MBA

1 Year full-time
2016/17

Business. Imagined Better. Together.

www.smurfitschool.ie

Welcome UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland’s leading business school and research centre. Boston Consulting Group. At UCD Smurfit School we have the best mix of students and faculty to support your imagination and stimulate your creativity in the best possible way.000 Business Alumni worldwide. PwC. Aer Lingus. Our graduates have secured employment across leading companies such as McKinsey. we offer the benefits of Ireland’s largest University with the intimacy of a dedicated campus. • Expertise . In addition to a rigorous academic focus. EY and many more. Microsoft. including the USA. A school of University College Dublin. recruited from all across the world.only business school in Ireland to be triple accredited by AACSB. UCD Smurfit School . Karan Sonpar. "The UCD Smurfit School MBA is a practically relevant degree that provides participants with exposure to the latest trends in management thought.500 MBA Alumni and 70. Apple. Asia and Europe. EQUIS and AMBA. • Career Impact – 80% of our MBA students are employed within 3 months of graduation." Prof. we emphasise developing soft skills through initiatives such as international study tours. South America.  • Academic Excellence – one of the keystones of our reputation is the quality and expertise of our 100-strong faculty. South Africa. personal skills development training. Why UCD Smurfit School? • Globally Ranked – consistently ranked in the world’s top 100 by the Financial Times and The Economist Intelligence Unit.  and collaborative problem-solving. • Triple Crown of Accreditation . MBA Academic Director. • Global Alumni Network – connect with an active network of over 3. • International Diversity . comprising of leading teaching specialists in subjects spanning the core disciplines of business and management. • Corporate Connections – strong industry links exist between the school and both national & global organisations. Accenture.Over 50 years’ experience in delivering an international MBA qualification.our full-time MBA attracts over 50% of participants from overseas. This global perspective leads to a rich and stimulating learning environment.

Thousands of overseas companies have made Ireland their home Ireland ranked in 4th place in the Best Country for Business listing on Forbes. Ireland has one of the most advanced and competitive telecommunications infrastructures in Europe. well above the EU average of 27% Source: Silicon Republic July 2015. In 2014 Ireland had the third highest share of third-level graduates across the EU 28 countries at 38%. Cost of Living – according to the ‘Cost of City Rankings’ Mercer 2015.1 in the IMD World Competitiveness 2015 Rankings Ireland’s education system ranks in the top ten in the world. Paris.000 foreign nationals began working in Ireland Source: IDA Ireland. There are over 1 million people currently in full-time education Source: IMD Competitiveness Yearbook. 4 Ireland placed at No. Dublin is still less expensive than other cities like Zurich.The UCD Smurfit MBA Difference Why Ireland? Ireland is on track to be the fastest growing economy in Europe for the 2nd year in 2015 Source: IDA Ireland & IMF Economic Outlook 2015. driven by both goods and services. Ireland’s young workforce is more qualified than ever before. New York & Sydney. London. Large investments have resulted in state-of-the-art optical networks with world class national and international connectivity Source: IDA Ireland. Exports are at an all-time high. From 2011-2013 over 225. especially in the Pharma & Computer Services sectors Source: IDA Ireland & CSO. . 2015. Multi-cultural Society – more than half a million Irish residents speak a foreign language.com.

August) ACADEMIC PROGRAMME* MBA teaching is a dynamic mix of theory. Int. Book/Résumé Book EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Welcome Dinner MBA Alumni Events. India. Not for Profit. implimentation. Case studies. Careers Service builds career mgmt.Full-time MBA Overview *Modules offered are subject to change Foundation Week Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester (August) (September . Team Building Communications Networking Study Skills/Self-Analysis Report Writing Excel Skills Case Study Analysis Global Network of Advanced Management (10 Options . PERSONAL AND ADVANCED SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Extensive programme of workshops to develop leadership. Study Trip Abroad. managerial & team skills and to provide the soft skills which add real value to career and personal development. skills and awareness.May) (June . Introductory Sessions Core Modules: Core Modules: Core Modules: Teaching & Learning Sessions IT & Library Introductions Productivity Management Student Services Finance for Non-Finance Practitioners Presentation Bootcamp Financial Reporting Strategies for Human Resources Performance Driven Marketing Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt. Strong emphasis on team work and skills.December) (January . group discussion and analysis and experiental learning.Development of the Self Team & Team Performance Team Coaching Networking Leadership Styles Implementation of Personal LDP Plan Coaching Putting Theory into Practice MBA Careers in Action Self & Market Awareness Careers Skills Seminars Approaching the Market Targeted Search Making an Impact C. Competitive Strategy Business Economics Business & Society Management Accounting Financial Statement Analysis Corporate Finance Conducting Business in International Markets Global & Corporate Strategy (Block) Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Capstone project Option Modules: Option Modules: Global Network Immersion Week Managing the Negotiation Process Management Consultancy Entrepreneurship Corporate Governance Strategic Marketing Financing New Ventures Strategy Execution Managing and Leading Change Opportunity to take a module at a selected partner institution belonging to the Global Network for Advanced Management. MBA Sporting Competitions/Sports Clubs Intervarsity MBA Strategy Competition MBA Blog/MBA Clubs/Networking Events/ Dean Speaker Series / Thought Leadership MBA BBQ MBA Alumni Association . Entrepreneurship Strategic Company Projects Live Case Studies & Guest Speakers Leadership Development Programme . Start-ups. simulations and capstone are used to build expertise and analytical skills.5 Days) International Study Trip Abroad Previous destinations have included China.V. guest speakers. Brazil & South Africa Core module run at international location (1 week) Major Consultancy Project with a strategic focus .themes include: MNC.

In other words. Past and present chapters include: Adelaide Beijing Boston Brussels Colombo Dubai Dublin Hanover Hong Kong Kingston Kuala Lumpur Lausanne London Luxembourg Madrid Melbourne Montreal Munich New Orleans New York Paris Perth San Diego San Francisco Shanghai Singapore Sydney Toronto Vancouver Valletta Vienna Washington DC Yokohama “The UCD Smurfit MBA was a unique and unforgettable experience.000+ Business Alumni worldwide and draw on their expertise and networks throughout your career. I wanted to open new perspectives in my career in terms of management skills.Where are they now? Alumni Networks: connect with an active network of over 3. Financial Controller. team work and culture.Alumni .” Erwan Le Pavec. After ten years working in France. The quality and small class size of the course also helped me to change my mind-set and think more broadly. France Why Dublin? Dublin was voted No. 2 in the ‘student mix’ category of Best Student Cities in the World by the QS World University Rankings 2015 reflecting its high concentration of students and high ratio of international students . I feel better equipped for the future and see the UCD Smurfit MBA as a long term valuable investment. UTC Aerospace Systems. FT MBA 2014. I approach business more globally.500 MBA Alumni and 70. their backgrounds and the wealth of our discussions. I appreciated the diversity of the participants. Today.

Do you need a visa? You’ll find helpful visa information at www.ucd. Contact Us For more information please contact our MBA Admissions Manager Gillian Durnin/Marianne Doyle Email: mba@ucd.smurfitschool.normally from current or former employers. and Europe.ie/mba www. .ie/international Rankings: Business. as the requirements for scholarship applicants may vary.mba. Full-time MBA participant profile 2015/16: What do you need? • A university degree* • A minimum of three years’ managerial experience Notes: • Scholarship applicants will need to check the UCD Smurfit School website to calculate their required GMAT score. 75% have spent part of their career overseas. The final application deadline for the academic year 2016/17 is July 15th 2016.smurfitschool. Asia.Class Statistics Admissions Our full-time MBA attracts over half of its participants from overseas.ie or please contact our International Office for assistance: www. The range of age and experience within those parameters is extensive.com @SmurfitSchool Accredited by: A member of: Scholarships and financial assistance: For details on financial assistance for students and our wide range of MBA scholarships visit our website. • A minimum GMAT score of 580 (see www.ie *If you do not hold a university degree equivalent to NFQ level 8.ie Phone: +353 1 716 8862 www. • English language requirements (if applicable) are available to view on our website at www.smurfitschoolblog.gov. which helps to add to the rich diversity of the class.com for GMAT information) Return on Investment is high with growth of earnings at 69% in the 3 years after graduation (source FT 2015). Imagined Better. Together. including the USA. Course Fees: €34. please contact the Admissions Office to obtain a form (Recognition of Prior Learning) to complete and submit with your application.smurfitschool.500 The average age on the full-time MBA is 30 years. Average age 30 Ratio of males/females 69/31 % Application process: Interested applicants should apply online at www.inis. South America. The UCD Smurfit MBA is consistently ranked in the global top 10 valuefor-money MBAs by the Financial Times. and participants have an average of eight years' professional experience. South Africa. • Two letters of recommendation . and approximately 31% are women. • Entry to the MBA programme is highly competitive and achieving the minimum score does not guarantee admission.ie International participants 67% Application fee: €50 Average GMAT 625 Application deadlines: Applications will be accepted on a continuous or rolling basis.