Global Alliances and Partnerships

We are proud to be part of a number of prestigious global alliances, connecting us with other leading business schools and the business community on a worldwide scale. These partnerships place us on the global map and provide unique opportunities for our students with top peer schools internationally.


CEMS is a strategic global alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies. It currently comprises of over 30 world class academic institutions across 5 continents and over 70 of the world’s leading multinational companies and a small number of NGOs.

UCD Smurfit School is the only school in Ireland to offer the prestigious CEMS Master in International Management course which was consistently ranked in the top 10 of the FT Global Master's in Management ranking 2005-2015.

Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM)

The Global Network for Advanced Management is the first global network of its kind, comprising 29 of the world’s leading business schools. These include the Yale School of Management, London School of Economics, INSEAD (France and Singapore) and other leading business schools from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

A common motivation for member schools to connect is to position their students, faculty, staff, alumni and other constituencies so that they can deepen their understanding of differences and commonalities in their economies and increase their effectiveness. Member schools recognise that leaders in all sectors will be asked to contribute to devising solutions to major global problems of great complexity.

Partnership in International Management (PIM)

PIM is a worldwide consortium of top business schools which provides a framework for international cooperation primarily at graduate level. Member institutions are carefully selected by the association: PIM schools are recognised both regionally and globally for upholding the highest degree of academic excellence and for supporting the spirit of international cooperation among its students, faculty and administrations.

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

The mission of PRME is to transform Management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

The Six Principles of PRME are inspired by internationally-accepted values, such as the United Nations Global Compact's Ten Principles, and provide an engagement structure for academic institutions to advance social responsibility by incorporating universal values into curricula and research. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of Management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.

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