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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
The two taught modules in semesters one, two and three are delivered from 6pm to 9pm two evenings per week. There will be no taught modules in semester four as students will be working on their dissertation.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants should have achieved 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 do not meet these minimum entry requirements but who have extensive work-related experiential learning may be considered.

Entry Route into programme:
•2nd Class Honours Grade 2 (GPA 2.5) or equivalent in a Bachelor of Business (Honours) or equivalent or other relevant primary degree at NFQ Level 8, along with relevant work experience.


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

Schedule: Monday & Thursday, 6pm - 9pm.

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

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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


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.

Course fee

Fee: €2,875 per year.

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Enrolment and start dates

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