UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Introduction
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The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland's leading business school and research centre. We offer a wide range of postgraduate business programmes that equip students to become the business leaders of the future. Our success is down to an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are one of just 25 schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the US, Europe and the UK accrediting bodies. At our Blackrock campus, close to the centre of Dublin city, we have superb facilities for postgraduate education and research. This makes UCD Smurfit a leader: not just in Ireland but in Europe; not just among Irish employers but among global multinationals and the world's leading organisations; not just for high achievers in Ireland but for those from every country and every continent.

About us


The School is built upon an extraordinary leadership gift from Dr Michael WJ Smurfit. His generosity, and that of our patrons, sponsors, alumni and friends, has allowed us to maintain our position as one of the top European business schools.

At UCD Smurfit School, we have a wide range of programmes, including MBA, research programmes, specialist masters and executive education, which are designed to prepare graduates to face the challenges of the complex business world.

We have built strong relationships with international colleges, business school networks and associations and multinational corporations. These ties greatly benefit our graduates, who go on to build successful careers in every branch of business, industrial and professional life in Ireland and internationally. The School's academics hold the highest qualifications from the world's leading universities and this, together with their business experience, enables them to create a stimulating environment both in teaching and research.

Our History


UCD Smurfit has a distinguished history as a leader in business education. We value our heritage and embrace our responsibility to maintain the highest standards and push the boundaries of what we can achieve.


Our Plans


At UCD Smurfit, we recognise that success depends on our ability to change and evolve. We have ambitious plans to develop a state-of-the-art business school that will act as a beacon of learning and research in the academic and business communities.

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Programs

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Master

CEMS Master in International Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

You will get a comprehensive business and language education, and develop your interpersonal skills and international business acumen. [+]

Opportunity to study abroad Highly-motivated students Overseas career opportunities Worldwide reputation for excellence

What is CEMS Master in International Management?

 The CEMS Master in International Management is a dual Masters degree. The CEMS community offers a Masters in International Management (MIM), while students also complete the Master of Science in International Management at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

 

CEMS MIM was ranked joint-second in the Financial Times' 2007 ranking of European Masters in Management programmes.

 

Objectives

We aim to give future international managers the skills they need to succeed in global markets. The CEMS MIM programme encourages international mobility and helps you think about management and business from different cultural perspectives. We place a high importance on language and practical skills, which are essential to kick-start your professional career and adjust to an international management environment.... [-]


Master of Accounting

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

You will get a thorough education in accounting and learn valuable technical, communication and IT skills. [+]

Well-established reputation Motivated peers seeking professional qualification High success rate for Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland admitting examination Internationally renowned faculty

 

What is the course about?

A Master of Accounting from the UCD Michael Smurfit Gradate School of Business is a valuable brand that employers recognise and respond to. Our graduates occupy key positions in the accounting profession and commercial life in Ireland, the UK, the US and in other countries.

 

 

Course objectives

The goal of the Master of Accounting programme is to produce high-calibre graduates who will progress quickly through their professional training, and then advance rapidly to senior management positions either within professional practice or industry.... [-]


Research Masters (MPhil)

Campus Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

You will develop your research skills to the highest level and will be capable of operating at the cutting-edge of your field. The programme involves the preparation of a research-based thesis under the supervision of a senior member of the academic staff. [+]

Engaging with expert faculty Comprehensive learning experience Excellent career prospects

The Research Masters MPhil is an important element of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School\'s commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

 

 

What is the programme about

 The programme involves the preparation of a research-based thesis under the supervision of a senior member of the academic staff. Your supervisor will generally monitor your progress and guide you in your choice of research question, research proposal development and methods of data collection and analysis.

 

 

Course objectives

 We aim to develop and train graduates to the highest international standards through completing projects that fit our research agenda.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Biotechnology and Business

Campus Full time 12 years September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The UCD MSc Biotechnology and Business programme is designed for life-science and chemistry graduates who want to pursue a career in management / entrepreneurship in technology and science-based [+]

Who is the UCD MSc Biotechnology and Business for?

The UCD MSc Biotechnology and Business programme is designed for life-science and chemistry graduates who want to pursue a career in management / entrepreneurship in technology and science-based fields, whether seeking a first job in a biotechnology / biopharmaceutical company, starting your own small business or creating new opportunities in larger companies.

 

Course objectives of UCD MSc Biotechnology and Business

The UCD MSc Biotechnology and Business programme focuses on broadening your knowledge and understanding of Biotechnology while giving you a comprehensive Business education. You will learn to identify and solve business problems in local and international settings, enhance your communication and leadership skills and improve your ability for independent thinking and developing creative solutions.... [-]


MSc in Business Analytics (Full-time)

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The programme is suitable for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines who would like to use their aptitude for mathematics/computerised problem solving to address business problems. [+]

The programme is suitable for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines who would like to use their aptitude for mathematics/computerised problem solving to address business problems.

 

 

What is the programme about

Business Analytics is a branch of applied mathematics that uses quantitative techniques to optimise decision-making in business. It is a technically focused programme directed at management applications, not a general course about management. This programme is course comparable to a Masters degree (typically MSc) in Operational Research (UK) or Operations Research (USA).

 

 

Objectives

We’ll teach you how to implement quantitative techniques in a business problem-solving and project management environment. We aim to develop your computer software skills and your understanding of the theory and practice of allied information systems, to make them useful in consultancy and business.... [-]


MSc in Business Analytics (Part-time)

Campus Part time 24 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

Business Analytics is a branch of applied mathematics that uses quantitative techniques to optimise decision-making in business. It is a technically focused programme directed at management applications, not a general course about management. [+]

The programme is suitable for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines who would like to use their aptitude for mathematics/computerised problem solving to address business problems.

 

 

What is the programme about

Business Analytics is a branch of applied mathematics that uses quantitative techniques to optimise decision-making in business. It is a technically focused programme directed at management applications, not a general course about management. This programme is course comparable to a Masters degree (typically MSc) in Operational Research (UK) or Operations Research (USA).

 

 

Objectives

We’ll teach you how to implement quantitative techniques in a business problem-solving and project management environment. We aim to develop your computer software skills and your understanding of the theory and practice of allied information systems, to make them useful in consultancy and business.... [-]


MSc in Digital Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The MSc in Digital Marketing (full-time) is for Irish and International business graduates (or related area) who want to improve their digital skills, be industry ready and find exciting jobs in the digital capital of Europe. [+]

MSc in Digital Marketing The MSc in Digital Marketing (full-time) is for Irish and International business graduates (or related area) who want to improve their digital skills, be industry ready and find exciting jobs in the digital capital of Europe.  BackgroundDigital Technologies and the Internet have dramatically changed the way that businesses identify, communicate with, and sell to customers, as well as changing the way businesses manage ongoing interactions with consumers and the wider public. The rapid replacement of traditional media by social networking sites, mobile applications, blogs, and video sharing sites has created an urgent demand for professionals who can think innovatively about how to capture and capitalise on the opportunities of an enormous audience through digital channels. Marketing professionals, in particular, must have an in-depth understanding of digital tools and techniques that permeate all aspects of the interaction with customers.  What will I learn?This programme is pitched at an advanced level and takes a strongly analytical view on the role and value of all aspects of digital technology in the conduct of modern business.... [-]


MSc in Energy and Environmental Finance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The programme is aimed at those who want to pursue a career in the energy and environmental markets sector. The programme is suitable for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines including [+]

MSc in Energy and Environmental Finance

 

Who is the MSc Energy & Environmental Finance for?

The programme is aimed at those who want to pursue a career in the energy and environmental markets sector. The programme is suitable for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines including Finance/Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science and Mathematics.

 

Objectives

The MSc in Energy & Environmental Finance aims to advance your understanding of finance theory, with specific focus on the practical aspects of energy-environmental financial markets. It encourages you to develop creative and analytical approaches to problem-solving in the energy-environment sphere and to enhance your interpersonal and leadership skills.... [-]


MSc in Finance (Full-time)

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

You will acquire a strong understanding of financial processes and procedures and develop the skills necessary for a career in finance. [+]

Finance specialisation Strong class network Proven career track record Highly trained faculty

 

What is the course about?

This programme combines specialist knowledge and a practical understanding of finance with research into the financial services industry. It focuses, in particular, on corporate finance and the investment markets.

 

 

Objectives

The MBS in Finance aims to advance your understanding of finance theory and practice and its relevance in the marketplace. It encourages you to develop creative and analytical approaches to problem-solving and to enhance your interpersonal and leadership skills.

 

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MSc in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The CIPD accredited MSc in Human Resource Management is suitable for those interested in human resource management, trade union and management consultancy careers. A background in business or [+]

MSc in Human Resource Management

 

Who is the MSc in Human Resource Management for?

The CIPD accredited MSc in Human Resource Management is suitable for those interested in human resource management, trade union and management consultancy careers. A background in business or cognate area such as social science, psychology, politics, law or history is an advantage.

 

What is the programme about?

The effective management of human resources is recognised as a key element in an organisation's strategic capability. The MSc in Human Resource Management provides a conceptual and practical insight into Human Resource Management and gives you a solid foundation in current theory and practice in personnel management, industrial relations and behavioural and human sciences.... [-]


MSc in iBusiness - Innovation through ICT

Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The MSc in iBusiness provides knowledge, perspectives and skills with which to effectively manage innovation in businesses and organisations by means of advanced information and communication technologies (ICT). [+]

www.smurfitschool.ie/mastersprogrammes/innovationthroughict/

 

Who is the MSc in iBusiness for?

Business and IT graduates seeking a career managing the delivery of ICT-enabled innovation to business and other organisations ICT professionals seeking to move their competence area and skill-set along the ICT value chain, from production of software to delivery of business innovation through ICT. General business professionals who seek to increase their knowledge of how ICT can deliver business value and enable innovation, and acquire the skills to use ICT products and services to innovate in their own functional areas.

Industry context of the course:

The global information economy is increasingly influenced by the following trends in ICT-enabled business innovation:... [-]


MSc in International Business

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The MSc in International Business from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School can be a stepping stone to a challenging career in international business. You will develop your expertise in managing resources and functions across national boundaries and enhance your interpersonal and presentation skills. [+]

The MSc in International Business from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School can be a stepping stone to a challenging career in international business. You will develop your expertise in managing resources and functions across national boundaries and enhance your interpersonal and presentation skills.

 

 

How will you benefit

 

You will develop the skills you need to operate in an international forum. The presence of many overseas students will enhance your learning experience and help you develop an important peer network.

 

The MSc in International Business from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School gives you the skills you need to make your mark in the international business world.... [-]


MSc in Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

It is designed to deliver a well-rounded knowledge of the theories, practices and skills of business and management, and is delivered by a faculty of leading academics and industry experts. [+]

MSc in Management 

 

Who is the MSc in Management for?

The programme is designed for non-business graduates who want to pursue a career in business. Students have joined from a wide range of academic backgrounds, including arts, engineering, law, science and the social science.

 

What is the programme about?

 

The MSc in Management is an exciting programme designed for non-business graduates who want to follow a career in business. It is designed to deliver a well-rounded knowledge of the theories, practices and skills of business and management, and is delivered by a faculty of leading academics and industry experts.

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MSc in Management (part-time)

Campus Part time 24 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The programme has been designed specifically for those unable to complete a Masters programme on a full-time basis. It is designed for non-business graduates who wish to pursue or further develop a [+]

MSc in Management (part-time) 

Who is the MSc in Management for?

The programme has been designed specifically for those unable to complete a Masters programme on a full-time basis. It is designed for non-business graduates who wish to pursue or further develop a career in business. It is available to graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds, including arts, engineering, law, science and the social science.

 

What is the course about?

The course delivers a well-rounded knowledge of the theories, practices and skills of business and management and is delivered by a faculty of leading academics and industry experts. The programme draws upon UCD Business School’s long established tradition of offering part-time business programmes by distance learning.... [-]


MSc in Management Consultancy

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The programme is suitable for business and economics graduates who have a keen interest in becoming successful consultants in the competitive consulting industry [+]

MSc in Management Consultancy

 

Who is the MSc in Management Consultancy for?

The programme is suitable for business and economics graduates who have a keen interest in becoming successful consultants in the competitive consulting industry.

 

What is the programme about?

This MSc in Management Consultancy provides you with first-hand knowledge of the tools and techniques used by successful consultants in the competitive management consulting industry. You will get a detailed understanding of the global consulting industry; how it works, its dominant players, key success factors and the management issues that drive it.

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MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

You will develop an understanding of marketing theory and the skills you need to compete successfully in the marketplace. [+]

Management focus Summer school Excellent career prospects Expert faculty.

 

What will You learn

You will develop an understanding of marketing theory and the skills you need to compete successfully in the marketplace.

 

 

How will You benefit

 The MSc in Marketing is taught by an experienced academic staff and senior industry practitioners, giving you a unique insight into the realities of this competitive area.

 

 

What is the programme about

 The MSc in Marketing is designed to develop your marketing knowledge and skills to prepare you for a senior management position and allow you to compete successfully in your chosen field.... [-]


MSc in Marketing Practice

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

As future managers, you will acquire valuable skills in being a team player, motivating and leading others, communicating and negotiating effectively and develop excellent interpersonal skills. [+]

Focus on professional and personal development Highly-motivated students Excellent career prospects Expert faculty.

 

What will You learn

You will learn to combine your existing knowledge with real commercial experience in a variety of marketing situations.

 

 

How will You benefit

The contact with clients and events organised throughout the year gives you the opportunity to network with senior business people and build relationships with them. As future managers, you will acquire valuable skills in being a team player, motivating and leading others, communicating and negotiating effectively and develop excellent interpersonal skills.... [-]


MSc in Organisational Development and Change

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This is an ideal programme for aspiring and current managers who are interested in organisational behaviour, organisational development and the management of change in an ever more [+]

MSc in Organisational Development and Change

 

Who is the MSc in Organisation Development and Change for?

This is an ideal programme for aspiring and current managers who are interested in organisational behaviour, organisational development and the management of change in an ever more complex and demanding environmental context. The programme provides you with a behavioural lens and enhanced ability to think and act analytically, strategically and creatively. A background in business, social science or psychology is an advantage. The programme is geared towards organisation of all types: public sector and private, commercial and not-for-profit.

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MSc in Project Management

Campus Part time 24 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

This programme delivers a comprehensive learning experience and build skills that otherwise would take a decade of experience to acquire. [+]

Focus on specialist skills Excellent opportunities for peer learning Immediate benefits in your workplace Expert faculty

 

What is the programme about

Business change, new products, new facilities, new systems and new technology are all achieved through projects in companies. This MSc in Project Management programme gives you an understanding of the technical and behavioural skills essential for successful project management.

 

 

Objectives

This programme delivers a comprehensive learning experience and build skills that otherwise would take a decade of experience to acquire.

 

 

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MSc in Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin

Following an academic review the structure of the M.Sc. in Quantitative Finance has changed and will now be a two semester course consisting of 10 modules along with a summer dissertation. [+]

Following an academic review the structure of the M.Sc. in Quantitative Finance has changed and will now be a two semester course consisting of 10 modules along with a summer dissertation. The MSc in Quantitative Finance from UCD Smurfit School trains you to use your quantitative talents to the full.

 

  

 

What is the programme about?

 The MSc in Quantitative Finance is a balanced programme of finance and computational methods, which will suit numerate, competitive students looking for careers in finance that stretch their quantitative talents.

 

 

Objectives

We aim to give you the knowledge and skills to develop quantitative security pricing models and trading strategies. These will help you manage portfolios of equity, fixed income and derivative securities. You will also develop the tools for managing corporate financial risk.... [-]


MSc in Strategic Management Accounting

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The MSc in Strategic Management Accounting is an exciting programme designed to produce high calibre graduates for leadership in business, advisory and accountancy. The programme is [+]

MSc in Strategic Management Accounting

 

Fees: 2012 intake 

 

Who is the MSc in Strategic Management Accounting for?

The MSc in Strategic Management Accounting is an exciting programme designed to produce high calibre graduates for leadership in business, advisory and accountancy. The programme is intended for high ability business graduates who want to achieve long-term career success, based on a strong foundation in accountancy and specialising in management accounting. Because the programme assumes a high level of accountancy knowledge, only graduates who have completed an undergraduate or a postgraduate programme with a substantial accountancy element are eligible.... [-]


MSc in Strategic Management and Planning

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This programme is designed for students interested in strategic management and planning in the private and public sectors, and whose careers may involve them in the design and implementation [+]

MSc in Strategic Management and Planning

 

Who is the MSc in Strategic Management and Planning for?

This programme is designed for students interested in strategic management and planning in the private and public sectors, and whose careers may involve them in the design and implementation of strategic planning systems. A background in business or economics is an advantage.

 

What is the programme about?

Strategic management and planning requires knowledge and skills in areas such as marketing, finance, human resource management and organisational behaviour. The programme enables you to advise management on the process of formulating and implementing new strategies and covers a broad range of general business subjects, which gives you a launch pad for a career in strategic consulting, general management or in running your own business.... [-]


MSc in Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This programme is open to graduates from all subject areas and is especially suited to those from a business, social science, economics or engineering background. The MSc in Supply Chain [+]

MSc in Supply Chain Management

 

Starting: September

 

This programme is open to graduates from all subject areas and is especially suited to those from a business, social science, economics or engineering background.  The MSc in Supply Chain Management is ideal for anyone who is keen to enter this fast-growing business profession.

 

What is the programme about?Supply chain management is the management of all the activities in business networks. This means managing the resources and relationships of not just your company but also your suppliers and your customers.  Supply chain management is one of the fastest-growing business professions and gives companies a strong competitive advantage. The MSc in Supply Chain Management is designed to help you succeed in this complex and varied environment.  As well as modules on supply chain skills you will also take part in a supply chain consulting project with the leading companies in Ireland and internationally.  This will give you real experience of supply chain issues as well as a great boost to your hiring potential.  Course objectiveWe teach you to develop your thinking and management skills across the entire supply chain, including supplier development and management, innovation generation, customer relationship management and systems thinking.... [-]


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Contact

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Address Carysfort Ave
Ireland
Website http://www.smurfitschool.ie/
Phone +353 1 716 8934