One of the key factors to consider when researching a graduate business school is quality. Quality is evidenced at UCD Smurfit School through areas such as our accreditations, international rankings, graduate employability, faculty, research and alumni.
Our programmes are consistently ranked in the world’s top 100 by the Financial Times and The Economist Intelligence Unit. Our rankings benchmark us against the best business schools in the world and position our school, and more importantly our graduates, in the minds of the international business community.
We are the only Irish Business School and one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple crown of accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Our accreditations are a signal of quality from international independent peers and are your guarantee that you will receive a top quality, internationally recognised degree.
One of the cornerstones of our reputation is the quality and expertise of our 100-strong faculty, comprising of leading teaching specialists in subjects spanning the core disciplines of business and management, recruited from across the world.
Global Alumni Network
Our alumni are business leaders and include top professionals in local and international companies across the globe. The UCD Business Alumni Network comprises a global network of over 75,000 graduates in over 100 countries. Our alumni benefit from a range of resources and supports and have the opportunity to build their global network with fellow alumni and the wider business community.
Our graduates are in high demand with on average 84% of our MSc students employed within 6 months of graduating (source: First Destination Report). 86% of our Full-Time MBA graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation. (Source: FT Global MBA Ranking 2020). Graduates from the MBA programme saw their salaries increase by 68% on average within three years of completing the MBA (Source: FT Global MBA Ranking 2020).
Range of Programmes
As Ireland’s leading business school and research centre, we offer a globally ranked MBA, a wide range of specialist business masters, a leading PhD programme and a suite of Executive Development programmes.
Global Focus and International Diversity
A member of the Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM) network of 30 business schools including Yale, INSEAD and LSE, UCD Smurfit School offers students a unique global perspective. Approximately 50% of our students are international, representing over 70 countries worldwide, adding a welcome and important intercultural dimension to life and learning at UCD Smurfit School.
Ireland is a globally oriented open economy. Our English-speaking, friendly and well-educated population has attracted global companies in ICT, Social Media, Pharmaceuticals and Finance, including companies such as Google, Facebook, Intel , Apple and Microsoft, who collaborate with us and employ our graduates. We have one of the best education systems in the world and an internationally-renowned reputation for academic quality.