Trinity Business School ranks 23rd in Europe in Financial Times Global MSc in Finance

The business school also scored 1st in Ireland for its MSc in Finance

Trinity Business School ranked 23rd in Europe this year, according to the 2020 Global Masters in Finance rankings produced by the Financial Times (FT), and secured first place in Ireland for its MSc in Finance.

University College Dublin’s (UCD) Smurfit Business School featured on the list at 41st place globally.

Professor Andrew Burke, who is Chair of Business Studies and Dean at Trinity Business School, said:  “Our MSc is now among the top 5 finance masters in the UK and Ireland combined.”  

He continued: “This is timely as Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre continues to expand, most recently due to the Brexit-induced relocation of many finance service activities from London to Dublin, and so it is important that financial services firms in Dublin have a local pool of graduates to hire from one of the very best masters in finance.”

“I am especially proud of our expert and dedicated team of faculty and professional staff who continue to drive innovation and improvements in this programme on a yearly basis,” Burke added. “They fully deserve this latest accolade to add to the recent Eduniversal ranking placing this MSc as the number 1 corporate finance masters programme in Europe.”

The Trinity Business School building has been used as a venue for contact tracing volunteers as the Covid-19 crisis progressed. Contact tracing began March 31.

Director of the MSc in Finance Programme Aleksandar Šević said: “The Trinity Business School MSc in Finance programme is offered in the heart of Dublin, close to the IFSC, and provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the global financial industry.”

He added: “The team of permanent and adjunct TBS staff members has delivered lectures in the MSc in Finance programme from the very beginning with excellence and dedication to the highest academic and professional standards.”

 ”Internationally diverse and gender-balanced student cohorts have had an opportunity to attend core-required modules modelled in accordance with the latest requirements forwarded by stakeholders in the financial industry, by the affiliate programme partner, Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, and by the programme partner, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association,” Director Šević added. “An important option for our students is to choose elective modules that are closely aligned with future career goals.” 

In December 2019, Trinity Business School ranked 60th in Europe by the Financial Times. This was the first time the school had featured in the rankings since 2007.

Earlier this week, College ranked 101st in QS world rankings, rising for the first time in three years.

This article was updated at 15:19 on June 16. A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Trinity’s Global MSc in Finance ranked 27th in Europe. In fact, it ranked 27th in the world and 23rd in Europe.

Shannon Connolly

Shannon Connolly is the News Editor of Trinity News, and a Junior Fresh English and Philosophy student.