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Our network of corporate partners, combined with strong management learning, means that CEMS graduates are sought after by leading corporations around the world.

92% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors.  Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, published in December 2023.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

Alumni Insights

Maxence Vidal

CEMS Masters in International Management 2021, Incident Manager, TikTok

“Deciding to pursue the double degree MSc in International Management and CEMS MiM at UCD Smurfit, I knew that I was making a significant investment in my future. I wanted to challenge myself and take my education to the next level, and this programme provided me with the skills, knowledge, and experiences I needed to achieve my goals. Firstly, I have always believed that international exposure contributes more to my personal and professional growth which made this programme a perfect fit for me. Secondly, I wanted to obtain a degree that would open doors in various industries, such as consulting or tech, both of which I have had the privilege of working in. Finally, I was eager to build a network that I could rely on and tap into for the rest of my career, while also making great friends along the way. Overall, my experience was transformative, challenging me to think critically, develop new skills, and explore new opportunities gaining knowledge and experiences that will continue to benefit me throughout my career.”

Lee Weisgerber

CEMS Masters in International Management 2020, Attachée de légation at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Luxembourg

"My decision to pursue the double degree MSc in International Management and CEMS MiM at UCD Smurfit was driven by my intellectual curiosity and passion to immerse myself in international environments. Already during the admission process, the staff and faculty were extremely welcoming, and it became obvious that, to round off my academic career, a double Master’s at UCD would be exactly the challenge I was seeking. What I appreciated most, was the possibility to design the program based on my personal interests, not only through choosing from a broad range of courses but also through the various opportunities to get involved in the student community and gain international experience at one of the 34 CEMS partner universities. A love for collaboration and personal growth are two things, I continue to carry forward from my time at UCD and which help me in my professional career to this day."

Léopold Duchâteau

CEMS Masters in International Management 2018, Account Executive at MongoDB

"After having finished my Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Grenoble École de Management in France, I wanted to gain a more thorough knowledge of management in a business school with an excellent reputation, great international exposure and which would open doors for me in the tech industry. That is why I chose to do the CEMS Masters in International Management at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School to acquire new attributes through the combination of practical experience with world-renowned business partners and top-class teaching. As part of the curriculum, I had the chance to spend a semester abroad in Australia, where I was able to further develop my cross-cultural management skills and create a global network of friends and professional contacts. The seminars and company visits organised by UCD most definitely helped me to have a better understanding of the business world and to secure a job."

UCD Careers Network

The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.

Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development.  Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.

A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities. 

Learn more about the UCD Careers Network 

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