Dean of Business: Prof Ciarán Ó'Hógartaigh
UCD Business Courses
As in the business world, the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business is constantly adapting and evolving so that our graduates are best placed to become tomorrow’s leaders. Our excellent curriculum, top-class education facilities and world-class academics ensure that we will prepare you for your future… wherever you want it to take you.
Why UCD Business?
- Accreditation: We are the only Irish business school accredited by both AACSB (the principal American accreditation) and EQUIS (the leading European accreditation). We are also a member of CEMS (an international alliance of leading business schools). This means that our degrees are internationally recognised and come with a mark of quality, which can give you advantages when looking for employment opportunities.
- International Opportunities: Our programmes offer you the opportunity to study abroad and experience the culture of countries such as France, Germany, China, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and Australia.
- Internship Programme: Within the Commerce, Economics and Finance, and Business Analytics programmes you can apply for a professional internship. This offers a first-class business experience with top international or Irish companies. Our students have completed internships in companies such as Google, Paddy Power, LinkedIn, Skype, Kerry Group and Bank of Ireland.
- Careers: The School has a very successful record in graduate employment. A significant number of graduates are employed in top-tier corporations, both domestically and overseas.
First Year Experience in UCD Business
Our degrees have been developed in consultation with industry leaders and they reflect the changing business world. During your first year you will learn about the foundations of business, and will be challenged to think critically about its role in society.
You will develop not only your understanding of business theory and practices, but also the skills needed for a successful career. Employers seek graduates whose attributes include communication, management, leadership and team work skills, and graduates who are problem solvers, independent thinkers and ethically minded. Our courses use business simulations, case studies, presentations, web and blog development, and video projects to develop graduates with these attributes.
Your first year experience can involve a lot more than study – you can also participate in extracurricular activities such as clubs and societies or volunteer in community projects. This is actively encouraged as it is seen as an important part of developing your skills, with the ultimate goal to help you build a successful business career.
You will be taught by Ireland’s leading business academics, and supported and guided through your studies by Peer Mentors, Student Advisers and a dedicated Business Programme team.