UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School ×

Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Tuition fees € 34,500

Length (months) 12

Program type Full-time MBA

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29 Apr


How an MBA can bring career success – Start your leadership journey with an MBA from UCD Smurfit School Dublin

Program description:

The globally-ranked Smurfit MBA provides an unequalled opportunity to unlock and develop your leadership potential, accelerate your career and build your global network. As an MBA student, you will build on your previous experience and gain practical skills in emerging business topics, Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Human Resources and Leadership among other disciplines.

The program is structured over 3 semesters during which time you will complete 13 core modules, 3 option modules, a major project and the opportunity to take modules in locations across the globe. Optional modules are usually taken in semester 2 and the summer term. 

Browse other programs by this school: Executive MBA

Admission requirements:

  • GMAT
  • Language Test: TOEFL 100 (minimum), IELTS 7 (minimum)
  • Age
  • Experience
  • Other: * Bachelors degree; * 2 references; * 3 essays; * Interview; * GMAT or GRE; * Supplementary online video interview; * University transcript; * Curriculum Vitae;

Cost of study and scholarships:

  • Accomodation costs on campus, per year: $ 12,835
  • Accomodation costs off campus, per year: $ 14,830


  • Current rank: 67 (The Economist)


  • Male/Female students: 76% / 24%
  • International students: 57%

Alumni today:
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  • Post-MBA salary: $ 60,461
  • Employed at three months: 86%
  • Selected recruiters: McKinsey & Company, EY, Accenture, Bank of Ireland, Google

Career progress:

  • Regional rank: 25
  • Open new career opportunities: 71
  • Diversity of recruiters: 65
  • Faculty quality: 48.00
  • Student quality: 34.00
  • Development experience: 41.00
  • Education experience: 51.00
  • Student rating of alumni effectiveness: 3.61
  • Student rating of culture and classmates: 4.23
  • Accommodation costs (on campus, per year): $ 12,835
  • Accommodation costs (off campus, per year): $ 14,830
  • Type of aid available: 0
  • Criteria on which aid is granted: 0


  • Student assessment of career service: 3.43
  • Potential to network: 36
  • Ratio of faculty to students: 0.60
  • Full-time faculty with PhD: 100%
  • Annual intake: 40
  • Number of applicants per full-time place: 4
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