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Kevin Haughan, MSc Management Graduate
Current employment: Chief Technology Officer at SAM Labs

"The MSc. Management was one of the most rewarding years of my education, thanks to the wide range of engaging classes and the diverse backgrounds of the students that the course attracts. The array of different perspectives among the class makes for extremely interesting team projects, and great friendships.

Since finishing the course, I have been working at an exciting hardware start up in London (SAM Labs). As the first full-time employee of the company, I’ve been able to put all of my newly acquired academic knowledge straight into practical use: marketing of the Kickstarter campaign, interviewing new hires, financial analyses, logistics and team leadership. If you’re heading into a start-up environment, make sure to pay attention in every module!”



Nicholas Hogan, MSc Finance Graduate
Current employment: Analyst, Finance Transformation Consulting, Deloitte Ireland

"The environment at Trinity Business School challenges you to constantly improve your knowledge in and out of the classroom. I recommend this program to those individuals who want to surpass their existing knowledge and catapult themselves into a successful career in the finance industry." 


Shelby Smith, MSc Finance Graduate
Current employment: Risk Analyst at NBC Global Finance Ltd.

"I did my undergraduate degree in finance at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, USA. I decided to pursue a post-graduate degree as a part of the Sport Changes Life program in partnership with Trinity. The MSc Finance was a choice based on my undergraduate study as I wanted to continue on the same path.

I am currently working at NBC Global Finance Limited (fully-owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada) as a risk analyst/ junior trader. The program has given me a baseline knowledge level as well as experience in an international setting that has served me very well in my career thus far."


Aisling McGettigan, MSc Management Graduate
Current employment: Tax Consultant at KPMG

"The MSc in Management definitely aided my search for employment. Not only did the Masters open up new areas of employment to me, it also complemented my Law degree.
My eventual decision to train in tax at financial services KPMG was a result of discovering where my background in Law could fit with my newly developed interest in Finance.

I would recommend this Masters to any law student whose interest has been focused on the areas of commercial or financial law. Law students who have interests in marketing, entrepreneurship or third sector work could benefit greatly from exploring the MSc Management".


James Duff, MSc Management Graduate

"The MSc in Management at Trinity was a very comprehensive course presented by a number of engaging lecturers.  The 'competitive advantage'- so to speak - of the course lies in the breadth of its teaching, with modules providing important insights into a variety of different business sectors ranging from marketing to entrepreneurship.
I am now confident in my ability to create a business, manage a team and make astute strategic decisions.

Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Trinity and have found the MSc in Management to be personally fulfilling and a smart career move".


Gloria Joshy, MSc Management Graduate
Current employment: Pre-Sales Agent in IDG Media

“Trinity Business School equipped me with skills to understand the intricacies and complexities in the world of business and overcome potential challenges. The teaching faculty is brilliant and it has been one of the most formative years of my life. Trinity has molded and shaped me into a confident individual capable of surviving and outperforming in the ever changing business environment.”


Greg Coffey, MSc in International Management Graduate
Current employment: Account Executive with Creative Bstro, Creative Agency

The MSc in Management has proven invaluable to my professional and personal development. As a member of the class of 2012, I was among the first people to take part in this new programme.

I enrolled in the master’s programme with an undergraduate degree in law. I had two years of work experience and a strong desire to understand the world of business.

The broad range of subjects we covered were ideally suited to helping me reach my goals. I gained a more thorough understanding of finance, strategy, organizational management, operations marketing, and more.

Ultimately, this course helped me to better frame my existing skills and experiences through the lens of business and management. This helped me to stand out from the crowd during my search for employment after completing the master’s program. It’s also helped me to distinguish myself and excel in my current role at work.


Kathryn Ganser, MSc Management Graduate
Current employment: Healthcare Consultant for Boston Strategic Partners

"The MSc Management program at Trinity totally flipped my world upside down. As an undergraduate Biology major from the US, I landed in Ireland as part of the Sport Changes Life program to get my Masters, work in the local community using basketball to help at-risk youth, and play in the Irish Premier League (basketball). It was busy to say the least, but my experience at Trinity has changed my life. The MSc programme opened my eyes to the world of international business and is an incredible program to augment any undergraduate degree. After completing the course, I found myself wondering how on earth I didn't know and understand all of this before--business is the backbone of every aspect of our lives. So much so, that my sister completed the same program the next year! I would highly recommend this programme to anyone looking to change direction and open their horizons. I landed a great job at a healthcare consulting firm Boston Strategic Partners and have been able to use both of my degrees! And of course, being in Ireland has made the experience all the better!"


Shannon Cantwell, MSc International Management Graduate
Current employment: Legislative Aide at United States Senate

“One of the things I really liked about MSc International Management was its personal and professional development programme which really allowed a hands-on approach to networking and interview skills – the things you really need to get your first high-level job.”


Ciara Nass, MSc Management Graduate

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the different subjects (from Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources to Financial Management and Strategy), which were taught in different ways depending on each lecturer, who are all renowned experts in their relevant fields.

As a class, we gained hands-on experience through, for example, the design of a marketing plan for a variety of international companies, to analysing the financial performance of one of the largest retail supermarkets. Overall the course is highly demanding and requires great commitment of every student. There were several long nights involved, where I had to take advantage of the 24/7 Reading Room finishing off projects or revising for exams.

I would definitely recommend this programme to undergraduates hoping to work for renowned companies in the private sector and seeking a broad but thorough education of this sector."


Quinten de Coo, MSc Management Graduate

“I applied for this programme to broaden my knowledge on all subjects related to management. It was the perfect choice for me after my bachelors in health sciences because of the different backgrounds and visions of the students. If you want to grow on both personal and professional level and have the ambition to become a leader in business or management I would recommend this programme.”


Pia Helbing, MSc Finance Graduate

"I came to Trinity Business School to expand my knowledge about the financial world. The academic and intellectual environment provide ample opportunities to enhance those skills needed to work in the financial sector. Also, the university campus and the city of Dublin set a great surrounding to study. The professors, the diverse student life with various clubs and societies as well as the international profile of the student body are valuable to learn from - not only during class. I was able to tailor my degree with six electives ranging from politics to quantitative modules. I recommend this MSc since it not only prepares you for the finance business but also for academia."


Philippus von Neree, MSc International Management

"I chose Trinity Business School's MSc International Management programme based on my interest in the challenges of an increasingly globalised world. It added a great variety of managerial expertise to my economical knowledge that I accumulated in my undergraduate studies. Furthermore, the unique atmosphere of cultural diversity within the class combined with a lecture in Shanghai expanded my awareness of the challenges to internationally operating corporations by a huge degree. Overall, I am very happy to realise that the course supported me with the exact skillset needed to perform well at BearingPoint, where I plan and drive forward large post-merger-integration projects as a management consultant."


Giancarlo Mannella, MSc Finance Graduate

“By doing this Masters, I got the qualification and credentials that helped me understand how markets work. In my job, they use a score system to assess personnel on languages, experience and so on. Having this Masters was one of the contributing factors and helped me stand out from the crowd in this application”


John Harrington, MSc Finance Graduate
Current employment: Funds Structurer in Deutsche Bank AG                                                           

"Many people take a narrow view on the word ‘investment’, but for me the MSc Finance has been my best investment to date. Engaging and prominent lecturers do not only match the reputation of the programme, but the knowledge being passed on is consistently allowing students to meet their career ambitions.

Not only have many colleagues complimented the range and depth of the programme’s curriculum, the potential to become involved in extra-curricular activities is superb. For example, the CFA Research Challenge and the Trinity Student-Managed Fund both provide students with invaluable access to industry mentors, and the sort of experience that employers are increasingly looking for.

Having studied Corporate Law prior to the programme, I also benefitted from the flexible admissions policy. Most people find that success on the course depends on each person’s desire to learn rather than necessarily having a particular mathematical or finance orientated background. The mix of students from many different disciplines is testament to this. This way of thinking ensures each student’s contribution is uniquely different, which leads to exciting classroom discussion and coursework. While hard work is certainly required, you are given the tools and resources to succeed."