Postgraduate Steps is a radically new approach to postgraduate education developed by Athlone Institute of Technology. Recognising that peoples higher education needs are diverse, Postgraduate Steps enables learners to undertake modules (subjects) that address their professional development needs, in a fashion that suits their diverse lifestyle. The MBS/PgD and Minor Awards in Advanced Business Practice provides further education and training to graduates of a business and cognate disciplines.
The Masters of Business Studies in Advanced Business Practice is aimed at enhancing core competencies (skills), developing an entrepreneurial spirit and employing critical thinking skills for the modern business environment. The content of the modules within the programme will reflect current professional development needs as articulated by Business Professionals.
Any learner, who enrols, on a single module, will have three potential avenues open to them as follows:
1. Completion of four designed modulesworth 40 credits in addition to the modules, Research Methods andDissertation, leading to an award of a Master of Business Studies in Advanced Business Practice.
2. Completion of six designed modules overtime leading to an award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Advanced Business Practice.
3. Completion of one designed module leading to a minor award associated with the Master of Business in Advanced Business Practice (level 9).