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


We are the only Irish Business School and one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple crown of accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

The UCD Business Alumni Network comprises a global network of over 70,000 graduates in over 100 countries.

88% of our full-time MBA graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation.

Approximately 71% of our students are international, representing approx. 60 countries worldwide

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