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UCD Smurfit School MBA ranked among best in world

The MBA programme has moved up five spots in the Financial Times Global Executive MBA Rankings.

ONE OF UCD’S MBA programmes has been ranked among the world’s best, coming 81st in the 2013 Financial Times Global Executive MBA Rankings.

The programme in question is the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s Executive MBA.  It has moved up five places since last year’s rankings and continues to be the only Irish business school included in the global rankings.

It is also one of less than 50 schools worldwide to have been consistently ranked over the last 13 years.

Speaking about the results, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, said this “further strengthens the school’s reputation in its commitment to excellence, allowing us to compete with the other premier business schools in the world.”

“Interpersonal and communication skills, leadership ability, self-awareness and confidence are all enhanced by the UCD Smurfit School MBA experience and the business, peer and alumni networks created while studying for an MBA can be invaluable”, he added.

This year, UCD Smurfit School has had a number of its programmes recognised globally. The Economist acknowledged both their full-time MBA programme, which ranked 68th out of 100 of the world’s leading MBA’s, followed by its Executive MBA programme which is ranked 57th out of 100 in the world.

The Financial Times also recognised its Masters in Finance, ranked 34th out of 40 included in the survey, and their Masters in Management ranked 56th out of 100 of the leading business masters programmes in the world.

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