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Posted 02 February 2011

UCD Smurfit School moves up Financial Times MBA rankings

The latest Financial Times global ranking of the top 100 full-time MBA programmes places the UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School at 78th in the world.

Professor Tom Begley, Dean of UCD Business Schools welcomed the improvement from 98th in the world last year.

“We are delighted to once again stand as Ireland’s only entry among the top business schools in the world,” he said.

“In our continuous focus on excellence in business education, the School will continue to benchmark itself against the world’s premier business schools, strive to recruit world-class academics and attract business leaders of the future.”

The latest Financial Times MBA programme rankings show that the School has improved across ten of the twenty ranking criteria including: growth in graduate salaries, value for money, and the aims achieved by students during their MBA.

The UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School has also been ranked among the top 25 MBAs in Europe. This is the twelfth consecutive year that the School has been included in the global top 100. It is the only Irish business school that appears in the ranking.  It is among less than 50 schools worldwide that have been consistently ranked in the top 100 over the last twelve years.
The full-time MBA programme at UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School was also ranked 31st out of 100 of the world’s leading MBAs, by the Economist. 

UCD Smurfit School is one of a number of elite schools in the world and the only Irish school to hold the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation from the three international centres of business and academic excellence – EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

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(Produced by UCD University Relations)


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