The Smurfit Executive MBA is designed to accelerate your professional trajectory and move you up the career ladder by building on your extensive work experience. Since EMBA participants come from all types of academic disciplines and professional backgrounds, you’ll learn alongside accountants, artists, engineers, doctors, marketing professionals, non-profit leaders, and many more.
With a wide range of industries represented in our intimate classroom settings, participants on the UCD Smurfit EMBA are prepared to reflect on their strengths, gain a broader perspective, and determine the most fruitful career path to achieve their personal goals.
|Starting:||Late August 2017|
|Average GMAT score:||595|
Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. Read more.
Latest MBA Information
MBA Scholarship: We are parnterning with FORA to offer a 100% MBA Scholarship. Find out more.
Open Evening: Learn more about the Smurfit MBA at our Open Evening on March 8th. Register here.
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We have 50 years' experience in delivering the MBA. Learning is both classroom and project-based, emphasizing your abilities as a leader through team projects and global experiences, and working with a company for your Capstone Project. Case method learning puts you at the helm of leading companies as you debate and collaborate with classmates about changing markets, short timelines, and complicated policies. In addition, with an open-door policy, the dedicated MBA Programme Office staff is here to support you on your EMBA journey.
Networking for Success
Becoming a member of our academic community connects you to 3,500 MBA alumni. Many stay involved throughout their lives in clubs, the MBA Alumni Association and the 33 UCD chapters in 22 countries across the globe.
Personal & Career Development
The Learning Development Programme and dedicated MBA Careers Service sharpen your self-awareness and leadership skills and provide one-on-one coaching and team workshops to maximize impact in your chosen industry and function.
Global Focus, Local Immersion
As well as tackling real-world questions in the classroom and if you travel to a dynamic market in semester 2, your professors bring global perspectives since 50+% come from outside Ireland. Dublin provides a culturally diverse home for our MBA as the IT capital of Europe, with start-up companies and large firms around each city block.
Meet our alumni and recruiters
Our alumni are leaders in business and are actively involved in the development of the business school. They include top professionals in local and international companies across a range of different industries, from Technology to Finance. To view our full video gallery click here.
The average age of our EMBA participants is 33. The EMBA attracts professionals from different stages of their careers.
As well as participants coming from diverse places, globalized perspectives are integral to the Smurfit EMBA learning experience.
Years Average Work Experience
With a minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant work experience, the EMBA demands professional experience and knowledge from its participants.
Each year we attract talented and diverse female professionals, some of whom are entrepreneurs passionate about acting as drivers of change and social growth.
Academic excellence amidst a balance of work and life is a great strength of the Smurfit EMBA.
Smurfit MBA Alumni
Our active alumni network consists of over 3,500 MBA Alumni and over 70,000 Business Alumni worldwide