The UCD School of Business is the leader in business education in Ireland and highly regarded internationally, with ambitions to become one of the top business schools in the world. A recent Financial Times survey ranked the Smurfit School as 14th in Europe and The Economist placed them 38th in the world. More importantly, they have achieved international accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. UCD is now working towards elite world class status with increased research targets, the filling of professoria positions with accomplished academics, continued internationalisation, and improvements in the quality of teaching and the reputation of the programmes.
UCD is the major component of the National University of Ireland (NUI), which is a federation of four Irish Universities. UCD has approximately 22,000 students and 2000 staff, making it one of the largest in Britain and Ireland. It is a fully accredited University with some of the largest schools in Engineering, Law, Medicine and Business.
NIBM initiated collaboration with UCD for Bachelor of Science degree programme in Management Information Systems (MIS) way back in 1997 and the students’ success rates were kept close to 98 percent. The MIS degree course was a three-year programme divided into three levels and those who have completed the Higher Diploma in Computer Based Information Systems conducted by the NIBM will be eligible to directly enter the level two or the second year of the MIS degree programme. Those with other related qualifications would also be considered for exemptions on a case-by-case basis.
Recently NIBM has introduced two new degree programmes; Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Management and Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Human Resources Management for school leavers. The qualifications gained through these degree programmes would be accepted by any university in the world as a qualification for a post-graduate course.