UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

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1. The School

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland’s leading business school and research centre offering world-class business programmes that equip students to become impactful global business leaders. It is the only business school in Ireland, and one of an elite group of schools worldwide, to hold the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation from the three centres of business and academic excellence—EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

For the past 19 years, academic programmes at UCD Smurfit School consistently rank among the world’s best and are accredited by the most internationally respected organisations including The Economist and The Financial Times. The Masters in International Management is ranked 7th in the world and the school is ranked 23rd among leading European business schools by the Financial Times.

Engagement efforts have resulted in one of the world's top business school alumni communities with over 98,000 professionals around the globe in over 40 international chapters. Along with leading global/international academic administration, leadership derives from two prestigious advisory boards, the Irish Advisory Board and the North American Advisory Board.

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is one of four constituent parts of the UCD College of Business and offers postgraduate courses, including the MBA and a wide range of specialist business masters. UCD Smurfit School opened a campus solely dedicated to graduate business education in 1991 and grew most recently with a new centre for PhD research in 2017.

More information at http://www.smurfitschool.ie
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Key points

MIM programme at this school

Ranked in the world’s top ten for the last 3 years, the UCD Smurfit School Masters in International Management (MIM) from CEMS offers a unique, dual degree that is globally recognised and internationally respected. 

As the only Irish school that is part of the elite CEMS alliance, our programme offers students the opportunity to study within a dynamic research ecosystem in Ireland’s vibrant commerce capital of Dublin—which also serves as the EU Headquarters for the world’s leading multinational companies. Our deep ties with industry and friendly culture, enables students to have unprecedented access to global business leaders.

Our programme evolves in consultation with world-renowned faculty and business leaders, who bridge academic rigour and leadership expertise to offer an insight into management best practices.  
Students will be equipped with the academic knowledge and practical skills required to operate within global businesses and multinational teams. Gain the  vision of responsible business decision-making, leadership and global citizenship that is informed by ethical reasoning, personal integrity and respect for social diversity. And develop an awareness of different cultures, schools of thought and ways of doing business, via a semester spent abroad in a CEMS member school, an international internship and constant interaction with the corporate world during the course via the CEMS Business Project, Skill Seminars and other corporate events.

Living in the city

Dublin is a vibrant European city, with plenty to see and do. There are a wide range of activities to suit all mind sets, from active walks up to Bray Head or Howth Head, through to visiting historic locations such as Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol and Christchurch Cathedral. Of course there’s also the ever- popular nightlife, from live music through to clubbing. In addition to the historic sites, Dublin is now home to some of the largest multinational headquarters in Europe – including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Hubspot, AirBnb, LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Smurfit School campus is located a 20 minute rail ride away in a beautiful seaside suburb called Blackrock.  The campus is a 10 minute walk from the sea front. The Dublin City Centre and the beautiful neighbouring County Wicklow (the so called ‘Garden of Ireland’) are easily accessible from Blackrock. It’s the ideal campus for taking in both the urban and suburban lifestyles in Dublin. For information regarding the city’s amenities and ‘where to go, what to do Lovin Dublin has lots of recommendations on things to do and see, restaurants and upcoming festivals and events. We recommend you refer to the Dublin.ie, Happenings or Dublin Events Guide websites.

CEMS Club Dublin

UCD Smurfit has a very active CEMS Club and CEMS Club Dublin has been recognised in the CEMS alliance for their outstanding contributions to the CEMS Community. Throughout the semester our CEMS Club may organize trips away, corporate events, tech tours and social events. Events are frequently run in partnership with other CEMS Schools or the local chapter of the CEMS Alumni Association (CEMS LC Ireland). A new CEMS Committee is elected each semester, and the Club is open to all CEMS students.

In addition, UCD has over 60 sports clubs and 70 student societies including the UCD International Students Society which is open to all students.

Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland
Admission contact
2. Master of science and cems mim
1 March-19 May 2023

16 months

Beg. September



  • Masters of Science in International Management

Term dates for the Master Programme(s)

Term 1 From 30 August to 1 December 2023
Term 2 From 17 January to 26 April 2024
3. Programme offer

Academic year

  • Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View
    FIN42200 Renewable Energy Finance Hard Skills / Exclusive In person 2023-09-11 2023-11-28 View
    BMGT45480 Management of Projects and Change Elective In person 2023-09-11 2023-11-27 View
    MKT40620 Corporate Marketing Strategy Elective In person 2023-09-11 2023-11-27 View
    BMGT43600 Managing the Negotiation Process Exclusive In person 2023-09-12 2023-11-28 View
    MKT42400 Consumer Insights & Analytics Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-09-12 2023-11-28 View
    MKT46090 Big Data Analytics Exclusive In person 2023-09-13 2023-11-29 View
    BMGT44500 Supply Chain Management in Global Food Systems Elective In person 2023-09-13 2023-11-22 View
    BMGT45470 Leading Project Teams Elective In person 2023-09-13 2023-11-29 View
    MKT46060 Consumer Beheaviour Elective In person 2023-09-13 2023-11-29 View
    BMGT43510 Global Strategy Strategy In person 2023-09-14 2023-11-30 View
  • Title Start date End date View
    Imagining and Marketing New Products 2023-09-04 2023-09-08 View
    Building Consumer Brands in the Modern Business Landscape 2023-09-04 2023-09-08 View
  • Title Start date End date Compagn(ies) ECTS Number of days View
    Team Development Programme 2023-08-30 2023-08-30 Interactive Solutions 0.25 0.5 View
    Personio: Go-To-Market Strategy 2023-09-15 2023-09-15 Personio 0.25 0.5 View
    CEMS Professional Development Masterclass 2023-09-22 2023-09-22 Horizon Guidance 0.5 1 View
    CEMS Self Awareness & Leadership 2023-09-29 2023-09-29 UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School 0.25 0.5 View
    Persuasion Skills with AlphaSights 2023-10-06 2023-10-06 AlphaSights / AlphaSights / AlphaSights 0.25 0.5 View
    ServiceNow - Creating a Sales Pitch 2023-10-06 2023-10-06 ServiceNow 0.25 0.5 View
    Interview Strategy & Storytelling 2023-10-12 2023-10-12 Promeo 0.25 0.5 View
    Unlocking the Future of Business Processes Through Hyperautomation 2023-10-13 2023-10-13 Roboyo / Roboyo 0.5 1 View
    CCHBC Personal Branding and Kanban Model 2023-11-03 11:00 2023-11-03 15:00 CCHBC / CCHBC 0.25 0.5 View
    The Google Way of Selling 2023-11-17 2023-11-17 Google Ireland / Google Ireland / Google Ireland / Google Cloud 0.25 0.5 View
    Responsible Global Leadership 2023-11-24 2023-11-24 Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) 0.25 0.5 View
  • Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View
    BMGT45320 Global Leadership Leadership In person 2024-01-23 2024-04-23 View
  • Title Start date End date Compagn(ies) ECTS Number of days View
    Global Citizenship Seminar 2024-01-18 2024-01-19 Moyee Coffee 1 2 View