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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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 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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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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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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Smurfit school handed €9m by US Ireland fund

Posted in Governance and administration on January 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School was the big winner in the $29.47m donated to 352 organisations and projects here and across the world by the American Ireland Funds (AIF) in 2017 …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Independent, 11 January]

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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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