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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.


Graduates with an undergraduate degree in Business, Finance or any degree with a significant quantitative element (such as engineering, physics or mathematics) are eligible to apply to this programme. 

Applicants may be asked to undertake the GMAT or GRE at the Programme Director’s discretion.

Two completed academic reference forms from referees who can assess applicant's maturity, motivation
and intellectual ability. Part-time students can provide employer references.

Note: Note that graduates of UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business are not required to submit the reference form


Fees Full-Time EU:

€19,500 (academic year 2024/2025) 

Full-Time Non-EU:

€27,450 (academic year 2024/2025) 

Fees Part-Time EU:

€9,980 per year* (academic year 2024/2025)

Part-Time Non-EU:

€13,720 per year* (academic year 2024/2025)


Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. *Part-Time students may be subject to fee increases in Year 2. 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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