positions around the campus on the day, to direct visitors to different venues. There will also be a series of talks on different academic programme offerings. You are invited to ask as many questions as you need from current students and staff concerning programmes or programme choices you may be intererested in. We look forward Continue reading here [...]

Minister Joe Costello Launches MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management

The Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Trade and Development Mr Joe Costello TD officially launched the new 3U MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management on Friday November 22nd. The post graduate programme is the first collaboration of the 3U partners, NUI Maynooth, Dublin City University (DCU) and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI), and is the first step in creating richer educational opportunities for students. The launch took place at the Business School in DCU. The MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management is a unique programme and is the first in the world to combine the academic disciplines of humanitarian logistics and emergency management. The programme builds on the established strengths and reputation Continue reading here [...]

MSc Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management

The organizations providing the first phase of disaster response need the capacity and capabilities to deliver goods and services quickly to those impacted by an event. This is often under difficult circumstances in foreign locations and across cultures. The organisations involved in delivering the aid also need to be responsive in order to quickly provide resources required for the basic necessities of survival in the critical period immediately after an event in order to reduce further loss of life. This programme is a multi-disciplinary programme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working in or intending to work in the area of humanitarian relief to deal with the matters outlined. The programme will provide humanitarian professionals Continue reading here [...]

MSc Business Management

This programme, is primarily for non-business graduates of any discipline who wish to pursue a career in business and management. The programme assumes no prior knowledge of business and management topics, but does assume the capacity for study and development of an honours degree graduate. The programme is extensive and fast paced bringing the students on a high growth learning experience across the 12 months of the programme. The complexity of the modern economic environment requires successful business executives to have an in-depth knowledge of up to date relevant theory and concepts and to deploy an enormous array of analytical, conceptual, technical and social skills. This programme will introduce students to this broad range of business and management topics and develop their understanding Continue reading here [...]

Problem-based learning and the recruitment market for management graduates

In a recent HEA study which investigated the opinions of a representative sample of 402 Irish companies on the relevance of higher education outcomes to their recruitment needs (McGann and Anderson 2013), employers reported that they had recruited the highest proportion of graduates from the disciplines of business or law .  In other words, of the total of 144,500 employees in this sample of companies (Flynn 2013), 45.8% were graduates of business or legal disciplines. The next closest discipline was engineering (30.5%). The workplace skill identified by the responding companies as being of most importance amongst graduates recruited over the past two years was ‘working effectively with others’.  This workplace skill was identified by some 78% of respondents and exceeded the need Continue reading here [...]