Jun 18, 2021

Trinity Launches Ireland’s First ‘Distance Learning’ MBA

The new Flexible Executive MBA will involve 80 per cent online learning.

Mairead MaguireJunior Editor

Trinity has launched Ireland’s first distance-learning MBA, which will be delivered 80 per cent online.

The new Flexible Executive MBA will involve 20 per cent on-campus learning, and will welcome its first cohort in September 2021.

Despite College having shifted almost entirely online due to the pandemic, Trinity Business School said this programme has been “four years in the making”.


In a press statement, Prof Andrew Burke, the dean of Trinity Business School and chair of business studies at the schooll, said: “With huge swathes of the world of work having gone remote due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the launch of our new Flexible Executive MBA is certainly timely.”

“However”, he continued, “the reality is that this is four years in the making; having been prompted by growing trends in remote, flexible, juggling co-working parents and other new forms of working.”

Dr Eimear Nolan, the director of the Trinity Flexible Executive MBA, said: “With a rapidly changing global environment it is becoming increasingly difficult for professionals to balance work and family responsibilities while ensuring they advance their careers.”

“Our flexible Executive MBA program offers professionals an innovative, dynamic and highly interactive learning experience that fits around their hectic schedules.”

Students of the course will explore a business issue from multiple perspectives and create strategic recommendations drawing on the theories.

“A flexible workforce needs flexible education and many of tomorrow’s leaders who need an MBA are emerging from new types of career paths. So we decided to create a distance learning MBA for them which mirrors the project-based format of our on campus MBAs”, Burke added.

The new programme comes weeks after Trinity unveiled the new “Matrix Room” – a state-of-the-art interactive hub developed exclusively for the programme.

Through the Matrix Room, students will be able to choose when and where they study, as all programme materials will be readily-available online, to reflect Trinity Business School’s “awareness of the needs of today’s professionals”.

The programme will also give students the option to choose from a number of elective modules, enabling those enrolled in the programme to tailor their education to their specific career goals.

Trinity Business School already offers Full-Time and Executive MBA programmes.

The school is among the top business schools in the world and has triple-accreditation status.

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