UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is the leading business school in Ireland and competes with the best internationally.
We are the only business school in Ireland and one of a small group of schools worldwide to hold the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation from the three centres of business and academic excellence. These accreditations benchmark us against the best in the world and position UCD Smurfit School on the global map. Attaining these accreditations requires us to continually evaluate and enhance our own courses and programmes.
AACSB: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International is the USA-based body, which awards accreditation following a review of the quality of Degree programmes delivered by each Management School.
EQUIS: This is the quality improvement system administered by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) throughout Europe. EQUIS is awarded on the basis of quality controls on the entire range of activities within an institution.
AMBA: The Association of MBAs is a British-based organisation which concentrates specifically on MBA programmes and accredits those which reach its standards.
UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business is proud to be part of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). CEMS is a strategic global alliance of leading Business Schools and Multinational Companies. As Ireland's leading Business School, UCD Smurfit School represents Ireland in this community. It currently comprises of 28 world class academic institutions and over 60 of the world’s leading multinational companies. UCD Smurfit School is the only School in Ireland to offer the prestigious CEMS Master in International Management programme which is consistently ranked within the world's top 3 Master in Management programmes by the Financial Times.
In May 2012 UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School joined a new alliance of elite international business schools that will connect faculty, students and deans with their peers, to address the complex leadership issues of business and society worldwide. The Global Network for Advanced Management, www.advancedmanagement.net, is the first global network of its kind, comprising twenty one of the world’s leading business schools. These include the Yale School of Management, London School of Economics, INSEAD (France and Singapore), UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and other leading business schools from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas as its founding members.