Studying for an MBA in Ireland could pave the way for a successful business career. The recording of this webinar will give you all the information you need to apply to Trinity Business School (TBS), part of Trinity College Dublin.

Eoghan O’Sullivan, MBA Admissions Manager at Trinity Business School, and Mark Heeney, Career Development and Alumni Officer at the school, give insights about the unique features of the Trinity MBA, postgraduate employment opportunities, and some tips and tricks to maximize your scholarship potential. You will also find out more about the student experience and admissions process at Trinity.

What is it like studying for an MBA at TBS?

Trinity’s MBA is ideal for business professionals who want to enroll in a broad-based general management program and are interested in managerial-type positions in any sector. Eoghan went on to provide a detailed description of class demographics across the school’s full-time MBA and Executive MBA courses, including male/female ratio, nationalities, average age, work experience, and the industries where participants are employed. He pointed out that TBS is very close to achieving gender balance with its 52%-48% male/female ratio for its full-time MBA.

The program is divided into three terms. One of its distinguishing features is that students work on projects with multinational companies, SMEs, and NGOs, with Eoghan clarifying that the projects are not an academic exercise – the organizations involved are really looking for answers from the MBA participants. There are also international residency weeks, with students able to choose between three options -- South Africa, Brazil, and Belgium.  

Career paths

Eoghan then passed the baton to Mark, who talked about the career opportunities for Trinity graduates.  

He started off by describing the different workshops designed to give participants an edge in a competitive job market. Among the many workshops dedicated to topics such as interviewing, salary benchmarking, and career readiness in a changing world, TBS has recently introduced a seminar called “Personalized Career Meetings,” focused on developing your career plan and your personal career ambition. 

He then presented some career statistics for the 2017-18 MBA graduates. About 30% of them assumed new roles through referrals and 20% via LinkedIn. Nearly 10% started their own businesses. In terms of functions, most graduates took jobs in Consulting, General Management, and IT. The biggest recruiters of TBS non-EEA talent are Deloitte, KPMG, and EY. Those hoping to boost their pay will be happy to learn that graduates were able to increase their pre-MBA salary by 48%.

Application and scholarships

Eoghan then talked about the various scholarships offered by the business school. Candidates have several options, including a merit-based scholarship awarded for those possessing significant experience and who boast an impressive GMAT score. There are also scholarships for entrepreneurs, women, social impact scholarships for candidates who are coming from the NGO sector, bursaries, and GMAT/GRE waivers. Scholarship values vary, usually between 15% to 50% of the fees. There are no full scholarships.

There is not much unusual about the requirements. Applicants should have between three and five years of professional experience, a GMAT or GRE score, a relevant qualification, and two professional references. There are also two essays which may be crucial since admissions officers will be scrutinizing them quite closely, Eoghan said. The minimum GMAT requirement is 550, while the current average score is just over 640.

At the end of the webinar participants could ask their questions. Some were quite interesting and if you want to know what the most important aspect of the application is as well as many other useful tips on accommodation, scholarships and career opportunities, listen to the recording to prepare a strong application package.