Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School


The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is the graduate business school of University College Dublin (UCD) and is located in Blackrock, Dublin, Blackrock, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Ireland, on the site of the former teacher-training Carysfort College. Undergraduate business education is provided by the Quinn School of Business on the main Belfield campus of UCD. It originates from the UCD Faculty of Commerce, founded in 1908, which became the first institution in Europe to offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, in 1964. In 2018 the Financial Times ranked the school as 1st in Ireland and 23rd overall in their ranking of the Top 100 Business Schools in Europe. UCD's Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is ranked 21st in the Financial Times' ranking of leading European Business Schools in 2019. The business school's Masters in International Management is ranked 8th in the world.


The Smurfit School is a member institution of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the quality improvement system administered by the European Foundation for Management Development, and the Association of MBAs. The school is also a member of the Global Alliance in Management Education, an alliance of 26 academic institutions and over 50 leading multinational corporations.


In 2018 the Financial Times ranked the school as the best business school in Ireland and 23rd in the top 100 business schools in Europe. The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the full-time MBA programme 63rd in the world in 2014. The Financial Times ranked the school 89th in the world's top 100 full-time MBA programs (2018), while it ranked the Smurfit School's executive MBA programme 94th in the world (2014) and 41st in Europe (2015). Smurfit is the only Irish institute that has made into the top 100 in the Financial Times rankings.

Subject areas

* Accountancy * Business Analytics * Banking & Finance * Digital Innovation * Human Resource & Industrial Relations * Digital Marketing Resources * International Business * Business Management * Marketing * Management Consultancy * Supply Chain Management



* Michael Smurfit – business executive * Denis O'Brien – business executive

Teachers and Professors

* Conor Brady – newspaper editor * Brian Hillery – politician * Jim Power (economist), Jim Power – economist


* Michael Beary – Irish Army general and former UNIFIL commander * Sarah Carey – columnist and broadcaster * Ciaran Hope, Ciarán Hope – Fulbright Program, Fulbright Scholar and composer of orchestral, choral, and film music * Conor McNamara – sports commentator * Derval O'Rourke – athlete * Nóirín O'Sullivan – Garda Commissioner * Julie-Ann Russell – footballer

Board members/Advisors

* Kathleen Murphy (executive), Kathleen Murphy – lawyer and business executive * Margaret Brennan – CBS News correspondent * Phillip Matthews – director


External links

* {{University College Dublin University College Dublin Blackrock, Dublin Business schools in the Republic of Ireland