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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

UCD Smurfit MIM Review

July 25, 2023

646

Avg. GMAT

24

Avg. Age

0-2 Yrs.

Avg. Exp.

72

Class Size

12 

Months Duration

Table of Contents

What is a good GMAT score for UCD Smurfit MIM?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at UCD Smurft is 646 for the last entering class. If you score above 640, 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 600 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 below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, say, starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can catch up in other application sections by writing outstanding essays or performing 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 overrepresented 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 go 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 MIM?

Our graduates, who possess cross-disciplinary skills, are highly valued by employers today. They are employed in both multinational organizations and small- and medium-sized enterprises in a variety of roles and functions.

The average salary at  UCD Smurfit for the last graduating class was 79610.76 Euro. 97% of the class was employed within 3 months of graduation with the majority of the class going into consulting, Finance and technology-oriented functional roles. 

Key Employers

97%

Employed within 3 months of graduation

79,610

Avg. Salary

 

20%

Consulting

23% 

Finance

29%

Technology

32% 

others

 

€ 21,520

Tuition Fee

€ 23,496

Living Cost

45,016

Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fees & Scholarship at UCD Smurfit

This intensive full-time Masters is designed for people who hold a non-business undergraduate degree but wish to pursue or further develop a career in business. It is available to graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds including arts, engineering, law, science, nursing, agriculture and the social sciences. On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be well placed to begin their career within any organisational or business context.

The Tuition fee for UCD Smurfit MIM  is € 21,520 and an additional  € 23,496 in living costs is required.

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Quick Overview & Rankings

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FT Rankings

 33

QS Top MIM

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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 MIM, and how UCD Smurfit  will the  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 Smurfit Recommendation Ques.

  • 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

There is no official deadline for applications, as we operate a rolling admissions system. Some of our courses are very popular and have regularly been oversubscribed in the past. We would therefore recommend that you apply early, in order to avoid disappointment.

Generally we do not require these for our MSc’s and Master of Accounting programmes. We do however require for our MBA and EMBA programmes. In some cases for individual MSc candidates, we may require or ask for a high GMAT or GRE score for MSc programmes such Finance, Quantitative Finance and others.

We recognise only the following English Language tests:

IELTS

TOEFL

Pearson Academic

Cambridge Advanced

Cambridge Proficiency

Please visit our English Language Requirements page for details.

On successful completion of this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of important management ideas, frameworks and models.  You will have expanded your analytical capacity to comprehend and assess real business environments and challenges and will be supported in your learning through a range of supports from faculty and staff.  In addition, by working in groups and participating in a range of extra curricular workshops and seminars, you will be encouraged to develop your personal and professional skills.

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