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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 provides 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 to be accredited by ABMA for this reason of focus and specialist evaluation.

International Rankings



The Trinity MBA and Trinity Executive MBA are ranked 9th and 6th respectively in Eduniversal’s Best Masters Ranking 2014/15, Western Europe in ‘MBA full-time’ and ‘Executive MBA & MBA part-time. This consolidates the Trinity MBA as the number 1 ranked MBA programme in Ireland in both full-time and part-time categories and in the top 10 in Europe.


The Trinity Executive MBA is ranked in the world top 60 Executive MBA’s by the Economist’s Executive MBA Ranking 2015.

QS Rankings

Trinity College is ranked 1st in Ireland and 71st in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15.

In the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2014/15, the Trinity MBA is ranked 21st in Europe.

The QS Global 200 Business Schools Report originated in the early 1990s as an alternative to business school rankings. At the heart of the report was a definitive list of 200 business schools from which employers prefer to recruit MBAs.

The report is compiled from an annual survey of human resources managers at companies around the world that actively recruit MBA graduates. With the 2014/15 report, the research now includes a second measure: academic reputation. Based on a global survey of top faculty with expertise in business and management, the new measure identifies those business schools with the best worldwide reputation for cutting-edge research, an expertise that informs teaching, curricula, and many other aspects of those programs.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Trinity College Dublin is ranked 1st in Ireland and 138th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities

In the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, Trinity College is ranked 1st in Ireland and among the world’s top 200 universities.

Universities are ranked by several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in Nature and Science, papers indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.




The Trinity MBA was one of the first MBA programmes in Europe, celebrating 50 years in 2014 and it is situated within one of the oldest universities in the world. When the first class graduated in 1965, it was something of a media event - The Irish Times reported that the degree programme represented the outcome of ten years research bringing business and university together.

Trinity continues to have a deep tradition of personalised, tutorial style learning. It has always been international in orientation, student population and staff training and background. It thrives on diversity and pluralism within an academic setting which is rigorous and inquisitive.


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Last updated 10 September 2015