MTU Business Academy

Master of Business Administration in Strategy


Social Event



Mon, 11th Dec. 2023


5:45pm - 8:00pm GMT


The Kingsley Hotel, Cork

Event Details

Join us for a social event with MTU MBA students and alumni, staff and guests. Hear from special guest speakers and recent graduates.

Munster Technological University, with the support of Transitions at MTU, are delighted to partner with the MBA Association on a social event on Monday 11th December 2023. This event will take place in The Kingsley Hotel, Cork, with guest speakers James Sweeney of Philanthropy Ireland and life coach Valerie Gleeson.

  • 5:45pm – Meet, mingle and chat (Tea/Coffee & Light Bites)
  • 6:10pm – Brief welcome by Dr. Angela Wright and Jerry Crowley
  • 6:20pm – MBA graduate spotlight
  • 6:35pm – James Sweeney: Philanthropy Ireland
  • 7:05pm – Valerie Gleeson: Leadership Development Through a Vertical Lens
  • 8:00pm – Wrap up and close.of the program
Mon, 11th Dec. @ 5:45pm
James Sweeney
James Sweeney
Impact Research Lead - Philanthropy Ireland

As Impact Research Lead for Philanthropy Ireland, James is tasked with providing research on a diverse range of philanthropic topics to support our community and wider steakholders in advancing knowledge and understanding of philanthropy in Ireland.

 James has over 10 years experience in both politics and the private sector, and has an MSc in Business from Munster Technological University and a BA from University College Cork.

James is committed to providing substantive research that puts the beneficiaries of philanthropy first.

Valerie Gleeson
Valerie Gleeson
Transformative Executive Coach & Vertical Development Consultant

Valerie is a Transformative Executive Coach and Vertical Development Consultant whose purpose is to inspire and enable development and transformation in individuals, teams and organisations.

A life-long learner, who is highly accomplished, with more than 30 years leadership experience across multiple disciplines and industries (manufacturing, distribution, technology, utilities, consulting and healthcare). She is passionate about leveraging her experience to support those looking to advance their careers and development of their leadership thinking and presence. 

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