Hear From Our Graduates
Liam Pierce, Postgraduate Dimploma in Accounting Graduate
Current employment: Trainee Accountant, KPMG
"This programme has been a tremendous experience. The class was incredibly diverse and I’ve made friends with people from around the world. The lecturers on the programme are first class, very approachable and each one has their own unique career background.
The Business School also hosted many events to help with our careers: CV workshops, interview practice sessions and other seminars. Another highlight was getting involved in Trinity’s Student Managed Investment Fund as an analyst."
Rukmani Mohindra, MSc in Marketing Graduate
Current employment: Marketing Manager, EMEA, Clio - Legal Practice Management Software, Dublin
"Ireland being one of the fastest growing economies, gave me immense opportunities to attend the top notch European Tech and Business events. The networking and learning opportunities are tremendous especially as a Trinity student and I would advise to make the most of it. I had a chance to explore my passion in FinTech and Marketing and open my mind to the industry under the guidance of my professors. The faculty is approachable and are veterans in their fields so, I would advise to seek guidance.
I had an experience of a lifetime at Trinity Business School. The business students came from all over the world. Thus, I experienced diversity in terms of culture, language, experience and business etiquettes. Every day at Trinity Business School encouraged me to push myself beyond my limits.
The programme provided me with a practical experience of working on Marketing projects. I had an amazing time during the discussions in the class, solving complex problems during group assignments and researching for individual assignments. The modules in the Marketing programme are a great blend of the traditional and digital marketing areas that has provided me with skills and confidence to succeed in the corporate environment."
Thomas Deckers, MSc in International Management Graduate
Current employment: Store Account Manager at Danone, Brussels
"As a culmination of the MSc International Management course, we went to Shanghai for the annual international residency week to apply all the knowledge we acquired during the year on the Chinese emerging market. A very intensive first week had us balancing interesting courses on business in China, insightful company visits and extensive late night socials. The class was divided in two parts: Marketing and Finance. These groups had lectures and company visits that would suit their interests so that everybody would be fully engaged and emerged in their respectively preferred Chinese business topics and companies.
The second week in China was optional and saw many students fly back home or travel all over Asia as this was a perfect opportunity to discover all that China has to offer. This trip was a unique opportunity that Trinity has provided us and saw the entire class bond into one cohesive group of friends."
Thomas Roche, Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Graduate
Current employment: Audit Trainee, KPMG, Dublin
"The lecturers in Trinity Business School have real world experience that they bring into their teaching of theoretical ideas. There’s also a wide range backgrounds and nationalities of students within the Business School. It’s an industry focused school within a very traditional university, so students get the best of both worlds.
Be sure to get to know your class intake early on. There's a lot of group projects so it's easier to form groups with people who you'd like to work with. When job hunting, be sure to attend the in-school recruitment events by the various companies/firms. Talk to the current graduates in the roles you're applying for. You get a good feel for the culture within the organisation from these events. Don't restrict yourself to just the Business School for your network. Get involved in the business related societies on campus i.e. Trinity Student Managed Fund, Trinity Investors. You can also meet other business students through sports clubs such as rugby and rowing."
Sandhya Raghuvanshi, Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Graduate
Current employment: Audit Trainee at Deloitte, Dublin
"Trinity Business School is perfectly located at the heart of the city, so it is easy to get around. Explore everything that the city has to offer. The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting offers the best possible mix of practical and theoretical knowledge. Lectures are great. Exposure to group project work, in-class interactions, and interaction with other international students will all be significant for your academic as well as your social life.
I sought admission in the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting coming from a non-accountancy background. The modules on offer gave us a deep insight into the subject with constant support and comprehensive lecture slides from the lecturers. There was sufficient infrastructure in place to enable you to study whenever you wanted, including a 24 hour reading room.
As soon as I completed the course I got a job offer from one of the Big 4. There was always assistance available. Not only did I enjoy the academic side of things, but there are so many societies and association within the university where I involved myself and made the most of it. I wouldn’t have learnt about the other cultures and know people from the other side of the globe if I had not been here. I have really enjoyed balancing study with exploring this wonderful city."
Andrew J. Chwalik, MSc in Marketing Graduate
Current employment: Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer for the First Rendezvous, Ohio
"Get to know your masters cohort. You spend a bunch of time together in the classroom, supplement that with some fun activities outside of class and you’ll build friendships that will last a lifetime. Join a few of the various societies on campus. Trinity offers a nearly unlimited amount of societies ranging from hiking to finance. Find some that interest you and become an active member, it makes for a full 'grad school experience'. Attend as many events as you can, those hosted by Trinity and those around Dublin. You get the ability to network with some of the greatest minds while learning about something new. Here’s my “must attend list”: Gradstonbury, Dublin Tech Summit, Trinity Ball, Christmas Commons, St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The best thing about being a student at Trinity Business School, besides the extraordinary students, is the high quality educational experience. Every professor has their own experience in a relevant field and utilize their knowledge to teach a specific subject. You get real world experience blended with a nice amount of theory. I couldn’t be happier with the teaching style and diversity of the instructors. Top shelf!
The highlight of the program for me was being able to study a subject I love with so many other bright, young minds that shared in my passion. My classmates came from all over the world and it was amazing working together to develop solutions for current industry problems.
Gökçe Sönmez, MSc in Digital Marketing Strategy Graduate
Current employment: Digital Media Associate with Glanbia, Dublin
"My time in Trinity Business School was a challenging and wonderful experience. I would recommend this Masters to any business student who has a keen interest in the areas of marketing and digital marketing. This Masters in Digital Marketing provided me with both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Incoming students may find this programme challenging and demanding at first, but they will realize that having many group projects and individual assignments will provide them with valuable experience which will stand to them throughout their entire career.
Trinity College is a reputable and highly recognised university across the world. International experience with students from all around the world is another important aspect of this programme.
The course instructors are highly qualified in their field. I found that each lecture provided me with great insights into each subject. I also certified in Google AdWords and Analytics while completing my masters. I am now working in digital media and these both are very useful for me."
Felix Pfander, MSc in Marketing Graduate
Current employment: Marketing & Sales Consultant with Sdox, Stuttgart
"Make friends with students from other programs. It will enrich your time and is extremely valuable for the future. Although, your program might just be one year you should enter a society or club. Trinity offers many of them. Take the electives you are interested in, not the ones you think “fit to your profile”. It will be a challenging experience but you should enjoy it.
I really liked the family feeling in Trinity Business School. You are part of one the best universities in the world, with great history and thousands of students from all over the globe. The atmosphere encourages you to work harder and go beyond."
Samantha Hume, MSc in Marketing Graduate
Current employment: Account Coordinator for Ogilvy & Mather, Toronto
"Take full advantage of the services available to you! There are some wonderful opportunities provided by Trinity Business School that take place outside of the classroom, such as guest lecturers and various workshops put on by the careers team throughout the year. Taking advantage of these events or even booking a one-on-one meeting with the career advisor is not just for students who are already starting to look for employment. Even if you are unsure about your next step after your Masters, this is a great place to start and collect information. Using these services allowed me to learn more about myself and about what opportunities are out there in the field of marketing. Be open to trying new things. As an international student, moving to a new country can be overwhelming. Attending the orientation events, signing up for different societies, or even suggesting going for a coffee or lunch with a few peers is a great way to make new connections and get yourself adjusted to life at Trinity and in Dublin.
Do not be afraid to seek help when you need it. The professors are there to help and they only want to see you succeed. If you have a question about the course material or would like feedback on an assignment, then you should ask for it. The modules move at a quick pace, meaning it is important you feel comfortable with the material. Even reaching out to peers can be a great place to start! Sometimes you will find they have questions too that you may be able to help answer.
The best thing about being a student at Trinity Business School is the community of professors, staff, and students. It is a small community, which means you will see familiar faces every day. The professors and staff are always happy to chat with you outside of the classroom and you will become fast friends with your fellow students. By the end of the year, it truly felt like a community, and the connections you make are certain to last a lifetime.
A second perk is the location! Trinity Business School is located in the heart of the city and is very close to by big-name businesses, such as Facebook and Google. That being said, the school is also situated close to Grafton street, which is always full of life.
The highlight of the program for me was the opportunity to learn from a breadth of marketing fields. The curriculum allowed me to test my abilities across a range of marketing activities such as analytics, brand strategy, and digital marketing. Not only was I able to challenge myself in new ways, but this helped me to narrow down my interests, allowing me to leave with a clearer idea of what I was most passionate about. Another highlight was the team-oriented projects. Group work presents a new challenge, as you must adjust to others’ personalities, strengths, and weaknesses to resolve a problem. Team work also provides a great opportunity to learn about your own abilities and to meet new people in your program. Some of my closest friends came from my first group project!"
Caitlin Leyendecker, MSc in Marketing Graduate
"The best thing about being a student at Trinity Business School is having professors that teach you more than just the academic content, but provide you with skills for your professional life and career.
The highlight of this program was definitely all of the international friendships I made throughout the year. Our program had an eclectic mix of individuals and everyone brought something different to the table. The international backgrounds of my peers taught me more about communication and culture than I could have ever expected."
Kevin Haughan, MSc in Management Graduate
"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.
Current employment: Chief Technology Officer at SAM Labs
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 in 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 in 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 in 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 in Management Graduate
Current Employment: Commodity Associate at S&P Global Platts, London
"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 in 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 moulded 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.
Philippus von Neree, MSc in International Management
Current employment: Head Of Operations at Semasio GmbH, Hamburg
"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 in my role that followed at BearingPoint, where I planned and drove forward large post-merger-integration projects as a management consultant."
Kathryn Ganser, MSc in Management Graduate
Current employment: Senior Consultant at Boston Strategic Partners, Boston
"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 in International Management Graduate
“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.”
Current employment: Legislative Aide at United States Senate
Ciara Nass, MSc in Management Graduate
Current employment: Head Of Operations at Heroleads, UAE
Previous employment: Business Account Manager, Google, Dublin
"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 in Management Graduate
Current employment: Interim- en projectmanager at PART zorg, the Netherlands
“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 in 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."
Giancarlo Mannella, MSc in 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 in 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."