Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at UCD


I am starting the MSc in Management Consultancy programme at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at University College Dublin. I'm from the U.S,, and I've heard great things about UCD and the business school from people here and in Ireland.

Does anyone have any additional insight into the school and its reputation?

I'd appreciate any feedback or bits of information you can share.


UCD cuts you down on your grades. Very often you hear rave reviews but these are mostly by students who want the publicity thing or for a recommendation by their lecturers.

UCD also gives lots of assignments and you will be miserable in the run-up to your exams. At least that is the insight from a friend of mine who studied there. Start early and avoid teamwork with Irish students - they will always wait until the last week and can be stubborn to work with.