The Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers is pleased to announce IMCA Board approval of the application for accreditation of the MSc in Project Management programme taught at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

The IMCA Accreditation Panel completed an extensive assessment of this Level 9 programme, including content of programme modules, learning outcomes and details of real world focus. The Panel placed particular emphasis on proof of preparation of students for consulting in the workplace, including opportunities for practical application of academic learning through the completion of consulting projects, in-company assignments and work placements.

The IMCA Board congratulates UCD Smurfit on its successful application and expresses its thanks to Joe Houghton, Director, UCD Smurfit MSc programmes and other faculty members for the constructive manner in which they engaged with the IMCA and the accreditation process. This newly accredited programme brings to four the total number of UCD Smurfit masters programmes that are accredited by the IMCA, the existing programmes being the MSc in Management Consultancy, the MSc in Strategic Management and Planning, and the MBA .

The accreditation of the MSc in Project Management programme aligns with the imminent launch by the IMCA of an alliance with the Project Management Institute. We look forward to progressing with arrangements for the delivery of a collaborative IMCA – PMI – UCD Smurfit PM focus CPD event.