International Partners


DBS has over the last 40 years established itself as a centre for international education excellence. DBS has developed over 75 university partnerships in European countries such as France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. Students from these universities join DBS for a semester or academic year. Feedback indicates that European students choose DBS due to the quality of teaching, the excellent location, the wide range of sports and activities available and the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised qualification from an English speaking country.

Some of our European Partners include:

ESC Toulouse, France 

Toulouse Business School is one of France’s prestigious “Grandes Écoles de Management” and has received triple accreditation from the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

IULM University, Milan, Italy

IULM is a leading Italian university specialising in the fields of Arts, Foreign Languages, Communication, Tourism and Cultural Heritage.

IHM Business School, Sweden

Since its establishment in 1968, IHM has educated more than 20,000 students and is one of the top ranked schools for business professionals in the Nordic region. IHM has educational facilities in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. DBS established links with IHM in 2002 and has since received a number of IHM students who have successfully completed their Undergraduate studies at DBS.

IDRAC, France 

DBS has established close links with the IDRAC group of business schools in France located in Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Toulouse and Grenoble. Students from these schools attend either the semester abroad programme or the third year of the BA (Hons) Marketing at DBS as part of their Undergraduate studies.

ISEG, France

DBS has a close strategic alliance with ISEG, a prestigious group of 7 business schools located in Paris, Lille, Strasbourg, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes. Students from the ISEG group have the opportunity of taking the final year of the BA (Hons) Marketing or a number of Masters programmes at DBS as part of their studies.

EGC (Ecoles de Gestion et de Commerce), France

EGC is a network of 28 reputable French Business Schools. The network was first established by the French Chambers of Commerce in the 1980’s and the Schools have extensive business and international links with Schools around the world. Since 2002, Dublin Business School and EGC have formed close links, where DBS welcomes students from EGC every year to be part of their international study experience.

Other International Partners:

US Study Abroad Programme

DBS offers a Study Abroad Programme to Undergraduate students from across the US. DBS has developed an extensive network of affiliate Universities and Colleges who send their students on this programme. After an initial Foundation Course on Ireland students integrate a wide range of courses in both the DBS School of Business and DBS School of Arts. DBS is also the Dublin centre for the Foundation for International Education (FIE), an international organisation which organises study abroad experiences for US students in the UK, Spain and Ireland. US university partners include Northeastern University, Clarion University and the University of Northern Iowa.

Xiamen University, China 

With a ranking of 23 out of 2036 institutions in China and 672 globally, DBS was delighted to announce approval by the Chinese Ministry of Education of an Articulation Agreement with Xiamen University allowing Xiamen graduates to continue their studies at DBS and obtain a joint BA (Hons) Degree award from the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) and Liverpool John Moores University.

Academic Collaboration with MARA, Malaysia

July 2011 saw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MARA and Dublin Business School in the new DBS Castle House premises on South Great Georges Street. The MoU relates to an academic collaboration project concerning the development of an accountancy programme which will incorporate degree and professional accountancy pathways. Dublin Business School has a long relationship with MARA which started in the early 1990’s and has seen collaborations resulting in over 1300 Malaysian students graduating with HETAC, QQI, LJMU and ACCA awards. 

Pictured below is former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr. Andrew Montague, the Director General of MARA, Datuk Haji Ibrahim Bin Ahmad, Malaysian Government Minister of Rural and Regional Development Dato’ Seri Haji Shafi e Bin Haji Afdal, DBS CEO Gerry Muldowney and President Seamus Puirseil, at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MARA and DBS.

DBS International Partners