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UCD Smurfit School leaps to 22nd in FT’s European Business Schools Ranking - Ranked First in Ireland

  • Date: Mon, Dec 5, 2022

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

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has been ranked 22nd in the latest Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking for 2022. This is a leap of six places from a ranking of 28th in 2021. 

The Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking is a “ranking of rankings” measuring schools’ quality and breadth across a range of ranked programmes. This is UCD Smurfit School’s 7th consecutive year being ranked in the top 30 of European Business Schools.

“The impressive rise in the Financial Times European Business School Rankings underscores our vision to advance as a European-leading centre of excellence for rigorous, relevant, business education and research,” said Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean of UCD College of Business. 

Considered in this ranking are the following UCD Smurfit School programmes which are ranked by the Financial Times: Full-Time MSc in International Management which is ranked 8th globally and the Executive MBA which is ranked 39th in Europe and 69th globally. UCD Smurfit Executive Development achieved a Financial Times Ranking of 22nd in Europe and 31st globally for its Open Enrolment programmes.  

The individual programme rankings take into account graduate outcomes, including salary and career progress, as well as factors such as quality of research and international and gender diversity of students and faculty.

This ranking underlines UCD Smurfit School’s status as Ireland’s leading business school and one of an elite group of global business educators.

The full rankings list can be found here. 


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