Graduates of the Smurfit MBA are highly sought after to take up roles across all types of organisations. They are hired into a variety of commercial roles in Ireland and abroad.
Over the past few years, our Full Time MBA class have secured roles in a large number of organisations, including: McKinsey, Google, Kellogg’s, EY, Grant Thornton, PwC, Amazon, Hubspot, Facebook, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Mainstream Renewable Power, KPMG, Novartis, Accenture, Roche, CRH and Glanbia.
Our MBA in Numbers
Financial Times Full-Time MBA Ranking 2023
% Average growth in earnings after 3 years
% Employed within 3 months
UCD Business Alumni Network
UCD Business Alumni has a global network of over 100,000 graduates in over 100 countries. Our alumni are leaders in business and are actively involved in the development of the business school. They include top professionals in local and international companies across a range of different industries.
With a growing network of over 4,000 MBA graduates and a dedicated Smurfit MBA Alumni Association, becoming a Smurfit MBA participant means that you will be invited to join this diverse hub of excellence and can draw on the expertise of the alumni network throughout your career. To learn more about how you can become involved visit the UCD Business Alumni website.
Our Alumni are the ultimate ambassadors of the Smurfit MBA learning experience. They provide the most concrete proof of the excellence that typifies the UCD Smurfit MBA. Visit our MBA Alumni Stories and Video Gallery pages to learn more about the UCD Smurfit MBA and the experiences of our graduates.
Full-Time MBA 2019, Corporate Controller at Riddell
"The full-time MBA was an experience of a lifetime! My cohort was an impressive and diverse group of
thoughtful professionals, the faculty was superb, and Dublin was the ideal backdrop. It provided the immersive, global business experience I was seeking and made me a better leader of international teams."
Full-Time MBA 2021, Corporate Strategy Associate Manager at Accenture
"As a former full-time student, the UCD Smurfit MBA provided me with opportunities to build on my prior business knowledge, grow my network, and refine my leadership style.
As a result of completing my MBA, I successfully pivoted my career and, more importantly, developed life-long relationships with my classmates."
Full-Time MBA 2020, Assistant Manager at AIB
"The UCD Smurfit MBA helped me expand my horizons personally and professionally. On the personal front, I was thrilled to absorb material from some of the best instructors in the business.
Professionally, the immersive nature of the course presented a steep learning curve - a challenge I
always looked forward to."
Ciara Close, MBA 2019, Founder Comfort4Covid
"It's the opportunity to fill in all aspects of your business knowledge, to understand what's unique about you in a leadership context, and to build the career you've always wanted, or never knew you wanted."