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About IBAT College Dublin

IBAT College Dublin students walking out back steps About IBAT College Dublin 

IBAT College Dublin is Ireland's leading Industry-focused third level institution. It provides a perfect blend of high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education with a state-of-the-art learning environment in a range of subject areas including Business, Accounting, ICT and Management. Established in 2004 in Swords, Co. Dublin, IBAT College Dublin opened a new campus in 2011 in the heart of the city centre, Wellington Quay in Temple Bar. This modern, purpose build campus houses five floors of teaching and learning facilities including classrooms, auditorium, IT labs, library, MBA debating chamber, student recreation and study areas with high speed Wi-Fi throughout.

Education is critical to Ireland’s regeneration and future success. It demands a new approach, an approach that can innovate and evolve at the same pace as business and technology; a model that espouses the highest quality education and focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to progress in their chosen career or upskill and retrain where necessary to ensure they can stay ahead in their field. IBAT College Dublin pioneers this new model of education. It emerges from and represents the entrepreneurial, ambitious and pragmatic new culture that will drive Ireland back to international success by creating a practical and innovative knowledge economy.

At IBAT College Dublin, we pride ourselves in how we guide, support and mentor our students throughout their college experience and into their working lives. Our smaller class sizes make for a more interactive and personal learning environment and allowing the practical as well as academic side of course material to be fully explored. Employers need graduates that can hit the ground running and our students enjoy some of the most applied course content and teaching techniques in the country. IBAT College Dublin has links with over 400 private enterprises, public organisations and NGOs in Ireland, including small to medium sized indigenous businesses and also multinational corporations. A key objective of IBAT College Dublin is to ensure students have a positive, useful and engaging experience during their period of study. One of our biggest strengths is our people. The Academic team at IBAT College Dublin present with significant lecturing experience and also have many years industry experience. We understand the challenges that exist within industry, our priority is to ensure that our graduates are fully prepared to differentiate themselves in the workplace when they graduate.

Recognition and Accreditation

NFQ fan diagramIBAT College, in conjunction with our learning partners, offers a wide-range of full and part-time programmes to suit your needs. Courses range from short skills-based programmes to full-time honours degree and postgraduate courses and cover a range of levels from the national framework of qualifications.

In order to ensure the highest possible standard of education is provided, IBAT College conduct a number of internal and external reviews and have a Quality Assurance Handbook.


Qualifications and Reviews completed by IBAT College Dublin:

  • Institutional Review June 2012
  • Programme Validation by University of Wales (2011)
  • HETAC Programmatic Review (2011)
  • FETAC Monitoring and Inspection (2011)
  • HETAC and University of Wales Campus Review (2011)
  • Accounting Technician's of Ireland (2011)
  • ACCA Gold Provider Accreditation Review (2009)
  • HETAC Early Provider Monitoring (2009)
  • ICM Inspection (2010)

Our Partners


qqi award logo ibat collegeQuality & Qualifications Ireland (Formerly HETAC) is the qualifications awarding body for third level educational and training institutions outside the university sector in Ireland. QQI awards qualifications at all levels of higher education and training up to PhD level. IBAT College Dublin has a number of accredited QQI courses.


Website www.qqi.ie


TSD corp logo webThe University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) was formed on 18 November 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen, under Lampeter’s Royal Charter of 1828. On the 1 August 2013, Swansea Metropolitan University became part of UWTSD. The University’s Royal Charter is the oldest in Wales and England after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. In 2011 HRH the Prince of Wales became its Royal Patron. THe MBA at IBAT College Dublin is awarded by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and maps onto level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland (Masters Level).

Website: www.trinitysaintdavid.ac.uk


CU logo resizedCoventry University has a long tradition as a provider of education, its roots go as far back as Coventry College of Design in 1843. It was in 1970 that Coventry College of Art amalgamated with Lanchester College of Technology and Rugby College of Engineering Technology. The resulting institution was called Lanchester Polytechnic: ‘Lanchester’ after the Midlands automotive industry pioneer, Dr Frederick Lanchester, and ‘Polytechnic’ meaning ‘skilled in many sciences and arts’. In 1987 the name changed to Coventry Polytechnic and in 1992 the University was set up under UK Government legislation, as laid out in the University’s Instrument and Articles of Government.

Website www.coventry.ac.uk


pmi provider 169x65The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s largest organisation involved in research, development and promotion of project management. IBAT College is certified to provide Professional Project Management training and issue Professional Development Units required to apply for certification as a Project Management Professional. These units can be used alongside the work experience units to attain the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) and the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credentials.

Website www.pmi-ireland.org


Digital Marketing Institute DMI Logo IBAT College Dublin PartnershipThe Digital Marketing Institute is the global certification standard in Digital Marketing. The DMI have certified more professionals to a single industry validated, digital marketing standard than anyone else in the world. Its training programmes are designed to bridge the gap between traditional academia and industry demands by providing qualifications that demonstrate competency in the digital marketing skills so highly sought after in the workforce today.  

Website www.digitalmarketinginstitute.com


acca alp logo gold ibat college dublinIBAT College is an ACCA Gold approved tuition provider. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is the largest global professional accountancy body, with 110,000 members and 260,000 students in over 170 countries. ACCA’s professional qualification is respected globally and its access to companies, governments, regulators and practitioners around the world gives it a unique perspective on financial management and accountability in the public and private sectors.


Website www.accaglobal.com


cg logo1IBAT College Dublin is an approved centre for City & Guilds. City & Guilds develop vocational qualifications across a variety of sectors and are delivered in more than 10,000 training centres across the world and are widely recognised and respected by employers.



Website www.cityandguilds.com


ACELS logoThe Department of Education and Skills has given Accreditation and Co-ordination of English Language Services (ACELS) the responsibility for monitoring the sector. Since January 2011 ACELS is part of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). QQI-ACELS runs an inspection scheme, which leads to school recognition by the Department of Education and Skills. The English Language School at IBAT College is recognised by ACELS.


Website www.acels.ie




Student Support Services

The primary goal of Student Services at IBAT College Dublin is to ensure you have access to the support you need to achieve your goals. Each programme has a dedicated Programme Leader whose primary function is to ensure that you receive the personal attention and support you need for all academic issues throughout your time with us. We are small enough to build relationships with each of our students and we care about your success. We also offer a full range of support services from accommodation, library and careers services to information on student visas working in Ireland. On campus, students have access to wireless internet, modern IT labs and student recreation areas with kitchen facilities.

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The library and information facilities cater to the academic and research requirements of students at all levels of education within the College.
In addition to the on campus library all of the electronic resources are available off-campus, 24 hours a day. The library catalogue, e-books and databases can also be searched via mobile. The library collections comprise print texts, e-journals, e-books and online databases.
Library inductions are provided for all new and returning students at the start of term, to familiarise students with the library facilities, both physical and on-line, and also teaches students how to search and evaluate information, avoid plagiarism and reference correctly. Library Induction supports users to locate material relevant to their studies and research through Information Literacy Workshops.

IBAT College Dublin ITIT Services and Learning Portal

During induction each learner is provided with their own login account for accessing the IBAT College Dublin Learning Portal. Once they log-in the learner can access numerous support services which have been customised specifically for them and their area of study including:

  • Module selection and notes for all classes.
  • A student feedback service can be accessed through the Learning Portal for each module and allows students to provide instantaneous feedback to the academic team.
  • The Learning Portal also has a forum section containing many threads which range from discussions on areas of study, organising study groups, best reading lists and study material, selling of second hand books and organising social and sporting events within the College.

Via Google Apps the following communication and collaboration services are provided to all registered students:

  • Gmail – Providing all learners with 25 gigabytes of storage per account.
  • Google Talk – Lecturers and students can call or send instant messages to each other for free.
  • Google Calendar – Students can organise their schedules and share events, meetings and entire calendars.
  • Google Docs – Provides learners with 25 gigabytes of storage for storing and sharing files 24/7 from any computer inside or outside the college.

The College is continually upgrading its IT resources with the latest hardware and software. All workstations have high-speed Internet access with printing facilities for all workstations. All students have access to these facilities to assist research, enhance knowledge and improve correspondence.

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In today’s workplace, knowledge of business theory is important, but it is the practical application of this theory where the added value lies. Courses which focus on today’s business environment, and which provide students with the methodologies employers need from day one, are highly sought after; industry-relevant courses that give students direct access to the practical skills that employers value most. A programme of study at IBAT College Dublin provides graduates who are workplace ready and the Careers Service within the College has been developed to help students make informed career decisions, set realistic career goals and develop the skills necessary to accomplish their goals.

The College’s Careers Service provides a range of services to help meet the career planning, job search, career development and management needs of IBAT College Dublin students. Students also have access to the IBAT College Dublin online Career Portal which provides Information on CV and cover letter writing; further study opportunities; job vacancies search; preparing for an interview; post-degree career options; resources for employers; seeking internships; and seeking work experience.

A range of jobs and internships, which may be of interest to students and graduates, are posted on the IBAT College Dublin Job Portal. The College also runs an annual careers’ fair to support students’ career aspirations, to facilitate their engagement with employers and professional bodies, and to also consider post-programme progression options.

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Our Temple Bar campus is right in the heart of Dublin city and allows students to enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of the city’s cultural centre. Here you have access to every amenity that one would typically expect in a large cosmopolitan city including a vibrant cafe culture, cuisine from every ethnic origin, museums, galleries, theatres and nightlife. IBAT College Dublin provides students with all of the opportunities that accompany college life. We understand that going to College is not only about formal education, but also about social and personal development. Our Student Services staff regularly organise events and social trips where like-minded individuals can experience all that Dublin and Ireland has to offer.


Campus Location

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City Centre Campus

16-19 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
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Our state-of-the-art campus is set in the heart of Dublin City. Perfectly situated on the Quays in the heart of the bustling Temple Bar, the campus is perfect for our students who wish to study in the city centre. Superior rail, bus and tram links ensure ease of access across Dublin and beyond.


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How to Apply

IBAT College Dublin is focused on ensuring that the application process is as clear and simple as possible. We have a dedicated Admissions Team who will work with you to help you in your course choice and throughout the application process. Outlined below is a summary of the how to apply for our courses. For entry requirements, please check the individual course information pages on this site or contact a member of our Admissions Team. Initial application can be made here along with full registration for some of our part-time courses.

Make an application here 

Postgraduate Courses

The Postgraduate application process consists of a formal application along with supporting documentation, interview, and if successful, selection by the academic board. For an initial consultation/enquiry on this application process, please contact the postgraduate admissions team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Alternatively, please call us on +353 1 8075055.

Part-Time Diploma Courses

Application and registration can be made directly. Part-time Diploma courses are offered throughout the academic year. Intake dates and timetables are available on the individual course pages.

Undergraduate Courses through CAO

If you are a Leaving Certificate Student, you should apply to IBAT College Dublin for full-time undergraduate level 6 Higher Certificate, level 7 Ordinary Degree and level 8 Honours Degree programmes through the CAO System www.cao.ie or contact our Admissions Team for advice.

General Information for Applicants

Mature Students - Mature students are welcomed at IBAT College Dublin. Applicants aged 23 and over on 1st January of the year of entry are classes as Mature applicants.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - IBAT College Dublin invites applications from students holding qualifications from other accredited institutions and universities. For more information on recognition of prior learning and credit transfer please contact the Admissions Office. Please note that RPL or Credit Transfer is not accepted for postgraduate programmes.

International Student Applications

IBAT College Dublin welcomes applications from international students. Please contact our International Admissions team by stating your nationality, current location, name and phone number. Currently, IBAT College Dublin uses the Irish Qualification Recognition Service and the UK’s National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) to map international qualifications onto the Irish Framework.

For applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS certificate may also be required.

International applicants may wish to use the services of an overseas education consultant/education agent. IBAT College Dublin works closely with selected agencies overseas. For a list of our trusted agents, please contact our International Admissions team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit us

Come along to our Open Evening on July 15th from 5-7pm to meet with Admissions and Academic staff. You can also visit the campus Monday-Friday from 9am-5.30pm to speak with an Admissions Advisor, no appointment needed.

Now accepting applications for all courses starting Autumn 2015

Whether you are interested in furthering your education with a Postgraduate MBA or you need to upskill with a Diploma in IT, Management or Accounting IBAT College Dublin can offer you an enterprise focused education that will help you achieve your career goals. Make your application for courses starting this Autumn here.

Contact us


IBAT College Dublin
16-19 Wellington Quay 
Dublin 2, Ireland. 


+353 1 8075055

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