Hello, I'm Rowena Hennigan,
a lecturer in marketing at TU Dublin.
This case study discusses research
that was carried out in 2017 on
the distance-learning element of
the Ibec Global Graduates programme.
This talk follows on from
the talk that introduces
the virtual learning environment or
VLE for the programme.
Here, you can see an illustration
of the series showing where
this case study talk fits in.
As an introduction,
let's look at who the main stakeholders
are in the Ibec Global Graduates program.
Ibec is the largest business and
lobbying organisation in Ireland.
In 1983, the program was
established by Ibec in Ireland and
the Export Orientation Program.
TU Dublin deliver the academic
elements of the programme.
Technological University Dublin
was formerly known as DIT and
changed its name in January
of 2019 to TU Dublin.
With origins as far back
as 1887 in Ireland,
TU Dublin now has more than 20,000
students registered on its courses.
It has a long tradition of working
with commercial organisations, and
it is the largest third-level provider of
continuing professional development and
executive education programmes in Ireland.
The Ibec Global Graduates programme,
connects the best companies with
the best and brightest graduates.
There are hundreds of students currently
in stream on the Ibec Global Graduates
They're carrying out company
placements all around the world.
The main goal of the programme is to
build leadership capability amongst
its participants, where both
the student graduate on placement and
the sponsor company benefit.