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Business Administration MBA

An MBA is a Master's in Business Administration. It is an internationally recognised strategic management qualification. It serves both to enhance the skills and competences of experienced managers, and also provides a progression route for graduates into management positions.

Fast-track your career with an industry-led MBA at IBAT College Dublin

An innovative and highly relevant offering, this MBA programme reflects the realities of the international marketplace by combining the latest in management theory with the practical skills that modern employers need.

This was achieved by developing the programme alongside industry experts and corporate partners to ensure it meets the requirements of modern business.

The combination of theory, application and research in this programme provide added-value for both learners and employers. The complexity of a managerial role is captured within the range of modules contained within this programme and will produce graduates that can take their place among their peers internationally

Completion of this programme will improve your potential to manage and lead organisations effectively as you will possess a solid foundation of the international aspects of business operations and, critically, the role of ethics in business, management and leadership. There will also be a strong focus on the practical skills required to support your knowledge in the workplace.

This programme is designed to support participants from diverse backgrounds who are seeking international career opportunities, through the development of their managerial abilities.

Who should consider pursuing an MBA

The programme is challenging, yet attainable when you engage with the content, lecturers and your peers. An MBA qualification is one of the most prestigious business degree qualification in the world but many find the entire experience of an MBA to be a life-changing one!

If you are a high-potential graduate or a senior business professional, seeking to maximise your business and personal potential this MBA programme, accredited by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, will not only help you realise your ambitions but redefine them.

An MBA has become an international global currency and graduates are highly sought-after by multi-nationals, consulting companies and corporate giants.

This MBA programme is designed to help you become a senior manager or leader in your business and to support your career with the management and analytical tools to equip you to make strategic decisions in your field.

What will I gain from an MBA at IBAT College Dublin?

•Confidence - to speak and act with more authority on different aspects of your business.

•Contribution – knowledge and skills to contribute at an advanced level within your employer organisation, thus improving your career, promotion and salary prospects.

•Connected - Valuable networking opportunities with classmates from other functional areas, companies, industries, regions and countries.

•Collaborate – Team work is integral in business and as an MBA student at IBAT you will learn how to work in a collaborative manner to ensure the best outcomes

•Skills set & Analytical Tools – equipped with strategic-thinking, critical-analysis, holistic view of industry through the modules studied. Each module requires you to employ enhanced communication and team-building skills, particularly negotiation and influencing skills.

•Friendship and fun - Form professional and personal bonds with classmates and lecturers and do this in a vibrant Dublin city central location.

Entry requirements

Please note that because this course is part-time, we recommend that prospective students are based in-country, rather than being international. This is due to delivery methods and VISA requirements.

The entry requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme are:

•Hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree (level 8), or an appropriate equivalent, i.e, a professional qualification from a recognised education institution in Ireland, or abroad.

•An IELTS score of 6.0, with at least a 5.5 in all components, or equivalent, is required for non-native English speakers.


•Have an appropriate period of prior experiential learning and/or relevant experience in management or business related employment fields, or a related area/discipline/subject experience. This is normally equivalent to, or comparable with at least two years relevant experiential learning. This period is not prescriptive and will be interpreted flexibly as part of consideration for entry.

If you do not fully satisfy the general criteria you may still be considered and may be admitted if you are able to demonstrate that you are capable of successfully undertaking and completing the programme at the required standard, and are able to contribute fully to, and benefit from, the learning experiences delivered within the programme. They may require an interview to be conducted. This can be by phone or a requested can be made for a face-to-face interview.

If you are presenting with a qualification from overseas, this will be subject to checks. IBAT College Dublin uses a number of comparison systems, such as the NARIC Qualifications Recognition system, to compare and establish equivalency of international academic awards.

If you are interested in applying for this MBA programme, but unsure if you meet the entry requirements, contact one of our MBA admissions team for assistance.

The College will take all appropriate and reasonable steps to assess each applicant's potential and make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification. This assessment will take account of the supports available to the learner during their programme of study and any specific support that might be necessary. The IBAT College Dublin 'Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)' policy applies to both standard and non-standard applications.


2 Years (Part-Time),
2 evenings per week, 6.30-9.30pm
Days: Monday and Wednesday

Further enquiries

Please contact one of our MBA admissions team at +353 1 807 5055 or by email to , to set up a meeting to discuss the course further and/or to register.

Subjects taught

The part-time MBA is taught at our state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Dublin City. Perfectly situated in Temple Bar, on the Quays, the campus is ideal for those who wish to study in the city after work, with bus, train and tram routes easily accessible nearby.

IBAT College Dublin works with our students to provide flexible learning options in a location that suits you. This programme is delivered two evenings per week, over 12 weeks with an additional reading week included and classes start in February and September each year.

All modules in Part 1 are compulsory.

Part 1 (6 modules) – 3 semesters
Finance for Managers
Marketing Management
Digital Entrepreneurship
Strategic Management
Human Resource Management
Leading and Managing Projects

Part 2 Dissertation – 6 months:

To develop a critical and systematic understanding of the application of research methodologies, and an ability to frame a research proposal

To develop a systematic understanding of how to report research results in written format to an academic and/or professional audience, and to further develop the student's capacity for critical analysis and independent thought
Learning Outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Prepare a research/independent study proposal that provides evidence that the topic to be studied is worth addressing; that the way the proposal addresses the topic is both appropriate and feasible in terms of intended activities, outcomes and resources and thus establishes its importance to both academic and professional communities

Plan, manage and execute an in depth research, inquiry or investigation with a business and/or management focus by applying the principles of research design and appropriate methodology selection to the formulation of a research question including, where appropriate, formal hypotheses that can be tested and the selection of appropriate research methods for answering these questions.

Demonstrate the ability to conduct research under supervision in a business and management context including the ability to review published literature critically, show conceptual and theoretical understanding, identify research problems, use project management skills to budget, manage time and other resources, handle data, interpret results and disseminate findings in a way that is consistent with professional business and management practice and normal principles of research ethics.

Exhibit the analytical, numerical, literacy, communication and computer skills to enable critical research to be undertaken and be able to apply those transferable skills to develop research based inquiry in future employment settings.


Accredited By: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Application date

How to Apply

1.Complete our Online Application form and a member of our MBA admissions team will contact you.

2.Alternatively, please contact one of our MBA admissions team at +353 1 807 5055 or by email to , to set up a meeting to discuss the course further and/or to register.

3.You are also welcome to visit the College, either by appointment or during one of our Open Evenings, where you can discuss any aspects of the programme with a member of our MBA Admissions team.

Course fee

Price: €4,500 per annum

Ask us about our flexible payment plans. Tax relief is also available on fees for Irish income tax payers at the standard rate of 20% on all fees exceeding €1,500 and up to €7,000.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 17th September 2019

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