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To try to attract the top international MBA candidates to Ireland, the UCD Smurfit School of Business is launching an “ideas for the future” scholarship.

Prospective MBA students will be asked to discuss the best idea they have had for business and the impact that it would have on future generations.

The award of €15,000, or almost two thirds of the full tuition fees, will be made at the beginning of the academic year in September. The successful candidate will be the one who best exemplifies creativity in business.

“Creativity in business can be defined as seeing what isn’t there and making it happen,” says Nick Barniville, the MBA programme director.

“We want to see people with ideas for the future coming on to our programme, which aims to build the skills and confidence to run these ideas as successful ventures.”


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