Aidan Connolly, Vice President of Corporate Accounts at Alltech
Eleven years ago Aidan Connolly went back to school. He returned to his alma mater, University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, to create a customized management development program. Connolly worked with his former professor, Dr. Frank Bradley to create a mini-MBA program that combined the best of the MBA with the best of Alltech. About one-third the workload of a classic MBA, it focuses on case studies and problems specific to Alltech and the animal health industry. Over a hundred Alltech managers have completed the program since its creation and another hundred are currently enrolled.
Alltech's mini-MBA has proven to be a great asset for Alltech and has served as the basis for similar programs developed by UCD for other innovative companies.