UCD Smurfit Executive Development admitted to UNICON

Posted in Governance and administration on December 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“UCD Smurfit Executive Development has been formally admitted to UNICON. UNICON is an invitation only alliance of the world’s leading university-based executive education providers where members share knowledge, research and perspectives to support the evolution of executive development programmes. UCD Smurfit Executive Development is the only Irish member to be admitted …” (more)

[Ellie Donnelly, Independent, 18 December]

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Work to begin on UCC’s new Business School at the former Cork Savings Bank

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Work will begin in the coming weeks to convert the former Cork Savings Bank building on Lapp’s Quay and Parnell Place into UCC’s new business school. The university acquired the building from Cork City Council last year for €1.4m. Work will now commence in the first week of January to convert the building for use as the Cork University Business School (CUBS) …” (more)

[Alan Healy, Evening Echo, 15 December]

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UCD Smurfit School moves up five places in business school rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on December 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The UCD Smurfit School has continued its rise up the FT’s European Business School Rankings after breaking into the top 30 colleges last year. The business school has climbed five places in the 2017 rankings to 24th, up from 29th spot in 2016, and 36th two years ago …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 4 December]

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Business School Hopes for Accreditation by 2019

Posted in Governance and administration on October 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trinity Business School has ambitions to achieve triple accreditation for its courses by 2019, when it’s due to open its doors formally to students. The school is currently only accredited under the Association of MBA (AMBA), which is just one of the three main global accreditation bodies in business education …” (more)

[Grace Darcy, University Times, 17 October]

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UCD Smurfit School MBA ranked 74th best in world

Posted in Governance and administration on October 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“UCD Smurfit School’s executive part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) course has risen 15 places to be ranked 74th in the world. The Financial Times top 100 global executive MBA ranking, published Monday, ranks the Smurfit school as the 35th best in Europe and makes it the only Irish institution on the list …” (more)

[Peter Hamilton, Irish Times, 16 October]

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UCD business school’s masters in finance ranked 36th in world

Posted in Teaching on June 19th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s masters in finance has been ranked 36th in the world and 31st in Europe in a survey published on Monday. The Dublin university’s MSc in finance as the only such course offered by an Irish third-level college to be included in the Financial Times Top 60 Global Masters in Finance rankings …” (more)

[Irish Times, 19 June]

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UCD Smurfit Business School hits top 50 in world rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on May 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The UCD Smurfit Business School has been ranked 48th in the world and 26th in Europe in the ranking of open enrolment programmes, according to the 2017 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings. The school was identified as the highest climber in the rankings, jumping 21 places since 2016 …” (more)

[Irish Times, 15 May]

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Ryanair Funding for Entrepreneurship Post Received on ‘Non-Committal Basis’ Confirms Business Dean

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ryanair will not have a say in who is hired for the new €1.5 million Chair of Entrepreneurship post as Trinity will only take the money from the airline on ‘a non committal basis’, confirmed Prof Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School, in an interview with The University Times …” (more)

[Róisín Power, University Times, 28 April]

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Tackling the gender imbalance in business schools

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 25th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“When you think of a person with a master’s in business administration (MBA), what image springs to mind? Sharp suit? High powered job? A man? If the person you’re picturing possesses a Y chromosome, you’re not just another victim of societal conditioning, you’re most likely correct. The most recent Financial Times Executive MBA (EMBA) rankings found that, on average, female participation in top EMBA programmes is just 28% …” (more)

[Gráinne Faller, Irish Times, 25 April]

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Ryanair spends €1.5m to fund academic post at Trinity College

Posted in Governance and administration on April 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ryanair is spending €1.5 million over five years to fund a new professor of entrepreneurship position at the business school in Trinity College Dublin. The role will commence next September and Trinity says the academic will ‘drive and direct entrepreneurship and innovation’ at Trinity Business School and elsewhere in the university …” (more)

[Mark Paul, Irish Times, 24 April]

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UCC satisfied it paid market value for council-owned building

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has said it is satisfied it paid market value when it bought a former bank from a local authority for €800,000 more than its purchase price two years earlier. The college acquired the old Cork Savings Bank at Lapps Quay from Cork City Council for €1.42m last year and has received planning permission for modifications that will see it used for executive training provided by the Cork University Business School …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 April]

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The Race to be Ireland’s Top Business School

Posted in Governance and administration on March 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“With construction of Trinity’s new business school well underway, it has become evident that the battle to obtain educational excellence in the provision of business degrees is most definitely a race to the top. Over the past couple of months, both Trinity and University College Cork (UCC) have announced their plans for the futures of their respective business schools …” (more)

[Kate Lawler, University Times, 27 March]

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UCC is planning a €100m expansion to draw thousands of extra students

Posted in Governance and administration on March 19th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork is planning a major expansion of its business school in a €100 million project that it hopes will leave the institution recognised as one of the world’s top academies …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 18 March]

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UCC allowed to turn old bank into business school

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has been given planning permission to turn an old city centre bank into a premises for its business school. With no objections received by Cork City Council, the slim likelihood of appeals being allowed could mean work can begin within weeks …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 March]

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UCD plans to convert student beds into seminar rooms

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin has sparked controversy by converting 40 student beds into high-end seminar rooms for corporate weekend courses. The university is spending €2.5 million on seminar rooms and new office space for the UCD business school’s professional diploma courses …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 28 February]

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MBA salary boost? Depends on how you measure it

Posted in Governance and administration on January 31st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Thinking of doing an MBA but worried that you will never earn back the cost? New figures from the Financial Times show that graduates of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (the only Irish school on the Top 100 global list), saw remuneration rise 71% within three years of doing the degree …” (more)

[Irish Times, 31 January]

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Smurfit MBA climbs to 70th place in FT world rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s full-time masters of business administration (MBA) has climbed nine places to 70th on the annual Financial Times worldwide rankings. It is the only Irish business school to feature on the list …” (more)

[Irish Times, 30 January]

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Works to conserve bank building in UCC planning application

Posted in Governance and administration on January 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Detailed plans of conservation work to retain historic features of a former city centre bank are included in an application to convert it to a business school for University College Cork. The old Cork Savings Bank building was bought from Cork City Council by the university last year for more than €1.4m for the purpose of converting it to a Cork University Business School (CUBS) facility …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 13 January]

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UCD up seven places in business rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on December 5th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has jumped seven places to 29th in the ‘Financial Times’s’ European Business Schools rankings. It’s the only Irish business school to make the list …” (more)

[Independent, 5 December]

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Trinity College Dublin turns sod on new business school

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Richard Bruton officiated the sod turning of the Trinity Business School today. Last year, Trinity pledged to more than double the size of the student body studying at the school. The new building will also incorporate an Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub. It will front onto Pearse Street and the campus, providing another link between the city and the university …” (more)

[Trinity College Dublin, 14 October]

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