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  • QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020
  • GMATRange of average GMAT scores across all MBA programs at the institution
    550-650 - Low
    651-700 - Medium
    701-800 - High
  • DemographyAverage age range of students across all MBA programs at the institution.
    31-35 Yrs.
  • ScholarshipIndication as to whether the institution provides scholarships for MBA programs.


COVID-19 Information: Please check the end of this section

The Trinity MBA is designed to develop creative and articulate managers with strong analytical and interpersonal skills, who can operate and lead effectively in an international environment.

The programme consists of 16 taught modules divided into three core strands. 

  1. Global business: Ireland is consistently in the top 5 most globalised economies (EY Globalisation Index) and this international dimension features prominently throughout all our MBA modules.
  2. Entrepreneurship: Trinity ranks as Europe's number 1 entrepreneurial University (Pitchbook Universities Report). This is engrained in the MBA through our focus on entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship which stimulates the student's sense of innovation.
  3. Sustainable leadership: effective strategic management is not mutually exclusive from stewardship of both the community and the environment. This is especially evident in the entrepreneurship modules and social entrepreneurship project.

What differentiates the Trinity MBA from others is its practical focus through integrative management practice. This is where we take classroom learning and apply it in the field by working on strategic issues in live organisations at an executive level. This interactive element consists of three main projects.

  1. The Social Entrepreneurship project: students apply their strategic skills to an NGO or charity where profits are not always monetary and resources are often scant. The project brief could be on any pertinent issue the organisation faces.
  2. Small to Medium Sized Enterprise Growth project: MBA consulting teams are partnered with upwardly mobile SMEs facing an issue which prevents them from scaling international growth. Students must add demonstrable commercial value by identifying a solution and overseeing its implementation.
  3. Strategic Company project: MBA consultancy teams carry out a strategic audit of a multi-national corporation. The project culminates in a formal presentation of findings, recommendations and implementation plans to company senior management.

These three projects are complemented by a Leadership and Professional Development  module. Each Trinity MBA student is assigned a personal coach to guide them through four sets of psychometric profiling tests focusing on personal insight, growth and development. Each student also works closely with a specialist performance coach which develops their skills on working collaboratively in group structures and high performance teams. 

As Ireland's leading MBA programme, employers from all industries aggressively recruit our graduates. The Trinity MBA careers team is dedicated to ensure our graduates get in front of their employer of choice and as Ireland is a European hub for over 1,000 multinational companies, the choice is vast. Trinity Business School's campus is at the epicentre of the Dublin business community which comprises:

  • Dublin Silicon Docks which houses the European headquarters of leading tech giants such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter. 
  • International Financial Services Sector which houses operations for half of the worlds top 50 banks. 
  • Professional Services firms such as Deloitte, Accenture and McKinsey as well as and government buildings are all located within a kilometre of the Business School

It’s an invigorating and transformative journey, but don’t take their word for it – come see for yourself.

COVID19 information:

All initial enquiries regarding our EMBA programme can be made to our MBA Admissions Office: [email protected] or applicants can contact our MBA Admissions Officer Eoghan O’Sullivan [email protected] with questions or to arrange a call. We hosted an ‘In conversation with the Trinity MBA’ webinar on May 7th and candidates can watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHJSTAa-ygQ&feature=emb_logo. We will host another webinar ‘In Conversation with the Trinity MBA’ later in June. Candidates can contact Eoghan O’Sullivan ([email protected]) to learn more about how to join the webinar. Application deadlines have been extended until the 31st August to allow candidates maximum time to complete and submit their applications. Online GMAT, GMAT Executive Assessment (for EMBA candidates only) and online GRE test scores are now being accepted. Duolingo language tests are now being accepted in place of IELTS Candidates are provided flexibility around acceptance deadlines and where possible, advice on accommodation and visa for international applicants. A regular communications plan has been initiated to inform applicants of updates and developments at a national, University, School and programme level regarding the pandemic. Additionally, professional staff, faculty and current students as well as alumni are available to applicants to offer advice and answer questions. Undertaking an EMBA programme presents a significant opportunity for personal and professional development, yet it is also a significant investment of time and resources. Determining whether this investment is the right one can be a daunting task. Candidates are advised to gather information about the programme so that they can make a well informed decision. Although there is a lot of information on our website, we encourage candidates to arrange a call to discuss the EMBA programme and application steps with Eoghan O’Sullivan, Trinity MBA Admissions Manager ([email protected] ) by forwarding a CV or LinkedIn profile. Following this initial call, candidates will be given an opportunity to speak with a recent Trinity EMBA graduate with a similar background to discuss their experience and answer questions. At this point, we welcome applications from candidates. Candidates can learn more about how to make a successful application in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPNWjsm9DUc

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