The Irish Institute at Boston College is pleased to have hosted the 2003 Developing Managers Program in cooperation with the Business Institute at the University of Ulster, May 24 - 31, 2003. Since 2001, the Irish Institute has facilitated the international component of the Management Institute’s program of study. The 2003 Developing Managers Program built on the success of previous programs and featured sessions with business experts and site visits highlighting innovation, best practice, and sound management.
The Boston component is designed to expose participants to international standards and examples of best practice. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to develop international networking links while gaining the practical and theoretical experience required to move up in managerial responsibility.
While in Boston, participants attended graduate-level seminars led by members of the Boston College Carroll School of Management, including Professor M. Hossein Safizadeh; Professor Gerald Smith; Professor Jack Lewis; and Professor Elliott Smith. In addition, they made several site-visits to innovative and successful industry leaders across Massachusetts, including IBM Corp.; Wal-Mart; and Foxboro Company. Best practice in areas including marketing, customer service, innovation, strategy, employee/employer relations and community relations was the focus of each visit and seminar.