UCD MBA programme placed 81st in FT global rankings for 2013

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s Executive MBA programme has been ranked 81st in the 2013 Financial Times Global Executive MBA Rankings, published today.

UCD Smurfit School improved its position from 88th in the world and has a ranking of 75th over three years. It is one of fewer than 50 schools worldwide to have been consistently ranked over the last 13 years. 

“As Ireland’s global business school, we are proud to, once again, have the quality of our MBA programme recognised in these prominent rankings,” said Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. “As the only Irish business school to have its programmes ranked, it further strengthens the school’s reputation in its commitment to excellence, allowing us to compete with the other premier business schools in the world.

“Interpersonal and communication skills, leadership ability, self-awareness and confidence are all enhanced by the UCD Smurfit School MBA experience and the business, peer and alumni networks created while studying for an MBA can be invaluable.”

This year’s rankings reveal UCD MBA alumni earn an average of US$112,three years after graduating, up 53pc from their average pre-MBA salary. 

The FT rankings continue to place Kellogg / Hong Kong UST Business School in first place. Tsinghua Univesrity/Insead is up two places to second, while Columbia/London Business School drops one to third place. 

Grainne Rothery