Three annual UL MBA Scholarships on offer to Shannon Chamber members

Shannon Chamber is delighted to announce that it has once again joined forces with the University of Limerick’s Kemmy Business School (KBS) to offer a up to three applicants from Chamber member companies UL MBA Scholarships.

The scholarships will cover one-third of each successful candidate’s fees for the two-year programme, which equates to a one-third reduction on each year’s fee, applied annually.

The recipients of the Shannon Chamber UL MBA Scholarships will be decided on by an open competition. All Chamber candidates will be subject to MBA programme entry requirements and will have to submit online applications and attend an interview.

Announcing the scholarship programme, Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes said: “Shannon Chamber first linked up with KBS in 2019 to offer MBA scholarships and we are delighted to introduce this initiative again. UL’s comprehensive MBA curriculum covers a broad spectrum of business disciplines. Whilst it is a huge commitment in terms of course and study time, the breadth of new knowledge candidates take from the programme enables them to deliver immediate payback to their organisations.”

The UL MBA is a part-time programme, run over two years, requiring three-day block participation eight times per year.

To be considered for one of the three scholarships, member companies are required to apply directly to Shannon Chamber via email, making a short presentation on their nominee, detailing how an MBA would help them and how they would use it. Each submission must be endorsed by the CEO of the respective company if the nominee is not the CEO.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 3 June 2022. Shannon Chamber will present the shortlist to the UL MBA programme director. The successful candidates will be required to complete the UL MBA application process and if successful will be offered a scholarship and a place on the programme commencing in September 2022.

UL MBA programme director, Prof. Michele O ’Dwyer, in outlining how an MBA benefits a company said: “The MBA programme is very holistic. Its innovative format and industry relevant coursework help deliver benefits employers can depend on. It covers a broad range of business perspectives, deepening an organisation’s management skills. Participants gain new perspectives and insights by working with peers from a diverse range of industries. They can apply their classroom leaning to help solve real work problems, thus putting their new knowledge to work from the outset.

“We are delighted to partner with Shannon Chamber to offer three (3) scholarships to this two-year programme and look forward to welcoming representatives from Shannon companies onto the programme in 2022.”

Applications for the Shannon Chamber UL MBA scholarships should be submitted to on or before Friday, 3 June 2022.