Trinity College Dublin: Trinity Business School’s Executive MBA ranked first in Ireland by FT

Trinity Business School’s Executive MBA programme has ranked 1st in Ireland in the Financial Times 2021 EMBA Ranking, and joint 59th globally.

The result marks another ranking success for Trinity and sees the Business School solidify its place as one of the top business education providers worldwide.

Trinity’s EMBA success comes only months after the School retained its place as Ireland’s best provider of the MSc Finance – which saw the FT’s 2021 MSc Finance Ranking place Trinity among the top 30 schools worldwide, and weeks after the School’s coveted MSc in International Management jumped 10 places to rank 28th globally in this year’s FT Masters in Management ranking.

The School’s MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management, a first-time entry in the QS Business Masters Rankings, entered straight in at 6th globally, while the MSc Marketing retained a top 20 position, ranking 18th out of 105 programmes.

Professor Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School, said:

Our staff, students and alumni have put a lot of energy and creativity into the transformation of the School over the last five years. This effort has led to major internationalisation of our research and education programmes, growth of around 150%, quadruple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA & Athena SWAN), and the self-financing of our new eco-friendly award-winning building. In just half a decade our innovative community have created a world-leading business school at the heart of Dublin City, which is reflected, time and time again, in international rankings. This is not only a boon for business based here, but also for our graduates who work in a global context whether here in Ireland or overseas.

Professor John Dong, Director of Trinity EMBA, said:

We are glad to see that the Trinity EMBA has ranked 1st in Ireland and No.59 in the world. I would like to congratulate the MBA team, students and alumni for the outstanding accomplishment that we have achieved together. We will continue our good practices with a unique project-based curriculum, while continuing to enhance and innovate the programme in other aspects. Looking forward, we plan to give our students a wider international learning experience after the global pandemic and further develop their leadership in a fast-changing business environment.

The latest FT ranking result sees the Trinity EMBA surpass a number of major global providers, including the Ivey Business School in Canada, Henley Business School in the UK, and Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. But the School is striving to achieve more and has just launched the first ‘distance learning’ MBA amongst universities in Ireland to serve a growing flexible executive workforce.

“With 80% online delivery, and 20% on-campus learning, the Flexible Executive MBA has been designed to embrace the project-based learning approach of our existing Full-Time and Executive MBA programmes already offered at Trinity, and reflects an awareness of global career-related trends that have been on the rise for many years, but have been catalysed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Burke said.

Burke and his colleagues are confident that Trinity’s Flexible Executive MBA will have the edge over other distance-learning options, noting that only a handful of schools included in the Financial Times’ 2021 Online MBA Ranking hold the same Triple-Accredited status.

In addition to the School’s new MBA programme, Trinity also recently unveiled its brand-new multi-modal study room, coined ‘The Matrix Room’.

This is a state-of-the-art interactive hub developed exclusively for the programme. By nature, it allows participants to decide when and where they engage, while knowing that they are receiving the same high-quality Trinity MBA as they would via a traditional classroom-based programme

said Dr Eimear Nolan, Director of Trinity’s Flexible Executive MBA.

The notion of leading by example has been at the heart of Trinity’s innovation in recent years. The Business School has made sustainability, responsible business and diversity and inclusion a core part of its ethos. As it looks to the future, creating mindful leaders with an awareness of the role of business in tackling society’s greatest challenges continues to be the driving force behind its success.