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Aims of the Programme
This programme has been designed to address the needs of students and employers in a dynamic and ever changing business environment. This programme is designed for graduates of all disciplines except business who are interested in pursuing a career in business or who wish to develop significant business knowledge. The primary objective of the programme is to improve the prospects of its graduates in the job market and/or to help with the continuation of their academic careers. The programme also helps to prepare and assist students in securing employment in a range of organisations.

Key Features of the Programme
- Conversion style programme for non-business graduates.

- Students may choose to specialise in one of the following areas: Business, Information Systems or HRM.

- The primary objective of the course is to improve the job prospects of graduates and to help with the continuation of their academic careers. It helps to prepare and assist students in securing employment in a range of national and international organisations.

- The development of appropriate skills and knowledge and the students understanding of the world of business and management in the workplace.

- One of the most attractive aspects of the full-time programme is the opportunity to gain practical work experience over a four-month period. The opportunity of a full-time position may arise, and graduates of this programme are at a distinct advantage in terms of future employment prospects.

- The provision of a combination of academic theory, practical business applications and skills to assist in the transition to the world of business. This will be accomplished through the content of courses offered and the range of learning processes employed.

- Upon completion, graduates will have the business knowledge and skills required to commence employment in a variety of business areas such as marketing, finance, management, and HRM within a variety of industry sectors.

Programme Structure
Full-time
For full-time students, delivery of the programme is structured over two semesters with an optional four months work experience from June to September.

Work placement (Optional)
One of the most attractive aspects of the full-time programme is the opportunity to gain practical work experience over a four-month period. The opportunity of full-time position may arise, and graduates of this programme are at a distinct advantage in terms of future employment prospects.

Part-time
For part-time students the programme is structured over three semesters, each of approximately four months duration. Each semester covers four subjects on an intensive and challenging basis. During each semester, students are typically required to attend lectures on two evenings per week and occasional weekend workshops.

Suited to: Non-Business Graduates.

Entry requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must hold:
- A primary honours degree award of at least pass level in a non-cognate discipline from a recognised third-level institution or equivalent qualification

- An IELTS score of a minimum 6.0 or equivalent, where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English.

Duration

Full Time: 1 Year
Part Time: 16 Months

Careers or further progression

Careers
On completion of this programme graduates will have the business knowledge and skills required to commence employment/career development in a variety of business areas such as marketing, finance, management and business administration within a variety of industry sectors.

Further enquiries

Postgraduate Admissions Office,
Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2,
Ireland
T: +353 1 4177500
F: +353 1 4177543
E: admissions@dbs.ie

Subjects taught

Full-time Programme Content*
Stage 1
Marketing
Economics
Business ICT
Legal Issues for Business
Management and Organisational Behaviour
Lifelong Learning

Stage 2
Human Capital Management
Business Finance
Strategic Marketing
Professional Skills for Personal Development
Business Strategy
Digital Media Strategy

Part-time Programme Content
Semester 1
Management & Organisational Behaviour
Legal Issues for Business
Business ICT
Marketing

Semester 2
Economics
Lifelong Learning
Human Capital Management
Strategic Marketing

Semester 3
Business Finance
Digital Media Strategies
Professional Skills for Personal Development
Business Strategy

Comment

Postgraduate School of Business and Law:
Built on a reputation of "Excellence through Learning", the School of Business and Law prides itself on its ability to design and deliver programmes which are academically rigorous and innovative whilst ensuring they meet the demands of an ever changing global business community. The Postgraduate School of Business was launched on the strength of the College's excellent reputation of delivering undergraduate business degrees. Opened in 1992 the School has expanded its suite of programmes to include Postgraduate Higher Diplomas, MSc and MBA across a variety of business disciplines including administration, marketing, HRM, business strategy, law, information technology and finance. As a student of Dublin Business School you will be a key participant and driver of your learning experience. You can expect to be constantly challenged and invited to participate in group discussion and presentations.

This is facilitated through our focus on individual attention to all our students. A key aspect of your development lies in the dedication of the faculty to your success. All faculty members are experienced tutors who are specialists in their chosen field. As well as being highly qualified academically, they also bring a wealth of industry experience to the classroom. Our tutors are actively engaged in consultancy and research and this feeds directly into your learning experience. With a dedicated postgraduate facility incorporating state-of-the-art classrooms, syndicate meeting rooms and a specialist library you will find yourself quickly becoming part of a community of likeminded people coming from diverse backgrounds which will further enhance both your academic and personal development during your time with us.

Assessment method

Student assessment will be based on a combination of continuous assessment and end of semester examinations. Continuous assessment will involve a number of assessment methods, including research essays, analysis of case studies, practical assessments and projects. For the purpose of continuous assessment students will be required to work individually and in groups. End of semester examinations will usually be closed book, timed constrained written examinations, which will feature a range of question styles.

Enrolment and start dates

EU APPLICANTS
Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:

- Academic Transcripts (original and official english translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS need not provide this documentation

- Proof of Identification (birth certificate, drivers licence or passport)

- Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English

- Please see programme content for any course specific additional application procedures and specific minimum entry requirements.

In addition to the above, in the instance of Non-EU applicants who have residency in Ireland:

- A copy of your GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) card, work permit (if applicable) and passport

- The letter that was issued to you by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform stating why you were provided with the above documentation.

Applications can be made online at www.dbs.ie or by contacting the Admissions Office for an application form. For further information please contact:

The Postgraduate Admissions Office
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
T: +353 1 4177500
F: +353 1 4177543
E: admissions@dbs.ie W: www.dbs.ie

NON-EU Applicants:
Non-EU Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:

- Academic Transcripts (original and official english translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS do not need to provide this documentation

- Proof of Identification (passport)

- Detailed Curriculum Vitae

- Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English

- Academic/business references (ideally one academic and one business). These are not required for Business programmes

- A copy of your GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) card, work permit (if applicable)

Please see programme content for any course specific additional application procedures and specific minimum entry requirements.

Applications can be made online at www.dbs.ie or by contacting the International Admissions Office for an application form. For further information please contact:

The International Admissions Office
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland
T: +353 1 4177500
F: +353 1 4177543
E: international@dbs.ie
W: www.dbs.ie

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