Trinity IMI Graduate School of Management Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the MBA Programme

Posted on: 25 February 2006

On Saturday February 25th 2006 the Trinity – IMI Graduate School of Management celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the MBA Programme with a black tie gala reception in the Dining Hall at Trinity College. Over 150 alumni from the past 40 years of the programme, now living scattered around the globe, returned to Dublin to attend the event. Guest speaker for the evening was Niall Mellon of The Township Challenge.

“The Trinity MBA’s persistence in maintaining a truly international focus from day one (class of 1964 included students from Singapore), mirrors the persistence of Irish business through tough times and through recent times of spectacular growth.  We are very pleased to see the number of alumni who have travelled back to remember and celebrate their Trinity MBA experience with us.  Alumni have come from London, New York, Paris, Singapore and Australia.  It is a credit to Trinity College and the power of the lasting friendships built on the MBA course,” commented Karen Finigan, MBA Director, Trinity – IMI Graduate School of Management.

According to the 2006 Financial Times Full-Time MBA ranking, the Trinity – IMI Graduate School of Management MBA programme featured in three of the top ten categories:

Ranked 2nd globally for International Mobility
Ranked 3rd globally for Value for Money
Ranked 7th in Europe for Alumni Salary Levels

The programme is ranked 85th globally, and 22nd in Europe – both rankings up on 2005 and ahead of the UCD, Smurfit Business School.

Over the years Trinity MBA graduates have had significant impact on the business world both nationally and international. Graduates include Liam O’Mahony, Chief Executive of CRH and John Conroy, CEO, Merrion Capital, amongst others.