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UCD Smurfit School ranked 29th in latest Financial Times Ranking

  • Date: Sun, Dec 4, 2016

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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has been ranked 29th in the prestigious Financial Times European Business Schools 2016 rankings published today.

The School has jumped seven places from last year’s 36th place as it continues to focus on achieving its stated aim of becoming a Top 50 Global Business School. UCD Smurfit School is the only Irish Business School ranked among the elite graduate business schools listed in this Financial Times ranking.

Speaking about the inclusion of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in this latest prestigious ranking, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, UCD College of Business said:

“In October of this year, UCD College of Business launched an ambitious strategy to become a Top 50 Global Business School within five years. Today’s improved ranking shows we continue to improve our standing in prestigious, independent and respected rankings which signals continued progress towards this goal. Notwithstanding an overall improvement in rankings, enhancing the student experience through further investment and innovation remains our focus as we continue our mission of re-imagining business education”

This ranking is made up of a composite of the following FT rankings: Full Time MBA Ranking; Executive MBA Ranking; Master in Management (MiM) Ranking; and Executive Education Open and Customised Ranking.

Today’s acknowledgement by the Financial Times is the latest external independent validation the School has obtained this year. In September, the School’s full-time MSc in International Management (MiM) was ranked 22nd in the world in the 2016 Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking.

UCD College of Business remains the only business school in Ireland (and one of less than 75 worldwide) to hold the accreditation from the three leading international accrediting bodies: EQUIS (Europe); AACSB (US); and AMBA (UK).

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