Trinity Business School has been ranked 60th in the Financial Times (FT) European Business Schools Rankings 2019.
Having not featured the rankings since 2007, Trinity Business School has also been recognised as the highest ranked “new” entrant to the list.
The highest ranked Irish institution was the University College Dublin (UCD) Michael Smurfit School of Business, which placed 21st, a steady climb from 24th two years ago. Also featured in the list was the Irish Management Institute, which was placed 68th.
Placing on the list is determined by a school’s ranking for individual degree programmes offered within the institution.
Trinity was ranked 46th in Europe for its Executive MBA programme and 66th for its Masters in Management programme for 2019.
These rankings took into account the average salary of a probramme’s graduate three years after graduation, as well as the percentage increase in salary after receiving the qualification.
The average salary of a graduate of Trinity’s Executive MBA programme was $126,044, and on average graduates saw a 32% increase in their salary.
The average salary of a graduate of Trinity’s Masters in Management programme was $52,519, with an average increase in salary of 64%.
The rankings also noted the percentage of female faculty within each school, 45% in Trinity’s case; the percentage of international faculty, which is 52% in Trinity’s business school programmed; and the percentage of faculty with doctorates, of which Trinity has 82%.
Testimonials from graduates of Trinity Executive MBA programme praised the fact that “the course was very practically focused”, adding that the programme had improved their “leadership skills, self awareness and confidence”.
Top of the ranking was the HEC Paris, overtaking the London Business School which had held the top position since 2014. The rankings included a total of 96 business schools from across Europe.
Trinity’s new Business School building was officially opened in May by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, concluding a five year and €90m project to develop the site.The building, located on Pearse Street, includes a 600-seat auditorium and 140-seat lecture hall, alongside several smaller lecture theatres.