|How it works|
Applications for the 2013 MBS are now closed. Register your interest in the 2014 MBS.
The MBS is one year in duration and is structured as follows
Two Weeks of Company Familiarisation in Ireland
The candidates may spend two weeks with their sponsoring company in September familiarising themselves with its operations and developing the details of their project. Following that they will then start the academic portion of the course at UCC.
Three Months of University Placement in The School of Asian Studies (UCC)
The School of Asian Studies, UCC will deliver the first foundation modules in Ireland and give the graduates a solid grounding in the cultural norms and practices of the region. The candidates will also begin conducting desk research on their project.
Modules covered at UCC:
Orientalism, International History of East Asia, Asian Models: States, Markets, and Social Change. For more detailed information on the course curriculum please contact the School of Asian Studies, UCC at 353 (0) 21 490 3260.
Three Months of University Placement in Nanyang Business School (NTU)
Nanyang Business School will deliver the business modules from its MBA programme in Singapore which will focus on providing the candidates with the underpinning knowledge of the best current practices for doing business in Asia. They will also continue their desk research and begin writing up their projects.
Modules covered at NBS:
Marketing Practices in Asia, Entrepreneurship and Business Planning, Financial Management, Financial Accounting, Leadership and Organisational Behavior, Strategy Formulation, Managing in Asia: Issues & Ethics, Leadership in Organisations.
Five Months of Industry Placement in Asia
The industry placement will be just over five months long. Placements will take place across the region subject to the requirements of the sponsoring company. During the industry placement, the candidates will conduct on the ground research for their report.
End of Programme Wrap Up
All of the candidates will assemble first at NBS and subsequently in UCC for a two-week end of programme wrap up. In addition the graduates will use this opportunity to formally present their report to their sponsoring companies.
All candidates will have to write a business development report for their sponsoring company. Each candidate will be expected to submit a report of an exceptional standard by the scheduled deadline. The details of the report will be agreed upon between the candidate and their sponsoring company at the start of the programme. It will be jointly supervised by a representative from the sponsoring company and a mentor from UCC.
Each candidate will be required to:
Eight project milestones have been scheduled throughout the year during which each sponsoring company will meet or teleconference with their candidate to validate their project’s brief, view and monitor their progress and offer feedback and guidance.
A Business Mentor from the Irish Diaspora
In addition, you will be mentored by an elite member of the Irish Disapora in Asia. You will receive 20 hours of outside mentor-ship from this highly experienced member of the Irish business world and will be able to tap into their deep networks, reservoirs of knowledge and understanding of the region.
Build Networks and Relationships that Stand Out
A fundamental element of the Fellowship is its emphasis on networking and you will be strongly encouraged to get out and start building your network when on this course.
How can I apply
Please ensure that you have carefully read all the information provided on this website before you apply.
Complete the application form.