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The UCD College of Business empowers students to create meaningful impact in the world of business while staying true to their values. By developing leading-edge business skills and behaviours through unique experiences we set our students on the path to lead in business and beyond.
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland’s leading business school and research centre offering world-class business programmes that equip students to become impactful global business leaders. It is the only business school in Ireland, and one of an elite group of schools worldwide, to hold the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation from the three centres of business and academic excellence—EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.
For the past 19 years, academic programmes at UCD Smurfit School consistently rank among the world’s best and are accredited by the most internationally respected organisations including The Economist and The Financial Times. The Masters in International Management is ranked 7th in the world and the school is ranked 23rd among leading European business schools by the Financial Times.
Engagement efforts have resulted in one of the world's top business school alumni communities with over 98,000 professionals around the globe in over 40 international chapters. Along with leading global/international academic administration, leadership derives from two prestigious advisory boards, the Irish Advisory Board and the North American Advisory Board.
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is one of four constituent parts of the UCD College of Business and offers postgraduate courses, including the MBA and a wide range of specialist business masters. UCD Smurfit School opened a campus solely dedicated to graduate business education in 1991 and grew most recently with a new centre for PhD research in 2017.
More information at www.smurfitschool.ie
UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business is Ireland’s leading undergraduate business school combining the excitement of university life in a global university, with one of the most progressive education programmes in the world. Students are challenged to become skilled decision-makers for professional careers and impact-makers in the world of business and beyond.
Opened in 2019, the UCD Moore Centre for Business is a world-class facility energising the Belfield campus with the latest teaching technologies and innovative working spaces for business learning. Integrating fully with the UCD Quinn School across all three levels, this exciting wing delivers agile spaces to meet evolving business needs in a flexible learning environment that will expand the student experience.
UCD College of Business’ international accreditations (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA), rankings (Financial Times, QS) and associations (PRME, CEMS, GNAM, PIM) are marks of quality for our elite international business schools, and the leading business school in Ireland. The College is comprised of four parts: UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business; UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School; UCD Smurfit Executive Development; and UCD Centre for Distance Learning with partner campuses in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.
Engagement efforts have resulted in one of the world's leading business school alumni communities with over 98,000 professionals around the globe in over 40 international chapters. Along with academic administration, leadership derives from two advisory boards, the Irish Advisory Board and the North American Advisory Board.
More information at www.ucd.ie/quinn
UCD Smurfit Executive Development has been consecutively ranked as one of the world’s best by the prestigious Financial Times Rankings over the last five years. Programmes are taught by academic and industry leaders and diplomas and short courses offer executives the latest academic theory and business knowledge applicable to real-life situations. The portfolio of programmes includes business finance, coaching, strategy, leadership development, corporate governance and high-performance sales and business development.
Specialising in creating bespoke learning solutions, UCD Smurfit Executive Development helps organisations to address critical business challenges and to help drive change. These customised programmes are mapped to the unique development needs of clients and designed to allow organisations to unlock personal and corporate potential better equipping them to face into an uncertain and rapidly changing world.
In May 2020, our customised programmes ranked 47th in Europe’s top 50 in the prestigious 2020 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.
UCD Smurfit Executive Development is a member of UNICON, an invitation-only alliance of the world’s leading university-based executive education providers. International peer schools include London Business School and ESADE Business School; as well as Ivy League business schools Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, which are top ranked executive education providers for Open Enrolment Programmes.
UCD Smurfit Executive Development is part of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland’s leading business school and research centre offering world-class business programmes that equip students to become impactful business leaders. UCD Smurfit School is the only business school in Ireland, and one of an elite group of schools worldwide, to hold the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation from three centres of business and academic excellence—EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.
More information at www.smurfitschool.ie/executivedevelopment/
The International Business Campus was established in 2002 by the UCD College of Business and is one of the operational pillars of the college. This unit has responsibility for managing the domestic part-time programmes, as well as the overseas programmes in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
Programmes in Asia are managed with local programme partners. In Singapore and Hong Kong the programme partner is Kaplan Higher Education and in Sri Lanka the local programme partner is the National School of Business Management. The programmes in South East Asia are in operation since the mid 1990's, reflecting the College's ongoing international perspective.
The International Business campus directly reflects the global nature of the UCD College of Business, and indeed the University as Ireland's global university, with over 10,000 graduates in South East Asia alone.
More information at www.ucd.ie/quinn/aboutus/internationalbusinesscampus/
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Autumn Trimester Guidance for UCD Smurfit School Students 2020 2021
The UCD College of Business, including the UCD Smurfit School, has agreed details of how teaching, learning and assessment will be conducted for the coming Autumn Trimester, in line with university and public health guidance.
UCD Business joins EU project to inform net-zero and COVID-19 economic recovery
Icebreaker One, an independent, global non-profit, is today announcing the launch of the first phase of Project Cygnus, a major new initiative to support regions and countries in their economic recovery from COVID-19 while accelerating their net-zero carbon emission goals.
It’s a myth that companies must put shareholders first – coronavirus is a chance to make it stop
Donncha Kavanagh, Professor of Information & Organisation, University College Dublin and Jeroen Veldman, Senior research fellow, City, University of London, allow us to reimagine the corporation, its supporting institutions, and the processes by which stakeholders can meaningfully be represented in an article featured on The Conversation.com
UCD research finds investors are ‘kept in dark’ on coronavirus impact
Listed companies accused of ‘regressing to silence’ in academic study of profit warnings. Professor Niamh Brennan, speaks to Niall Brady of The Sunday Times about the research findings
Connect, Curate, Collaborate: A Bold New Step Into Digital Community Learning
To further enhance your learning experience in a virtual world, SED has partnered with Volute, a new type of social learning ecosystem which creates virtual communities to continue your professional development journey off-campus.
Leadership Lessons Series - 2020 MBAs hear firsthand from the UCD Smurfit School community of business leaders
In possibly the most challenging business and social environment to be experienced by our generation, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Advisory Board members and Management Team are engaging with the MBA class of 2020 and the incoming MBA cohort via a series of virtual Leadership Lessons
STUDENT VIDEO TESTIMONIAL: Why I Chose Dublin For My MBA
In this video interview, UCD Smurfit School MBA student Bailey Talkington tells us about why she chose Dublin for her MBA
UCD Business researcher makes FT's Top 100 Business School Research with Social Impact List
Dr Darren Thomas Baker, Assistant Professor of Business in Society at UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, was included in the prestigious Financial Times Top 100 Business School Research with Social Impact List
Irish anticipated EU's Apple move after US Senators' tax hearings
UCD Quinn School lecturer Emmet Oliver writes in The Irish Independent on the events that led to the Apple case ruling
Improve performance and progress will follow
A key strength of leadership is turning an increasingly challenging situation – whether that is managing staff remotely or dealing with financial difficulties from the Covid-19 outbreak – into an opportunity. Colm Murphy, Head of Coaching at UCD Smurfit Executive Development speaks with the Sunday Business Post