Misc Opportunities

This section of the MLN website will keep you up to date with funded programmes and initiatives designed specifically for managers and leaders in Northern Ireland. These initiatives are created and offered by various business support bodies and cover a range of management disciplines. The following initiatives are currently open for application:


The Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise

The School for Social Enterprises in Ireland (SSEI) has been offered eighteen bursaries from the Flax Trust for its social enterprise business planning programme, leading to the award of the Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise.  This is a one year social enterprise development programme aimed at those who have an idea to start a social enterprise or those in existing community organisations and charities who are trying to diversify their income streams through business development. The programme will include:

  • Six 2-day Modules
  • Six ½ Day Action Learning Sets
  • Study Visits
  • Guest Lectures from Business Leaders and Social Innovators

This part-time programme is fully accredited, managed and delivered by the Ulster Business School at the University of Ulster’s Jordanstown campus.

Applications for the 2014 programme have now closed.

Leading High Performance Teams Programme

A two day intensive programme for senior and middle managers wanting to improve team results whatever their area of operations. Financial assistance is available towards training costs to eligable participants of this programme.




Practical advice for Northern Ireland businesses. This free service provided by Invest NI offers guidance on key business areas including: starting-up; finance & grants; sales & marketing; taxes; employment matters; health & safety; and exporting.   Registration is free and will give you access to tailored business support including e-mail updates on events and funding schemes

Masters-Level Internship Programme

The Ulster Business School is looking for organisations to take on Masters-Level Interns from their Masters in Business Studies Programme. The key benefits are:
 - Unpaid internship programme (MBS & MSC students in business/management disciplines)
 - 13 week placement from July-September with a bedding in period from the beginning of May
 - Wide range of expertise from logistics & supply chain to policy, HR &  marketing
 - Work on a discrete project central to the organisation
 - Challenging, keen and enthusiastic masters educated students
 - Group or joint projects can be undertaken for larger pieces of work

Click here for more information and contact details.



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