Masters in Business Administration - MBA

  • Full or part time
    Full time & On campus available
  • Course fees
  • Course Disciplines
    Business Change Management Business & Management - Other International Business Strategic Management
  • Course Start
  • Course Duration
    1 year full-time
  • MBA Program Type

Course Description

The programme begins with a unique induction week - an entirely immersive, rustic and offline experience – and includes optional international residency weeks include South Africa and Brazil. Classes are delivered principally on campus over three terms in one calendar year. We require students to attend 20+ hours of classes in term one which reduces as company projects and group work intensifies.

It's suggested students also allot time outside the classroom for group work, readings, individual research and assignments. We work with candidates early on time management and best practice for group work. Classes are delivered on campus over three terms in one calendar year.

Leadership and Professional Development

Leadership and Professional Development is integral to the Trinity MBA. Individual and team coaching, workshops and industry guest lectures run continually throughout the programme. Three distinct leadership learning modules provide the tools to develop your personal leadership style, self-awareness and knowledge.  

The Trinity MBA kicks off with a unique induction week in County Mayo, Ireland. An entirely immersive, rustic and offline experience, you will begin your Leadership and Professional Development journey and forge bonds with your classmates.

Throughout the MBA, you will have the opportunity to hear from industry speakers on a range of leadership areas including resilience, developing effective teams, mastering personal change, and group dynamics.

Trinity MBA Company Projects

The single most differentiating feature of the Trinity MBA is the focus on live action learning. Students gain experience in new industries and organisations, solving real-world business problems.

Working in groups, you work directly with and deliver solutions to the senior management teams of organizations via three Company Projects .  

Strategic Company Project

Working with a multinational company or leading domestic player, you deliver a comprehensive strategic audit of the industry, problem analysis and a blueprint for change. Delivered over four stages, this project results in four presentations to the company, and a major report of the team’s findings, recommendations, and implementation plans.

  1. Industry and Competitor Analysis
  2. Company Analysis and Issue Identification
  3. Strategic Issue Analysis
  4. Blueprint for Change

Scaling Project

This project represents an intensive, live and ‘flash’ consulting project with a scaling firm to identify, diagnose and offer strategic recommendations on how to manage their scaling. The scaling project relates to a growth related impediment or challenge the company is facing and that has become (or could potentially become) a bottleneck for achieving greater scale.

This unique experience covers a wide range of strategic and market development challenges for firms across a range of sectors in Ireland.

Social Enterprise Project

This Company Project works directly with a Social Enterprise that is focused on a social mission, such as an NGO or a Foundation with a specific social mission and purpose, within a set timeframe with little or no financial resources. The project might consist of a new marketing strategy, a new plan for measuring impact or a re-branding initiate, amongst others.


Michaelmas Term

September - December: 5 taught core modules. Teaching includes a mix of lecturers, guest speakers, live action learning, projects and workshops.

Hilary Term

January - March: 5 taught core modules. Live action projects continue through Hillary Term.

Trinity Term

April - August: 2 taught core modules with three optional residency weeks in South Africa, Belgium and Brazil. Completion of live action learning projects.

Careers and Development

Our dedicated career development team will help you identify your ideal career path and provide tailored advice on how best to achieve your career goals. Though workshops and one-to-one coaching, you will be introduced to our portfolio of company recruiters. As a member of the Trinity MBA alumni you will have lifelong access to this service.

As Ireland’s leading MBA programme, employers from all industries aggressively recruit our graduates. The New York Times ranked Trinity in the top 150 global universities in terms of universities’ employers rated most highly.

Top Recruiters of Trinity MBA Graduates

  • Google
  • Amazon
  • EY
  • Microsoft
  • Bank of Ireland
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Deloitte
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Graduate Work Visa for International Students

Ireland is one of the only European countries to provide a two year graduate work visa. The Irish Third Level Graduate scheme exists to allow legally resident non-EEA third level graduates to remain in Ireland for the purpose of seeking employment and applying for a green card or work permit. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service provide full details and FAQs on their website. Visit the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service's website to learn more. The Trinity Careers Service also provides information on their website.

Visit the Masters in Business Administration - MBA page on the Trinity College Dublin web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Erin Malone

5189.jpg Erin Malone, Full-Time MBA Graduate
Current employment: Program Supervisor at Publicis in Seattle, USA

"The Trinity MBA offers students an opportunity to develop their leadership and general management skills through an exceptionally interactive, team based approach to learning. I found the intensive programme to be very much personalised while affording me with valuable one-on-one relationships with the faculty. The programme has a strong international focus where students learn business principles relevant for a more global world. During my time at Trinity I had the opportunity to work with some of the most remarkably dynamic individuals who came to the programme from all over the world. I thoroughly enjoyed the Trinity MBA experience and will cherish not only the knowledge I gained but also the friendships that I made."

(Student Profile)

Imran Khan

5190.jpg Imran Khan, Full-time MBA graduate
Regional Director - Alternative Investment Services, Asia Pacific at VISTRA in Singapore

"The Trinity MBA gave me the opportunity to put myself on the forefront in dealing with strategic business issues. The school’s emphasis on collaboration, its focus on leadership and motivation, and the extensive global network of alums and faculty made Trinity College an obvious choice for me. The MBA program's focus on problem solving using real life scenarios was the perfect grounding for working in any fast-paced and dynamic business environment. Learning from Trinity's formidable faculty in a beautiful campus right at the heart of Dublin made the whole experience unforgettable. Above all else, for me the friendships I formed with my classmates are priceless and have already paid great dividends. The MBA experience has definitely exceeded my expectations and in my opinion the Trinity MBA is not just a step in the right direction but a leap towards your professional goals.

(Student Profile)

Amrit Chaturvedi

5191.jpg Amrit Chaturvedi, Full-time MBA graduate
Current employment: Analyst at AIB Corporate Banking in Dublin, Ireland.

“The Trinity MBA experience has transformed my career. Coming from India, I was committed to gaining international experience and moving industry from the technology sector to other sector especially financial services. The strong network of Trinity's professors, alumni and the MBA career development team helped me to pursue my commitment towards my career, gaining employment in Europe in a Financial Services sector”.


The Trinity MBA Scholarships and Bursaries - No. of awards TBC

1. Trinity MBA & FCCA pathwayTrinity Business School and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have partnered to equip Irish accountants and finance professionals with the skills to thrive in a rapidly changing professional environment. A unique MBA entry pathway for FCCA (Fellowship) members waives the GMAT entry requirement and qualifies such members for one of six available bursaries each valued at €5,000.
Closing date: Trinity MBA & FCCA Bursaries are awarded on a rolling basis. 2. 30% Club Scholarship for Women in Leadership This scholarship is delivered in partnership with the 30% Club Ireland for female candidates who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential. The 30% Club Scholarship aims to foster greater representation of women at executive level in business organisations.
Two 50% scholarships are available.
To be eligible for one of these scholarships all female candidates must:Successfully apply for the Trinity MBA before the 14th June 2020. Click HERE to apply.
Upload Scholarship form to your MBA application.
A shortlist of candidates is then announced on the 26th June 2020.
Shortlisted candidates are called to interview during the week of the 1st July 2020.
The winners will be announced on the 9th July 2020. 3. The Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurship ScholarshipTo honour the incredible contribution of Séamus McDermott to entrepreneurship in Ireland, The Liffey Trust is providing four €10,000 scholarships for entrepreneurs resident in Ireland.Applicants must be proven entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs or SME owners/managers who are making an impact on the economy or society.4. Social Impact Scholarships
Candidates who have experience at a non-governmental organization (NGO), charity, or a social organization responsible for implementing solutions that benefit society as a whole are eligible to apply for one of the four Social Impact scholarships valued at €10,000 each.Closing date: Trinity MBA Social Impact Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and a limited number are available. To avoid disappointment early application is highly recommended.5. Trinity MBA Alumni Bursary
Four scholarships available for 15% of tuition fees for members of the Trinity Alumni community.Closing date: Trinity MBA Alumni Bursaries are awarded on a rolling basis and a limited number are available. To avoid disappointment, early application is highly recommended. TCD alumni who submit a Trinity MBA application will be considered for one of the bursaries.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Scholarships are available for limited number of candidates who are accepted onto the MBA programmes. These are awarded at the discretion of the Trinity Business School Scholarship committee on the basis of prior academic merit, achievements in business, contribution to society and financial hardship.

Application Procedure

Scholarship applications must be made when submitting your application for a place on the programme. Please only select one. The scholarship committee will transfer your application to another fund if needed to help maximise your chances of success.

Upload a completed scholarship form prior to completing your online MBA application OR email to Eoghan O’Sullivan, MBA Admissions Manager at [email protected]

Further Information

Entry Requirements

A degree, professional qualification or track record of business achievement
Minimum of 3 - 5 years professional or managerial work experience
Preferred minimum GMAT* score of 550, or equivalent GRE score.
IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 for non-native English speakers

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