A tangential factor driving spending power is wage increases which added an average of 2.7% to household incomes last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Household income in the Republic jumped by 6 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, pumping an extra €5 billion into the economy and taking consumer s(...)

“We take people out of their comfort zones and make team players out of them,” says  Prof Karan Sonpar

An MBA can assist with career advancement, prepare people for entire new careers, and expose them to the experiences and expertise of an international(...)

Judges of the 2016 awards: back, from left, Prof Pat Daly, Teagasc; Prof Pat Gibbons, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School; Dr Paul Beaney, Ulster University; Robert Love, AbbVie. Front, from left: Dr Marion Boland, Science Foundation Ireland; Niall Campbell, KPMG; Michael McAleer. Photograph: Eric Luke

From cutting edge technology behind space exploration and autonomous cars, to a smart way to unload all those foreign coins we have stuffed away in d(...)

Prof Mary Lambkin of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: The difficult lesson for traditional media organisations, she says, is to view the primary product   almost as a loss leader used to draw consumers on to its digital platform

Even before the economic crash, newspapers and media organisations around the world were finding their business models challenged by the internet. T(...)

Pictured at the launch of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Aspire Scholarship Programme 2016 are Mark Byrne, David Hartigan, Lisa O’Brien,  dean of UCD Business Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Kerry McLaverty, Clyde Gjini and Benjamin Cottrell. 

The scholarship programme for the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has opened to applications, with a €100,000 fund at stake. The Aspir(...)

Patrick Blaney of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: ‘Aviation is a global business, and you can’t do business in different countries unless you understand how the business culture operates there’

The Irish aviation sector, one of the country’s outstanding international success stories, plays a significant role in the economy. According to the I(...)

You may have to search long and hard, as many scholarships and bursaries are not widely publicised or promoted

If you’re looking for funding that could make the difference between being able to pursue postgraduate study or not, the good news is there are far m(...)

Driving upturn: The ‘Consumer Market Monitor’ said the growth in consumer spending was “a reflection of the pent-up demand from rapidly growing sales of big ticket items”, including new cars, homes and home furnishings. Photograph: Thinkstock

Consumer spending has started contributing to the Republic’s economic growth at a rate not seen since the height of the boom, according to a new repor(...)

Insead, the business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, has topped the Financial Times’ Global MBA rankings for the first time since they were introduced in 1999.

Insead, the business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, has topped the Financial Times’ Global MBA rankings for the first time s(...)

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: its executive MBA programme was established in 1964

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first MBA graduate awards. The school’s executive(...)

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