Facts and Figures


International Accreditation and Recognition

Accreditation recognises our commitment to quality and continuous improvement through comprehensive and rigorous international peer review

Our School is distinguished by achieving AACSB accreditation in 2016 (one of only two Schools in Ireland).

Our Executive MBA has been accredited by AMBA since 2004.

Our MSc in Management is ranked in the Financial Times Top 90 globally.

Four of the School’s specialist masters programmes were ranked in the Top 30 in their subject in the world in the latest Eduniversal Best Masters ranking.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes hold all appropriate professional accreditations, such as: Chartered Accountants Ireland, ACCA, CIMA, CIPD, Psychological Society of Ireland.


Programmes and Student Experience

DCU Business School has a long-standing reputation for the quality of its business education and we are committed to providing students with a distinctive, innovative and high quality experience which advances their careers and enables them to contribute effectively to the economy and society.

Approximately 95% of our graduates are employed or are engaged in further study, within six months of graduation.

Our student population exceeds 3,000 and comprises 58 nationalities.

We have a vibrant alumni community of over 17,000 graduates working in leadership roles in Irish and Global enterprises both at home and around the world.

We offer 6 undergraduate programmes, 16 postgraduate programmes and have a vibrant community of PhD students.

We deliver two undergraduate programmes and one postgraduate programme at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), the all-female university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (DCU@PNU).

We are members of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) and work closely with our partners in France, Germany, Spain, Italy UK, USA, Mexico and Brazil to offer joint programmes and student exchange opportunities.

Innovative modules designed and delivered by the School have achieved success at the QS Stars Wharton ‘Reimagine Education’ awards in 2014 and 2015.

In the 2019 QS World Rankings we placed in the top 300 institutions worldwide for Accounting & Finance and in the top 250 for Business & Management Studies. 



DCU Business School engages in research collaborations and activities locally, nationally and internationally, with academic colleagues and industry, so that our research appropriately impacts on our key stakeholders.

Faculty have won €8 million in research grants in recent years from national funding agencies and under international funding programmes.

We have three significant research centres which combine academic rigour and industry relevance: The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, the DCU Centre for Family Business and the DCU Leadership and Talent Institute.

70% of faculty are active publishers in peer-reviewed journals.

70% of our faculty with publications in the past five years have published with an international co-author.

53% of this cohort have published in ABS 3, 4 and 4* journals in the past five years.


Industry Engagement

Industry engagement is a hallmark of all of our activities in DCU Business School.

Through our Centre for Executive and International Education, we design and deliver bespoke leadership and management development programmes for organisations in both the private and public sectors.

Every year, over 300 business undergraduate students engage in work placements (INTRA), 150 postgraduate students complete business practicums or consultancy projects for enterprises and all our students have the opportunity to learn from industry experts via guest lectures and industry events.

Over 12,000 seats were filled by external attendees at enterprise mini-conferences, outreach events and seminars over the past three years.

As part of our DICE (Digital, Innovation Creativity and Enterprise) module, over 250 mobile apps have been developed and published by first year students in conjunction with Microsoft in the last three years.

We have a vibrant Alumni community of over 16,000 graduates working in leadership roles in Irish and global enterprises both at home and around the world.

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