UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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UCD Michael Smurfit

UCD Michael Smurfit

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland’s leading business school and research centre. They offer a wide range of postgraduate business programmes that aim to equipping students to become the business leaders of the future. The business school sees its success down to an unwavering commitment to excellence and is one of just 25 schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the US, Europe and the UK accrediting bodies (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA).

Facilities for postgraduate education and research are at the Blackrock campus, close to the centre of Dublin city. The overall goal of UCD Smurfit is to be a leader: not just in Ireland but in Europe; not just among Irish employers but among global multinationals and the world’s leading organisations; not just for high achievers in Ireland but for those from every country and every continent.

Besides the Master in Management full-time and part-time, the Master in International Business full-time and part-time and the CEMS Master in International Management, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School also offers other management programs such as the full-time MBA and the Executive MBA as well as a Master in Accounting and Finance, Master in Marketing, Master in Technololgy, Master in Human Resources Management as well as Executive education programs and doctoral studies.

The Location

After an unparalleled social and economic boom, today’s Dublin is one of the cultural centers of Europe that hums with energy and prosperity. With its unique blend of urban chic, lush parkland, sweeping coastline, fabulous shopping and excellent cultural experiences, Dublin became one of the most energised and thrilling capital cities in Europe.

The city has been at the very heart of Ireland’s economic growth in recent years. Attributed to a number of factors, including a strong inflow of foreign direct investment; the availability of a highly skilled workforce; centralised wage agreements and a favourable tax and business environment, Dublin has certainly made its mark across the world as a progressive city – yet it hasn’t lost any of its charm along the journey. In spite of the whirlwind changes, it still remains one of Europe's most down-to-earth, friendly and accessible cities.

Financial Aid

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is delighted to offer prospective students the opportunity to apply for a number of merit-based scholarships. Scholarships will fund up to 50% of the programme tuition fee. The closing date for scholarship applications ususally is in March. Please check the financing information page of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School for further information.


Economist Intelligence Unit

  • The UCD Michael Smurfit full-time MBA program is ranked 37th in the world's top 100 according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The UCD is the only Irish business school to gain a place in the rankings
  • The Economist also ranked the UCD highly for opening up new career opportunities to MBA graduates.

Financial Times

  • The UCD Michael Smurfit School maintained its presence in the top 100 in the Financial Times global full-time MBA rankings.
  • The UCD Executive MBA program is ranked 65th in the world and 25th in Europe by the Financial Times.
  • The UCD Master in Business is ranked on position 60 in the Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2011


UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is one of only 25 schools in the world to hold the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation from the three centres of business and academic excellence: AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.These accreditations benchmark against the best in the world and position UCD Smurfit School on the global map. Attaining these accreditations requires graduate schools to continually evaluate and enhance their own courses and programmes.

Why to study here

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is built upon the support of Dr Michael WJ Smurfit. His generosity, and that of the school's patrons, sponsors, alumni and friends, has allowed the school to maintain its position among European renowned business schools.

The school offers a wide range of programs, including MBA, research programmes, Master in Management programs, specialist masters and executive education, which are designed to prepare graduates to face the challenges of the complex business world.

UCD Michael Smurfit has built strong relationships with international colleges, business school networks and associations and multinational corporations. These ties greatly benefit the school's graduates, who go on to build successful careers in every branch of business, industrial and professional life in Ireland and internationally. The School’s academics hold the highest qualifications from the world's leading universities and this, together with their business experience, enables them to create a stimulating environment both in teaching and research.