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Overview
This course aims to enable participants to develop advanced core competencies in business, to build on learning and business skills already gained at honours Bachelor of Business Level (or cognate discipline) and to further develop the analytical skills and academic experience of students. The curriculum offers a richness and variety of learning that will ensure students develop a range of high-level knowledge and skill in research, strategic thinking and reflective learning. Students will further develop an ability to integrate knowledge, manage complexity and formulate judgements thereby establishing the foundation for a successful career.

The Master of Business course focuses on equipping students with the essential skills necessary to develop and sustain a successful career in business. In addition to the academic content of the programme the Master of Business equips its students with the requisite practical skills for a career in the contemporary globalised economy. The course is structured to develop competitive managerial leaders and decision-makers in both the private and public sectors.

Please note: Examinations are held during the day.

Course Schedule

8 Fridays per semester (2 per month) plus online delivery for the first 3 semesters

An award with the title 'Postgraduate Diploma in Business' may be granted if learners leave this programme after successfully completing the taught modules in semesters 1 , 2 and 3 and attain 60 ECTS credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for standard entrants to the Master of Business is a second class honours grade 2 (GPA 2.5) or equivalent in a Bachelor of Business (Honours) or other relevant primary degree at NFQ level 8. Applicants who have an honours primary degree in a non-business discipline will be considered if their prior experience is considered an adequate background to prepare them for the programme. These applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis to assess their suitability and motivation for the programme.

Duration

2 years (3 taught semesters) and dissertation to be submitted by the end of Semester 2 in second year.

Schedule: 8 Fridays 9am-5pm per semester (2 per month) plus online delivery for the first 3 semesters

Number of credits

Credits for Full Award: 90 @ NFQ Level 9.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates with both a first degree and a fourth-level specialisation have an edge when seeking employment. It is expected that graduates of this programme would be employed at a senior level in industry and the business environment as competitive managerial leaders and decision-makers in both the private and public sectors.

Further enquiries

For further details please contact our marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail: info@itb.ie

Subjects taught

Semester 1
•Service Excellence
•Strategy and Leadership

Semester 2
•Enterprise Resource Systems and Business Intelligence
•Accounting Information for Decision Making

Semester 3
•Innovation & Creativity
•Research Methods

Semester 4
•Dissertation

Course fee

€3,000 per year

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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