Trinity-IMI Graduate School of Business MBA Programme ranked 70th in the world by The Financial Times Top 100

Posted on: 29 January 2007

According to the latest Financial Times Full-Time MBA 2007 ranking, the Trinity MBA programme was ranked 70th globally, the highest ranking achieved by an Irish MBA programme in this year’s rankings.  The Trinity MBA ranking which is up from 85 in 2006 also features in three of the Financial Times Top Ten List categories:

o Ranked 2nd globally for Value for Money
o Ranked 7th globally for International Mobility
o Ranked 7th in Europe for Alumni Salary Levels

Commenting on the significance of the ranking, the Trinity MBA Director, Vincent Dooley said: “It is great to see the quality of our MBA programme endorsed by the clinical analysis of the Financial Times. We believe that the Trinity MBA programme engages the students with the community, global business leaders and strong partner schools, offering the best possible opportunity for learning and career development.

“A highly valued hallmark feature of the Trinity MBA is the in-depth company consultancy projects. Over the academic year the students are required to complete three ‘in-company’ projects.  These involve working with not-for-profit organisations, start up companies and blue chip corporates.

 “These projects integrate the theoretical coursework with action learning around critical issues in live organisations. This is achieved through direct interaction with senior executives who are wrestling with strategic issues within those organisations. The process grounds in reality the practical application of the knowledge acquired during the programme,” concluded the Trinity MBA Director.

Also commenting on Trinity MBA’s achievement, Dr Gerard McHugh, Head of Trinity College Dublin’s School of Business said: “The Trinity-IMI Graduate School of Management is extremely proud of the fulltime MBA programme and its top position in the FT league tables for Value for Money, International Mobility and Salary Levels of graduates.  As we continue to develop the Graduate School of Management and our partnership with the IMI, we will work towards achieving an even higher global ranking.”
The Trinity MBA programme prides itself in diversity – 45% of the student body on this year’s programme is female. Its broad, diverse international representation, attracts students from all over the world. In the class of 2007,  64% of  its students were  international, from Canada, USA, France, Germany, India, Japan, Ecuador, Kyrgyz, Armenia and Nepal.