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As an aspirational business leader, your time is at a premium but don’t let that stop you advancing your career.  With only two days attendance required each month, the new modular Executive MBA from UCD Smurfit School is the flexible choice for those with busy professional and personal schedules.

Unlock your leadership potential with one of the world’s leading business schools. It’s your future, on your terms. Our new programme commences in August 2021.

Connect with us to find out more - our MBA Admissions Manager Jessica Dowling can answer all your queries. Email mba@ucd.ie.  The Smurfit modular EMBA provides an unequalled opportunity to develop your leadership skills, accelerate your career and build your network whilst applying what you are learning in real-time in the workplace. 

Why consider a Modular Executive MBA?

Flexibility is the distinguishing feature of the modular Executive MBA programme, allowing busy executives and managers to progress their careers (managing personal and professional responsibilities) while gaining an EMBA from UCD Smurfit School. This programme is really well suited to those juggling demanding careers and for those with young families as well as those based outside of Dublin looking to study at UCD.

One of the main advantages of Smurfit’s modular EMBA in terms of time management is the freedom it gives to participants to plan ahead. Dates are locked in and modules are typically spread out evenly over the course of the programme, which allows participants to make fixed arrangements with colleagues and employers before the start of the programme. Another feature is that the flexible delivery also allows for participants to come from further afield nationally. Typically students will be on campus once a month (Friday and Saturday) and will undertake a number of week-long modules over the course of the two year programme.

The curriculum is similar to that of our other Smurfit MBA programmes. The programme builds on students’ previous experience and gives practical skills in business topics such as finance, strategy, marketing, accounting, economics and human resources. Students will also undertake a term foundation at the start of each term to introduce modules as well as complete four hours per module online. The programme is underpinned by a very strong Leadership Development Programme.

Our MBA in Numbers

In Top 100 since 2000*

FT MBA Global Ranking

Late August 2021

Starting

24 Months

Duration

Part-Time (Weekend - Monthly)*

Delivery

The UCD Smurfit MBA Difference

Global Perspective

The Smurfit MBA is designed to develop global leaders. The programme is delivered by faculty from all over the world, and includes three opportunities to travel abroad as part of your studies.

A member of the Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM) network of 32 business schools including Yale, INSEAD, Oxford and Said Business School, UCD Smurfit School will offer you a global perspective through international study trips and exchanges, action learning via global collaboration, exposure to thought leaders on global issues and problem-solving in international settings.

Rankings and Accreditation

UCD Smurfit School is the only business school in Ireland and one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold “triple crown” accreditation from the three centres of academic and business excellence, Equis, (Europe) AMBA (UK) and AACSB (US).

UCD Smurfit is also the only Irish business school consistently ranked by both the Financial Times and the Economist Intelligence Unit, both of which position the Smurfit MBA in the top 100 MBA programmes in the world.  Learn more about our rankings and accreditations

Leadership Development Programme

Empowering you to become a self-aware, insightful and influential leader, Smurfit’s Leadership Development Programme helps you to communicate more effectively, better understand your motivations and behaviour, develop your personal strengths and lead others through persuasion and influence.

This innovative and highly interactive programme includes understanding personality and preferences, mastering communication and team building. One-to-one coaching provides a private space during the programme for you to reflect on key learnings and insights.

Experiential Learning

MBA participants engage in action learning throughout the programme. From case studies to business simulations to international consultancy, you will learn by doing.

The major Capstone project will task you, as part of a team, to develop a solution to an actual problem faced by an organisation. You will master real-life challenges by applying the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme, demonstrating your skills of analysis, problem-solving and strategy.

Careers and Alumni

MBA participants have access to a dedicated careers service which will assist you in developing the necessary skills for career development and advancement, including networking, CV building, career strategy and interviews.

The MBA Alumni Association gives you unparalleled access to an elite and active global network of 4,000 Smurfit MBA Alumni – your network for life.

The Smurfit Experience

View our Video Gallery and Webinars On-Demand to gain a deeper insight into the Smurfit MBA. These videos and webinars provide valuable and practical insight as you consider your MBA options.

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12

GMAC Executive Assessment Preparation Session Dec 12

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Nov

27

Admissions Virtual Drop In Sessions

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