MTU defines its leadership ambitions with Business Academy


The Technological University of Munster (MTU) has opened its Business Academy with strong ambitions to develop the training of executives and professionals in the south-west region.

It marked its launch with the first in a series of seminars with a panel that included Paula Cogan, CEO, Cognate Healthcare; Bob Savage, regional senior vice president of information technology for EMEA, Dell Technologies; and Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone Ireland.

The Inspiring Leaders of Tomorrow webinar offered insights from CEOs on their experience leading inclusive, diverse and successful organizations on what is being done to inspire and develop the next generation of professionals.

MTU is now one year old following the merger of the Cork Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Tralee.

“The academy is primarily aimed at emerging and established executives and professionals – either those looking to grow in their chosen career path or those looking to change careers,” said Pat Culhane, director of the academy.

“The recent Morgan McKinley Hiring Realities Survey indicated that 82% of Irish talent are considering a career change within the next six to 12 months.

Coupled with skill shortages in accounting, business intelligence analysis, financial advisory, risk and compliance, now is the perfect time to launch the academy.

The School of Business and its departments offer a range of full-time and part-time programs in the areas of management, leadership, accounting, finance, human resources and marketing – short courses leading to a certificate to the master’s and doctoral programs.

University President Maggie Cusack said their ambition is to grow and add value to individuals and organizations in the South West region through teaching, learning, research and education. ‘commitment.

“The launch of the MTU Business Academy is another key step in realizing this ambition,” said Professor Cusack.

Gerard O’Donovan, Director of the Faculty of Business and Humanities, said: “The MTU Business Academy will be the showcase for the Faculty of Business and Humanities.”

“Highlighting our offerings, from short programs in diversity and inclusion, creativity or digital marketing, to traditional MBA or PhD programs, we are very excited about the many other accredited learning opportunities we can offer here at MTU. ”

Growth potential

With increased demand for online programs, MTU said there is significant growth potential to take on more part-time students in Ireland and overseas.

Another area with strong growth potential is personalized learning. MTU has a record in delivering personalized learning, tailored to the needs of individual organizations.

In recent years, Don Crowley, Head of the Department of Organization and Professional Development, and his team have implemented accredited leadership, diversity and inclusion programs for Boston Scientific, Eli Lilly and other national organizations. and foreign.


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