Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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  • General
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

     DBS MBA

    MBAAI
    Overview 

    For students wishing to pursue a broader scope of business study without a specialism in any particular stream the Master of Business Administration allows a free choice of any two of the electives from across all streams.

    Aims of the Programme

    The ability to confidently manage a business represents a valuable skill-set, particularly in a turbulent economic environment. In order for an organisation to be flexible in diverse business environments and to change direction at speed, they must be experts in business management and business strategy in a global context. The aim of the MBA at DBS is to develop these sets of abilities with a particular focus on a thorough understanding of business management. The MBA offers you a unique opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to management, and to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of managing strategy.

    Key Features of the Programme

    This unique programme allows you to study the pure MBA, or choose a specialist route for your MBA award within the following programmes: HRM; Project Management; Finance; Information Systems; Cloud Computing or Marketing. This ensures students are afforded the widest choice of specialisms from which to choose. A practitioner focus is part of this programme, and industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied.

    The MBA will include:

    • Personal, academic and professional development.

    • Lectures and assessment methods that apply the business knowledge required for students to perform as an effective manager in any organisation.

    • Through, extensive study of key issues in business theories students will be capable of evaluation and application of important global management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness and performance.

    • Knowledge and understanding of global business, most especially on issues such as globalisation, standardisation and customisation of products and services.

    • Skills and knowledge to inform you how an organisation is best managed in a changing world.

    With these in mind, the programme is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge, so that you are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to business management and development.

    Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirements are:

    A minimum Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution,or

    An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMAor

    Higher Diploma in Business Level 8 conversion programme. 

    The GMAT exam is a mandatory requirement for all applicants who do not hold an Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) with a minimum achievement of Second Class Honours.

    Newly graduated applicants will not be accepted onto the programme. 

    For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).

  • Cloud Computing
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Cloud Computing

    DBS Cloud Computing MBA

    MBAAI
    Overview

    he MBA (Cloud Computing ) is specifically aimed at facilitating the graduate's understanding in the area and how organisations may exploit the vast business opportunities that result from the transformative power that Cloud Computing offers both now and in the future.There is emphasis on structured approaches for delivering effective solutions in the Cloud that address value, efficiency, risks and costs associated with a move to Cloud Computing.

    Aims of the Programme

    The ability to confidently manage a business represents a valuable skill-set, particularly in a turbulent economic environment. In order for an organisation to be flexible in diverse business environments and to change direction at speed, they must be experts in business management and business strategy in a global context. The aim of the MBA at DBS is to develop these sets of abilities with a particular focus on a thorough understanding of business management. The MBA offers you a unique opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to management, and to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of managing strategy.

    Key Features of the Programme

    This unique programme allows you to study the pure MBA, or choose a specialist route for your MBA award within the following programmes: HRM; Project Management; Finance; Information Systems; Cloud Computing or Marketing. This ensures students are afforded the widest choice of specialisms from which to choose. A practitioner focus is part of this programme, and industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied.

    This MBA includes:

    • Personal, academic and professional development.

    • Lectures and assessment methods that apply the business knowledge required for students to perform as an effective manager in any organisation.

    • Through, extensive study of key issues in business theories students will be capable of evaluation and application of important global management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness and performance.

    • Knowledge and understanding of global business, most especially on issues such as globalisation, standardisation and customisation of products and services.

    • Skills and knowledge to inform you how an organisation is best managed in a changing world.

    With these in mind, the programme is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge, so that you are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to business management and development.

    Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirements are:

    A minimum Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution, or

    • An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA or

    • Higher Diploma in Business Level 8 conversion programme. 

    • The GMAT exam is a mandatory requirement for all applicants who do not hold an Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) with a minimum achievement of Second Class Honours.

    • Newly graduated applicants will not be accepted onto the programme. 

    • For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).

  • Finance
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Finance

    DBS Finance MBA

    MBAAI
    Overview

    The MBA (Finance) awarded by QQI, addresses international banking and finance through The Theory of Finance and Financial Markets and Institutions modules which can allow organisations to anticipate economic outcomes and make changes of direction quickly in response to economic pressures.

    Aims of the Programme

    The ability to confidently manage a business represents a valuable skill-set, particularly in a turbulent economic environment. In order for an organisation to be flexible in diverse business environments and to change direction at speed, they must be experts in business management and business strategy in a global context. The aim of the MBA at DBS is to develop these sets of abilities with a particular focus on a thorough understanding of business management. The MBA offers you a unique opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to management, and to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of managing strategy.

    Key Features of the Programme

    This unique programme allows you to study the pure MBA, or choose a specialist route for your MBA award within the following programmes: HRM; Project Management; Finance; Information Systems; Cloud Computing or Marketing. This ensures students are afforded the widest choice of specialisms from which to choose. A practitioner focus is part of this programme, and industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied.

    This MBA includes:

    • Personal, academic and professional development.

    • Lectures and assessment methods that apply the business knowledge required for students to perform as an effective manager in any organisation.

    • Through, extensive study of key issues in business theories students will be capable of evaluation and application of important global management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness and performance.

    • Knowledge and understanding of global business, most especially on issues such as globalisation, standardisation and customisation of products and services.

    • Skills and knowledge to inform you how an organisation is best managed in a changing world.

    With these in mind, the programme is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge, so that you are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to business management and development.

    Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirements are:

    • A minimum Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution, or

    • An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA or

    • Higher Diploma in Business Level 8 conversion programme. 

    • The GMAT exam is a mandatory requirement for all applicants who do not hold an Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) with a minimum achievement of Second Class Honours.

    • Newly graduated applicants will not be accepted onto the programme. 

    • For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).

  • HRM
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Human Resource Management

    DBS HRM MBA

    MBAAI
    Overview

    The DBS MBA (​HRM), awarded by QQI, focuses on the management of people to ensure maximum competitive advantage. Strategies for HR ensure you will know how to strategically plan staffing requirements. Performance and Reward Management will ensure you know how to get the best from your people as a manager

    Aims of the Programme

    The ability to confidently manage a business represents a valuable skill-set, particularly in a turbulent economic environment. In order for an organisation to be flexible in diverse business environments and to change direction at speed, they must be experts in business management and business strategy in a global context. The aim of the MBA at DBS is to develop these sets of abilities with a particular focus on a thorough understanding of business management. The MBA offers you a unique opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to management, and to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of managing strategy.

    Key Features of the Programme

    This unique programme allows you to study the pure MBA, or choose a specialist route for your MBA award within the following programmes: HRM; Project Management; Finance; Information Systems; Cloud Computing or Marketing. This ensures students are afforded the widest choice of specialisms from which to choose. A practitioner focus is part of this programme, and industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied.

    This MBA includes:

    • Personal, academic and professional development.

    • Lectures and assessment methods that apply the business knowledge required for students to perform as an effective manager in any organisation.

    • Through, extensive study of key issues in business theories students will be capable of evaluation and application of important global management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness and performance.

    • Knowledge and understanding of global business, most especially on issues such as globalisation, standardisation and customisation of products and services.

    • Skills and knowledge to inform you how an organisation is best managed in a changing world.

    With these in mind, the programme is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge, so that you are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to business management and development.

    Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirements for the MBA are:

    • A minimum Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution, or

    • An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA or

    • Higher Diploma in Business Level 8 conversion programme. 

    • The GMAT exam is a mandatory requirement for all applicants who do not hold an Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) with a minimum achievement of Second Class Honours.

    • Newly graduated applicants will not be accepted onto the programme. 

    • For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).

  • Information Systems
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Information Systems

    DBS Information Systems MBA

    MBAAI
    Overview

    The DBS MBA (Information Systems)  awarded by QQI,provides you with knowledge of current trends in computer networks and how best to use them. Information systems development skills provide you with detailed information on choosing and operating information systems to support the extraction and use of organisational information.

    Aims of the Programme

    The ability to confidently manage a business represents a valuable skill-set, particularly in a turbulent economic environment. In order for an organisation to be flexible in diverse business environments and to change direction at speed, they must be experts in business management and business strategy in a global context. The aim of the MBA at DBS is to develop these sets of abilities with a particular focus on a thorough understanding of business management. The MBA offers you a unique opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to management, and to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of managing strategy.

    Key Features of the Programme

    This unique programme allows you to study the pure MBA, or choose a specialist route for your MBA award within the following programmes: HRM; Project Management; Finance; Information Systems; Cloud Computing or Marketing. This ensures students are afforded the widest choice of specialisms from which to choose. A practitioner focus is part of this programme, and industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied.

    This MBA includes:

    • Personal, academic and professional development.

    • Lectures and assessment methods that apply the business knowledge required for students to perform as an effective manager in any organisation.

    Through, extensive study of key issues in business theories students will be capable of evaluation and application of important global management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness and performance.

    • Knowledge and understanding of global business, most especially on issues such as globalisation, standardisation and customisation of products and services.

    • Skills and knowledge to inform you how an organisation is best managed in a changing world.

    With these in mind, the programme is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge, so that you are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to business management and development.

    Entry Requirements

    • The minimum entry requirements are:

    • A minimum Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution, or

    • An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA or

    • Higher Diploma in Business Level 8 conversion programme. 

    • The GMAT exam is a mandatory requirement for all applicants who do not hold an Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) with a minimum achievement of Second Class Honours.

    • Newly graduated applicants will not be accepted onto the programme. 

    • For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).

  • Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Marketing

    DBS Marketing MBA

    MBAAI
    Overview

    The DBS MBA (Marketing), awarded by QQI, ​empowers you to evaluate the central role of marketing strategy for the growth and development of all organisations. Students will be required to critically evaluate a range of theoretical marketing concepts and apply them to practical industry issues or problems as they relate to the current business environment.

    Aims of the Programme

    The ability to confidently manage a business represents a valuable skill-set, particularly in a turbulent economic environment. In order for an organisation to be flexible in diverse business environments and to change direction at speed, they must be experts in business management and business strategy in a global context. The aim of the MBA at DBS is to develop these sets of abilities with a particular focus on a thorough understanding of business management. The MBA offers you a unique opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to management, and to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of managing strategy.

    Key Features of the Programme

    This unique programme allows you to study the pure MBA, or choose a specialist route for your MBA award within the following programmes: HRM; Project Management; Finance; Information Systems; Cloud Computing or Marketing. This ensures students are afforded the widest choice of specialisms from which to choose. A practitioner focus is part of this programme, and industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied.

    This MBA includes:

    • Personal, academic and professional development.

    • Lectures and assessment methods that apply the business knowledge required for students to perform as an effective manager in any organisation.

    • Through, extensive study of key issues in business theories students will be capable of evaluation and application of important global management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness and performance.

    • Knowledge and understanding of global business, most especially on issues such as globalisation, standardisation and customisation of products and services.

    • Skills and knowledge to inform you how an organisation is best managed in a changing world.

    With these in mind, the programme is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge, so that you are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to business management and development.

    Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirements are:

    • A minimum Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution, or

    • An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA or

    • Higher Diploma in Business Level 8 conversion programme. 

    • The GMAT exam is a mandatory requirement for all applicants who do not hold an Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) with a minimum achievement of Second Class Honours.

    • Newly graduated applicants will not be accepted onto the programme. 

    • For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).

  • Project Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Project Management

    DBS Project Management MBA

    MBAAI
    Overview

    The DBS MBA (Project Management stream), awarded by QQI, provides cutting-edge knowledge on the most ubiquitous phenomenon of modern work organisation – the management of work and projects. Graduates possess directly applicable skills in project execution and project control across all of the complex elements of a project so that it can be successfully and professionally managed to its conclusion (e.g. planning; budgeting; HR management; resource allocation; etc).

    Aims of the Programme

    The ability to confidently manage a business represents a valuable skill-set, particularly in a turbulent economic environment. In order for an organisation to be flexible in diverse business environments and to change direction at speed, they must be experts in business management and business strategy in a global context. The aim of the MBA at DBS is to develop these sets of abilities with a particular focus on a thorough understanding of business management. The MBA offers you a unique opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to management, and to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of managing strategy.

    Key Features of the Programme

    This unique programme allows you to study the pure MBA, or choose a specialist route for your MBA award within the following programmes: HRM; Project Management; Finance; Information Systems; Cloud Computing or Marketing. This ensures students are afforded the widest choice of specialisms from which to choose. A practitioner focus is part of this programme, and industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied.

    This MBA includes:

    • Personal, academic and professional development.  
    • Lectures and assessment methods that apply the business knowledge required for students to perform as an effective manager in any organisation. 
    • Through, extensive study of key issues in business theories students will be capable of evaluation and application of important global management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness and performance 
    • Knowledge and understanding of global business, most especially on issues such as globalisation, standardisation and customisation of products and services. 
    • Skills and knowledge to inform you how an organisation is best managed in a changing world. 

    With these in mind, the programme is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge, so that you are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to business management and development.

    Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirements are:

    • A minimum Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution, or

    • An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA or

    • Higher Diploma in Business Level 8 conversion programme. 

    • The GMAT exam is a mandatory requirement for all applicants who do not hold an Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) with a minimum achievement of Second Class Honours.

    • Newly graduated applicants will not be accepted onto the programme. 

    • For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).

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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 201​6

Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
QQI AWARD LOGO (1)
Award:
Masters Degree
NFQ Level: 
Level 9
Award Title: 
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Award Type:
 
Major
Duration: 
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

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