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Posted 28 October 2010

Global elite ranking for UCD Smurfit School MBA

The full-time MBA programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has been ranked 31st out of 100 of the world’s leading MBAs, by the Economist. The ranking also places the programme among the top 15 in Europe and the School is the only Irish business School listed in this prestigious ranking.

Detailed results from the Economist’s ‘Which MBA?’ ranking shows that the full-time MBA programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School led to one of the highest rates of  salary increase since graduation three years ago.
Other positive results for the School in this ranking point to opening career opportunities, the potential to network, some of the best facilities of any European school and strengths in entrepreneurship, strategy and finance.

“We are delighted that the School’s full-time MBA programme continues to rank amongst the global elite,” says Professor Tom Begley, Dean of UCD Smurfit School. “More than ever, employers need people with the ability to think strategically and who possess strong analytical and leadership skills.”

“UCD Smurfit School’s MBA develops and strengthens these skills and provides individuals with a current focus. Our MBA students cite the development of new management skills and techniques and ‘learning in action’ as the major advantage to them and their employers. We will continue to focus on maintaining and building our international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in business education.”
For further information on the Economist ranking visit


(Produced by UCD University Relations)


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