Smurfit School climbs in European business table

Posted in Governance and administration on December 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“UCD Smurfit School has climbed one place to 23rd in the 2018 ‘Financial Times’ European Business Schools Rankings. The standings measure a school’s quality and range of programmes across a number of courses, including Master of business administration (MBA) and Master in management …” (more)

[Ellie Donnelly, Independent, 3 December]

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IMI makes FT’s business school rankings for the first time

Posted in Governance and administration on December 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Management Institute has entered the Financial Times’ European Business Schools Rankings for the first time, becoming the highest new European entrant in this year’s list. The IMI, which merged with University College Cork in 2016, was ranked in 76th place out of 95 in Europe, in what is seen as a ‘ranking of rankings’ that measures the quality and breadth of programmes at various business schools …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 3 November]

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New chairman for UCD’s Smurfit board

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Liam FitzGerald is to assume the role of chair of the Irish Advisory Board of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in January. The former CEO of United Drug Group succeeds Niall FitzGerald following the completion of his four year term. Appointed by the University President, Liam FitzGerald has been an active member of UCD Smurfit School’s Irish Advisory Board since 2006 …” (more)

[Independent, 1 November]

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Part-time Irish MBA programme scores highly worldwide

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The part-time executive MBA course at UCD Smurfit School in Dublin has been ranked at 68th best such programme in the world, up six places on last year. This is according to the 2018 Financial Times top 100 global executive MBA rankings, which analyses programmes based on several criteria, including career progress, quality of faculty, research and diversity …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 14 October]

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Smurfit business school’s MSc ranked seventh in world

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A global survey ranks University College Dublin (UCD) Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s MSc in international management at seventh in the world …” (more)

[Irish Times, 10 September]

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UCD announces new business school boss

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2018 by steve

“University College Dublin (UCD) has appointed Prof Anthony Brabazon to head up its College of Business, which includes the well-regarded Lochlann Quinn School of Business and the Smurfit Business School. The university said Prof Brabazon had been appointed college principal and dean of its College of Business …” (more)

[Eoin Burke-Kennedy, Irish Times, 16 May]

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UCD Smurfit School drops in MBA rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on January 29th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“UCD Smurfit has plummeted 24 places in the latest Financial Times Global MBA rankings, dropping from 70th place last year on the back of falling average salaries for graduates. At joint 94 however, it has managed to hold onto its Top 100 position …” (more)

[Fiona Reddan, Irish Times, 29 January]

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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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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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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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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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IMI and Smurfit announce new business school rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on May 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Two Irish business schools have announced their international rankings for executive education programmes. The Irish Management Institute said it achieved its highest Financial Times global ranking for customised executive education, rising 12 places to 52nd place in the category …” (more)

[Irish Times, 23 May]

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Smurfit School’s MBA Climbs Global Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School today welcomed validation of its international standing confirmed in two separate highly respected international rankings for 2015 – the Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings and The Economist Full-Time MBA Rankings …” (more)

[Avril Donohue, The UCD Smurfit MBA Blog, 19 October]

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UCD could face revenue hit as business school reviews dividend policy

Posted in Governance and administration on March 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin could face a revenue hit as its business school is reviewing whether to cut the dividend it pays to the university …” (more)

[Gavin McLoughlin, Independent, 13 March]

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Michael Smurfit business school may cut UCD payments

Posted in Governance and administration on March 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“UCD could be facing a substantial reduction in its income over coming years as its school of business considers cutting the multimillion annual dividend it pays to the university. The business school is reviewing how best to use its resources to raise its international reputation …” (more)

[Una McCaffrey, Irish Times, 13 March]

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Smurfit School launches new master’s programme aimed at Stem graduates

Posted in Teaching on February 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“UCD Smurfit School is joining forces with NCAD and NovaUCD to deliver a collaborative master’s programme aimed at Stem graduates. The new MSc in innovation, entrepreneurship and design is a part-time two-year course that will begin in September 2015 …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 5 February]

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Irish business school claims ranking on elite FT list

Posted in Governance and administration on December 1st, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The Smurfit School at University College Dublin has been ranked 35th in a ranking of European Business Schools by the Financial Times. It was the only Irish business school to be listed out of 80 ranked …” (more)

[Colm Kelpie, Independent, 1 November]

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