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Trinity Business School Ranked Best in Europe for Student Gender Balance in Executive MBA Economist 2020 Rankings

29th June, 2020

Trinity Business School has risen to 11th position in Europe and 4th across the UK and Ireland, and 38th in the World in the 2020 Executive MBA rankings produced by The Economist.

Trinity’s EMBA ranked first in Ireland and scored especially highly for diversity. It achieved high scores in: 

  • Gender balance of students - 2nd (globally; the programme ranked first in Europe)
  • Gender balance of faculty - 5th
  • Percentage of alumni who have been promoted or grown their company since graduation  - 13th
  • Percentage increase on students’ pre-EMBA salary after two years - 4th

The news follows the recent announcement that Trinity Business School ranked 1st Ireland, 4th in Ireland and the UK and 18th in the European Union in the 2020 Global Masters in Finance rankings (pre-experience), produced by the Financial Times.

Professor Andrew Burke, Chair of Business Studies and Dean at Trinity Business School, said: 

Trinity Business School has grown by over 150% over the last 5 years which, as far as we can tell, makes it the fastest growing established business school in Europe.  This growth has been underpinned by a transformative strategy involving innovation, diversity and inclusion, a new state of the art eco-friendly building and a huge emphasis on high-quality leading-edge business education and research.  It is great to see the fruits of this strategy now pay off.  Last week the FT placed our MSc in Finance 1st in Ireland and in the top 5 in the UK & Ireland combined.  We now observe the Economist giving almost the same top tier international ranking to our Executive MBA which is 1st in Ireland and in the top 5 in the UK & Ireland.  

“It is also great to observe our Executive MBAs’ salary increase after graduation is the 4th highest in the world. This indicates an excellent return on investment in their education.  Furthermore, it is truly wonderful to observe that we are in the top 5 in the world for student and faculty gender diversity on both the Economist Executive MBA and the FT MSc in Finance rankings.  That indicates the extent to which the underrepresentation of women in senior leadership positons in business and in the finance industry in particular, will be redressed by the exceptionally high proportion of stellar female graduates that we are producing.  I hasten to add that we don’t do any positive discrimination in favour of women.  We simply recruit the best students and faculty and so it is great to see that women feel nurtured at Trinity Business School and central to its community.” 

Professor Amanda Shantz, Director of the Executive MBA at  Trinity Business School,  said:  

“The Trinity EMBA provides an exceptional learning experience that equips learners to accelerate their careers. We are delighted to hear that our EMBA programme has been ranked so highly in this year’s Economist rankings. But we can’t take the credit; the learners and alumni that make up the Trinity EMBA are the real stars of the programme – it is their hard work, their passion for learning, and their commitment to making the world a better place that has brought our programme to new heights.”

Read the full rankings here.

Media Contacts:

Ian Dunne, Marketing & Communications Officer | dunneia@tcd.ie| +353 1 896 2493