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Trinity Business School’s Executive MBA in global top 50 of The Economist’s rankings

6th July 2018

The Economist’s just-published global rankings for 2018 has ranked Trinity Business School’s Executive MBA programme at Trinity College Dublin in 44th place worldwide, rising 15 places from 59th place last year. Trinity’s Executive MBA is also ranked first place in Ireland and is the only Irish Executive MBA to feature in the global top 50.

Commenting on the significance of the top ranking, Professor Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School, said: “This ranking demonstrates that Trinity Business School’s ambitious high growth strategy is bearing fruit. The School is the fastest growing School in Europe, growing 78% in the last two years alone. Trinity is well-known for its world class research, but it is the combination of research plus industry experience that gives Trinity graduates an edge on the competition. The timing of the announcement coincides with the School expansion of Executive Education programmes.”

Career performance and progression are key indicators in The Economist rankings with Trinity graduates ranking highly in all areas related to careers, including promotions after graduation. Trinity Business School has invested heavily in careers support building a dedicated team for MBA students and alumni. Working closely with individual Executive MBA students, the Career Development team equips them with the knowledge and skills to advance within their current workplace or transition into new areas.

Director of the Trinity Executive MBA, Professor Amanda Shantz, said: “The Trinity Executive MBA is distinct because our students are provided with an opportunity to put theory-to-practice. Each student is charged with creating bespoke solutions to multinationals, social enterprises, and SMEs. The skills that our students develop from these experiences position them as future leaders in their fields.”

“We were delighted to see Trinity Business School being evaluated so highly in relation to the quality of our modules and lecturing team,” said Michael Flynn, Director of Executive Education and MBA Portfolio. “These strengths together with the diversity of the programme in terms of nationality, mix of men and women and the range of sectors candidates come from make the Trinity Executive MBA a unique learning experience.”

Trinity Business School will shortly move into its new €80 million building on Trinity’s historic campus, centrally located, with Dublin’s thriving global business hub and internationally focused industry on its doorstep.