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Host University for Cork, Ireland

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

Built around a beautiful stone-faced quadrangle, University College Cork (UCC) 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, and UCC hosts nearly 4,000 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. As a constituent of the National University of Ireland, UCC strongly emphasizes research while maintaining close connections with industry and the local community.

University College Cork has earned accolades on several occasions, particularly for its sustainability initiatives and academic excellence. As the world’s first Green Campus, UCC has led the way in sustainability research, campus- and community-based climate action, establishing green labs on campus, and much more. The university consistently ranks among the most sustainable institutions in the world, year after year. Also recognized for its academic excellence, UCC has been selected as Ireland’s University of the Year by The Sunday Times on five occasions. 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 consistently improving its position in the QS World University Rankings.

AACSB Accredited

Cork University Business School (CUBS) 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 both in Cork University Business School and across the university have worked hard to align their teaching and research activity with these rigorous standards. This institutional accreditation applies to all business programs offered at UCC, 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. This investment, along with the support of UCC’s President, the University Management Team, and staff from across campus, has resulted in the school becoming double-accredited by AACSB and AMBA (Association of MBAs), placing it among the top 200 business schools worldwide. The university also has exciting plans to develop a new Business School building in the heart of Cork City.

This accreditation recognizes the outstanding quality of business education at UCC. It provides students with confidence that 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.