Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

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Coordinates: 53°17′45″N 6°11′05″W / 53.2958°N 6.1846°W / 53.2958; -6.1846

Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
University College Dublin
Smurfit business school
MottoAd Astra
Named for Michael Smurfit
Architectural styleVictorian
DeanAnthony Brabazon

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is the graduate business school of University College Dublin (UCD) and is located in Blackrock in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, on the site of the former Carysfort College. Undergraduate business education is provided by the Quinn School of Business on the main Belfield campus of UCD. First established in 1908 as the UCD Faculty of Commerce, it became the first school in Europe to offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in 1964.[1]


The Smurfit School is a member institution of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the quality improvement system administered by the European Foundation for Management Development, and the Association of MBAs. The school is also a member of the Global Alliance in Management Education, an alliance of 26 academic institutions and over 50 leading multinational corporations.


In 2018 the Financial Times ranked the school as the best business school in Ireland and 23rd in the top 100 business schools in Europe. The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the full-time MBA programme 63rd in the world in 2014.[2] The Financial Times ranked the school 89th in the world's top 100 full-time MBA programs (2018), while it ranked the Smurfit School's executive MBA programme 94th in the world (2014) and 41st in Europe (2015).[3] Smurfit is the only Irish institute that has made into the top 100 in the Financial Times rankings.

Subject areas[edit]

  • Accountancy
  • Business Analytics
  • Banking & Finance
  • Digital Innovation
  • Industrial Relation & Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Management Consultancy



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  1. ^ "Who are we - UCD Michael Smurfit School".
  2. ^ "2016 MBA & Business School Rankings - Which MBA?".
  3. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - FT.com".

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