Full-time MBA


Program Description

The one year Trinity MBA is more than a programme of study – it’s a game-changer. Whether you want to fast track your current career trajectory, or pivot in an entirely new direction, the Trinity MBA sets out a learning journey that helps students to reach their potential. The one year programme is an intensive and rewarding year of study.

Our three core areas of excellence are:

  • Live-Action Learning
  • Leadership & Career Development
  • International Focus

Our global community of students learn cutting-edge real-world management techniques from both leading researchers and high-performance business executives. Our global reach is evident in the classroom; our students are incredibly diverse, and our teaching team matches that level of diversity.


Trinity Business School is recognized by the following prestigious international accrediting bodies: Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System). This places us among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

  • Live-Action Learning

The Trinity MBA breaks away from the traditional approach. We focus on Live Action Learning – getting you inside real companies with real issues. Taking you outside of your comfort zone, you will build on what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world business problems.

You will undertake three company projects across a range of industries throughout the programme; each tackling specific strategic business issues. Working in groups, you will conduct problem analysis, create a strategy and deliver solutions directly to the senior stakeholders of each company. At each stage, you will be supported by a tutor, individual and team coaching and various skills workshops.

  • Leadership 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.

  • International Focus

Our MBA students and faculty are a highly international and diverse community. Your classmates will have a track record of success and come from all corners of the world. We embed a global focus in all that we do, from the modules we deliver to the global experiences available. There are three week-long international residency electives in South Africa, Brazil and Belgium which bring in-class learning to life.


Trinity Business School sits in the heart of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious university, in the centre of Dublin; a vibrant hub for global business. Our new state of the art building is home to world-class facilities and an international faculty focused on our core values of modern management, sustainability and ethical leadership.

Key Statistics

  • 48% basic salary increase post MBA
  • 2.5 years Return on Investment
  • 48% of graduates changed country of employment
  • 88% employed 3 months post-graduation

The Application Process

We take a holistic approach to assessing applications. Along with your professional experience and academic credentials, we want to learn more about you and your goals through the application process.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of professional or managerial work experience
  • Preferred minimum GMAT score of 550, or equivalent GRE score *
  • Evidence of English proficiency, if English is not your native language

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How to Apply:

Complete the online application form online, attach your supporting documentation (CV, transcripts, GMAT) and answer three essay questions.


Self-financing candidates are advised to apply for a scholarship by downloading the form from the Fees and Scholarship section of the Trinity MBA website and upload the completed form to your online application form. tcd.ie/business/mba

Please contact us for further details or send us your CV to review pre-application.

email: TheTrinityMBA@tcd.iePhone: +353-1-896-4867

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Our graduates benefit from having earned a cutting edge business degree from a university that is both well-known and highly ranked across the world. Trinity is ranked 1st in Ireland and among the top ... Read More

Our graduates benefit from having earned a cutting edge business degree from a university that is both well-known and highly ranked across the world. Trinity is ranked 1st in Ireland and among the top global universities. Read less