The wide world of human life is reflected in the career DNA of our classes, with MBA participants coming to Dublin from all types of academic disciplines and professional backgrounds. You’ll learn from accountants, marketing professionals, software developers, artists, engineers and many more.
Bringing extensive work experience, global perspectives, and intellectual drive to our intimate classroom setting, students in the UCD Smurfit Full-time MBA accelerate their professional trajectory in both local and international markets by taking time out from their careers to get where they want to be, faster.
|Starting:||Late August 2017|
|Average GMAT score:||630|
Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. Read more.
Latest MBA Information
Newstalk MBA Scholarship: Don't miss the opportunity to apply for this scholarship covering 100% tuition fees. Learn more here
MBA Experience Day: Join us on campus on Saturday May 20th to experience the Smurfit MBA. Attend lectures, hear from current students and more. Register here.
MBA Blog: Gain an insight into the Smurfit MBA as documented by our current participants. View here
A global outlook is at the heart of who we are. As well as tackling real-world questions when you travel to a dynamic market in semester 2, or completing an exchange with one of our partner institutions, you’ll find your classmates and professors bring global perspectives to our Dublin campus since over half come from outside Ireland. Ranked as the 8th ‘Best Student City’ by QS World University Rankings, Dublin provides a culturally diverse and academically engaging home for our MBA.
We have 50 years' experience in delivering the MBA. Learning is both classroom-based and project-based in small, intimate classes. As part of a globally ranked and accredited MBA, our participants engage through case studies, real-world projects, and team assignments. We provide a number of half-tuition and full-tuition scholarships to attract a committed and knowledgeable cohort.
Within our academic community you’ll make new friends and colleagues, and gain direct access to our international network of 3,500 MBA alumni. The Capstone, clubs, and guest workshops create opportunities to network with many start-up and corporate companies.
Personal & Career Development
The Learning Development Programme and dedicated MBA Careers Service are designed to support you on your MBA journey and build your self-awareness, team and leadership skills. With the benefit of one-on-one coaching, as well as team workshops, you will sharpen your skills to make a future impact in your chosen industry and function.
Meet our students, alumni, staff and recruiters
Our students give a real insight as to why they chose the Smurfit MBA, what it means to them and their career progression. 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 the full video gallery click here.
The Smurfit MBA mirrors the international composition of today’s Ireland. Over half of the participants are from overseas, including the USA, South Africa, Vietnam, and Australia, while 75% have spent part of their career overseas.
The full-time MBA class of 2014 has an age range of late 20s-early 40s, attracting professionals from different stages in their careers.
Years Average Work Experience
With a minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant work experience, the MBA demands professional experience and knowledge from its participants.
Participants come from a wide range of backgrounds and industries, including Engineering, Financial Services, Marketing, Pharmaceuticals, IT, and Consulting.
Academic excellence is at the core of the Smurfit MBA
As well as participants coming from diverse places, our 50% international faculty bring global perspectives to the learning experience.
Each year we attract talented and diverse female professionals, some of whom are entrepreneurs passionate about acting as drivers of change and social growth.
Smurfit MBA Alumni
Our active alumni network continues to grow as we celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2014 as one of the first MBAs in Europe.