university college dublin

I published an guest post by Adnan about Studying in Ireland few months back.

There were lot of  interest among students about education in Ireland.

Geraldine McCarthy frolm UCD posted a comment in the above blog post. I reached out to her to write a guest blog post for HSB readers.

Enter  Geraldine :

university college dublinUCD, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School offers students a world class education. Ranked 64th in the world by the Financial Times in 2013, the School is part of a league of elite business schools around the world.

The School has also been awarded the triple crown of accreditation from three centres of business and academic excellence – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

At the centre of the School, is an international faculty, renowned for its research and international teaching experience.

Smurfit Graduate Business School

The Smurfit School excels in its teaching of best practice in management through research and practical experience.

It designs programmes that reflect the changes and demands of the global market place. Amongst many other aspects, programmes address new technologies and their impact on business, encourage entrepreneurship, innovation, develop leadership skills and have a global orientation.

Many of the School’s programmes have a company project or an internship as part of the curriculum which provides students with practical, job oriented skills.

[div class=”contnet-box-blue”]A key part of the students’ education at the School is the development of their professional skills through a range of methods including skills seminars, role play, presentations, practical projects and clubs and societies.[end-div]


Enhancement of these professional skills throughout the students’ time at the School is of great importance when they decide to enter the employment market. Competition for placements with international corporations is so strong, that in many cases, a candidate’s professional skills will separate them from other competitors in the recruitment and selection process.

The School also has a strong culture of collaboration; a core element of the School’s ethos is teamwork. Students work in teams on projects and international case studies and together discuss and debate their views in an interactive classroom setting.


A range of different teaching methods in the classroom encourage students to develop and learn in many different ways. The student also receives one-to-one guidance and attention from professional staff from the moment contact is made with the School until graduation. An intimate setting in the School allows our students to settle in and enjoy a personalised experience.

 Student Population :

The Business School has the most international student population in the country.

  • Sixty six nationalities are represented on campus.
  • Approximately 8% of the student population in the Business School is joins us from India this year.

A range of different nationalities in the School ensures our Indian students have a truly international experience.


The Business School is part of University College Dublin which is ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

With a student population of 26,000 the university is the largest in Ireland and has the largest urban campus in Europe.

The university is located in the Embassy district in Dublin and first opened its doors in 1854.

Many of Ireland’s Prime Ministers, ambassadors, famous writers, poets, athletes, actors, and physicists are graduates of University College Dublin. The fourth President of India, V. V. Giri also studied at University College Dublin.

About Ireland

  • Ireland is a safe, friendly and beautiful country with a high quality education system.
  • Population of 4.6 million, with 1.5 million in the Capital City, Dublin.
  • It is also an English speaking country.

Ireland is a diverse and multi – cultured society and is a member of the European Union.

Although the economy has gone through some tough times in the last few years, Ireland has been an example to world on how to get a country back on its feet! A hub for creativity and innovation, over 1000 international companies have a base in Ireland.


It continues to be one of the most favoured global locations for investment. The United States alone invest more in Ireland than in Brazil, Russia, China and India combined. Ireland also has a strong export sector and is a world leader in industries such as ICT, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, financial services and social media.

With focus and determination, Ireland has moved forward over the last few years with the skills of domestic and international talent joining the workforce and contributing to the economy.

We welcome students from all over the world at UCD, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.


We aspire to give our students the personal and professional skills to lead a successful career in the international business field. We aim to ensure that our students have acquired the judgement skills to take the right course of action in any given business situation in the future.

Author: Ms Geraldine McCarthy, Recruitment and Admissions Manager, India.


Post your questions about Smurfit Graduate Business School rankings, admission requirements, placements, financial aid,living in Ireland to in the comments section.

PS : This is not a sponsored article.


  1. akshay gupta on November 6, 2016 at 11:53 AM

    hi, i am applying to smurfit business school for a msc in finace, but i am a little worried about the placements thereafter. can someone please help me with it?

  2. Akshat Verma on December 29, 2015 at 1:53 AM

    Hi! Can someone please tell me about the M.Sc in Business Analytics? What are the job opportunities after this course?

  3. Charu Singh on September 16, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    I am in my final year of engineering (IT) and I am planning of doing an MBA. But first, I would work for a year or two and also prepare for exams that I would need to qualify to study in Ireland. Could you help me out with scholarships in Ireland? I am not financially strong enough to study abroad and MBA is one of the most costly programs.

  4. Agnit Chatterjee on March 12, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Hi. I have an offer from Dublin Business School for MSc in Computing and Information Systems . Should I go for it. I have doubts with people suggesting me for US or Canada instead. How is the education. Will it help me in my Doctorate studies should I chose so? How is the placement? Please provide the much needed information.

    • Pradnya on March 12, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      Hello there, you can join the course with closed eyes. Education given here is very excellent. College lead you, you have to become leader. I have done my Masters in eBusiness and IS. in 2009-10 batch. Placement assistance and guidance will be provided there, depends on requirement available that time.

      • Shah.S on May 12, 2015 at 5:48 AM


        I am looking to apply for Msc Biotechnology and Business program at Smurfit business school. Any idea if you know anyone who did the course there..


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