"Business insight and analysis are critical in dealing with global challenges. We have experienced another year of uncertainty and volatility, with climate change at the fore, the war in Ukraine highlighting the interdependence of our economic fortunes, and the supposedly inevitable growth of the technology sector being challenged.
"Future leaders, locally and globally, must possess the capabilities to engage and interrogate the business environment and marshal data to support decision-making and organisational sustainability at every level.
"As educators and researchers, our role is critical to nurturing graduates and shaping leaders that can adapt to changing environments and deliver organisational and societal change. This report reinforces our desire to become Ireland’s leading hub for sustainable business education by showcasing our shared success and highlighting the growth and relevance of Cork University Business School at University College Cork. This is reflected in our staff, students and our myriad research, industry, and social partnerships at home and abroad.
"As Dean of Ireland’s largest business school, with over 4,000 students, I am excited by the opportunities ahead. We have an ambitious future planned as the design for our new stand-alone Business School in the heart of Cork’s financial district is complete. We will have a facility that will match our world-class business education, initially accommodating 4,500 students and 225 staff. While this annual report celebrates our achievements over the last year, we hope you will join us in looking to the future and forging the relationships and collaborations that will strengthen us all."
Professor Thia Hennessy
Dean of Cork University Business School, University College Cork