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UCD Smurfit School among top 100 in Financial Times 2023 MBA Ranking

Posted 14 February, 2023

The Full-time MBA programme at (opens in a new window)UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has again been ranked among the best in the world, having been included in the top 100 in the highly reputed (opens in a new window)Financial Times 2023 MBA Rankings.

This year ranked at 94th, UCD Smurfit leads nationally in several categories, including average salary, percentage salary increase, career progress and aims achieved.

In addition, the School obtained an impressive value for money rank of 9th in the world among the top 100 schools listed.

The UCD Smurfit saw an impressive uplift in its research ranking to 77th globally, reflecting its international reputation in thought leadership and highlighting the focus on research excellence that has a positive impact on business practice, policy and society.

“Our ranking result showcases elements of our new strategy focused on transformational learning and development,” said (opens in a new window)Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean of UCD College of Business.

“As a European-leading centre of excellence for business education and research, we are committed to thought leadership and impact, pushing the boundaries to innovate across our programmes.”

The Financial Times ranks MBA programmes based on several criteria as part of its analysis, and UCD Smurfit’s Full-time MBA has consistently been listed among its top global programmes over the last 25 years.

For 2023, the Columbia Business School received top billing in the rankings, with France’s INSEAD listed in second place, followed by the IESE Business School in Spain in third.

By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations