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UCD Smurfit School jumps to 21st place in FT European Business Schools 2019 Rankings

  • Date: Mon, Dec 9, 2019

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Monday, December 9, 2019: UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has improved its position in the latest Financial Times European Business Schools Rankings by two places to 21st in the 2019 rankings published today.

The Financial Times European Business Schools Rankings are a “ranking of rankings” measuring schools’ quality and breadth of programmes in the following programmes which are also individually ranked: Full Time MBA; Executive MBA; Masters in Management (MiM); and both the Executive Education Open and Customised rankings. Continued improvement in this combined ranking signifies a consistently strong performance across a broad range of programmes and independently validates UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s status as Ireland’s top graduate business school.

Among the programmes considered in this consolidated ranking are UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s Full-Time MSc in International Management which was ranked 7th globally by the Financial Times in October 2019, including a number 1 rank for international mobility. In doing so, the programme begins its second year in a top ten global position for an Irish business school programme in a highly respected international ranking. Smurfit Executive Development featured in 43rd place in the world in May’s Financial Times Executive Education Open Enrolment Ranking.

The ranking demonstrates consistency at the highest standard in the delivery of world-class graduate business programmes and places UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School with an elite group of business institutions that are the most recognised in the world.

Commenting on continued improvement in rankings, Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean, UCD College of Business said:

“UCD Smurfit School’s continued climb in highly regarded international rankings such as the Financial Times is a key benchmark of our offering against the very best in the world. Our commitment to providing the highest quality in both Masters and Executive Development programmes is important, not just to our students who benefit from best-in-class teaching and learning environment, but also to the Irish economy. Having a world-class centre of excellence for business education is a key asset for Ireland and remains an important resource to the multinational and indigenous sectors.”

In addition to the international rankings, UCD College of Business remains the only business school in Ireland (and one of only 90 worldwide) to hold accreditation from three centres of business and academic excellence: EQUIS; AACSB; and AMBA. UCD College of Business shares these accreditations with some of the world’s elite business schools including; Harvard Business School; IMD; London Business School; Stanford University; INSEAD; and Yale School of Management.

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