Smurfit Executive Development, a branch of the UCD Smurfit School, has been placed 69th in the world and 34th in Europe in 2016 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.
Smurfit Executive Development is the first provider in Ireland to feature in the Financial Times Executive Education Open Enrolment Ranking. The placing cements the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s position as one of Ireland’s leading centre of excellence in business education and leadership development.
Last year nearly 600 executives took part in Open Enrolment programmes at Smurfit Executive Development across 10 specialist diploma programmes, two business Masters programmes as well as a wide range of short courses and master classes.
Commenting on the ranking, Helen Brophy, Director of Smurfit Executive Development at UCD Smurfit School said: “Inclusion in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings is a significant endorsement for Smurfit Executive Development and is a welcome recognition for the excellence we pursue as we support senior executives in developing their skills and expertise.
“In 2012 we took a strategic decision to focus on developing our Executive Education portfolio and we are delighted now to achieve such a prestigious ranking in recognition of our success to date. Notwithstanding today’s achievement, we will continue to invest further in faculty, facilities and programme development to ensure that our offering remains cutting edge.”
In January, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s full-time MBA programme was ranked 79th in the world and 24th in Europe by the 2016 Financial Times Top 100 Global Full-time MBA Rankings.