Full-time MBA Program By UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School |TopMBA

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Dublin, Ireland
  • QS Global MBA Rankings
    111-120
  • Degree MBA
  • Program Type Full-Time MBA
  • Specializations Entrepreneurship
  • Duration 12 months
  • International students' % 65
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Employment % 86

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Experiential. Transformational. International. The globally-ranked Smurfit MBA provides an unequalled opportunity to unlock and develop your leadership potential, accelerate your career and build your global network.

Global Perspective
The Smurfit MBA is designed to develop global leaders. On average, 65% of the MBA class is international and the programme is delivered by an international faculty.
A member of the Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM) network of 32 business schools including Yale, INSEAD, Oxford and Said Business School, UCD Smurfit School will offer you a global perspective through international study trips and exchanges, action learning via global collaboration, exposure to thought leaders on global issues and problem-solving in international settings.

Rankings and Accreditation
UCD Smurfit School is the only business school in Ireland and one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold “triple crown” accreditation from the three centres of academic and business excellence, Equis, (Europe) AMBA (UK) and AACSB (US).
UCD Smurfit is also the only Irish business school consistently ranked by both the Financial Times and the Economist Intelligence Unit, both of which position the Smurfit MBA in the top 100 MBA programmes in the world.

Experiential Learning
MBA participants engage in active learning throughout the programme. From case studies to business simulations to international consultancy, you will learn by doing.
The major Capstone project will task you, as part of a team, to develop a solution to an actual problem faced by an organisation. You will master real-life challenges by applying the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme, demonstrating your skills of analysis, problem-solving and strategy.

Careers and Alumni
MBA participants have access to a dedicated careers service which will assist you in developing the necessary skills for career development and advancement, including networking, CV-building, career strategy and interviews.
The MBA Alumni Association gives you unparalleled access to an elite and active global network of 4,000 Smurfit MBA Alumni – your network for life.

Leadership Development Programme
Empowering you to become a self-aware, insightful and influential leader, Smurfit’s Leadership Development Programme helps you to communicate more effectively, better understand your motivations and behaviour, develop your personal strengths and lead others through persuasion and influence.
This innovative and highly interactive programme includes understanding personality and preferences, mastering communication and team building. One-to-one coaching provides a private space during the programme for you to reflect on key learnings and insights.

Entry requirements
  • A university degree*
  • A minimum of three years’ quality professional experience (excluding summer placements, part-time or temporary work experience).  
  • A valid score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
Full-Time MBA:  preferred minimum score of 600.  Please note that we look at applications on a holistic basis, and a high GMAT score does not guarantee admission. The average GMAT for our current MBA class is 646.  If you have any questions in regards to your application we recommend that you contact the MBA Admissions team.  
For the MBA full-time, apart from meeting the minimum overall GMAT/EA score, candidates must also do reasonably well in the quantitative component of this test.  
Alternatively, to the above, candidates for both the full-time can submit a valid GRE Test Score. Indicative equivalencies are available through GRE

About University

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland's foremost business school and research centre, providing excellence in business education since 1908. We offer a range of postgraduate business and Ireland's leading MBA programme that equips students to become the business leaders of the future.

Our success is down to an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are globally ranked and are one of less than 90 schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the US, Europe and the UK accrediting bodies.

One of the cornerstones of our reputation as one of the world’s leading business schools is the quality and expertise of our Faculty.  At UCD Smurfit School, we recruit leading academics from across the world, creating a diverse and stimulating teaching and research environment.  We have the best mix of people, students, faculty and professional staff to inspire your imagination and stimulate your creativity in the best possible way.

The globally ranked Smurfit MBA at University College Dublin provides an unequalled opportunity to unlock and develop your leadership potential, accelerate your career and build your global network.

Our participants enjoy the unique benefits of Ireland’s largest university yet the intimacy of a dedicated campus only a short distance from Dublin’s city centre. Through a rich blend of engaged participants, academic excellence and a MBA Leadership Development Programme participants complete the MBA with an international qualification and a transformed professional life.

Benefit from an outstanding and challenging academic curriculum, delivered by an international faculty within an intimate classroom setting. Immerse yourself in case studies, action learning, international study trips, integrated projects and global virtual teamwork. Expand your horizons with a dedicated careers service and an active network of 4,000 MBA Alumni worldwide. 

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