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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. Accredited for more than 20 years, UCD Smurfit School is 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 (Europe), AACSB (US) and AMBA (UK).
For over 20 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 3rd 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 35 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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UCD Smurfit School alumna Kerry McLaverty has won the coveted MBA Leadership Award 2022/23. She received this accolade at the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards, which were held on December 9, 2022 at the five-star Biltmore Hotel in London.
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