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UCD Smurfit School MBA climbs in The Economist and Financial Times rankings

Posted 19 October 2015

Ireland’s leading business school, the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School has seen its MBA climb in two separate global rankings. It increased its position to 56th in the world (up from 63rd last year) in The Economist full-time MBA ranking. It also improved its place in The Financial Times Executive MBA rankings climbing to 82nd in the world (up from 94th the previous year).

The business school has also been invited to join the Partnership in International Management (PIM) network. Established in 1973 by three graduate business schools, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), New York University (NYU), and London Business School (LBS) New York University, the PIM network includes 60 leading business schools from around the world including Duke; NYU; LSE; HEC; Warwick and Chicago Booth. It operates a graduate student exchange programme between member schools.

“These consistently high rankings help us to attract high calibre students and faculty and to partner with other leading business schools internationally – as signalled by our new membership of PIM which we are delighted to have been invited to join this year,” said Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of business at University College Dublin.

“We remain dedicated to delivering education and research programmes to the highest standard to those who study at UCD Smurfit and Quinn Schools, so that we can develop their capacities for life in a highly competitive environment where our society and our economy depends on high standards and openness to the world."

The UCD College of Business recently announced its annual report for the 2013/2014 academic year, which confirms its position as Ireland’s leading business educator and amongst the top 100 business schools in the world. The report, a voluntary disclosure, highlights the schools’ increased student intake, its continued status as the leading Irish business educator across each of the respected international rankings and international accreditations, underpinned by a strong financial performance.

During the academic year 2013/14 the college had a turnover of €48 million, with 70% of revenues at the UCD College of Business derived from non-exchequer sources. As a leading international business school, UCD College of Business continues its focus on providing a transformational learning experience which develops graduates who are skilled, engaged and reflective, and who are are prepared to make a significant contribution to the world of business, both nationally and internationally.

The Economist full-time MBA rankings 2015

The Financial Times MBA rankings 2015

By: Staff Reporter, UCD University Relations