Archive for Smurfit School

12 graduates to benefit from €500,000 anonymous donation

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“A €500,000 donation from an anonymous private donor will provide an opportunity for 12 graduates to attend UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School …” (more)

[Doireann McDermott, Silicon Republic, 21 March]


€1m plan will help graduates cook up a storm in exports

Posted in Life with tags , on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“UCD’s Smurfit Graduate Business School, in partnership with Bord Bia, has announced the launch of a €1m scholarship programme that will offer 25 students an opportunity to participate in a scheme designed to help increase the exports of the Irish food and drink industry …” (more)

[Independent, 10 March]

Big task for graduates

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 3 February 2011 by Steve

“Enterprise Ireland is placing 50 top-level graduates in export-led firms with markets across the globe …” (more)

[Herald, 3 February]

Smurfit school jumps 20 spots

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“University College Dublin’s Smurfit School has jumped 20 places in a prestigious international ranking of graduate business colleges …” (more)

[Independent, 31 January]

UCD’s graduate business school in Europe’s top 20

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“UCD’s Graduate Business School has been ranked number 20 in Europe’s best by the Financial Times …” (more)

[Herald, 26 October]

Govt plan to place top 50 graduates in export-led firms

Posted in Life with tags , , on 30 August 2010 by Steve

“Enterprise Minister Batt O’Keefe TD has launched a plan to place the top 50 graduates from Irish universities in to export-led firms as part of the Graduates 4 International Growth (G4IG) programme developed in partnership with UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 30 August]

Anonymous donor gives €500,000 for Smurfit school MBA scholarships

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 31 May 2010 by Steve

“An anonymous wealthy donor has agreed to provide the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School with €500,000 to help produce the country’s new business elite and fuel the Irish economic recovery …” (more)

[Ciaran Hancock, Irish Times, 31 May]

‘It has been a costly journey but we did this to get a competitive edge’

Posted in teaching with tags , on 4 May 2010 by Steve

“The idea of leaving a job to embark on a €30,000 academic adventure is the stuff of boomtime fantasy. The Masters in Business Administration really took off in the good years; there was enough money swilling about for high fliers to take an expensive career break, and plenty of jobs for them when they rejoined the race, that bit closer to the leader board. UCD Smurfit School nudged into international rankings and Ireland was on the MBA map …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 4 May]

Financial Times ranks UCD Smurfit School MBA among world’s best

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 11 February 2010 by Steve

“The UCD Smurfit School of Business has held its position in the top 100 global ranks of full-time MBA programmes by the Financial Times. It is the only full-time MBA programme delivered by a university in Ireland listed among the global top 100 …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 11 February]

Smurfit School of Business keeps FT ranking

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 January 2010 by Steve

“UCD Smurfit School of Business has been ranked in the European top 30 of the Financial Times’ full time MBA programmes. The school has kept its place in the top 100 schools around the world for the past 11 years, coming in at 98th in the global rankings …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 25 January]

Begley plans ‘world-class’ business school

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 April 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Professor Tom Begley has plans to build a world-class business school in Ireland, with the expansion of University College Dublin’s schools. The dean of the Quinn School of Business and the Smurfit Graduate Business School believes that now, as they celebrate their centennial year, is the time to do just that. Applications for postgraduate programmes at the schools have jumped 40 per cent this year. The Quinn School, which is based at the Belfield campus, has 2,000 students on various undergraduate programmes while the Smurfit School, based in Blackrock, has 1,360 students, mostly on masters programmes …” (more)

[Sunday Business Post, 26 April]