Our Dean

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh is the Dean of UCD College of Business, which includes UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business.

The Dean’s Message

Welcome to UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland’s global business school, forming global minds.

We are Ireland’s global business school because, as one of the world’s most open economies, Ireland has a particular perspective on the world; one which is open to new ideas and to the world.

The excellence of the education you will get here is well-recognised internationally. We are your gateway to the world because we are the only business school in Ireland which has achieved the triple crown of international accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA: your guarantee of a quality degree. 

We are also the only business school in Ireland whose degrees are consistently ranked amongst the top 100 in the world.  
Ireland faces challenging times as a country. We have a lot to learn and therefore a lot to teach from our recent experience.  We hope you learn these lessons here, lessons about resilience in business and about individual and organisational values which sustain the future.

Your achievements here will be shaped by us – but also to a great extent by you.  I hope you make the most of the opportunities we can offer.

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh