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As the oldest university in Ireland, dating from 1592, Trinity has upheld a reputation of tradition and quality in education. Trinity College was one of the first European universities to offer an MBA programme in 1964. The Trinity MBA has developed continuously since then, and in 1999 it became the first Irish programme to receive international accreditation from the International Association of MBAs (AMBA).

AMBA provide the only dedicated accreditation regime for MBA Programmes - all other accreditation schemes accredit whole business schools, and all their degree programmes combined, rather than the MBA specifically. The Trinity Business School has chosen to work with and be accredited by ABMA for this reason of focus and specialist evaluation.


International Rankings


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Trinity College Dublin is ranked 129th in the world in the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) 2013-14 World University Rankings.

QS World University Rankings

The QS Global 200 Business Schools report originated in the early 1990s as an alternative to business school rankings.  The ratings provide a detailed overview of the most popular business schools around the world, based on details provided to QS by over 3,300 employers who actively recruit MBA graduates.  The report highlights four distinct categories of business school in terms of employer recognition: Elite Global; Emerging Global; Elite Regional; Emerging Regional.

Elite Global business schools form an established cadre of the world’s very best business institutions. They are targeted by a wide range of employers, both domestically, regionally and globally. Highly international, they typically admit only experienced candidates with superior GMAT scores and all-round credentials. Their name will transform the resume of any candidate. MBAs will in many cases go on to be influential business leaders and can expect to earn top salaries upon graduation.

39 leading institutions made the Elite Global category.  The nations with Elite Global Business Schools are

Canada – 7
Denmark - 1
France – 2
Germany – 1
Ireland – 1 (Trinity School of Business, University of Dublin, Trinity College)
Italy – 1
India – 1
Singapore – 2
Spain - 2
Switzerland – 2
UK -  3
US - 15

Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities

In the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s listings of the top 500 universities in the world, Trinity has achieved the highest position among Irish universities. Trinity College is also the only Irish university ranked in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s top 100 European universities. The world listings are compiled by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China which ranks institutions on their academic and research performance. It applies six indicators to reflect the quality of education, faculty, research output and size of the institution.

MBA Rankings

The Trinity MBA is designed with small class sizes, consistent with Trinity's 400-year tradition of tutorially-oriented learning. The programme admits between 30-35 participants, thus allowing for close interactive, one-on-one working relationships between faculty and students. The ranking of MBA programmes conducted by newspapers such as the Financial Times, Business Week, and the Economist among others, are aimed at larger programmes, and for that reason the Trinity MBA does not participate in these rankings.

Eduniversal's Best Masters 2014-2015

The Trinity MBA programmes have been ranked by Eduniversal's Best Masters Western Europe as follows: 9th in the MBA full-time category and 6th in the Executive MBA category.

Western European MBA ranking list

Western European Executive MBA ranking list


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Last updated 23 January 2015