University College Dublin: Smurfit Business School

The Smurfit MBA at University College Dublin aims to nurture the next generation of global leaders who will contribute meaningfully to the societies and economies they live and work in.

Experiential. Transformational. International.
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 Leadership Development Programme participants complete the MBA with an international qualification and a transformed professional life.
UCD Smurfit School’s success is attributed to an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are globally ranked and hold the prestigious triple accreditation from the US, European and 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.

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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School,
Carysfort Avenue,
Co. Dublin.
tel: +35317168934


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Open Date:21st March 2018

Close Date:27th April 2018

This new MBA (Full-Time) scholarship will be awarded to an academically exceptional student who has demonstrated leadership and impact achievements in their career to date. They will be an ambassador for the Smurfit MBA and the School during their studies and after graduation. This merit based scholarship covers up to 100% tuition fees for the MBA full-time. A GMAT score of 650 or above is required.

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  • Ft Ranking: 70
  • Ft Ranking Masters: 7
  • Class Size: 33
  • International Student Percentage: 70
  • Female Percentage: 42
  • Scholarships Available: 12
  • Course Length: 12
  • Employed Graduates Percentage: 91
  • Salary Increase Percentage: 73
  • Average Gmat: 640
  • Course Fee: EURO 34,500
  • Application Deadline: see website
  • Accredited: AACSB AMBA EQUIS
  • Cost Per Application: EUR 50
  • Businessweek Ranking: 0
  • Economist Ranking: 100