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Dublin, Ireland

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland’s leading business school and research centre offering world-class business programmes that equip students to become impactful global business leaders. It is the only business school in Ireland, and one of an elite group of schools worldwide, to hold the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation from the three centres of business and academic excellence—EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. For the past 19 years, academic programmes at UCD Smurfit School consistently rank among the world’s best and are accredited by the most internationally respected organisations including The Economist and The Financial Times. The Masters in International Management is ranked 7th in the world and the school is ranked 23rd among leading European business schools by the Financial Times. Engagement efforts have resulted in one of the world's top business school alumni communities with over 98,000 professionals around the globe in over 40 international chapters. Along with leading global/international academic administration, leadership derives from two prestigious advisory boards, the Irish Advisory Board and the North American Advisory Board.


Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland


student feedback




  • Previous students rated the university a 4 out of 5 

  • Previous students rated the courses difficulty to be low compared to Nova. 

  • Previous students rated the Business Project difficulty to be moderate. 

  • Francisca (Fall 2015): Light weight. Covered topics are learned at Bachelor's in nova.



  • Previous students rated the workload to be light.

  • João (Fall 2021): Very relaxed workload, but not too relaxed

  • Francisca (Fall 2015): Depends on courses, but in general pretty light. 



  • Previous students rated the city life to be good.

  • Previous students rated the nightlife to be ok.

  • João (Fall 2021): A bit boring

  • Francisca (Fall 2015): Not much to do other than drinking and pub crawling :)



  • Previous students said the CEMS cohort had around 45 students. 

  • Previous students rated the CEMS community to be ok.

  • Previous students rated the CEMS Office to be good.

  • João (Fall 2021): Really great!! What a CEMS experience

  • Francisca (Fall 2015): Depends on group but i think it is always amazing. Again, not much offer from the city outside nightlife, so CEMS people are closer. 



  • Previous students said it was very hard to find accommodation. 

  • João (Fall 2021): Super expensive accomodation in residences. Very difficult to find a house for a semester only.

  • Francisca (Fall 2015): Very expensive.


PRIce of one beer

  • Previous students said that living costs were higher compared to Lisbon.

  • João (Fall 2021): A bit expensive, pint 5€ on average. 3.5€ a pint in very specific locations. 

  • Francisca (Fall 2015): Living costs are 1.000€ at least a month. 


João (Fall 2021)

Francisca (Fall 2015)

CEMS Club Dublin made Dublin such a nice place to live

Goin to Dublin is to enjoy people, city, and if you're into tech companies it is a plus. 

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