MSc in Management of Operations 25th Anniversary Celebration
A wonderful evening celebrating 25 years of the MSc in Management of Operations was hosted in the Executive suite of the Business school earlier this month. Professor Brian Leavy detailed the early days of the Programme recalling how with colleagues sadly now deceased Dr Jim Devine and Professor Brian Fynes together with Professor Paul Coughlan, Professor Simon Croom and later Dr Anne Morrissey, he put in place the building blocks for the current programme.
Dr Jim Devine’s wife Ruth presented the Jim Devine award for excellence to this year’s top MSc graduate in Management of Operations Galvin Hanley. Professor Colm O’Gorman presented Deans Awards to Galvin Hanley, Niall Martin, Philippa Malaney, Paula Bujak, and Eilis Curran. Ross Munnelly from the Alumni Office welcomed graduates back to DCU and encouraged all alumni to keep involved with the activities of the University
Graduates Niall Behan, Colm Brady, and William Hann described in detail how participation in the programme had sparked their interest in lifelong learning and fast-tracked their career progression. Dr James Byrne charted the programmes journey, its resilience, and outlined how the programme is more relevant than ever in assisting displaced high tech graduates to repurpose their skills, and to avail of new opportunities. Dr Colum Foley chaired a general discussion on the ever-growing importance of operations management. Contributors included Prof PJ Byrne who commented on how the Covid-19 pandemic had highlighted the globally integrated nature of operations and the central role it occupies.