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At UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, we have made a strategic commitment to research, innovation and impact on business and society – and to transformational learning. We work to cultivate informed, connected, ethical global citizens – thinkers and doers. We are ambitious to recruit students who want to make a difference in the world, for the world.

UCD Quinn School is an environment where you will be challenged and supported as you build strong foundations of business knowledge, develop your capabilities and learn the skills of inquiry that will empower you to have an impact on the world of business and beyond. UCD Quinn School is a place to expand your horizons, encounter diverse perspectives and experience new ways of thinking in a global classroom. It is a time where you can get to know yourself, learn to think, and build friendships and relationships that will support you throughout your life and career.

The UCD Moore Centre for Business, which opened in September 2019, is our exciting new wing with innovative workspaces and learning environments designed to offer the best student experience in Ireland. Areas are purpose built to expand collaboration and interconnectivity between students, faculty and the business world. At the heart of the UCD Moore Centre for Business is the idea of belonging, collaboration and side-by-side learning, both inside and outside the classroom.

The experience of studying here in the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business is like no other. You will work with Ireland’s top business students. You will meet some of the world’s leading employers. You will interact with internationally recognised lecturers from many different subject areas. All of this in progressive and engaging environment which places a strong emphasis on independent thought.

Experience – We are Ireland’s most globally recognised business school. 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.

Innovation: At UCD Quinn School we continually invest in our programmes, spaces and the student experience, in tune with a changing business and social world.

Global Classroom and Travel: 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 and Economics and Finance 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 Microsoft, CRH, Glanbia, KPMG, Accenture, Davy, Johnson & Johnson and Bank of Ireland.

Careers: Our curriculum is based upon research guided business education. You will learn the perfect balance of academic competency and practical business skills. Our links with top-tier business employers and our graduate employment or further study rate (97%) is a testament to the graduate outputs of our students.

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, as well as receiving tailored, one-to-one advice at our Business Academic Writing Centre.

UCD is building an environment that will support researchers across a broad spectrum of disciplines and that encourages collaborative research. Several research institutes and centres have been established to provide state-of-the-art resources and a critical mass of academics, including

Among our accomplished alumni of UCD Business are:

  • Andrew McDowell, Vice President, European Investment Bank
  • Joan Burton, Former Minister for Social Protection
  • John Herlihy, Vice President, Linkedin
  • Jane-Ann McKenna, Global Strategist, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Denis Hickie, Rugby International
  • Lochlann Quinn, Former Chairman of AIB
  • Martin Fraser, Secretary General to the Government of Ireland
  • Clare Gilmartin, CEO, Trainline