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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

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  • 12 months
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Experiential. Transformational. International. The globally-ranked Master of Business Administration from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School provides an unequalled opportunity to unlock and develop your leadership potential, accelerate your career and build your global network.

About

One of the world’s most vibrant capital cities, Dublin is a hub of business, finance and innovation, and provides a culturally diverse home for our Master of Business Administration. Benefit from an outstanding and challenging academic curriculum, delivered by an international faculty within an intimate classroom setting. 

Immerse yourself in case studies, action learning, international study trips, integrated projects and global virtual teamwork. Expand your horizons with a dedicated careers service and an active network of 3,800 MBA Alumni worldwide. Engage in Smurfit’s MBA Leadership Development programme, and focus on the skills necessary to communicate effectively, understand yourself better, and lead diverse teams and organisations anywhere in the world.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School are highly sought after to take up roles across all types of organisations. They are hired into a variety of commercial roles in Ireland and abroad. 

Over the past few years, our Full Time MBA class have secured roles in a large number of organisations, including: McKinsey, Google, Accenture, Microsoft, AIB, Kellogg’s, EY, Workday, Deloitte, Aer Lingus, ABB, Grant Thornton, WebSummit, Hilti, PwC, Amazon, Oxfam and Bank of Ireland.

Accreditation

UCD Smurfit School is the only business school in Ireland and one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold “triple crown” accreditation from the three centres of academic and business excellence, Equis, (Europe) AMBA (UK) and AACSB (US).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Performance Driven Marketing
  • Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Business Economics
  • Global Network Immersion Week
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Business & Society

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no official deadline for applications, as we operate a rolling admissions system.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 600

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • A university degree or equivalent professional qualification.
  • All eligible candidates deemed suitable to be considered for the MBA programme will be interviewed. Candidates are interviewed by one or in some cases more of the following: 
  • MBA Programme Director, Head of Admissions, Careers Manager, Alumni.
  • International candidates are normally interviewed via telephone or Skype.
  • Following the Admissions interview, a final application review takes place. Candidates will be notified of the decision within ten days.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

A minimum of three years’ professional experience (excluding summer placements, part-time or temporary work experience).  

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • UCD Smurfit Scholarships offer a life-changing opportunity to prospective students. By offering merit-based scholarships, we recruit the highest quality students from across the world; while our financial needs based scholarships put an MBA or Masters within reach for a number of ambitious students each year. Smurfit Scholarships are in high demand and there is significant competition each year. 

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