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Course Details

Master of Business

Course code: BN525 Entry Route into programme:
  • 2nd Class Honours Grade 2 (GPA 2.5) or equivalent in a Bachelor of Business (Honours) or equivalent or other relevant primary degree at NFQ Level 8, along with relevant work experience.
Duration: 2 years (3 taught semesters) and dissertation to be submitted by the end of Semester 2 in second year.
NFQ level: 9
Fee: €3,000 per year
Schedule: TBC
Award title: Master of Business
Credits for Full Award: 90 @ NFQ Level 9
Awarding Body: ITB  

NOTE: This course is being offered in 2018 and will open for applications shortly.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants should have achieved a second class honours grade 2 (GPA 2.5) or equivalent in a Bachelor of Business (Honours) or other relevant primary degree at NFQ level 8. Applicants who do not meet these minimum entry requirements but who have extensive work-related experiential learning may be considered.


This course aims to enable participants to develop advanced core competencies
in business, to build on learning and business skills already gained at honours
Bachelor of Business Level (or cognate discipline) and to further develop the
analytical skills and academic experience of students. The curriculum offers a
richness and variety of learning that will ensure students develop a range of high-level knowledge and skill in research, strategic thinking and reflective learning. Students will further develop an ability to integrate knowledge, manage complexity and formulate judgements thereby establishing the foundation for a successful career.

The Master of Business course focuses on equipping students with the essential
skills necessary to develop and sustain a successful career in business. In
addition to the academic content of the programme the Master of Business
equips its students with the requisite practical skills for a career in the
contemporary globalised economy. The course is structured to develop competitive managerial leaders and decision-makers in both the private and public sectors.

Please note: Examinations are held during the day.

Course Schedule

The two taught modules in semesters one, two and three are delivered from 6pm
to 9pm two evenings per week. There will be no taught modules in semester four as students will be working on their dissertation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with both a first degree and a fourth-level specialisation have an edge
when seeking employment. It is expected that graduates of this programme
would be employed at a senior level in industry and the business environment
as competitive managerial leaders and decision-makers in both the private and
public sectors.

Course Content

Semester 1
  • Service Excellence
  • Strategy and Leadership
Semester 2
  • Enterprise Resource Systems and
    Business Intelligence
  • Accounting Information for Decision
Semester 3
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Research Methods
Semester 4
  • Dissertation

An award with the title ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Business’ may be granted if learners leave this programme after successfully completing the taught modules
in semesters 1 , 2 and 3 and attain 60 ECTS credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

How to Apply ?

Apply Online Now   Applications for this course will open soon


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What our students say...

Lisa Kelly

"On the course, everything is like really different and you think it's going to be really hard, but the resources that are available to you are really great. Like the maths teacher has a website for maths, and like that's grand and the way things are taught, it’s not the same all the time."

Lisa Kelly,
Business Student

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