Hear From Our Graduates
April Durrett, Current Part-Time MBA Student
Current employment: Design Director at Fjord
"I'm mid-way through my first year in the part-time MBA programme at Trinity Business School. I've been finding a huge amount of immediate relevant value, being full-time employed and a part-time student. I can test and experiment with new theories and ideas in real-time, coming back the next week with new debates and challenges. Not only is this helping me to retain concepts and find relevance in my real life, it's allowing me to build on it, challenge it, and also begin to craft my own point of view. It's challenging, and my days are full, but I personally wouldn't want to learn any other way.
I've been especially engaged with Amanda Shantz's Strategic Human Resource Management class. The energy and up-to-the-minute insights and case studies she brings to her lectures really show that Trinity is at the forefront of issues and concepts confronting businesses today. My colleagues and I are literally sitting at the edges of our seats trying to get our thoughts in on the discussion because these topics personally matter and are relevant to us and our businesses."
Blaine Callard, Executive MBA Graduate
Current employment: CEO of Harvey Norman Ireland
"I was concerned that I would not be able to manage the demands of the course around my existing work and life commitments. However the Trinity Part-Time MBA exceeded my expectations in all these regards. The standout for me has been the quality and real-world experience of many of the lecturers, who are masters of their material, and manage to balance the subject matter with real world executive concerns in a highly pragmatic and effective way. The programme is a powerful combination of foundational learning and the latest academic and business thinking, plus the course's timetable is accommodating and fits well with my work schedule.
Both the breadth and the depth of the MBA, has meant a highly challenging and engaging experience. I would highly recommend the Trinity MBA to any executive looking to build on their existing experience and develop a more critical and holistic business perspective."
Erin Malone, Executive MBA Graduate
Current employment: Global Marketing Manager, Amazon
"The Trinity MBA offers students an opportunity to develop their leadership and general management skills through an exceptionally interactive, team based approach to learning. I found the intensive programme to be very much personalised while affording me with valuable one-on-one relationships with the faculty.
The programme has a strong international focus where students learn business principles relevant for a more global world. During my time at Trinity I had the opportunity to work with some of the most remarkably dynamic individuals who came to the programme from all over the world. I thoroughly enjoyed the Trinity MBA experience and will cherish not only the knowledge I gained but also the friendships that I made."
Michael King, Executive MBA Graduate
Current employment: Program & IT Operations Director at PineBridge Investments
"I was in I.T. for the last 20 years and wanted to progress to Managing Director level. As the company is global, one of the key requirements was to have an MBA. The programme has been very challenging with a huge learning curve in many new subjects. The course content is current and very relative to international business. The week of Entrepreneurial Finance with Professor Bill Cockram from UCLA was an amazing experience. I learnt so much from a man with the track record of success."
Laura Rosich, Full-Time MBA Graduate
Current employment: Director of Digital Service Innovation, McKinsey & Company
"The career specialist at Trinity Business School helped me prepare my C.V. and LinkedIn account, gave me the confidence needed to go through tough interviews and coached me towards the path I wanted to take. The months before finishing the MBA they helped me feel confident about my skills and the process of looking for a job overall."
Stephanie Coull, Full-Time MBA Graduate
Current employment: Associate Director of the Trinity MBA, Trinity Business School
"My time at Trinity Business School has been life-changing. I have developed a wealth of knowledge and experience and a network of peers from around the world. The Trinity MBA afforded me the opportunity to develop a thorough business skill-set through traditional methods and numerous interactions with industry partners for real world application.
I chose the Trinity MBA for its international reputation and the importance it places on sustainable leadership across all modules. The Trinity MBA gave me the opportunity to meet and learn from people hailing from across the globe with a wealth of leadership experience. Learning from the impressive faculty on the storied campus in the heart of beautiful Dublin made the experience one I will cherish forever. I would highly recommend the course to anyone looking to invest in themselves, both professionally and personally."
Vaibhav Matoo, Full-Time MBA Graduate
"The Trinity MBA has transformed my opinion about what a programme can teach me. It is a rare occurrence that a programme not only teaches the course well but also teaches what every business needs the most - relationship building and time management. One of the most interesting things about the course is the opportunity to learn about various cultures and the related perceptions from the 'omnium gatherum’ in the class. It widens your horizon to human thinking and helps you encapsulate all the possible conditions in decision making. I would recommend Trinity Business School to everyone to come for a journey to experience the beauty of the campus, the warmth of the Irish culture and to shape your life for a better you."
Declan O’Connor, Full-Time MBA Graduate
Current employment: Project Director, ESB Generation & Wholesale Market
"The successful development of Trinity Business School's career development programme is a direct result of their strategic and focused approach. I enjoyed working with them and would highly recommend their expertise in one-to-one coaching for interviews."
Copal Mathur, Full-Time MBA Graduate
Current employment: Head of Growth Strategy and Marketing, Irish Management Institute
"Doing the Trinity MBA was a life-changing experience for me. Coming from a non-profit management background, many facets of the world of business were new to me and I found the course to be of an exceptional quality and easy to follow. The programme is designed and administered so seamlessly that I not only felt ‘the warm welcome’, but my faculty and peers became a support system throughout my stay as well as a network for life. So much so, that I have decided to stay on in Ireland post the MBA to gain some international work experience."
Michael Kennedy, Full-Time MBA Graduate
"A beautiful and historic campus setting, classmates from many different cultures and backgrounds, lecturers with interesting insights into current best industry practice and academic thinking, an intimate class-tutor environment, a focus on individual personal development, a team-based approach to assignments so essential in business today, and multiple company projects offering the immediate opportunity to apply academic learning; all of these made the Trinity MBA program a truly stimulating experience, and a very worthwhile investment in terms of both personal and professional development."
Padraig Rushe, Executive MBA Graduate
Current employment: CEO and Co-Founder of Initiative Ireland
"The Trinity MBA provides a deep understanding of the classic and new disciplines of business management, preparing you to walk into any business or function and add value. What sets the Trinity MBA Programme apart is how they partner with industry giving you access to companies at Executive level. The programme develops your capacity to transform businesses and ensures you have real opportunity to test those skills with Industry Partners."
Declan Doyle, Executive MBA Graduate
Current employment: Chief Financial Officer, Bidwest Services
"The Trinity MBA has enriched my understanding of the other key functions within my business such as HR, Operations and Marketing. The MBA does not give you a list of solutions to apply to well-known problems. The MBA provides a framework within which you can develop your thinking on any key business challenge with a view to identifying the right solution. The MBA helps shifts thinking from the tactical to the strategic which is critical for anyone looking to join the C-suite."
Ian Brady, Executive MBA Graduate
Current employment: Head of Institutional Advisory Group, Davy
"The Trinity MBA has given me the confidence to move ahead in my career. It gave me the opportunity to step back and reflect on what I do, how well I do it and where I can improve together with the toolkit to progress. It has given me a much greater sense of appreciation for what it is to become strategically focused. But ultimately, it was the opportunity to apply my existing skillset coupled with those skills learned on the MBA in my own workplace that has proved most rewarding."
Imran Khan, Executive MBA Graduate
Current Employment: Regional Director - Alternative Investment Services, Asia Pacific at VISTRA in Singapore
"The Trinity MBA gave me the opportunity to put myself on the forefront in dealing with strategic business issues. The School’s emphasis on collaboration, its focus on leadership and motivation, and the extensive global network of alums and faculty made Trinity College an obvious choice for me. The MBA program's focus on problem solving using real life scenarios was the perfect grounding for working in any fast-paced and dynamic business environment.
Learning from Trinity's formidable faculty in a beautiful campus right at the heart of Dublin made the whole experience unforgettable. Above all else, for me the friendships I formed with my classmates are priceless and have already paid great dividends. The MBA experience has definitely exceeded my expectations and in my opinion the Trinity MBA is not just a step in the right direction but a leap towards your professional goals."
Martina Donohue, Full-Time MBA Graduate
Current Employment: Marketing Manager at Shimmer
"When I commenced the programme, I gave myself one year to challenge my thinking, change my outlook and choose my next step. This could not have been achieved without the remarkable opportunities and strategic tools afforded to me by the Trinity MBA. We received professional coaching which refined our leadership and management skills, engaged with world-class academic lectures with strong credible industry links, participated in an effective team-based model approach to project work and had the chance to work with exceptionally high-caliber classmates from diverse Industry sectors and nationalities.
In my opinion to operate in a progressive business environment you need to be equipped with solid leadership, analytical and interpersonal skills, all with a global perspective. In my experience during the Trinity MBA, these qualities were not only strengthened through the numerous case studies, presentations and reading materials, but ultimately having the opportunity to work alongside key national and international companies with a substantial global reach. The academic expectation was one thing, but the trinity alumni community has also proven to be a valuable investment to be part of when enhancing international business links.
The Trinity MBA has truly been one of the most profound experiences of my life to date."
Sean Court, Executive MBA Graduate
Current Employment: Programme Director at Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)
"The part-time Trinity MBA programme offered me the ideal opportunity to broaden my financial and management skills while studying at one of the world’s most renowned and established universities. World-class lecturing staff coupled with extremely talented and diverse classmates, delivered a course that I found to be both academically relevant and truly inspirational."
Stephen Glavin, Full-Time MBA Graduate
"The Trinity MBA has been as fantastic experience. I found the quality of the academic staff to be superb and that the programme is very well designed to combine academic teaching with hands-on learning experiences. This combination really worked and I feel that I have developed in terms of management knowledge and skills and in personal competencies such as self-awareness, presentations, teamwork, leadership and negotiation. The relatively small school and class size made it an intimate and enjoyable time with friendships formed with classmates and faculty alike."
Amrit Chaturvedi, MBA Graduate
Analyst at AIB Corporate Banking
“The Trinity MBA experience has transformed my career. Coming from India, I was committed to gaining international experience and moving industry from the technology sector to other sector especially financial services. The strong network of Trinity's professors, alumni and the MBA career development team helped me to pursue my commitment towards my career, gaining employment in Europe in a Financial Services sector.”