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Welcome to the April 2019 edition of Business e-Connections.

This month we feature interviews with Miranda Eng, MSc '13, Senior Consultant at Context Research and Morgan Mangan & David Kelly, MBA '13, Partners at Amrop. We also include a roundup of our future events and news from your Alumni Network and the School.
Best wishes, 
Tara Collins
Director of Alumni Relations
Featured Alumni From Our Global Community
Miranda Eng - MSc '13
Senior Consultant at Context Research
Morgan Mangan & David Kelly - MBA '13
Partners at Amrop
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Upcoming Alumni Events
UCD Business Alumni Awards Dinner - April 5th 2019
The annual Business Alumni Awards Dinner is one of the highlights of our annual events programme, at which we endeavour to honour driven, committed and successful alumni who have contributed to the business community of Ireland and globally. To find out more about this years event, awardees, & sponsors click here.
BComm Milestone Reunions 2019
A number of BComm (including BComm International) reunions for milestone years will take place throughout 2019 from May onward for the following classes: 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 & 2018. We hope to see you there!
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New York Business Leaders Breakfast
UCD Business Alumni are invited to join New York business and community leaders at the Irish American Partnership's New York Business Leaders Breakfast, to be held on April 10th, 2019 at the Union League Club of New York. Michael Dowling, President & CEO of Northwell Health & Smurfit School North American Advisory Board member will be the keynote speaker. Read more.
Business Alumni Reception Singapore
UCD Business Alumni and Ambassador Patrick Bourne are delighted to invite all Singapore-based alumni to a reception in the Embassy of Ireland, Singapore, on Friday April 26th. The evening will also feature a talk by Aidan Connolly regarding his new book, '2-1-4-3: Plan Your Explosive Business Growth!' Register here.
New York Benefit Dinner
Save the date for the 17th annual New York Benefit Dinner which will take place on Wednesday, 16th October 2019. All profits from this event will fund scholarships for North American students, attracting the next generation of business leaders to study at UCD. Read more.
UCD Business London Dinner
Save the date for the UCD Business School London Dinner which will take place on Thursday, 7th November 2019. The event will be attended by members of the School's Boards along with senior professionals from the business, academic and alumni community. Read more.
Upcoming Events
Alumni News & Past Events
Welcome to the Upgraded UCD Alumni Network
We are delighted to announce the launch of the upgraded Alumni Network, an online platform where you can stay connected to your classmates, find new career opportunities, find groups of alumni with similar interests and maintain mentoring relationships - all in one place.
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CEMS 'Women in Tech' Event - 28th March
The UCD Business Alumni Relations Team, in cooperation with current CEMS Masters in International Management class representatives, invited both alumni and current students to the UCD Smurfit School for a highly engaging panel discussion entitled 'Women in Tech.'
3fe Coffee Guru Colin Harmon is Writing Book Number Two After Opening Cafe Number Five
Colin Harmon the founder of coffee group 3fe and UCD BBLS '05 & MSc '17 alumnus, is writing a follow-up to his debut book on the cafe industry after launching several translations of the first title which sold approximately 16,000 copies. Read more.
Irish Woman Spearheads Diageo Bid to Close Gender Pay Gap.
UCD Smurfit School Alumna Mairead Nayager has been Diageo’s chief HR officer for more than three years. The company is keen for her to talk about her work on gender equality and diversity at Diageo and the statistics make it easy to understand why. Read more.
Teeling Whiskey's 24-Year Old Single Malt Named Worlds Best
Jack Teeling (BComm '97 & MBS '98) Founder & MD along with brother Stephen Teeling (MBS' 05), Sales & Marketing Director at Teeling Whiskey, have recently had their 24-year old single malt whiskey crowned 'the worlds single best malt' at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards. Read more.
Latest Research

Discontinuities, Competition, and Cooperation: Coopetitive Dynamics Between Incumbents and Entrants
Interfirm cooperation is one possible avenue for existing firms to address the challenge of responding to discontinuous technological changes. What is not clear, however, is who should the incumbent ally with: other incumbents or new entrants? 

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School News and Events
MSc in Marketing and Retail Innovation Information Webinar
Accelerate your career with a dynamic new Masters blending marketing innovation and customer-driven retail innovation. The MSc in Marketing and Retail Innovation Information Webinar will take place on Tuesday, 9th April and will include scholarship information.
MBA Information Evening
Join us at our MBA Information Evening on Wednesday 10th April from 6pm, where we will be showcasing our Full-time & Executive MBA programmes. You will gain real insight into studying at UCD Smurfit School through a range of presentations and networking opportunities with faculty and programme staff, current students & our admissions team. Read more.
Want to Win a Smurfit MBA Scholarship? Here's How.
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is once again partnering with IMAGE to offer one female candidate a 100 per cent scholarship to join the full-time MBA or part-time Executive MBA in August 2019. Applications are open until the April 12th deadline. To apply, click here.
UCD Smurfit School Invites Applications for Aspire

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has launched the 10th year of its Aspire scholarship programme which provides graduates from across the country with financial support to advance their professional goals through a postgraduate qualification. To apply before the May 10th deadline, click here.

World Experts Converge in Dublin to Build Health Literate Societies
The fourth European Health Literacy Conference was hosted by University College Dublin and Health Literacy Europe on March 14th & 15th. The focus of the scientific meeting was to advance research, policy and practice regarding people’s capacity to access, understand and apply health information to improve their health and quality of life. Read more.
A Strong Grounding in Corporate Governance
Niamh Brennan, the founder of UCD’s Centre for Corporate Governance, believes knowledge is key in the day-to-day duties of a company director. The Diploma on Corporate Governance Programme operates in accordance with the academic year. It involves two 12-week semesters, and students attend UCD on a Monday and Tuesday evening from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Read more.
Executive Development Upcoming Courses
Short Courses
Leading for High Impact Results - 22nd - 24th May 2019
Winning Negotiation Strategies - 1st - 3rd October 2019

Senior Leadership Programme
Smurfit Senior Leadership Programme
- 13th May 2019

Part-Time Diplomas
Diploma in Corporate Governance - 2nd September 2019
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