Why DCU Business School

Ranked in the QS Top 50 Universities under 50 years old

4 of our specialist Master's degrees rank within the Top 30 in the world

Within the Top 200 most globally-engaged universities in the world

Faculty have won €8 million in research grants over the past 5 years

As one of Europe’s most dynamic young business schools, DCU Business School is truly alive with ambition.

We have redefined the boundaries of the traditional business school, collaborating on multiple levels with business, with industry and with government. Being responsive to the needs of people, organisations, economies and societies is at the heart of all of our programmes, and it gives us a momentum not readily achieved by older institutions.

We develop our students’ capability to bring sustainable value to their organisations and to society at large, to confidently manage and lead in environments that are not predictable, and to prepare them for diverse, dynamic career paths over their lifetimes. The quality of our teaching, our small class sizes, and our high levels of industry engagement make us stand out, and have been recognized by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.

Our graduates leave us equipped to analyse with precision, and think strategically; empowered to solve business problems creatively and to act with conviction and confidence at senior level in their organisations. As our programmes have become increasingly global in scope and our student body more international, our alumni are networked across the globe making a real contribution to companies and economies in over 60 countries across five continents.

In everything we do, we do it with an energy and an entrepreneurial zeal that is our hallmark. It is what we are known for, as part of Ireland’s University of Enterprise, located in one of Europe’s most thriving business locations, Dublin city, the European headquarters hub for the world’s top technology, financial services, pharma and life sciences.

We focus on strategically important business sectors in Ireland, and take pride in the impact our engagement has on Irish industry and, increasingly, on international organisations. We recognise that these connections are key to delivering a unique postgraduate experience. 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.


"Our mission? To educate leaders and professionals for the global marketplace. Through our teaching, our research, and our engagement with industry, we proactively contribute to the development of individuals, industry and society."

Professor Anne SinnottExecutive Dean, DCU Business School
FT - Master in Management 2017
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