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Smurfit School

Fora is partnering with UCD Smurfit School to offer one entrepreneur a scholarship worth up to €14,500

Supporting tomorrow’s start-up stars with a potentially life-changing opportunity.

HERE AT FORA we cover the the fast-moving world of Irish entrepreneurs – bringing you insights on their successes, and lessons from their mistakes.

We want to support the best and the brightest in the SME community. And that’s why we’ve partnered with Ireland’s leading business school, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, to offer one entrepreneur a potentially life-changing opportunity.

We are offering a full scholarship worth €14,500 for the UCD Smurfit School MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design – a part-time two-year programme that supports students and founders to launch their own company in a structured learning environment.

Why this MSc?

The unique design of the MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design combines the academic rigour and theoretical grounding of a traditional Master’s with extensive practical experience involving the creation of actual new ventures.

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School / YouTube

So if you’re a tech entrepreneur – or a would-be tech entrepreneur – with a science, technology, engineering or maths degree and at least three years’ work experience, it could be for you.

The course, which launched in 2015, offers expertise from three leading Irish institutions: Smurfit School’s strength in core business and innovation management, National College of Art and Design’s industrial design expertise, and input from experts at NovaUCD, UCD’s leading incubator of technology firms.

A little about UCD Smurfit School

Located in Blackrock, Co Dublin, UCD Smurfit School is the only Irish institute that has made it into the top 100 in the Financial Times rankings of MBA programmes for the last 18 consecutive years. The School also holds the prestigious ‘triple crown’ of accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA alongside only 74 other schools worldwide.

The School is a member of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), an elite global alliance of leading business schools including Yale, London School of Economics and University of California Berkeley.

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School / YouTube

Great! How can I enter?

We’re glad you asked.

To be in with a chance to receive this unique MSc scholarship opportunity, all you need to do for now is to sign up for Fora’s weekly newsletter.

You’ll receive our one-stop roundup of the week’s business news and expert advice specifically tailored for the SME and startup sector – and, in the coming weeks, we’ll also be giving out full details on how, when and where to make your scholarship application.

To be in the running, just enter your email address in the form below. The competition will be open exclusively to new and existing subscribers. So if you know anyone who’d benefit from this opportunity, do pass this on to them.

Good luck!

All applicants must have a minimum second-class honours degree or equivalent – this should be in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM), although other disciplines including Business, Law, Arts and Architecture may be considered – and a minimum of three years’ professional experience. You must also provide a LinkedIn profile.

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