A greater college experience

Dublin University

Business & Economics Society

Who We Are

 Founded in 1929, Dublin University Business and Economics Society, or DUBES, was created with a clear goal in mind: To provide our members with access to academic, social, and professional opportunities that will help them prepare for the professional world and advance the scope of their knowledge beyond what they learn in class.

Our Why

To provide a greater College experience. We want to help you develop personally, academically and professionally throughout your time at Trinity. 

Our What

A diverse range of academic, social and career focused events, speakers and competitions. From BESS ball to the Economic forum, DUBES has something for all of its members.

Our Aim

To be the premier business society in Ireland. Join today and help us as we work towards this aim.



We strive to create a professional environment for development throughout college. Through our corporate sponsors, alumni network and academic staff.



We strive to provide a greater educational experience for our members through speakers, competitions and social events.



We believe in the power of a strong community and the development of friends for life through society involvement.



We want to create an environment that welcomes diverse members, and caters to their interest and needs regardless of race, creed or background.

Behind The Scenes

Meet The Committee

Our Amazing Alumni

"Each of my years on DUBES helped me hone my time management skills and perfect a work-life balance, but as President this was especially true. Balancing the needs of a committee, thousands of society members, as well as your own was a skill that only my final year on DUBES could have taught me. Besides this, the society created friendships and memories that I’ll take with me into my final year of college and beyond."
Maeve Lavelle
Auditor 89th Session
"DUBES was always a serious organisation which knew how to party. The world changed and I think the business piece became very “sexy” in 1985. So the B in DUBES became important while Economics while key was less popular. But ultimately the core values and legacy were always what the amazing Trinity economists fostered and innovated. DUBES offered an invaluable way to network, learn and gain new skills – not least of which were speaking and writing for an often cynical audience. I sense in a Pandemic world – the Economics skillset will become key – while the ability to network is essential. DUBES has never been more important as a fulcrum for Trinity Business and Economics and can set a new path for the next 50 years building on the last 40 successful years."
Peter Bellew
Class of 1987
"My involvement with Dubes was probably my most valuable college experience. It led to great friends, important life lessons and unforgettable experiences."
Conall Moran
Auditor 88th Session

Our 2020/21 Sponsors

Ernst & Young

We would like to kindly thank Ernst & Young Ireland for their sponsorship this academic year. Find out more about their various career opportunities and DUBES sponsorship information below.

Outstanding Events

The home of BESS ball, free ride and the annual mystery tour! If you’d like to find out more about our social events, click below.