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UCD Smurfit School rises five places to 24th in latest Financial Times ranking

  • Date: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

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UCD Smurfit School has been ranked 24th in the Financial Times European Business Schools Rankings 2017, published today which signifies further continued improvement in attaining higher rankings in prestigious and well-respected business school rankings.

The Financial Times European Business Schools Rankings are a “ranking of rankings” measuring schools’ quality and breadth of programmes in the following courses which are individually ranked: Full Time MBA; Executive MBA; Master in Management (MiM); and Executive Education Open and Customised programmes. UCD Smurfit School has seen this ranking improve from 29th place last year to 24th this year and by 12 places since 2015. A high ranking signifies consistently strong performance across a broad range of programmes. 

Commenting on continued improvement in rankings, Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean, UCD Business said: “As Ireland’s top post-graduate business school, UCD Smurfit School continues to benchmark itself against the very best Business Schools both in Europe and throughout the world so we are pleased to see ongoing progress in this prestigious independent ranking. However, our commitment to improving our reputation as a centre for excellence for post graduate business education remains a key focus and strategic ambition as we continue to invest in faculty and facilities to drive incremental improvements for the benefit of our students.

Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of highly respected independent validations of UCD Smurfit School’s status as Ireland’s top graduate business school. The full-time MSc in International Management was, ranked 15th globally in the Financial Times rankings in October. Earlier this year the MSc in Finance was positioned 36th in the world with Smurfit Executive Development Open Enrolment programmes ranked 48th globally by the FT.

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