UCD Smurfit School’s MSc in International Management ranked 15th in FT Global Ranking
Monday, 11th September, 2017: UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s full-time MSc in International Management has been ranked 15th in the world, according to the prestigious 2017 global Masters in Management ranking (MiM), published today by the Financial Times. This ranking sees an improvement of seven places on the previous year and is the highest ever achieved by a UCD Smurfit School programme. Now, along with MSc in Finance and Smurfit Executive Development Open Enrolment courses, UCD Smurfit School has three programmes in the FT Top 50 global rankings. Earlier this year the MSc in Finance was positioned 36th in the world with Smurfit Executive Development Open Enrolment programmes ranked 48th globally by the FT.
Rankings with strict objective criteria such as those set by the Financial Times are the only truly independent and internationally respected classifications by which the world’s top business programmes and schools are compared. The FT MiM ranking analyses a number of criteria including: alumni career progress, school diversity, international experience and research. With regards to school diversity, 81% of the 2016/17 class were international with women comprising 42% of the class. The UCD Smurfit School MSc in International Management was also ranked 7th for international mobility and scored 91% for aims achieved.
Commenting on the ranking, Professor Tony Brabazon, Interim Dean, UCD Business said: “Improving UCD Smurfit School’s reputation as a centre for excellence for post graduate business education through attainment of higher rankings has and continues to be a key focus and strategic ambition. Prestigious rankings such as the Financial Times are part of a virtuous circle with improvements attracting a higher calibre of overseas students along with international faculty keen to be part of a world-class school which, in turn, generates superior outcomes, raises the standards further and improves rankings. Having three programmes recognised as Top 50 demonstrates the consistency of highest standards at UCD Smurfit School and with 81% of students undertaking the MSc in International Management from overseas it is further proof of the school’s growing international stature.”
In addition to the international rankings, UCD College of Business remains the only business school in Ireland (and one of only 60 worldwide) to hold accreditation from three centres of business and academic excellence: EQUIS (Europe); AACSB (US); and AMBA (UK).