As a full-time MBA student, you will gain practical experience in finance, strategy, marketing, accounting, economics, human resources, leadership, communications and information technology. Learning is both classroom-based and project-based in small, intimate class sizes.
The wide world of human life is reflected in the career DNA of our classes, with MBA participants coming to Dublin from all types of academic disciplines and professional backgrounds. You'll learn from accountants, marketing professionals, software developers, artists, engineers and many more.
Bringing extensive work experience, global perspectives, and intellectual drive to our intimate classroom setting, students in the UCD Smurfit Full-time MBA accelerate their professional trajectory in both local and international markets by taking time out from their careers to get where they want to be, faster.
Our faculty hold the highest qualifications from the world's leading universities. This, coupled with their business experience, creates an environment of excellence in teaching and research where participants study a wide range of subjects. Many faculty also consult for international corporations and institutions.
By utilizing a range of methods including lectures, seminars, guest speakers, practical projects, and case studies, the Smurfit MBA faculty encourage participants to draw on their own professional experience as they broaden their knowledge.
The UCD Smurfit MBA doesn't just satisfy your intellectual curiosity, it also provides a valuable competitive advantage in the job market. As the only Irish MBA to hold 'triple crown' EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accreditation and top world rankings, we attract an international, innovative, and driven cohort of students every year. Our full-time MBA participants come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, with over 50% from overseas and 75% having spent part of their career overseas.
The Smurfit MBA is currently ranked 14th globally by the Financial Times as representing outstanding value for money and an average salary increase of at least 60% is expected three years after graduation. Taking time out from your career can seem daunting, but by developing your management skills, building your network, and enhancing your managerial toolkit, you'll wonder why you waited so long to begin!