Colum Foley B.Comm. MSc – Programme Director Open Education Postgraduate Programmes, DCU

    Colum Foley has over twenty five years Industrial Management experience in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Customer Service and Managing Change. His teaching experience has been with the Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management, The Institute of Technology in Tallaght, City and Guilds European Headquarters, The Communication and Management Institute and with Oscail and Open Education in DCU. He has lectured in Operations Management, Change Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Strategic Management,Marketing, Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from U.C.C. and a Masters in the Management of Operations from D.C.U. His Master’s thesis was on Managing Change in Recycling. He is currently completing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership through DCU’s Institute of Education. His Research interests are Managing Change, Online Teaching, Leadership and Operations Management.


    The Proposed topic of Colum’s talk is studying for an MSc qualification fully online through DCU Connected.

    DCU has been offering distance learning programmes to Masters Level for over twenty years. Their flexible approach What if you could work towards a world-class online Irish University degree on your own schedule, from the comfort of your own home, in your own town, in any place in the world? Online learning with DCU Connected gives you remote access to all the resources of an established university: an innovative curriculum, renowned teachers and lively exchange with your fellow learners.

    This is not online learning as you’ve imagined it—with Connected, you’ll be an integrated and invaluable part of the university community. With DCU Connected, learning happens any time, any place. Distance learning has never felt so close.DCU Connected fits DCU’s mission of transforming lives and societies. At DCU we realise that not everyone has the option of undertaking full time, on-campus study. For these students, our aim is to provide flexible access to fully accredited DCU programmes (our Masters Programmes hold the renowned AACSB Accreditation). Not only will you be able to take courses regardless of your location, but you’ll also have opportunity to connect first-hand to an increasingly international network of students.

    The result is that you willhave a globally recognised Irish degree that provides a unique, multi-faceted perspective on some of the major challenges and opportunities facing the world.


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