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Posted 21 October 2013

FT ranks UCD Smurfit School Executive MBA in global top 100

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s Executive MBA programme has been ranked 81st in the world, according to the 2013 Financial Times Global Executive MBA Rankings. It continues to be the only Irish business school to be included in these global rankings and is one of less than 50 schools worldwide to have been consistently ranked over the last 13 years.

“As Ireland’s global business school, we are proud to, once again, have the quality of our MBA programme recognised in these prominent rankings,” said Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

“As the only Irish business school to have its programmes ranked, it further strengthens the school’s reputation in its commitment to excellence, allowing us to compete with the other premier business schools in the world.”

“Interpersonal and communication skills, leadership ability, self-awareness and confidence are all enhanced by the UCD Smurfit School MBA experience and the business, peer and alumni networks created while studying for an MBA can be invaluable,” he said.

The UCD Smurfit School is one of a number of elite business schools in the world to hold the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation from the three international centres of business and academic excellence – EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.  47% of students attending UCD Smurfit School are international.

This year, UCD Smurfit School has had a number of its programmes recognised globally. The Economist acknowledged both their full-time MBA programme, which ranked 68th out of 100 of the world’s leading MBA’s, followed by its Executive MBA programme which is ranked  57th out of 100 world leading Executive MBA’s. The Financial Times recognised its Masters in Finance, ranked 34th out of 40 included in the survey, and their Masters in Management ranked 56th out of 100 of the leading business masters programmes in the world.


(Produced by UCD University Relations)


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