Career Opportunities

The Executive MBA gives you the flexibility to maintain your career momentum and earning power while you study. Working while you study also means you have the opportunity to make swift gains in the workplace by applying what you learn on an ongoing basis. Many participants on the Executive MBA change roles within their organisation either during the programme or shortly after. Some graduates choose to use their EMBA to pursue opportunities with new employers on completion of the programme.

Over the past few years, our MBA graduates have secured new roles in a large number of organisations, including: Google, Novartis, LinkedIn, Amazon, Facebook, Kellogg's, Hubspot, EY, Grant Thornton, Roche, PwC, Glanbia, Salesforce, Mainstream Renewable Power, CRH and KPMG, TikTok and Henkel.

Our Executive MBA in Numbers


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FT Executive MBA Ranking 2022

Leadership & Employability Advancement Programme  

UCD Smurfit School's Leadership & Employability Advancement Programme (LEAP) underpins the MBA programme and is designed to support you wherever you are on your leadership and career journey, as you progress through the MBA.

Our LEAP Programme takes a holistic and unique approach to your professional development, with a dual-focus on building your global leadership competence and future employability in the market. 

Learn more about our LEAP programme.

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