MBA Postgraduate Master of Business Administration | Evening Accelerated MBA Ireland

MBA - Masters of Business Administration (Part-time)

Study for a Postgraduate Masters of Business Administration (MBA) course part-time.

MBA Course with evening accelerated MBA Classes.

Study for a Postgraduate Master of Business Administration (MBA) accelerated MBA part-time in the evening Ireland. 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.

Duration:
2 Years (Part-Time),
2 evenings per week, 6.30-9.30pm
Start Date:
18th February 2019
Days:
Tuesday and Thursday
Accredited By:
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Reference Code:
CTSDMBA1P
Price:
€4,500 per annum

MBA Course with evening accelerated MBA Classes.

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.

So what is an MBA?

Currently, 42 CEOs of the Fortune top 100 companies hold an MBA qualification.

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.

 

Course Structure and Content

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. 

There are four core (compulsory) modules and two electives from a choice of three modules.

Part 1 (6 modules) – 3 semesters

Elective modules (choose 2 from 3)

Part 2 (Research proposal and Dissertation – 6 months):

In this part of the programme you are required to undertake an in-depth business research exercise, which supports the integration of skills and knowledge learned during Part 1.

The dissertation is designed to develop theoretical and practical skills through a sustained piece of independent intellectual work. It is a substantial piece of work that requires you to plan, organise and carry out an independent study; integrating academic perspectives with management concepts and techniques to analyse a research problem. Further, you will need to systematically and creatively draw conclusions, and recommend with a justification scope for further research.

Students often focus their dissertations on an area of employment you wish to pursue or on a business situation you are currently exposed to.

You are required to attend a Research Methods workshop. Following the submission of a research proposal, you are allocated a supervising tutor with whom you will communicate regularly and who will support you throughout your dissertation writing process.

Testimonials

“I recently had the honour of winning Best Prepaid Marketing Campaign at the European Prepaid Awards and I am fully aware that this would not have been possible had I not participated in the IBAT MBA programme. The knowledge I acquired from Peter’s classes in particular, provided me with the confidence and skills to deliver an award winning marketing entry. In previous years, I would never have thought so strategically in my approach to award submissions.

The IBAT MBA programme has reshaped my perspectives about business and has ultimately given me the courage to build the career I’ve always envisioned. I have no doubt that it was absolutely instrumental in providing me with the knowledge foundation to build an award winning marketing campaign. I would like to personally thank all the team at IBAT for a very rewarding and career changing two years.”

Lynda McGovern MBA Graduate

“I decided that I needed to pursue an MBA in order to progress my career in this challenging economic environment. I am in a senior management role in a major FMCG company in Ireland and want to enhance my skills and contribute knowledge, direction and leadership to my organisation, all key skills enhanced as part of an MBA qualification. Our organisation has recently undergone a major restructure of which I was a part of. I worked as a member of strategic cross functional teams which I enjoyed and wanted to understand more about. The MBA program at IBAT College Dublin gave me the opportunity to understand how the different functions operate and the skills I require to progress my carer within the organisation.

IBAT College Dublin offer a part time option which allowed me to continue working full time. There is a serious commitment needed to do an MBA and the support of your company and family is required as most of your evenings and weekends are spent studying, reading or writing up dissertations.

I found my time in IBAT College Dublin to be very fulfilling with excellent lecturers who challenge teach and support you throughout your MBA. The diversity of my fellow students from all different industry backgrounds leads to great debates in class and a broadening of our understanding of each others industries. I am finding that I am bringing these insights from other students back to my everyday job and now challenging and influencing ways of working from a broader perspective. IBAT College Dublin are committed to offering an affordable MBA qualification to their students without compromising on the key attributes that makes doing an MBA worthwhile.”

Matt Tisdall MBA Graduate - Customer Manager with Britvic Ireland
The IBAT MBA course really changes the way you think about work, business and even your approach to life. It changes how you think. The course offers a wide spectrum of topics, while a central topic of the course is 'people': team members, leadership, shareholders, wider society, etc. The course requires dedication, but it is definitely worth all the sacrifices.
Eoin O Keeffe MBA Graduate
My MBA journey was both an interesting and rewarding one. Having come to the course with loads of real life business experience but without a primary degree, I was a bit apprehensive at the beginning as to how I would cope with the academic side of the course. I need not have worried as IBAT provided all the classes and resources required to quickly get up to speed with it. I would recommend the MBA to anyone self employed or those thinking of setting up a business. The subjects are relevant and well delivered in a professional and modern environment. Thanks again to everyone in IBAT College Dublin for an enjoyable and enlightening time spent there.
Mary Glennon MBA Graduate
For me, the practical, corporate focused course content is one of the strongest points of the IBAT MBA, and this is backed up by a dedicated team of lecturers who are able to combine their significant academic credentials with some hugely beneficial insights from their respective career backgrounds. As well as this, in class discussions and debates amongst fellow students were always encouraged and contributed greatly to making the overall learning outcome even more rewarding. I have already found myself taking insights from these discussions back to my daily job. I’d be more than happy to recommend the IBAT MBA to anyone who is seeking a challenging but highly rewarding educational journey and I am fully confident that it will open up many options in my future business career, both nationally and internationally. 
Martin Minchin MBA Graduate
I decided that I needed to pursue an MBA in order to progress my career in this challenging economic environment. I am in a senior management role in a major FMCG company in Ireland and want to enhance my skills and contribute knowledge, direction and leadership to my organisation, all key skills enhanced as part of an MBA qualification. Our organisation has recently undergone a major restructure of which I was a part of. I worked as a member of strategic cross functional teams which I enjoyed and wanted to understand more about. The MBA program at IBAT College Dublin gave me the opportunity to understand how the different functions operate and the skills I require to progress my carer within the organisation.

IBAT College Dublin offer a part time option which allowed me to continue working full time. There is a serious commitment needed to do an MBA and the support of your company and family is required as most of your evenings and weekends are spent studying, reading or writing up dissertations.

I found my time in IBAT College Dublin to be very fulfilling with excellent lecturers who challenge teach and support you throughout your MBA. The diversity of my fellow students from all different industry backgrounds leads to great debates in class and a broadening of our understanding of each others industries. I am finding that I am bringing these insights from other students back to my everyday job and now challenging and influencing ways of working from a broader perspective. IBAT College Dublin are committed to offering an affordable MBA qualification to their students without compromising on the key attributes that makes doing an MBA worthwhile
Matt Tisdall MBA Graduate
“Completing the MBA programme with IBAT College Dublin was an enlightening experience. From the insights of the lecturers to the lively conversations in class, learning was continuous. I am delighted with the outcome. I learned so much, not just from the prescribed reading lists but also from the interactions and teamwork. The experience has been well worth it and I am delighted that I started, and more importantly completed, the MBA journey.”
Lorraine Guildea MBA Graduate

Entry 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.

OR

  • 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.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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.

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Lecturer Profiles

Below are the profiles of our experienced MBA lecturers
Jackie Kennedy
Jackie Kennedy/ MBA Lecturer HRM /
Jackie is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management studies and teaches a range of topics in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development, Management, Leadership and Communications.
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Jackie is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management studies and teaches a range of topics in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development, Management, Leadership and Communications. She has extensive lecturing experience at Masters, post graduate, undergraduate and professional levels in private and state educational institutions in Ireland and Asia. Jackie holds an MA in Strategic Human Resource Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching. She is a member of the UK and Irish Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and of the American Society of Human Resource Management. Jackie has over 20 years’ experience of HRM Reward and Performance Management in the Financial Services industry in both senior management and consultant roles. She combines her extensive range in industry experience and practice with her strong academic achievements to provide an insightful, enjoyable and valuable learning experience for students.
Juan Pablo Fravega
Juan Pablo Fravega/ Lecturer, Contemporary Logistics Management /
Juan currently works as the Procurement Manager for Haven Pharmacy. He has over 20 years’ experience in the retail industry both in Ireland and abroad.
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Juan currently works as the Procurement Manager for Haven Pharmacy. He has over 20 years’ experience in the retail industry both in Ireland and abroad. He has broad experience in industry ranging from property development to operations, marketing and purchasing. Juan believes in putting theory into practice and uses the analytical tools from academia to add value to his business. He applies his understanding of how business works to improve his business’ performance and to improve the intersection between business strategy and people development.Juan holds an MBA as well as a degree in Sociology from UNCuyo and a diploma in Applied Social Research from the University of Limerick. His interests include Marketing, Business Strategy, Consumer Behaviour, Operations, Purchasing and Supply Chain.
Peter Meehan
Peter Meehan/ Lecturer, Consultancy Management /
Peter completed his Master of Public Administration degree at the Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. Peter has worked as an Associate Lecturer in a number of colleges in the last ten years.
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 Peter’s teaching interests include Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Consultancy Management. Prior to moving into the field of lecturing Peter worked in the private sector where he gained valuable practical experience in both leadership and management positions. Peter has also facilitated leadership programmes at global academic institutes including the Seychelles and the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Frances Keating
Frances Keating/ Lecturer, Contemporary Logistics /
Frances is a Senior Project Manager with over 15 years experience. During this time she has managed a wide range of projects and programmes including IT infrastructure (software and hardware), System Integrations, Website development, New Product developments and Process Improvements.
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Frances is a Senior Project Manager with over 15 years experience. During this time she has managed a wide range of projects and programmes including IT infrastructure (software and hardware), System Integrations, Website development, New Product developments and Process Improvements. Her career history includes the Telecommunications, Financial Services and Software Development sectors. She has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2003 and is an active member of the PMI community in Ireland. She is currently serving on the PMI Ireland Chapter committee. Her specific area of responsibility for the Chapter is the out-reach programme detailing with training. This is an initiative that provides project management training on a voluntary basis to not-for-profit organisations.
David Duff
David Duff/ Lecturer, International Business /
David currently runs his own training and consultation business, which he opened in 2014 after leaving his role with Lidl as a senior Project Manager in the HRM department. He lectures in the area of HRM, Strategy, Sales and Selling, Operations Management and the European Economy.
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David currently runs his own training and consultation business, which he opened in 2014 after leaving his role with Lidl as a senior Project Manager in the HRM department. He lectures in the area of HRM, Strategy, Sales and Selling, Operations Management and the European Economy. David is an experienced Retail Manager with over 20 years’ experience in retail, with a keen understanding of the challenges of competing in a fast paced competitive environment. David possesses demonstrable leadership skills, both in operational and developmental roles as a skilled project manager taking projects from initiation to completion. David also has considerable experience in talent selection, development, motivation and engagement of employees and students.
Paul Lydon
Paul Lydon/ Lecturer, Financial Management /
Paul has lectured extensively in the areas of Financial and Management Accounting as well as Financial Management over the last nine years in private and state colleges and to ACCA, CPA and ICAI students.
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Paul has lectured extensively in the areas of Financial and Management Accounting as well as Financial Management over the last nine years in private and state colleges and to ACCA, CPA and ICAI students. Paul has lectured ACCA F2, F3 and F5 modules in Russia on a number of occasions. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently undertaking exams with the Institute of Taxation in Ireland. Prior to 2002 He has worked as a professional accountant in both practice and industry for many years, specialising in the area of small business accounting and consultancy. He continues to act, as he has done for a number of years, as a professional examiner in the subject areas of Accounting and Financial Management. In this capacity he has authored a prescribed accounting text. To date his ACCA students have achieved prize winner status in F5 and F9 at national and international level.
Paul Crowther
Paul Crowther/ Lecturer, Research Proposals and Dissertation Preparation /
Paul is an experienced business adviser and coach working for clients to manage organisational change, develop and implement strategic business plans and working to improve financial management and planning, particularly in relation to working capital
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Paul is an experienced business adviser and coach working for clients to manage organisational change, develop and implement strategic business plans and working to improve financial management and planning, particularly in relation to working capital. I focus on the organisation as a source of sustainable competitive advantage leading to organisational and business success. Paul has have worked with clients to implement change management programs, develop strategic and financial plans, build business strategy and advise on marketing strategy and strategic choices.
Michael Ellis
Michael Ellis/ Lecturer, International Business /
Michael Ellis is a lecturer in Corporate Finance, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Tax and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, QFA and also holds qualifications in Forensic Accounting.
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Michael Ellis is a lecturer in Corporate Finance, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Tax and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, QFA and also holds qualifications in Forensic Accounting. Michael has provided specialist Financial, Corporate and Tax advice to his clients across Ireland and the UK for the last 10 years. Michael has extensive experience engaging with Revenue in relation to Income Tax, PAYE, Corporation Tax and VAT Audits. While also working and advising clients on how to strategically acquire and grow business portfolios. While lecturing Michael combines this business experience with his strong academic achievements to deliver a valuable and enjoyable experience for students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are additional answers to a number of questions asked by MBA Applicants.
What is an MBA?

It is the most desired degree in the world, and is an essential part of any Entrepreneur's or Business leader's toolkit. It designed to give you extensive management skills such as leadership ability, strategic thinking, innovation and critical analysis.

Why do an MBA?
What will I gain from an MBA
Is an MBA for me?
How will my organization benefit?
I want to start my own business - will an MBA help?
Why do the MBA at IBAT College Dublin?
What else does IBAT offer on its MBA?
Who will I learn with?
Who will lecture you?
When do the classes start?
How does the timetable work?
How am I assessed?
What commitment is required?
Am I eligible for entry to the programme?
I do not have a degree - what work experience is acceptable?
What is the application process?
What are the tuition fees?
How do I make payment?
Can I pay in installments?
I would like to apply. What should I do?
How many places are on the programme?

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