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Programme Overview

Leadership Development

Leadership and Professional Development is integral to the Trinity MBA. Individual and team coaching, workshops and industry guest lectures run continually throughout the programme. Three distinct leadership learning modules develop your personal leadership style, self-awareness and knowledge.

Our LEAD - Learn, Engage, Aspire, Develop - module is specifically and strategically placed to deliver the creative skills you need at important stages of your MBA journey and during your company projects. Workshops such as 'Consulting', 'Owning the Room' and 'Turning Data into Insight' are designed to develop vital leadership skills.

The Leadership and Organisational Behaviour module provides a study of organisational systems and leadership styles, while the Reflective Practicioner elective module focuses on self-assessment, self-reflection and the creation of your own personal development plan.

Throughout the MBA, you will have the opportunity to hear from industry speakers on a range of leadership areas including resilience, developing effective teams, mastering personal change, and group dynamics.

Expand your leadership capability  

Company Projects

Live action learning from real companies is a key part of the Trinity MBA. You will undertake three company projects across a range of industries throughout the programme, each tackling specific strategic business issues.

The Social Enterprise Project

Address a specific issue with a social enterprise and engage in a reciprocal learning relationship. A common theme across this project is to find a solution within a set timeframe, with little or no financial resources. This project provides a valuable opportunity to apply your strategic management skills with an NGO or social enterprise.

The SME Growth Project

Work with high potential SMEs that are finding it difficult to scale. You will analyse the problem, identify a solution and detail its implementation within a set period of time. This project is designed to hone your communication skills and time management capabilities within a high pressure environment.

The Strategic Company Project

Deliver a complete strategic overview to the senior management team of a multinational company of significant scale. You will be part of a consultancy team performing a full strategic audit and identifying a key area for further analysis. Delivered over four stages, you will present your plan to senior managers of the organisation.

Live action learning with real companies is a key part of the Trinity MBA. Throughout the programme, you will work directly with managers in companies across a range of industries, tackling real strategic business issues.  

Put learning into practice  

Management Theory and Concepts

Develop your knowledege in the core areas of business and management theory through case studies, group work and online learning. Learn how to operate and lead in an international environment with support from our expert industry practitioners and faculty. See our full list of modules and learning outcomes below.

Management Theory and Concepts  

International Residency Weeks

There are three optional week-long international residency electives in South Africa, Brazil and Belgium.

Leuven Institute, Belgium

Study in the heart of Europe. Our two-week elective module in Negotiating for Value and master classes in Cross Border Management are held in the historic 400 year old Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. The two week residency week also include field trips to the European Commission and to the trenches and cemeteries from the Great War at Ypres.

São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gain first-hand experience during the one-week elective module in Management in Emerging Economies.

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience business in one of the largest economies in Africa, in two beautiful locations. The one-week elective module in Management and Sustainability is held in the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Other events include meeting entrepreneurs in local townships, visiting Fair Trade communities, local artisans and non-profit businesses who focus on sustainability and stewardship of our communities.

Study in Multiple Locations  

Induction Week

The Trinity MBA kicks off with a unique induction week in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. An entirely immersive, rustic and offline experience, you will begin your Leadership and Professional Development journey and forge bonds with your classmates.

Lifelong Career Service & Alumni Network

Our dedicated career development team will help you identify your ideal career path and provide tailored advice on how best to achieve your career goals. Through workshops and one-to-one coaching, you will be introduced to our portfolio of company recruiters. As a member of the Trinity MBA alumni you will have lifelong access to this service.

As Ireland's leading MBA programme, employers from all industries aggressively recruit our graduates. The New York Times ranked Trinity in the top 150 global universities in terms of universities' employers rated most highly.

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Class Profile and Key Stats

Average age: 31

Average work experience: 6 years

Average number of nationalities: 10

Ratio of women to men: 48:52

30% average salary increase post-MBA within 6 months of graduation*

95% of students secured job offers within 6 months of graduation**

*Economist Full-Time MBA 2017 survey

**Student survey respondents at six months following completion of Full-Time MBA, class of 2017.