Professor Alma McCarthy, Head of School
"J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is for the public good. Energised by our regional edge on the west coast of Ireland, we are a globally-engaged School of Business and Economics for the public good that makes a transformative impact for students, society and business. Our new strategic plan is centred around four key strategic priority areas of research and impact, teaching and learning, external engagement and internationalisation. We champion core values of respect, excellence, openness and sustainability. Our vision for the next four years is to make a global impact for the public good by addressing grand challenges through our teaching, research and influence on public policy. Our school is committed to delivering value to all of our stakeholders and especially to students, external business, industry and policy partners, community and society. We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing globally talented academic staff in areas aligned with our strategic priorities. The school is currently recruiting 16 academic positions across the five Disciplines in the School to support our strategic vision and ambitions. Our staff are our most important resource, and their skills, expertise, commitment and motivation will be the engine that will drive the achievement of the School’s 2021–2025 Strategic Plan."