UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Introduction
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The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland's leading business school and research centre. We offer a wide range of postgraduate business programmes that equip students to become the business leaders of the future. Our success is down to an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are one of just 25 schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the US, Europe and the UK accrediting bodies. At our Blackrock campus, close to the centre of Dublin city, we have superb facilities for postgraduate education and research. This makes UCD Smurfit 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.

About us


The School is built upon an extraordinary leadership gift from Dr Michael WJ Smurfit. His generosity, and that of our patrons, sponsors, alumni and friends, has allowed us to maintain our position as one of the top European business schools.

At UCD Smurfit School, we have a wide range of programmes, including MBA, research programmes, specialist masters and executive education, which are designed to prepare graduates to face the challenges of the complex business world.

We have built strong relationships with international colleges, business school networks and associations and multinational corporations. These ties greatly benefit our 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.

Our History


UCD Smurfit has a distinguished history as a leader in business education. We value our heritage and embrace our responsibility to maintain the highest standards and push the boundaries of what we can achieve.


Our Plans


At UCD Smurfit, we recognise that success depends on our ability to change and evolve. We have ambitious plans to develop a state-of-the-art business school that will act as a beacon of learning and research in the academic and business communities.

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Programs

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1-year MBA

Full-time MBA

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

As a full-time MBA student, you will build on your previous experience and acquire new skills to solve business challenges. You will gain practical experience in finance, strategy, marketing, accounting, economics, human resources, leadership, communications and information technology. [+]

Small classes with team based learning. International peer group with average 8 years experience. Excellent history of career progression. Highly-trained, expert faculty. Who is the full-time MBA for? Those who want to take time out from their career to develop management skills and learn how to run a business more efficiently. Our MBA students come from a range of academic disciplines and backgrounds. Over 50% of students are international, with approximately 30% female. What will You learn? As a full-time MBA student, you will build on your previous experience and acquire new skills to solve business challenges. You will gain practical experience in finance, strategy, marketing, accounting, economics, human resources, leadership, communications and information technology. Learning is both classroom-based and project-based in small, intimate class sizes. How will You benefit? Career development: An MBA gives you a competitive advantage in the job market, and it will help fast-track your career progression, or give you the edge as an entrepreneur. Personal development: Your interpersonal and communication skills, leadership ability, self-awareness and confidence will be enhanced by your MBA experience. Networking: The business, peer and alumni networks you create while studying for your MBA can be invaluable to you throughout your career. The MBA will help you to learn how to use networks more efficiently. Salary enhancement: The average salary increase immediately after the MBA is 40%. Getting your MBA Your MBA is based on a combined grade for group assignments and presentations, individual projects, class participation and written examinations. Target audience... [-]

EMBA

Executive MBA

Campus Part time 24 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin

We are Ireland's leading research-based business school and you will be ideally placed to take advantage of the research we conduct here. Our international faculty is a valuable resource, offering high-quality tuition and extensive business experience. [+]

Innovative teaching methods in small group setting. Professional, highly-motivated peers. Contact with alumni and corporate leaders. Highly-trained, international faculty.

 

Goals of the Executive MBA

 KnowledgeWe are Ireland's leading research-based business school and you will be ideally placed to take advantage of the research we conduct here. Our international faculty is a valuable resource, offering high-quality tuition and extensive business experience.

 

Managerial skillsWe'll help you improve your critical analysis, problem-solving and other practical business skills and develop your "soft skills", such as communication and interpersonal skills, through instruction and coaching.... [-]


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Contact

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Address Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co.
Dublin, Ireland
Website http://www.smurfitschool.ie/
Phone +353 1 716 8934