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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

UCD Smurfit MBA

June 9, 2023

646

Avg. GMAT

30

Avg. Age

7 Yrs.

Avg. Exp.

152

Class Size

24

Months Duration

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What is a good GMAT score for UCD Smurfit MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at UCD Smurfit is 646 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 

 

Average Employment Salary after UCD Smurfit MBA?

The average salary at HEC Paris for the last graduating class was € 100,948.. 92% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (21%), Finance (23%) and technology (29%) oriented functional roles. 

An MBA from nationally ranked Graduate School of Management will do more than just help you obtain the best MBA jobs. It will give you a career that speaks to your strengths, skills, knowledge, passions and earning potential—bringing you true success.

 

Key Employers

92%

Employed within 3 months of graduation

100,948

Avg. Salary

 

20%

Consulting

23% 

Finance

29%

Technology

32% 

others

 

€ 36,760 

Tuition Fee

€ 25,450

Living Cost

62,300

Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Smurfit

The Tuition fees for UCD Smurfit MBA is € 36,760 and an additional  € 25,45 0 in living cost. 

UCD Smurfit Scholarships offer a life-changing opportunity to prospective students. By offering merit-based scholarships, it recruit the highest quality students from across the world; while its financial needs based scholarships put an MBA or Masters within reach for a number of ambitious students each year. Smurfit Scholarships are in high demand and there is significant competition each year.

 

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Quick Overview & Rankings

94

FT Rankings

NA

US News

111-120

QS Top MBA

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Deadlines

UCD Smurfit Application Essays

  • Why are you applying to the UCD Smurfit Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the UCD MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words)
  • What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)
  • Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words)
  • Imagine an entirely different life from the one you lead, and what it would be? (250 words)
  • What figure do you admire the most and why? (250 words)

UCD Recommendation Questions.

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  • If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about UCD Smurfit MBA

The Application Course Finder lists all courses available on the application system. Courses currently accepting applications are marked as ‘Open for Applications’. 
In the Application Course Finder, you can refine the list of courses by using keywords or selecting from the Course Type, Discipline, College or Special Groups menus before searching. This will display all relevant courses in alphabetical order. You can click on the course title for more information.
To apply, please use the Apply button for that course. Please pay particular attention to the term and application type when applying.

With some exceptions, courses open for application on 1 October each year and generally remain open to applications until all places are filled. If there is a specific closing date for applications to a particular course, it will be listed in the Course Finder. 
If a closing date is not listed there, the relevant School may be able to advise you further. Please click here for UCD Schools’ contact details.
To confirm whether there is a known opening date for a course that is currently closed to applications, please contact the relevant School directly

Please note that you can contact UCD Applications via the UCD Student Desk Connector.

The application fee is €50, and must be paid by Credit card or debit card when you submit your application. The application fee is required and non-refundable.

Generally, you must accept an offer and pay the deposit within 14 days of the offer date, unless indicated otherwise in your offer letter. 
Any request to extend the deadline for accepting an offer should be made directly to the office that issued the offer. Please see your offer letter for relevant contact details.

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