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Why Trinity for Business and a Language Degree?


Trinity Business School is the No. 1 business school in Ireland and is ranked 19th in the Top Business Schools in Europe (Eduniversal, 2019).

Trinity College is ranked 1st in Ireland and 101st in the QS World University Rankings 2021.


Founded in 1592, Trinity College is one of the oldest and best-known universities in Europe. Trinity is also home to one of the oldest Business School’s in Europe. Trinity is situated in the beautiful campus, with its cobbled squares and contemporary amenities, is home to a vibrant and diverse student community. For four centuries, our world-famous graduates have included Nobel laureates, entrepreneurs and global business leaders.

World Class Educators

Students work with experienced academics and practitioners who have distinguished themselves in their careers. We believe in evolving close relationships with our students, and thinking about building upon each student’s unique background, talent and vision of their future.

Links with the School of Languages, Literature, and Culture

For the past 25 years, Trinity Business School has pioneered teaching and research in international business. The programme benefits from our connection with the School of Languages, Literatures and Culture, where our students benefit from the expertise of a wide range of language departments. These departments are internationally well renowned, placed 39th in the world and 13th in Europe for Modern Languages by the 2016 QS University Rankings by Subject. Trinity College has the world’s oldest tradition of modern language studies, with professorial Chairs dating back to 1776. All have well-known alumni, including the Nobel prize winner Samuel Beckett. The language departments have a strong commitment to small-group teaching and pride themselves on their friendly atmosphere and supportive ethos.

One Year at a Partner University

You will spend your third year as an Erasmus student at one of our top-ranked universities, where we have partnerships in places from Salamanca to St. Petersburg. Your year abroad will allow you to develop a network of friends and contacts from different countries; take advantage of a work placement; perfect your fluency in your target language, and immerse yourself fully in the culture of the country. The degree will provide you with a wide range of skills that will give you a major advantage in the increasingly competitive international business environment.

Unique Social and Cultural Life

Being a Business and a Language student means you benefit greatly from the social and cultural life of your language departments, as well as student organisations of Trinity Business School and our links with intercultural partners from the Goethe Institute to the Alliance Française and the Cervantes Institute. The individual language departments organise conversational clusters, networking evenings and other exciting events which not only entertain but help you hone your language skills.

Vibrant Location

Trinity Business School sits right at the heart of business. Dublin is a thriving capital city and one of the most dynamic technology and business hubs in Europe. Global finance, tech, agricultural and pharmaceutical multinationals, and the energetic start-ups based in Silicon Docks are only minutes away. Many of these contribute to our programmes and global business network.

  • The EY globalisation index names Ireland in the top 5 most globalised economies
  • The World Bank lists Dublin as one of the top 20 places in the world to do business
  • Dublin is a European hub for over 1,000 multinational companies and 250+ tech start-ups
  • One of the only European countries to provide a 2 year graduate work visa
  • Ireland is consistently voted one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world

Graduate Careers

Trinity’s enviable location at the heart of this global hub of business activity means that our students are recruited for internships, summer jobs and graduate careers by employers who look to Trinity as a key provider of top quality graduates. 94% of Trinity students find employment or go on to further study within six months of graduating.

Engaging Student Life

Trinity has an almost unrivalled number of clubs and student societies where you can take part in anything from juggling to international debates, sports to drama and everything in between. There are no shortage of opportunities to meet new people, make new friends, stay entertained all year round and in the process gain skills that will serve you in your future career.

International Dimension

Trinity attracts academics and students from across the globe and the international mix of people in the Business School makes for a dynamic and exciting learning environment where we learn from each other and cultivate alternative perspectives on global management.  All courses on the programme are taught in English, but students whose first language is not English can avail of Trinity’s extensive language-learning facilities.