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.
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
|Human Resource Management|
|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.
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.