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Host University for Cork, Ireland

University College Cork campus in Cork, Ireland.University College Cork, Ireland logo

The University College Cork, built around a beautiful stone-faced quadrangle, was founded in 1845, making it one of the oldest universities in Ireland. The university has four colleges: Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences; Business and Law; Medicine and Health; and Science, Engineering, and Food Science. Over 24,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students take courses in more than 60 different departments; UCC hosts more than 3,000 international students each year. The campus is a combination of early and modern architecture located in a wooded riverside setting close to the city center. The university is a constituent of the National University of Ireland and strongly emphasizes research while maintaining close connections with industry and the local community.

University College Cork has been selected as Ireland’s University of the Year by The Sunday Times on five occassions. The award follows on the heels of UCC becoming the only Irish university to achieve the unique status of Ireland’s first five-star university and improving its position in the QS World University Rankings.

AACSB Accredited

Cork University Business School has received a prestigious global accreditation from AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AASCB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, which involves assessment against 15 international educational standards. Over the past few years, faculty and professional staff in Cork University Business School and across the University have worked hard to align all their activity with these rigorous standards. This institutional accreditation accredits all business education in the University, including the Irish Management Institute.AACSB Accredited logo

CUBS was established in 2015 and following significant investment by the University, the School has grown to be one of Ireland’s largest business schools with over 4,000 students and 180 staff. This investment, along with the support of the President, the University Management Team, and staff right across the University, has resulted in the School becoming double-accredited by the AACSB and AMBA (Association of MBAs), placing it among the top 200 business schools worldwide. The University also has exciting plans in relation to the development of a new Business School building in Cork City centre.

This accreditation recognizes the outstanding quality of business education in UCC, of which our alumni and the UCC business community are rightly proud. It provides current and prospective students with confidence that our teaching and research are quality assured at the highest international levels and that a business education in UCC is comparable to that offered in the world’s top business schools.

Quick Details

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Summer 2024: Open
    • Deadline: March 15
  • Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1


  • Summer Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Semester Minimum GPA: 3.0 and Sophomore standing

Program Type


  • Summer: U.S. Credit
  • Semester: Overseas credit

Program Capacity

  • Summer: 50 students
  • Semester: 40 students




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