Trinity International Growth Programme (TIGP)
Trinity International Growth Programme sponsored by Bank of Ireland in partnership with the British Irish Chamber of Commerce
The ‘Trinity International Growth Programme, in partnership with Bank of Ireland and the British Irish Chamber of Commerce' is a bespoke executive education programme for senior managers in SMEs across the Republic of Ireland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The course is a joint initiative from Bank of Ireland Business and Corporate Banking in the Republic of Ireland and Bank of Ireland UK and the British Irish Chamber of Commerce together with Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. The course is designed for senior executives in SMEs who are looking to scale their business via export.
The programme was inaugurated in 2016 and is set to run over an initial period of three years.
The ‘Trinity International Growth Programme, in partnership with Bank of Ireland and the British Irish Chamber of Commerce’ will run over three years, and will involve twenty firms in year one. The course will commence in February 2016 with the second stage of the course taking place in April and the final project element of the course running over May and June 2016.
Programme participants will receive intensive classes, case study sessions, seminars, guest talks and workshops. A key attribute of the programme is the mentored project where participants will be able to translate their learning from the programme into a value added commercial outcome for their business. Each participant will work on an export and scaling based project for their business in a way that would have tangible and measurable benefit for their organisation
The programme is designed to facilitate the scaling of SME's with a focus on export growth. The course will comprise of two three-day lecture and workshop stages and an Export and Scaling project.
Topics covered on the course will include:
- Approach to Business Analysis and Strategic Planning
- Organisational Design Issues for Export and Scaling
- Finance for Scaling and Export
- In-market Competitor Analysis
- In-market Customer Analysis
- Scaling and Export Business Modelling
- Sales (including direct and indirect channel management)
Applicants will meet the following criteria: turnover of €500k to €25m; 10-50 employees and engaged in developing new products or entering new markets. We are looking for progressive companies, supportive management, good products and good geographical spread.
Applicants will be selected on the basis of meeting the criteria as determined by a selection panel chaired by Trinity Business School. Applicants will be selected and informed before the end of 2016 and will receive induction information including dates and details of the programme.
- Thursday, 23rd March 2017, Friday, 24th March 2017, Saturday, 25th March 2017
- Thursday, 27th April 2017, Friday 28th April 2017
- Friday, 26th May 2017
The course is a non-credit bearing. Successful completion will be on the basis of completion and submission of the project.
Course Fees / Price
The cost of the course to participants will be €2,000 / £1,850
When to Apply
The application form can be downloaded from the Trinity Business School website, completed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about Executive Education can be found at www.tcd.ie/executive-education/index-new.php