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Posted 27 January 2015

Financial Times MBA rankings places UCD Smurfit School 73rd in the world

UCD Michael Smurfit School has climbed 18 places to 73rd in the world, according to the Financial Times Top 100 Global Full-time MBA Rankings 2015. Alongside rankings published by The Economist and Businessweek, the FT MBA rankings are the most respected business school rankings in the world. They analyse MBA programmes based on a number of criteria including: alumni success; school and programme quality; and faculty research capabilities.

UCD Michael Smurfit School has been included in the FT global top 100 for the last 16 consecutive years and it remains the only Irish Business School to be listed in the rankings.

“This is about our students and our graduates. Graduates of the UCD Smurfit School MBA compete in a globalised market for employment and investment opportunities so the backing of an MBA from a Business School with such consistent rankings gives them the edge over other graduates in such a highly competitive marketplace,” said Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean of Business, University College Dublin.

“As Ireland’s leading business school, we are drawing on the strengths and needs of an open, export-led economy to further enhance our international reputation and reach. We see our sense of connection and collaboration and the engagement of our students, faculty and graduates as a virtuous circle – success attracts the best students and faculty, which in turn creates a first-class learning environment, benefiting both our students and Ireland.

Notwithstanding our improved ranking this year we continue to focus on delivering excellence in education and research programmes to ensure the highest standards are integrated with everything we do at UCD Smurfit School.”

The ability of UCD Smurfit School to attract the very best was demonstrated in the appointment of Niall FitzGerald, KBE, one of the world’s most distinguished business leaders, as chair of its Advisory Board, last year.


(Produced by UCD University Relations)


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