Why DCU Business School for your Masters

A world leading young university

DCU is the only University in Ireland to be ranked in the QS Top 50 University under 50 years old and is within the Top 200 most globally-engaged universities in the world. We have forged a reputation as Ireland's University of Enterprise, through strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners both at home and overseas.

Internationally recognised

DCU Business School is only one of two schools in Ireland accredited by AACSB. This accreditation places us among the top 5% of business schools worldwide and adds a layer of prestige to the qualifications of our graduates, particularly for those looking for work internationally. Four of our Master’s degrees are ranked in the world’s top 30 by Eduniversal and the Financial Times has placed our MSc in Management in the global top 90.

Professionally accredited

Our Master’s degrees are accredited by respected professional bodies and organisations, in Ireland and worldwide. Our Executive MBA has been accredited by AMBA since 2004.  Our programmes hold all appropriate professional accreditations such as Chartered Accountants Ireland, ACCA, CIMA, CIPD and Psychological Society of Ireland.

Engaged with industry

Our solid industry relationships have allowed us to instil an enterprising culture into our postgraduate courses which has resulted in DCU Business School’s reputation as being Ireland’s most innovative business school.

Enterprising culture

We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators, skills that are attractive to employers.

Academically Rigorous

DCU Business School faculty are leaders in their field with many publishing in top international journals and presenting at international conferences, and bring their insights into the classroom.  

Ethically aware

We support the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education and embed opportunities within our programmes for students to engage with the ethical issues of their discipline and demonstrate how to behave responsibly.

Professional development

We support the employability of our students with professional development integrated into each of our programmes.  You will learn through a combination of lectures, self-assessment exercises, seminars, workshops and a wide range of practical assessments often for real-world clients.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the DCU Business School are highly sought after in the job market, with many going on to pursue management roles in organisations both at home and abroad.

Alumni Network

When you graduate from DCU Business School, you join a dynamic alumni network of 16,000 graduates, who are taking our mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation to the rest of the world. The alumni network is alive and engaged through online platforms and alumni events, featuring global business leaders, innovative thinkers and pioneering practitioners.


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