Trinity Business School ranked best in Europe for student gender balance in Executive MBA Economist rankings

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

The programme is 2nd globally for gender balance of students and 5th for the gender balance of its faculty.

The business school also secured 1st place in Ireland for its Executive MBA, with the salary increase after graduation becoming the 4th highest in the world.

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

“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 School in Europe. But 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 showing an excellent return on their 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 Exec MBA and the FT MSc in Finance rankings as these indicate the extent to which the underrepresentation of women in senior leadership positions 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 and that their home is at the Trinity Business School community.”

According to Amanda Shantz, Associate Professor and Executive MBA Director:

“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.”

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