Cork University Business School

Effective from January 2015, CUBS was given its current recognition as the stand-alone Cork University Business School. However, the school has a history that stretches back over 150 years, to the formation of University College Cork (UCC) as Queen’s College Cork, part of the Queen’s University Ireland, in 1845.

Today, CUBS is a key part of UCC’s academic offering with its activities at a level one would expect of a university with a history and tradition of international-class teaching and research. CUBS is one of the two largest business schools in Ireland with:

  • The largest number of fulltime undergraduate students;
  • The second largest number of full-time graduate students;
  • The largest amount of research income.

Core Values

The following overarching values are integral to our organisational culture and will underpin and guide the implementation of CUBS Strategic Vision.

Equality and Diversity

We will continue to work hard to support and foster inclusivity, diversity and equality, appreciating the value they have to staff, students, colleagues, our partners and widespread community.


Fostering innovation and enterprise through the combined experience of CUBS and IMI and through the development of innovative teaching and learning spaces in a new Business School building.


Increasing engagement with industry through research and alumni outreach, building on our current strengths to support each other and provide new opportunities across disciplines and units.


CUBS is committed to acting ethically, honestly and fairly, and striving to secure international AACSB accreditation to validate the work, development and contributions of the Business School.


CUBS research, industry collaboration and the development of our executive education offering will continue to make a positive impact locally, nationally and internationally; by achieving triple crown accreditation we will also strengthen our university partnerships.


At CUBS, our staff are fundamental to our success, achieving our ambitions, responding to the opportunities and challenges of a changing higher education and business landscape.


Continuing to create a respectful and inclusive environment where all staff and students are encouraged to express ideas and opinions, and supported to achieve their personal and professional ambitions.


CUBS will continue to develop an organisational culture that inspires trust and promotes openness and honesty across our activities.