Prof Damien McLoughlin of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. ‘We hold our alumni very close,’ he says. ‘This is not something you normally find outside of the US. Our alumni work with us to decide what is required for students in future.’

Representatives of some of the world’s top business schools – along with leading global companies such as EY, Google, Facebook and Salesforce – gather(...)

Prof Damien McLoughlin, course director of Ireland’s first master’s programme in retail leadership, at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

High-profile closures such as Sears in the United States and BHS in the UK in recent years have led many to predict the death of retail but Ireland’s (...)

Fiona Dawson of food giant Mars, with the award recognising her as Ireland’s ‘ultimate marketer’ of the past 25 years.

Senior Mars executive Fiona Dawson has been named “Ireland’s ultimate marketer” of the past 25 years at the annual marketer of the year event in Dubli(...)

“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(...)

Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network

Nobody liked those snobby, glorified ponies anyway. Now the tech startup narrative is dominated by all-American traits such as staying power, elbow gr(...)

Marketer of the Year for 2015 Tom Keogh:  a ‘farmeter’

Tom Keogh of Keogh’s has been named Marketer of the Year for 2015. The announcement was made at an industry awards lunch in Dublin yesterday. In takin(...)

An airbnb floating house in London: the tech start-up is considered a unicorn as it has reached a €1 billion or more valuation. Photograph: Mikael Buck/airbnb/PA Wire

Silicon Valley has experienced a sharp increase in the number of unicorn sightings in recent months. Not since the late 1990s have so many claimed to (...)

Niall FitzGerald was chief executive and chairman of Unilever from 1996 to 2004

Former Unilever chief executive Niall FitzGerald has become the new chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit graduate business school advisory board. (...)

Lifestyle Action Cameras ‘Cube’ by Polaroid: it doesn’t come with many of the bells and whistles a hi-tech GoPro might have but it’s not supposed to. photograph: ina fassbender/reuters

Brands, like bands, football teams and skinny jeans, can go from cool to uncool pretty darn quickly. Polaroid, which was once considered a leading inn(...)

Last year’s Marketer of the Year award went to Peter McKenna for driving the GAA and Croke Park brands forward. Photograph: Maxwells

It’s been around since 1993, which makes Marketer of the Year one of the longer running competitions. Last year’s award went to Peter McKenna for dri(...)

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