The Trinity Business School’s Executive MBA (EMBA) programme has ranked 44th worldwide in The Economist’s 2018 global rankings, rising 15 places from 59th last year.
Trinity’s EMBA is also the highest ranked programme in Ireland and the only Irish Executive MBA to be included in The Economist’s global top 50. University College Dublin (UCD) Smurfit Business School ranked 59th.
Dean of Trinity Business School Professor Andrew Burke recognised the significance of the ranking, explaining that it “demonstrates that Trinity Business School’s ambitious high growth strategy is bearing fruit”.
“The School is the fastest growing School in Europe, growing 78% in the last two years alone,” Burke continued. “Trinity is well-known for its world class research, but it is the combination of research plus industry experience that gives Trinity graduates an edge on the competition.”
The rankings were topped by Yale School of Management, who run the Yale MBA for Executives. 7 of the top 10 programmes are located in the United States, three of which are run in conjunction with universities in Singapore, Germany and Canada.
The rankings recognise the career development and educational experience of graduates, with Trinity ranking highly in all career related areas. This follows heavy investment by Trinity in career support for MBA students and alumni. The established Careers Development team also assists individual students in advancing within the workplace.
Director of the Trinity Executive MBA Professor Amanda Shantz explained that the programme is “distinct” because students are provided with the opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice. “Each student is charged with creating bespoke solutions to multinationals, social enterprises, and SMEs. The skills that our students develop from these experiences position them as future leaders in their fields,” outlined Shantz.
The Director of Executive Education and MBA Portfolio Michael Flynn also stated: “We are delighted to see Trinity Business School being evaluated so highly in relation to the quality of our modules and lecturing team.”
According to the Trinity Business School the programme is, “designed for busy working professionals and business owners who want to earn an MBA while fulfilling their work and other commitments.”
It also claims to provide students with an average 29% post MBA salary increase after three months of graduation. 87% of students also secured at least one job offer within three months of graduation. The highly ranked programme includes leadership and professional development modules, company consultancy projects, residency weeks and a lifelong careers service among others.
This news follows on from college’s drop in the QS world rankings, which saw a drop from 88th to 104th. These results saw Ireland lose its only top 100 ranked university.
Trinity Business School will soon move into its €80 million building, which is currently under development. The school is expected to open at the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year.