It has been announced that Trinity Business School is the fastest growing school of its kind in Europe. Professor Andrew Burke, the Dean of the Business School, stated in the School’s newsletter that revenue generation has grown by 43% in the past year. These figures indicate, “as far as we can tell from available information”, the highest growth rates of any business school in Europe.
2016 saw the launch of four new postgraduate programmes in the school as well as a new Bachelor of Business Studies degree and the Trinity Global Business Form.
The School is ranked 1st in Ireland and 16th in Europe, in the Eduniversal Deans’ Ranking 2015, while placing 37th on the world ranking.
Planning permission was granted in 2015 for the construction of a new €70m building for the business school. Latest figures released by the school indicate that costs have risen to €80m. The building, scheduled for completion by early 2019, will be located on the Pearse Street side of campus, on the site of Luce Hall.
College has received a €70m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to partly fund the new building, and is also raising funds privately for the project. As of June 2016, the School had raised €11.5 “in philanthropy” from international business people.
Speaking to Trinity News, Burke said: “For a school that’s nearly 100 years old, it’s quite remarkable to be growing at this rate – it’s almost comparable to a fast-growing venture in a start-up. The growth itself is really due to the collective effort of everyone in the school. What’s really driving this is the fact that both professional staff and faculty are coming up with ideas for innovating new programmes and launching new things and so on. But also the growth rate reflects the huge potential of Trinity Business School, we’re in an excellent location in a world-class university with huge international potential. We’ve been talking about this for a number of years and now the reality is here for everyone to see.”