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DCU Business School Announces Exciting New Features to Executive MBA Programme
27th March 2009

DCU Business School has announced the introduction of some exciting new features to its Executive MBA programme. The new-look programme was launched during a guest lecture on “Adaptive Leadership” that was delivered to current students and graduates of the DCU MBA by Dr Hugh O’Doherty, lecturer in Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. 

Holistic View

The MBA programme team have taken a holistic view of the development of the MBA programme to ensure that as well as being academically rigorous and providing participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to achieve their career aspirations, the DCU MBA will also contribute to their personal development and the attainment of personal goals. 

With this in mind, DCU Business School has linked up with DCU Sports Centre and DCU School of Health and Human Performance to provide a unique feature in the programme.  Each MBA participant will have the option of availing of the full facilities of the DCU Sports Centre for the duration of their programme. This is a state-of-the art facility that includes a gym, swimming pool, sports arena and specialist classes. 

Participants can opt to have a personal plan developed by DCU Sports Centre experts. Each semester, faculty from the School of Health and Human Performance and experts from the Sports Centre will deliver seminars for MBA participants on work/life balance, managing stress, nutrition and other relevant topics.  The MBA programme team believe that this new feature on the DCU MBA will assist participants in achieving their desired work/life balance, not just during the MBA programme but also in the future.

International Week

An optional international week for participants is also now included in the programme.  Participants will spend a week in Boston that will involve classes with MBA students at Northeastern University, a workshop on leadership that will be delivered at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and visits to US based companies. Each company visit will be linked to an MBA module.   

DCU Business School believes that the MBA should be about much more than just acquiring some useful extra tools for the management toolkit; it should also be a transformative experience at the personal level. The DCU Executive MBA is a two-year part-time programme that is widely recognised as the degree of choice for rising executives with ambitions to be Senior Managers/CEO’s, whatever their specialist backgrounds.

View the new Executive MBA Brochure (PDF-441kb)

Ken Robinson, DCU Sport and a current MBA student,
points out new MBA features to Hugh O’Doherty,
Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and to fellow MBA students