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DCU tops Financial Times European Business School ranking for gender balance

DCU tops Financial Times European Business School ranking for gender balance

Dublin City University (DCU) Business School has emerged as the top business school in Europe for faculty gender balance. Almost half of DCU Business School’s faculty members are female and the School is led by Executive Dean, Professor Anne Sinnott.  The business school has also been placed overall joint 88th in the latest ranking of European Business Schools from the Financial Times (FT).

Commenting on this achievement, Executive Dean of DCU Business School Professor Anne Sinnott said,

“We are honoured to be recognised in this prestigious ranking for our commitment to gender equality and diversity.  DCU has demonstrated its longstanding commitment to supporting and promoting gender equality in higher education through institutional initiatives such as Women in Leadership and our 2017 Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality for women in STEM areas and creating cultural change within the university.  In the Business School, we are actively involved with the 30% Club, whose goal is to increase female board representation in FTSE-100 companies.  We consider gender balance in the Business School to be among our greatest strengths and we are proud to have that recognised today.”

DCU Business School is one of only two Irish business schools to feature in the top 95 in the ranking which measures the quality and breadth of business schools’ postgraduate programmes.  This evaluation is based on performance in the Financial Times’ main annual rankings: MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA), Masters in Management (MiM) and executive education.

Commenting further on DCU Business School’s overall ranking, Professor Sinnott continued,

“We are delighted to place within the top 95 Business Schools in Europe in this ranking, in recognition of the excellence of our postgraduate education.  The high standard of our programmes, established by comprehensive and rigorous analysis through the Financial Times’ independent evaluation, sets us apart on the global stage. It reinforces our reputation for quality in business education and our commitment to preparing our students for successful careers that enable them to contribute effectively to a constantly changing world. This recognition serves as a marker of quality and helps to foster collaboration among global peer universities and with industry partners, both hallmarks of our distinctive approach to business education at DCU.”

At postgraduate level, DCU’s MSc in Management is ranked in the Financial Times Top 90 globally.  Factors such as employment success and career progress among graduates, research output, student diversity and programme quality form the basis of this annual programme ranking system.

4th December, 2017