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Entry Requirements

Please review the entry requirements below. The UCD Smurfit Admissions Office staff have expertise in reviewing international qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the Irish entry requirement.

An honours bachelor business degree with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) AND have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 1.1 or 2.1) in their accounting and finance modules at undergraduate level.

Exceptional applicants with strong academic results (a 1.1 or high 2.1) in a degree (NFQ Level 8 or international equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Economics, or another quantitative discipline may be considered. 

Note: Candidates may be asked to sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) subject to individual application.


Fees Full-Time EU: €15,760 (academic year 2024/2025)
Full-Time Non-EU: €22,600 (academic year 2024/2025)


Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. Read more here.

UCD Alumni can now enjoy a 5% tuition reduction when they are accepted to a programme at UCD Smurfit School.  T's and C's apply.  Learn more here.


Information & Requirements

If English is not your first language, an english language qualification is required for admission to all of our programmes.  The exception to this rule is if you have completed your primary degree or an entire third level qualification through English, in an English speaking country.  Learn More

Some students might have to get a student visa in order to come and study in Ireland. Please check the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services website to see if you require a visa.

The Smurfit Admissions Department comprises a dedicated team who are available to answer any questions you might have in relation to the wide range of Business Masters programmes. If you would like to find out more about our programmes or the application process, then please don't hesitate to contact us.  

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