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UCD Smurfit School’s MSc in International Management ranked 22nd in the Financial Times global Masters in Management (MiM) Ranking

Posted September 12, 2016

The Financial Times today published its (opens in a new window)Masters in Management global rankings and (opens in a new window)UCD Smurfit Business School has been ranked at 22nd. This is the fourth of six FT rankings this year in which UCD Smurfit has been highly ranked and, according to the President of UCD, Professor Andrew Deeks, demonstrates excellent return on investment in graduate business education by the University.

FT Masters in Management 2016 22
FT Global MBA 2016 79
FT Masters in Finance 2016 34
FT Executive Education (OE) 2016 69
FT European Business Schools 2015 36
FT Executive MBA 2015 82

The Financial Times Rankings for business schools are the most widely cited and acknowledged authority on quality and performance globally. UCD Smurfit is highly ranked across the six main FT rankings and has been consistently ranked within the top 100 in the blue ribbon MBA degrees since 2000.

This consistency is important to students and employers who invest and participate in order to get a UCD business education. The global standing of the UCD Smurfit School attracts international students (50%) and faculty (50%) and means that the UCD degrees - particularly the MBA, Masters in International Management and Masters in Finance - have a global reach.

Professor Andrew Deeks, President of UCD said: “This position in the FT rankings reflects the excellence of UCD Smurfit School. Our graduate business programmes are self-funding, unlike our undergraduate courses which have been starved of investment for almost a decade. This performance proves that UCD can and does compete with the best in the world when the appropriate investment is made.”

Commenting on the ranking, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, UCD College of Business said: “Today’s FT ranking announcement clearly demonstrates that the teaching and research of our faculty rank among the very best internationally. The reputation of UCD Smurfit School continues to grow internationally and the fact that this course is recognised as 5th in the world for international mobility indicates that UCD Smurfit School’s graduates are in demand - not just in Ireland, but around the world.”

In addition to the international rankings, UCD College of Business remains the only business school in Ireland (and one of only 60 worldwide) to hold accreditation from three centres of business and academic excellence: EQUIS (Europe); AACSB (US); and AMBA (UK).