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Top 10 Financial Times ranking for UCD Smurfit School’s MSc in International Management

  • Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2022

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By Beth Gormley, UCD College of Business, PR and Communications Manager


12 September 2022 - UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s full-time MSc in International Management has been ranked 8th in the world in the prestigious 2022 global Masters in Management ranking published today by the Financial Times.

“The sustained performance of our MSc in International Management programme with a global top 10 ranking for the past five years cements the programme’s position as one of the most sought after Masters programmes in International Management around the globe,” said Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean of the UCD College of Business. “To remain successful at this elite level year on year is a testament to the excellence of our students, faculty, and programme support team.”

The programme features a unique dual degree with graduates awarded an MSc in International Management from UCD Smurfit School and a Masters in International Management (MIM) from CEMS—the global strategic alliance of 34 leading business schools, over 70 multinational organisations and 8 NGOs. UCD Smurfit School is the only Irish school within this elite community.

The FT ranking analyses a number of criteria, including Salary Percentage Increase and Career Services. On average, graduates saw a 62% salary increase and UCD Smurfit School’s Careers Network Team was ranked an impressive 6th in the world.

“Achieving a new high ranking of 6th for Career Services highlights the emphasis placed on working with students to achieve their professional goals,” said Associate Professor Andrew Keating, Academic Director of the UCD MSc in International Management. “In addition to a focus on theoretical knowledge, experiential learning is a hallmark of the programme and the interaction with many leading multinational businesses in Ireland like Meta, Google and Roboyo offers a unique and powerful combination to support students in their future ambitions.”

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 full 2022 Financial Times Masters in Management rankings table is available here.

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