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Leading in the Digital Age: The MBA's Role in Tech Innovation

The Smurfit MBA – Your Professional Advantage.

We’re here to help you make the right choice with your career aspirations.  This convenient one-hour session will offer an introduction to the innovative Smurfit MBA, designed for tomorrow’s leaders and business professionals.

Join us on the 20th March from 12:30-1:30pm

Dr Luca Pistilli, Assistant Professor, will present an informative sample of material from the MBA course, including:

(1)    Disruptive Innovation

(2)    Organizational Adaptation

(3)    Radical Technological Changes

(4) Dynamic Capabilities and Organizational Ambidexterity

Introducing MBA Career Services: Support from Start to Finish.

Bernie Burke, Smurfit’s MBA Careers Manager, will also be discussing how Smurfit MBA candidates enjoy a host of professional, industry and career support as they study and develop their career objectives with Smurfit.

About the Smurfit MBA

The Smurfit MBA is designed to develop global leaders. Accredited for more than 20 years, we are one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation from the three centres of business and academic excellence,  EQUIS (Europe), AACSB (US) and AMBA (UK).  Our accreditations are a signal of quality from international independent peers and are your guarantee that you will receive a top quality, internationally recognised degree.

Luca joined UCD as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Strategy and International Business in 2019. Prior to joining UCD, Luca was a PhD Candidate and Course Director at Bocconi University, Milan. He obtained his PhD from Bocconi University, defending a dissertation  that granted him invitations to various conferences and events, among these the prestigious Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation 2018, held at Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley,  CA, USA. Luca has also held a visiting researcher position at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, NH, USA.

Luca's research focuses on both organizational adaptation and entrepreneurial failure. In particular, he focuses on the dynamic capabilities that support organizations when those are facing external disruptions, and how failure affects the subsequent career of entrepreneurs. Luca teaches entrepreneurship and CSR modules on the undergraduate BComm at Quinn School of Business. He has previously taught strategy, technology innovation, and CSR on graduate and undergraduate programs at Bocconi University, and he taught at executive level strategy modules on Telefonica's managerial training programs.