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Monday 26 September 2016

UCD beefs up its business team

Published 19/03/2016 | 02:30

Lecturers Dr Alessio Cozzolino (management); Dr Orla Byrne (management); Dr Vassilios Papavassiliou (banking and finance); Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of UCD Business; Dr Maria Belizon (IR/HR); and Dr Enrico Secchi (management) at the announcement. Photo: Jason Clarke
Lecturers Dr Alessio Cozzolino (management); Dr Orla Byrne (management); Dr Vassilios Papavassiliou (banking and finance); Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of UCD Business; Dr Maria Belizon (IR/HR); and Dr Enrico Secchi (management) at the announcement. Photo: Jason Clarke

UCD's College of Business has added 10 new lecturers to meet the demands of a growing student body. In the 2015-2016 academic year the business school had over 3,340 students.

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"Additions to our faculty brings new ideas and fresh perspectives that stimulates greater innovation in research and teaching which ultimately leads to better outcomes for our students," said College of Business dean Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh.

Six of the new lecturers will teach management with the remaining four teaching banking and finance, HR, and corporate finance.

Meanwhile, the UCD Smurfit School has created an entrepreneur-in-residence, a role that has been filled by Majella Murphy. Ms Murphy spent seven years as a venture leader at the National Digital Research Centre in Dublin.

The Smurfit School has also appointed Dr Penelope Muzanenhamo as a 'Made in Africa' fellow.

"These new roles will provide opportunities to both challenge and support our student body and expose them more to an entrepreneurial mindset while also broadening horizons and ensuring they have a deeper understanding of Africa's key role in international business," Mr Ó hÓgartaigh said.

Irish Independent

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