The Department of Graduate Business is delighted to announce AIB as a new partner in the continuing success of the International Study Programme to Leuven & Brussels in Belgium. From Sunday March 1st to Thursday 5th March, 34 Masters in Business students will engage with senior academic, political and official figures at the heart of the European Union and, as an added incentive, will get to compete for the first time for an AIB-sponsored prize as part of their scenario-based, negotiation challenge on site in Leuven.
In another addition to this, the ninth edition of the Study Programme, the students will be filmed by TG4 for broadcast on the 7 La programme on Tuesday March 3rd. As part of the programme’s profile of the historic Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, the students will be profiled as they embark on their fully accredited and integrated module in an international setting. WIT have been using the Institute as a most professional and convenient location for the duration of the Study programme.
The students will have the opportunity to meet with the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Phil Hogan, in the Commission’s Berlaymont building, before proceeding to the European Parliament to meet with Sean Kelly MEP and other officials. The ‘EU’ day will also involve meetings with The Irish Times’ European Correspondent Suzanne Lynch, Irish government officials at the Permanent Representation, and a reception by the Irish Ambassador to Belgium, His Excellency Eamonn MacAodh.
The unique modular assessment will challenge the students on the final day of their trip to present and negotiate in an international setting as they seek to win approval for their analyses of European Investment funds. They will be informed in this by their sessions with senior academics from the top-ranked Katholieke University of Leuven, as well as key officials from the European Investment Bank and the European Trade Union Institute.
Allied Irish Bank have generously agreed to provide a unique award for an Irish third-level academic competition, delivered outside of Ireland but being an integral part of the students’ programme of study. It builds on their existing partnerships with the School of Business in particular the research group, the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research.
WIT Business School are currently accepting applications for the Masters in Business Studies programme commencing September 2015. This programme is now offered on a full-time and part-time capacity. For further information please contact Ms Margo O'Dowd at [email protected] or alternatively visit our website at www.wit.ie