Des Higgins was recently awarded the Best Student Award for achievement of the highest overall mark on the Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA ) programme at NUI Galway for the 2012-2014 class achieving a first class honours. Des is a Chartered Accountant and Commercial Director at Wood Group Kenny and completed the MBA programme part-time.
The NUI Galway MBA is one of the leading management development programmes in the country. A general management programme which enhances and develops business and management capabilities while preparing students for strategic leadership roles, the programme places an emphasis on strategic decision making and develops practical and professional skills for success in increasingly complex environments.
The School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway recently attained AMBA accreditation for its MBA programme.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA ) accreditation is internationally recognised as the global standard for all MBA programmes. AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in MBA education and is earned only by the best programmes.