UCD Business School ranked 79th in world’s top MBA courses

The ‘Financial Times’ lists the 100 best programmes in Europe and around the world

Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of UCD Business School: the ranking allows the school to “retain and attract the best faculty both from Ireland and overseas”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of UCD Business School: the ranking allows the school to “retain and attract the best faculty both from Ireland and overseas”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

 

The full-time MBA programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has been ranked 79th in the world and 24th in Europe, according to the latest Financial Times Top 100 Global Full-time MBA Rankings published today. It is the only Irish school listed in the top 100. The school had previously been ranked 73rd.

The rankings analyse programmes based on a number of criteria including: career progress; employment success, school and programme quality; and faculty research capabilities.

“The importance for UCD Smurfit School in retaining the FT top 100 ranking is a virtuous circle which allows the school to attract the best Irish and international students and retain and attract the best faculty both from Ireland and overseas,” said Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of UCD Business School.

In October, two other international rankings also included the school.