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MBA - Masters of Business Administration (Part-time)

Duration: 2 Years (Part-Time),
2 evenings per week, 6.30-9.30pm

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 17th September 2018

Days: Tuesday and Thursday


Accredited By: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Fee: €4,500 per annum

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Tax relief is available on fees for Irish income tax payers at the standard rate of 20% on all fees exceeding €1,000 and up to €7,000.

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If you are a high-potential graduate or a senior business professional, seeking to maximise your business and personal potential the IBAT College Dublin MBA 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. The MBA programme at IBAT College Dublin is designed to help students become senior managers or leaders in their businesses and have the management and analytical tools to equip them to make strategic decisions in their fields.

An innovative and highly relevant offering, the MBA programme at IBAT College Dublin reflects the realities of the international marketplace by combining the latest in management theory with the practical skills that modern employers need. The course is intensive and challenging, and learners will graduate with a solid foundation in internationalisation in corporate finance, human resources, financial analysis, strategic marketing, operations management and leadership, and critically, the role of ethics in business. There will also be a strong focus on the practical skills required to back up the learners knowledge in the workplace.

What will I gain from an MBA at IBAT College Dublin?

  • You will gain strategic-thinking, critical analysis, and a 'bigger picture' understanding of Industry.
  • New management skills and techniques to move towards increased responsibilities.
  • Better communication and team building skills.
  • Networking opportunities with candidates from other functional areas, companies, industries, regions and countries, enabling you to acquire a sharpened global vision.
  • You will contribute at a higher level within your organization, thus improving career, promotion and salary prospects.
  • The study tools and techniques adopted will help you develop and manage products, services and people that will be internationally competitive.

MBA Masters in Business Administration

The IBAT College Dublin MBA programme was developed alongside industry experts and corporate partners to ensure it meets the requirements of modern business. The qualification is synonymous with entry into a career in senior management and is recognised globally as a benchmark in management excellence. The combination of theory, application and research provide added value for both learners and employers in gaining a well-established fourth level award in the international educational arena. 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 peers internationally. The MBA is a challenging programme - as befits the most prestigious business degree qualification in the world but many find the entire experience of an MBA to be a life-changing one!

IBAT College Dublin is a market leader in terms of executive education. If you are a leader in your field then an MBA with IBAT College Dublin is the qualification for you. 

MBA at IBAT College Dublin Modules

Financial Management
Consultancy Management
Strategic Management
Marketing Management
Human Resource Management
International Business
The Dissertation and associated Research Proposal

Expand below for detailed Module Descriptors

  • Financial Management +

    This module in the IBAT College Dublin MBA provides students with an in-depth study of financial techniques and processes which enable management to evaluate and make strategic decisions in the context of competitive international environments. Students will research, apply and evaluate a variety of financial assessment techniques for application to a case study as well as evaluate and critically discuss various issues and theoretical frameworks used in the management and control of financial resources.

    The IBAT College Dublin MBA gives you the skills to analyse complex financial data and pre-empt potential problems as well as identifying exciting opportunities.
  • Consultancy Management +

    This module aims to combine the processes of consultancy management with the effective management of change. It will enable students to exercise initiative, take personal responsibility, make decisions on complex and unpredictable situations and take a reflective, active and positive approach towards adding value through their own research and advanced scholarship.

    The IBAT College Dublin MBA gives you the skills to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems as a consultant and act critically and autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at professional level.
  • Strategic Management +

    This module in the IBAT College Dublin MBA aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the strategic management process for organisations, which integrates the other core modules and provides a platform for the practice or further study of business activities. Postgraduate MBA students will be provided with understanding and experience of current strategic thinking and practice which identifies corporate success, excellence and strategic leadership to contribute to innovative decision making at senior and corporate level.

    The IBAT College Dublin MBA gives you the skills needed to critically evaluate competitive and development strategies, in the context of contemporary strategic management issues, assess the factors that must be considered in strategy implementation.
  • Marketing Management +

    Marketing is a ubiquitous commodity. We are constantly exposed to various marketing efforts and new techniques. By studying Marketing Management in the IBAT College Dublin MBA students will develop skills to identify how to market to key demographics but also gain an appreciation for how corporations target you as an individual or indeed your company as a customer. You will develop the ability to critically appraise key marketing activities as well as anticipate and critically evaluate future developments in the field of marketing especially through technology.

    The IBAT College Dublin MBA develops a marketing sensibility that allows students to assess the contribution of marketing in any organisation and critically evaluate its marketing activities.
  • Human Resource Management +

    The Human Resource Management module as part of the IBAT College Dublin MBA will allow students to develop a critical and analytical understanding of the changing nature of HRM in a global context, from a primary focus on supporting line managers to manage their people well, to a more specialised and professional one of delivering sustainable organisation capability and performance. Students will learn the intricacies of employee motivation as well as managerial skills for managing a diverse workforce. The module is developed with the managerial consideration of implementing HR policies.

    The IBAT College Dublin MBA exposes students to the cause and effects of HR and IHR complications. The many, varied means by which you, as a manager, deal with HR issues will also go some way to defining you as a manager.
  • International Business +

    Business today is developing in a growing global marketplace in which different systems and cultures co-exist and function with increasing influence. Effective international management depends heavily on good understanding of wide variety of cultures and practices existing in regional, national, industry and organisational contexts. The International Business module in the IBAT College Dublin MBA programme provides students with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary business theories and practices in an international environment. Students will evaluate the different modes of engagement with international markets and explore the interconnectedness between these and the economic, legal, governmental, political, regulatory, cultural and other environments in which expanding companies operate.

    The IBAT College Dublin MBA emphasises the need for awareness of how different cultural systems operate and equips students with the skills to respond accordingly.
  • The Dissertation and associated Research Proposal +

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

    The IBAT College Dublin MBA is completed with a detailed examination of a business topic that the student is passionate about. Students will be assisted by a subject specialist in completing a rigorous and challenging capstone project. Students often focus their dissertations on areas of employment they wish to pursue or on business situations they are currently exposed to. It is the goal of the IBAT College Dublin MBA that students become Masters of their own business interests.
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Entry Requirements

To be considered for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) postgraduate Masters Degree:

  • Applicants should hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree, or an appropriate equivalent, i.e, a professional qualification from a recognised education Insitution in Ireland or abroad.
  • 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.
  • Applicants who do not fully satisfy the general criteria will be considered and may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate that they are capable of successfully undertaking and completing the programme at the required standard and are able to contribute to fully and benefit from the learning experiences delivered within the programme.
  • Students who have qualifications from overseas will be subject to checks. IBAT College uses a number of comparision systems, such as NARIC and the NQAI Qualifications Recognition system, to compare and establish equivalency of international awards.
  • An IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is required for non-native English speakers with at least a 5.5 in all components.

If you are interested in applying for the MBA but unsure if you meet the entry requirements, contact one of our MBA advisors for assistance.

All candidates have the right to a fair, valid and reliable procedure for the allocation of places. This includes ensuring that applicants have appropriate information and advice about the programme and the qualification and that the qualification will meet their needs. The College will take appropriate steps to assess each applicants' 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' policy applies to both standard and non-standard applications.

I would like to apply. What should I do?

To apply please complete our Online Application form, this will give us the key details to start your application and a member of our admissions team will contact you with further details.

Alternatively, please feel free to contact one of our admissions specialists for the MBA programme on 01 807 5055, to register or to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to visit the college anytime and our course content experts will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have. We look forward to meeting you.


Campus location

16-19 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The part-time MBA is taught at our state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Dublin City. Perfectly situated on the Quays in Temple Bar, the campus is ideal for those who wish to study in the city after work, with bus, train and tram routes nearby. 

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Shared Student Experiences on this Course

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  • IBAT Student - Eoin O Keeffe, MBA Graduate 2016

    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.

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  • IBAT Student - Mary Glennon, MBA Graduate 2016

    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.

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  • IBAT Student - Martin Minchin

    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 – Glanbia Performance Nutrition.

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  • IBAT Student - Margaret Corrigan

    I embarked on the MBA progamne to bridge the gap between my practical experience and academic qualifications, with the objective of finding a new job. This programme not only delivered in this area, but also gave me an insight into theories and models relevant to the working environment. In addition I had the pleasure of working with knowledgeable and informative Tutors who were able to apply their practical experiences to academic practices. This coupled with meeting like minded students who actively participated in class debates made the whole experience extremely interesting and highly rewarding!

    Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • IBAT Student - Lorraine Guildea

    Completing the MBA programme with IBAT 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 have learnt much, not just from the prescribed reading lists but also from the interactions, teamwork and need to follow plans and stick to schedules. The experience has been well worth it and I am delighted that I started and more importantly completed the MBA journey.

    Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • IBAT Student - Michael

    It has been a great experience and one that has changed my outlook on so many things. When I started the MBA programme, I had a fixed idea on what I wanted to do on completion. I also had fixed ideas on so many other things such as leadership, human resources, innovation, to name a few. That situation has totally changed. While, at my age, that’s a little concerning, it’s also rather exciting! I would like to personally thank IBAT for all the support.”:)

    Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • IBAT Student - Matt Tisdall,, Customer Manager with Britvic Ireland.

    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

    Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • IBAT Student - Lynda McGovern, Marketing Manager,UK with One4all

    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 Rory and 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 Rory and all the team at IBAT for a very rewarding and career changing two years

    Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • IBAT Student - Grainne Clarkin

    I have had the experience of a lifetime at IBAT College, Dublin. I'm almost finished my MBA, 2 years has passed so quickly. The course material, the Lecturers, the college in general is exemplary! The lecture rooms are airy and roomy. Would I go to IBAT to take another course? Yes in a heartbeat. Gráinne

    Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • IBAT Student - Douglas James

    Can honestly say after receiving my results and passing all 4 modules that this has been an experience I will never forget.

    The Lecturers are second to non in there areas and are always on hand to help if you ever have a problem. Thanks Juan, Michael & Matthew.

    The college itself is very good, always someone on hand to assist and will go out of there way to help you. I suffer with Socratic Arthritis making writing for long periods of time impossible, they supplied me with a laptop to do my final exams.

    I would recommend anyone wishing to study to highly consider this college.

    Thanks IBAT :):)

    Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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Postgraduate Lecturer Profiles

  • Jackie Kennedy

    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.

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