UCD international management course named third best in world ranking

Posted in Teaching on September 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A UCD international management course has been named third best in the world in the highly-regarded ranking by the Financial Times (FT). It is the highest FT ranking achieved by an Irish university …” (more)

[Irish Times, 13 September]

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University campus can unlock the City’s North Quays

Posted in Governance and administration on May 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“So said the English economist John Maynard Keynes, whose ideas shifted the policies of governments during and after the Great Depression of the 1930s. Globally and locally, economic circumstances have never been more in flux and such are the extraordinary times we live in that the collapse of the supposed Saudi-backed investment in Waterford’s North Quays could actually open up an ideal ‘opportunity knocks’ scenario …” (more)

[Richard Finnegan, 20 May]

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More people opting for business degrees as their first choice

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“On average, one in every six applicants to the CAO seeking a college place in a level 8 higher degree lists a business degree programme as their first choice, second only in popularity to arts. There is even greater demand at ordinary degree and higher cert levels, where the numbers seeking a business qualification rises to one in three applicants …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 9 March]

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Trinity joins ranks of world’s elite business schools

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College’s business school has been granted world-class status after getting accredited by a top educational body. Trinity Business School announced on Tuesday that it has obtained the stamp of approval from the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) …” (more)

[Sarah Collins, Independent, 2 March]

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Significant increase in class sizes at UCD Smurfit

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on February 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The University Observer has found that there has been a significant increase in the class sizes in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, particularly in MSc Business Analytics and MSc Digital Marketing, based on records obtained by Freedom of Information Requests …” (more)

[Andrea Andres, University Observer, 16 February]

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Financial Disaster for UCD Singapore Operations

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Last June, it was brought to the attention of UCD’s Governing Authority that the University is facing a number of financial issues unrelated to the pandemic, primarily focused in three Colleges. The most severely affected is the College of Business, arguably the University’s most successful …” (more)

[Jack McGee, College Tribune, 3 February]

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Smurfit respond to letter, stating cost of programmes has not reduced

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“In an email to all students, the Director and College Principal refused to reduce fees as ‘the costs of delivering our programmes have not been reduced as a result of Covid-19’ …” (more)

[Nathan Young, University Observer, 1 December]

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Smurfit students demand fee reduction

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“On the morning of November 12th, 492 students of the Smurfit Business school penned a letter to the Dean of Business, Professor Anthony Brabazon, and Director of the Smurfit Business School, Professor Gerardine Doyle, demanding a reduction of fees for the current academic year …” (more)

[Nathan Young, University Observer, 13 November]

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Trinity Business School ranked best in Europe for gender balance

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“In the 2020 Executive MBA rankings produced by the Economist today, the Trinity Business School has risen to 11th in Europe and 4th across the UK and Ireland. The business school ranked first in Ireland, and scored in the top five places for gender diversity …” (more)

[Shannon Connolly, Trinity News, 29 June]

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Trinity Business School ranks 27th in Europe in Financial Times Global MSc in Finance

Posted in Governance and administration on June 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity Business School ranked 27th in Europe this year, according to the 2020 Global Masters in Finance rankings produced by the Financial Times (FT), and secured first place in Ireland for its MSc in Finance. University College Dublin’s (UCD) Smurfit Business School featured on the list at 41st place …” (more)

[Shannon Connolly, Trinity News, 15 June]

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UCD and IMI make FT executive education rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on May 11th, 2020 by steve

“The UCD Smurfit Executive Development Centre and Irish Management Institute (IMI) have both been ranked among the best business schools globally. This is according to the 2020 Financial Times executive education rankings, which assess business schools across a number of criteria, including course quality, faculty, facilities and diversity …” (more)

[Irish Times, 11 May]

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Months After Launch, Many Students Don’t Feel ‘At Home’ in Business School

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Many students in business courses have said they don’t feel ‘at home’ or ‘welcomed’ in Trinity’s new €80 million Business School, with a poorly designed 600-seat lecture theatre and a lack of study space causing issues for many less than a year after its opening …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 29 January]

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Trinity College the highest entrant on FT’s business school rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on December 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin is the highest new entrant on the FT’s European business schools ranking for the year. This marks the first time TCD has returned to the prestigious table since 2007. It is in 60th place in the ‘rankings of rankings’, a list covering a wide number of academic programmes including MBAs …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 9 December]

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Do business degrees have a place in universities?

Posted in Teaching on November 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Universities serve many different purposes depending on who one asks. Some of these are obvious; they analyse societal problems and offer solutions to them, they train people to be better, more critical citizens. Some are more disputable such as whether they should explicitly prepare people for careers …” (more)

[Garrett Kennedy, University Observer, 26 November]

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UCC business students to benefit from $1,000,000 philanthropic donation

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Cork University Business School (CUBS) have received a $1,000,000 philanthropic gift from an anonymous donor. The donation will support scholarships, learning through practical experience initiatives and entrepreneurship programmes for students …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 18 November]

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Are students at the heart of the new business building?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The school’s design suggests the primary motivation was creating new revenue streams, not giving undergraduates a place to learn. In 2013, planning permission was placed for the new six-story Trinity Business Building. On the May 23, 2019, it was proudly opened by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. This was a momentous occasion …” (more)

[Celine Delahoy, Trinity News, 20 October]

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UL’s Kemmy Business School awarded prestigious international accreditation

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick’s Kemmy Business School has been awarded a prestigious global accreditation, joining the top 5% of international business schools recognised by AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 20 August]

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IMI and UCD Smurfit School among top 50 for executive education

Posted in Governance and administration on June 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Management Institute (IMI) and the UCD Smurfit Executive Development Centre have both been ranked among the best business schools globally. This is according to the 2019 Financial Times executive education rankings, which assess business schools across a number of criteria, including course quality, faculty, facilities and diversity …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 3 June]

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Leo Varadkar Can’t Take Any Credit for Trinity’s Impressive New Business School

Posted in Governance and administration on May 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“This week, Provost Patrick Prendergast, Dean of Trinity Business School Andrew Burke and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar cut the ribbon on Trinity Business School’s new building on the east end of campus. Now located within walking distance of the so-called Silicon Docks, it is an exciting time for the school, which is also now just one accreditation away from being listed in the top ranks of world business schools …” (more)

[University Times, 26 May]

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Taoiseach opens new €80m Trinity business school

Posted in Governance and administration on May 24th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin unveiled its new €80 million business school on Thursday, formally opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The new flagship building, which opens on to Pearse Street, was funded by a large European Investment Bank loan to be repaid over 30 years, and €20m in philanthropic donations …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 23 May]

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