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Trinity and the 30% Club Launch Scholarships to Create Gender Balance in Leading Irish Businesses

According to a recent McKinsey report (2015), women are 100 years away from equality in the C-suite. If you are an ambitious female executive we can help you advance your leadership opportunities.  The Trinity MBA and the 30% Club are providing one full scholarship and 6 bursaries worth €5,000 across the Full Time and Part Time MBA programmes. Together let's make corporate boardrooms more equal environments.

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We believe that gender balance on boards and senior leadership level not only encourages better leadership and governance, but further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders.

The Economist collects data on women participation on MBA programmes across Europe with many of our peers running at around 27% to 33% average ratio of women to men. We are proud of the fact that the MBA programme this year has 50% and 45% ratios of women on our full time and executive MBA programmes respectively. We anticipate that this scholarship will further build parity between women and men on the Trinity MBA and therefore make a meaningful contribution to the mission of the 30% Club and to society as a whole with more women appointed to boards and c-suite roles in business organisations.

"Through this scholarship and bursaries, it is intended to harness the wide-ranging resources, skills and innovative ideas of talented women and provide them with an opportunity to develop their careers through the Trinity MBA. This Trinity scholarship initiative will, I believe, provide a pipeline of creativity and entrepreneurial activity for Ireland's future," added Trinity’s Chief Operating Officer, Geraldine Ruane.

“The profile of students on the Trinity MBA has always been a great gauge of the attributes of future leaders and in this regard it is brilliant that half of both our current Full Time and Part Time MBA intakes are female,” says Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School. “We can expect many more female senior executives and entrepreneurs arising from the Trinity MBA and making their mark in business in the near future. Trinity College Dublin and the 30% Club are delighted to further bolster this encouraging development by creating scholarships and bursaries for future female leaders.”

This initiative will provide one full scholarship for the Trinity Full Time MBA and 6 bursaries worth €5,000 across the Full Time and Part Time MBA programmes.

To apply for the scholarship applicants should first meet the entry requirements for the Trinity MBA.

Application Deadline:
June 1st, 2017

Entry Requirements:

  • A degree, professional qualification or track record of business achievement
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years professional or managerial work experience
  • Preferred minimum GMAT score of 550, or equivalent GRE score

Successful candidates will be shortlisted for an interview before a final decision is made by the selection committee that includes representatives from Trinity Business School, COO (or nominee) and the 30% Club.

For more information on the 30% Club scholarship application process, or to submit your application please, contact Eoghan O’Sullivan, MBA Admissions Manager at Eoghan.osullivan@tcd.ie, or visit www.tcd.ie/business.