Wednesday 12 December 2018

Smurfit School climbs in European business table

 

UCD Smurfit School has climbed one place to 23rd in the 2018 ‘Financial Times’ European Business Schools Rankings. (stock picture)
UCD Smurfit School has climbed one place to 23rd in the 2018 ‘Financial Times’ European Business Schools Rankings. (stock picture)
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

UCD Smurfit School has climbed one place to 23rd in the 2018 'Financial Times' European Business Schools Rankings.

The standings measure a school's quality and range of programmes across a number of courses, including Master of business administration (MBA) and Master in management.

Commenting on the improvement in rankings, Professor Anthony Brabazon, dean at UCD College of Business, said the success is important "not just to our students who benefit from best-in-class teaching and learning environment, but also to the Irish economy".

"Having a world-class centre of excellence for business education is a key asset for Ireland and remains an important resource to the multinational and indigenous sectors," Mr Brabazon said.

Meanwhile, the Irish Management Institute (IMI) entered the rankings for the first time, becoming the highest new entrant across Europe in 2018.

The IMI, which merged with UCC in 2016, entered the rankings at 76th out of 95 in Europe.

Elsewhere, Investec's treasury products and distribution division has been named best foreign exchange provider in Ireland by 'Global Finance Magazine' at an awards ceremony in London.

The award is based on a number of criteria including transaction volume, market share, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative technologies.

Irish Independent

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