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UCD Smurfit School jumps to ten-year high in Financial Times 2020 Executive MBA Ranking

  • Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2020

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The Executive MBA programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has been ranked 62nd globally and 33rd in Europe, according to the highly reputed Financial Times 2020 Top 100 Executive MBA Rankings published today. It is the highest ranking of the programme since 2011.

UCD Smurfit School’s Executive MBA is the only programme in Ireland listed in this prestigious ranking.

The Financial Times ranks Executive MBA programmes based on several criteria including Career Progress. UCD Smurfit School ranked 21st globally in the Career Progress category. As part of its analysis, the Financial Times identified average salary increases of 66% among UCD Smurfit School EMBA graduates within three years of completing the programme.

Today’s improved programme ranking for the UCD Smurfit School Executive MBA is the latest in a series of highly ranked programmes showing consistent placement in prestigious rankings. Last month, the full-time MSc in International Management was ranked 8th in the world in the Financial Times 2020 Global Masters in Management (MiM) ranking and the MSc in Supply Chain Management entered the QS World University Rankings as 10th in the world. In addition, UCD College of Business recently received EQUIS reaccreditation for a further five years.

Speaking following publication of this latest prestigious ranking, Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean, UCD College of Business said:

“Despite global uncertainty and turbulence, UCD Smurfit School has continued to deliver world-class business education and enhance its reputation as an international leader in relevant and far-reaching business research. It is more important than ever that we develop and empower our future business leaders. The ranking is a testament to our on-going commitment to the enablement of our students to have significant impact in the world of business and beyond.”

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