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Monday 23 April 2018

Smurfit school welcomes elite ranking

Sligo girls, Michelle Leyden and Sandra O'Farrell, graduated from the Michael Smurfit Business School recently.
Sligo girls, Michelle Leyden and Sandra O'Farrell, graduated from the Michael Smurfit Business School recently.

UCD's Smurfit School said it has recently been included in two international business school rankings: the Economist's Executive MBA and the Financial Times's Masters in Finance.

The business school is the only Irish business school that features in both rankings, UCD said yesterday.

UCD Smurfit school improved its position from last year, moving up one place to 34th, in the 'Financial Times' Global Masters in Finance 2013 rankings. The 'Financial Times' ranking evaluates the world's leading courses in the field.

UCD Smurfit was also ranked in the top 20 in Europe by the Economist's 2013 Executive MBA rankings. This is the first Executive MBA ranking undertaken by the 'Economist', and UCD Smurfit is the only Irish business school to be included.

"We are delighted to be recognised by two of the world's leading independent rankings for our MSc in Finance and for our Executive MBA," said the school's Ciaran O hOgartaigh said. "These rankings recognise our position as an international leader in business education and are a tribute to the great work that our faculty and staff put into the design and execution of our courses."

The 39-year-old UCD Smurfit school is the only business school in Ireland to hold the 'triple crown' of accreditations from the three centres of business and academic excellence: AACSB in the United States, EQUIS in Europe and AMBA in Britain. Less than one in a hundred of the world's business schools is triple-accredited.

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