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UCD Smurfit School now 29th in Financial Times European Business Schools Rankings

The (opens in a new window)UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has moved up seven places in the (opens in a new window)Financial Times European Business Schools Rankings. It is now ranked at 29th in Europe in the FT ranking, up from 36th last year.

It is the only Irish Business School ranked among the elite graduate business schools in the Financial Times ranking.

The upward move in the ranking for the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School shows its progress towards achieving its stated aim of becoming a Top 50 Global Business School.

“In October of this year, UCD College of Business launched an ambitious strategy to become a Top 50 Global Business School within five years,” said Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, UCD College of Business.

“Today’s improved ranking shows we continue to improve our standing in prestigious, independent and respected rankings which signals continued progress towards this goal.”

“Notwithstanding, an overall improvement in rankings our focus on delivering a first-class education experience for our students through further investment and innovation remains a key focus as we continue to redefine how business is taught and learned to inspire the next generation of business leaders,” he added.

This ranking is made up of a composite of the following FT rankings: Full Time MBA Ranking; Executive MBA Ranking; Master in Management (MiM) Ranking; and Executive Education Open and Customised Ranking.

Today’s acknowledgement by the Financial Times is the latest external independent validation the School has obtained this year. In September, the School’s full-time MSc in International Management (MiM) was ranked 22nd in the world in the 2016 Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking.

UCD College of Business remains the only business school in Ireland (and one of less than 75 worldwide) to hold the accreditation from the three leading international accrediting bodies: EQUIS (Europe); AACSB (US); and AMBA (UK).