Create a transformational educational environment


“In a world that is changing at an increasingly rapid pace, developing the skills and agile mindset needed to succeed has never been more important,” says Professor Gerardine Doyle, Director of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and Associate Dean of UCD College. work.

“It’s this philosophy that underpins everything we do. From our dynamic curriculum to groundbreaking research and collaborative industry partnerships, we create a transformational educational environment that actively shapes the development of Ireland and the world for the better.

According to Professor Doyle, the UCD Smurfit School is Ireland’s leading business school with an outstanding history of over 100 years of business education and a campus solely dedicated to higher education for over three decades.

The school offers highly ranked programs globally, has been triple accredited for over 20 years and is the only Irish member of the leading business school alliances, the Community of European Business Schools and the Global Network for Management advanced. Additionally, a strong culture of collaboration has attracted more outstanding talent from around the world among students, faculty, staff, and corporate partners.

In response to changing industry and student needs, Smurfit School of Business has added new program offerings, including a Masters in Financial Data Science and a modular Executive MBA program. The new MBA program offers a hybrid mode of delivery for those with busy professional lives, with two intensive days on campus each month and group assignments and self-directed learning in between. The school’s flagship full-time and part-time midweek MBA programs remain attractive for those looking to advance their careers, change disciplines or industry sectors.

“In our MBA programs, we see our entrepreneurial and innovative spirit in action as candidates learn skills that can be used when starting new businesses and also seek to contribute more to their current role,” says Professor Doyle. “With an emphasis on learning-by-doing, students receive a unique set of business and behavioral skills that enable them to think creatively, nurture a global mindset, and develop leadership skills to help solve the challenges thrown at us as a global community.”

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