Full-time MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business
    • Course Start
      September
    • Course Duration
      Full-time: 12 Months
    • MBA Program Type
      MBA

    Course Description

    Experiential. Transformational. International. The globally-ranked Smurfit MBA provides an unequalled opportunity to unlock and develop your leadership potential, accelerate your career and build your global network.

    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 MBA. 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.

    Teaching Methods & Assessment

    By utilising a range of methods including lectures, seminars, guest speakers, practical projects, case studies and live case studies, the Smurfit MBA faculty encourage participants to draw on their own professional experience as they broaden their knowledge. Assessment for the MBA is based on a combined grade for group assignments and presentations, individual projects, class participation and written examinations. The exact assessment strategy varies by module at the discretion of the faculty member delivering it. Graduates are given a GPA and level result.

    Vision & Values Statement

    The purpose of the MBA programme is to offer students with a well-rounded approach on business and management from the perspective of a general manager (Purpose).

    The programme equips students with the skills and techniques required by a general manager from various business disciplines. The intention is to develop both within, and across functional discipline, knowledge (education and subject/discipline/professional values). The programme promotes an environment where: the material focuses on contemporary topics and challenges; students are encouraged to take ownership for their learning journey; learning is rooted in rigorous management research; and application of knowledge is encouraged (the nature of the learning environment for students).

    In addition to lectures, students work individually and in small groups on business cases and assignments. Students are also exposed to skills training sessions, and presentations by visiting lecturers and practitioners. They are also required to undertake an international study trip (key approaches to teaching, learning and assessment).

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Smurfit MBA 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.


    Visit the Full-time MBA page on the University College Dublin web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    A university degree

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

    A valid score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

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