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Business Administration

The DIT MBA programme (DT348) is designed for experienced managers who want to advance into more senior roles, or perhaps run their own company. The programme offers a comprehensive grounding in core functional areas, while also focusing on a number of key themes including: entrepreneurship, management, leadership, strategy, innovation, global business operations and sustainability.

The DIT MBA is accredited by the Association of MBA's (AMBA). This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned by only the top 2% of MBA programmes globally.

The DIT MBA is a Part-Time Programme delivered in a flexible format over two years. It is designed to help you respond to the new economic realities and opportunities and offers you a unique opportunity to challenge your thinking, leverage your talents and develop your leadership capability.

Entry requirements

• A primary degree from a recognised university in any discipline or an equivalent professional qualification.

• A minimum of 5 years relevant post graduate work experience including at least 3 years in a managerial or professional capacity.

• Candidates who do not have a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification may be required to submit a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score of 500.

• At least one written references attesting to the ability of the candidate to undertake the programme.

• All applicants will be required to attend an interview with programme management.

• A minimum of 7.0 on IELTS for those of whom English is not their first language.

• Non-EU applicants must have documentary proof of Irish residency or an Irish work permit to be eligible to apply (it is the responsibility of the candidate to maintain such eligibility across the life cycle of the programme).

Interviews with representatives of the programme committee will form a part of the selection process.


2 years part-time.

Further enquiries

Helen Vahey

MBA Development Manager
College of Business
College of Business DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2
T: 01 402 7024
F: 01 402 3076

Subjects taught

SEMESTER 1 Sept. - Dec.
Pre Programme Induction and Team Building
Financial Analysis
Modelling and Analysis
Organisation Behaviour and Theory
Marketing for Management

SEMESTER 2 Jan. - May
Managerial Economics
Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Corporate Finance
Management Control and Decision Making

SEMESTER 3 Sept. – Dec
MBA Consultancy Project
Strategic Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Strategic Operations Management
Innovation and Commercialisation
MBA Consultancy Project
International Study Visit

SEMESTER 4 Jan. - May
Corporate Governance and Ethics
Global Strategic Management / Capstone
Elective 1
Elective 2
Finish in Sept. MBA Consultancy Project

DIT MBA Leadership Development Programme: includes presentation skills, negotiation and influencing skills, time management, critical thinking and careers workshops.

DIT MBA Electives

The elective segment of the MBA allows participants to pick from a range of modules which meet their personal or professional needs. Two of the notable themes in this elective system are innovation and sustainability. This focus is warranted due to the growing interest in these areas and due to their centrality to the new 'Smart Economy'.

Consultancy Project

This project reflects the applied nature of the DIT MBA programme, providing participants with an opportunity to apply the entire breadth of their learning to a live company challenge.

Participants will be given extensive support in research and consultancy skills throughout the lifetime of the project.

International Study Visit

A core component of the MBA programme, the International Study Visit introduces participants to the range of issues pertinent to conducting business in a foreign market, including cultural, legal and political differences. While in market, participants benefit from a wide range of company visits and discussions with industry practitioners and market experts.


Graduates will be eligible for the award of 'Masters in Business Administration' (MBA) from the Dublin Institute of Technology, a level 9 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Dublin Institute of Technology awards are internationally recognised.

Assessment method

Assessment is based on a combination of individual and group assignments, plus written exams. Students are encouraged to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills in the context of their organisation.

Application date

Closing Date: Please contact Helen Vahey, Tel. 01 402 7024 or email: to arrange a meeting.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2019

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