Thursday 22 March 2018

UCD Michael Smurfit Business School only Irish college in top ranking

Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has been ranked 34th in the Financial Times’ rankings of the top graduate business schools in Europe.

It is the only Irish business school to appear in the rankings.

The Financial Times European Business Schools ranking, now in its tenth year, assesses the combined performance of Europe’s leading business schools over four FT rankings in 2013: full-time MBA, executive MBA, masters in management, and non-degree executive education programmes. 

Professor Ciaran O’hOgartaigh, UCD business Dean, said the university was delighted to stand as Ireland’s only entry in the ranking.

“This ranking is a measure of both the quality and breadth of our schools’ programmes,” he said.

“We will continue to benchmark ourselves against the world’s premier business schools and to recruit leading academics, developing world class expertise in key areas that we feel will shape the future of business education and promote social and economic recovery.

“Our students compete with the best in the world and so must we.”

The joint top ranking went to HEC Paris along with IE Business school in Spain.


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