UCD Smurfit Executive Development Open Enrolment Programmes are ranked 48th in the world by the 2018 Financial Times Executive Education Ranking. Our portfolio of top-ranked Open Enrolment Programmes are the meeting point between intellectual stimulation, great teaching, and cutting-edge research. Programmes on offer include a range of short courses and industry programmes; 12 specialist Diplomas and two MSc pathway programmes.

Taught by academic and industry leaders, our diplomas and short courses offer executives the latest academic theory and business knowledge applicable to real-life situations. Our portfolio of programmes include business finance, coaching, strategy, leadership development, corporate governance and business development. Each one is a highly practical executive programme enabling you to make an immediate impact to your organisation.

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UCD Smurfit Executive Development ranked 48th in the World by FT Rankings

UCD Smurfit Executive Development is  ranked 48th in the world, for its Open Enrolment programmes, according to the prestigious 2018 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2018. In securing 48th place it is the second consecutive year that Smurfit Executive Development has achieved a global Top 50 ranking (2017: 48th) demonstrating consistency at the highest standard in the delivery of world-class executive education programmes. 

Among its European peers, UCD Smurfit Executive Development was ranked 26th . We are ranked 1st in Ireland and the only Irish Executive Education Business School to be ranked in the top 50 globally.

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