Why study at DCU Business School?
We are globally accredited and recognised
Accreditation recognises our commitment to quality and continuous improvement through comprehensive and rigourous international peer review. DCU Business School is distinguished by achieving AACSB accreditation in 2016 (one of only two business schools in Ireland). Our Executive MBA has been accredited by AMBA since 2004 and our MSc in E-Commerce holds EPAS accreditation from EFMD. Our programmes hold all appropriate professional accreditations such as: Chartered Accountants Ireland, ACCA, CIMA, CIPD and Psychological Society of Ireland
We create big ideas and tell the whole world
DCU is the only University in Ireland to be ranked in the QS Top 50 University under 50 years old. This is a ranking that recognises the quality of our graduates and the excellent learning experience of DCU students, the impact of our research output and our international outlook.
DCU is ranked within the Top 200 most globally-engaged universities in the world. This comprehensive league table compiled by Times Higher Education Rankings measures the diversity of a university's student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues.
DCU Business School is consistently ranked in the Eduniversal Best Masters rankings, which rates Master's degrees on reputation, student satisfaction and employment prospects. In 2016, 4 of our specialist Master's degrees ranked within the Top 30 in the world.
We create new directions
We have a long-standing reputation for the quality of our business education and we are committed to providing students with a distinctive, innovative and high quality experience which advances their careers and enbales them to contribute effectively to the economy and society.
Innovative modules designed and delivered by DCU Business School have achieved success at the QS Stars Wharton 'Reimagine Education' awards in 2014 and 2015.
95% of our graduates are employed or engaged in further study within six months of graduation. 27% are working in a country different to their country of origin and 62% work outside Ireland.
We challenge the status quo
Our access to, and influence upon, Irish government policy is notable. Our staff inform and influence public policy in areas such as health, public procurement, emergency management, industrial development, education and entrepreneurship by producing research reports, and contributing to and serving on government committees. 70% of our faculty are active publishers in peer-reviewed journals.
We look deeper to create for impact
We engage in research collaborations and activities, locally, nationally and internationally, with academic colleagues and industry. You will learn from academics who are not just teaching your subject but are engaged with the international research community, contributing to the development of discipline-based knowledge through their scholarship.
Student-faculty interaction is highly valued in DCU Business School. Indeed, staff-student interactions are often cited as a defining strength of the DCU Business School student experience across our programmes.
We put industry engagement at the centre of everything we do
In keeping with the mission of the University and our business school, we have a high impact on industry. Faculty have won €8 million in research grants over the past five years from national funding agencies and under international funding programmes. We are the leading business school in Ireland for Enterprise Ireland SME Innovation Voucher applied research projects, representing €750,000 in revenue.
Our industry engagement is particularly deep in areas such as cloud computing, leadership and talent management, SME enterprises and family business, the health sector, the aviation sector and big data.
We are home to the Dublin Aviation Institute (DAI); Ireland's Centre for Family Business; the Leadership & Talent Institute; and the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing.
Our close connection to industry and government ensures relevancy and recency in our research, which is brought into the classroom leading to industry-relevant courses, work-ready graduates, and high rates of employment after graduation.
We are global in outlook
At DCU Business School, you will be part of a truly international community. 34% of our Master's degree students come from across the world to study with us, and we have links with over 50 academic institutions worldwide.
We are a member of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), a global consortium of leading business schools. This gives us the opportunity to discuss best practice with other global business schools to ensure we deliver excellence in business and management education and to prepare graduates for the global marketplace.
We sow the seeds of ambition
We prepare our students for a successful future, supporting employability by incorporating professional and leadership skills development into each of our programmes. We encourage reflective and critical thinking, collaborating with others, creating and sharing knowledge and dealing with complexity. These are the skills that employers look for when recruiting.
We make connections for connected thinking
When you graduate from DCU Business School, you will join a network of over 16,000 DCU Business School graduates, which connects with the wider University network of over 50,000 alumni worldwide. Our alumni network is a vibrant and active community with many events and activities throughout the year. Our alumni network provide practical support and mentoring opportunities to our students, opening doors for their careers.