Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin

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Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin Coordinates: 53°20′42″N 6°15′18″W / 53.3449188°N 6.255017653°W / 53.3449188; -6.255017653
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TypeBusiness School
DeanAndrew Burke
Dublin City
AffiliationsAACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, Athena SWAN, Coimbra Group

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin is located on College Green, in Dublin, Ireland. Trinity Business School is triple accredited (AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA), putting it in the top 0.6% of business schools worldwide. It offers programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and Executive Education levels. The School is ranked 1st in Ireland in the Eduniversal Dean's Rankings, 2017.[1] In 2019 QS Rankings place Trinity Business School 1st in Ireland and 23rd in the world.[2]


Established as a School of Commerce in 1925[citation needed], the School has grown from offering B.A. and BComm degrees to offering an MBA programme since 1964 when it was transformed into a School of Business Studies. A full suite of Masters programmes exist today and this began in 1976 when the MSc (Mgmt) degree in Management Practice for practicing senior executives was launched, with a curriculum based on action research principles. The School is part of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences of Trinity College.[3]

High Growth Strategy: Building the Future[edit]

Trinity Business School is in the midst of a high growth strategy which was introduced in 2015.[4] It involves the development of new and existing programmes, as well as the construction of a new building for the School which will open onto Pearse Street.[5] The project is to be completed in May 2019.[6] Trinity Business School is among the fastest growing established business schools in Europe.[7]

Trinity Business School has been one of the top success stories in the Global Business School education market over the last few years.[citation needed]  It’s story has been featured in the publications and conferences of all the top international accreditation agencies i.e. EFMD, AACSB and AMBA.  

The School is among the fastest growing business schools in Europe with a growth rate of 127 per cent over the past three years.[citation needed] The new €80 million 11,400 square metre Trinity Business School building was opened in 2019 and includes an innovation and entrepreneurial hub, a 600-seat auditorium, restaurant spaces for up to 200 people, smart classrooms with the latest digital technology, and a rooftop conference room. It is a near zero energy building, with some 500sq m of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof contribute to the electrical provision of the building and offsetting 35 tonnes of carbon per annum. Water for toilets is provided by recycled rainwater.

The School has grown 150% over the last 5 years[citation needed], having moved into this eco-friendly cutting edge new building, has had a surge in innovation activities across all its activates and is about to open the Republic of Ireland’s first multi-media lecture room for remote interactive learning. It is set to continue this dynamic innovative trajectory by supplementing it’s on campus degree education with additional learning options which provide flexible, blended and life–long learning for next-generation working and learning which blends the real life experience on Trinity’s stunning campus with flexible, interactive, remote learning in a multitude of formats from degree to byte sized micro credentialing life long and executive level learning.


Trinity Business School

Trinity Business School offers programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels.[8]


  • Bachelor in Business Studies (B.B.S.)
  • BA Moderatorship Business, Economic and Social Studies (B.E.S.S.)
  • Business and Law
  • Business and Languages
  • Business and Computing


  • MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc in Digital Marketing Strategy
  • MSc in Business Analytics
  • MSc in Law & Finance
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship
  • MSc in Finance
  • MSc in Financial Risk Management
  • MSc in Human Resource Management
  • MSc in International Management
  • MSc in Management
  • MSc in Marketing
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Trinity MBA (Executive & Full-Time)
  • Executive Education

Doctoral Programme[11]

The Trinity MBA[edit]

Established in 1964, Trinity Business School's MBA is one of the three original MBA programmes in Europe.[citation needed] T

  • The Trinity Executive MBA ranked 1st in Ireland, 4th in the UK & Ireland, 11th in Europe, 38th in the World in The Economist Executive MBA Ranking 2020.[12]

Current Research[edit]

Researchers in Trinity Business School seek answers to managerially relevant questions that are focused on the following themes:[13]

  • Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing and Consumers
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Work and People
  • Strategy and Change
  • CSR, Governance and Business Ethics
  • International Business
  • Innovation, Manufacturing and Systems
  • Organizational Studies

Affiliated societies and alumni groups[edit]

  • Trinity Business Alumni - The global association of graduates of Trinity College Dublin who are involved in business.[14]
  • DUBES - The Dublin University Business and Economics Society (DUBES), founded in 1929.[15]
  • Trinity Entrepreneurial Society[16]
  • Enactus - A social entrepreneurship society.[17]
  • Trinity Economic Forum -[18]
  • Trinity SMF - Trinity SMF is the Student Managed Fund.[19]


  • Trinity MBA Scholarship Fund[20]
  • Trinity Business Alumni / Bank of Ireland Business Student of the Year Award[21]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Business School Rankings". Eduniversal. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  2. ^ "QS Ranking 2019: Trinity College Dublin – School of Business". QS. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  3. ^ Faculties and Schools – Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin. (8 December 2010).
  4. ^ "High Growth Strategy" (PDF). Trinity College Dublin. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  5. ^ "New Business School". Trinity College Dublin. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ University Times. Retrieved on 26 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Fastest Growing Business School in Europe" (PDF). Trinity Business School. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  8. ^ Trinity Business School DNA. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  9. ^ Trinity Business School Undergraduate courses. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  10. ^ Trinity Business School Postgraduate courses. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  11. ^ Trinity Business School Doctoral Programme. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  12. ^ Trinity, Business School (29 June 2020). "Economist 2020 Rankings". Trinity Business School. Retrieved 8 May 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ Trinity Business School Research Themes. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  14. ^ Trinity Business Alumni. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  15. ^ Business and Economics Society. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  16. ^ Trinity Entrepreneurial Society. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  17. ^ Enactus. Retrieved on 30 August 2018.
  18. ^ Trinity Economic Forum. Retrieved on 30 August 2018.
  19. ^ Trinity SMF. Retrieved on 31 August 2018.
  20. ^ MBA scholarships. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  21. ^ Trinity Business Alumni Business Student of the Year. Retrieved on 2 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Bottom of the class -- must try harder". The Independent. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  23. ^ "Michael O'Leary: Plane crazy". The Independent. 7 October 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  24. ^ a b Milner, Mark (4 October 2005). "Two Irishmen, two airlines and a dogfight". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 12 February 2020.

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