Master of Business Administration (MBA)

American College Dublin

Program Description

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

American College Dublin

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

IAU, 1 year Master’s Degree

The MBA in International Business is awarded by the institution under its accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The MBA is an advanced degree designed to prepare and equip managers with the knowledge and competencies necessary to administer controllable forces within their organizations in order to adapt successfully to variables and changes in the uncontrollable environment.

The MBA programme prepares qualified students for middle and upper-level management leadership responsibilities in international business. Using a general management focus and strategic approach, students demonstrate: broad and integrated knowledge of business functions; knowledge of ethical and legal considerations and the social responsiveness to resolve corporate and public issues; analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills and use of technology related to business decision-making; communication and interpersonal skills to lead groups and business organizations; a deep critical assessment of the importance of the dynamic and global environment and its influence on organizations, decisions and operations; and competencies to formulate and implement strategy decisions.

Students will undertake an internship and/or a research project either at the end of their full-time studies or during the course if taken on a part-time basis.

Course Schedule

Students will study the following modules and undertake an internship and/or a research project either at the end of their full-time studies or during the course if taken on a part-time basis.

  • Leadership and management of business organizations
  • Legal, ethical and social issues in a globalized economy
  • Marketing management in a global economy
  • Managing for global financial accountability and performance
  • Strategic management seminar
  • Business research methods
  • International finance
  • International trade and investment

Masters requirements

An honors bachelor degree in a cognate discipline is required. If the applicant has an honors bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline, it will be necessary for the applicant to complete such bridging modules as the Admissions Office deems necessary in order to achieve the prerequisite intended learning outcomes for participants in the programme. The length of this bridging programme depends on the number of prerequisite learning outcomes achieved by the applicant but normally will not exceed the duration of one year.

Entry requirements

American College Dublin has two intakes per year: in September and January.

Students may apply directly to the Admissions office of American College Dublin.

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent).

Further education students

The College accepts students from further education colleges to all of its courses. Students must have gained three distinctions in a cognate area of the degree programme that they wish to study. Students must have a full level 5 or level 6 award and this award may have been taken over a number of years. Students with a FETAC qualification can gain access to both American College Dublin and American College Delaware.

Mature student application

Mature applicants can make a direct application to the Admissions office. Mature applicants must be 23 years of age on 1 January of the year that they wish to begin their course. Mature applicants must be interviewed by one of the admissions team. All applicants must submit a CV and a personal statement to the College.

Other EU applications

Every student who has taken examinations in an EU member state is expected to have completed mathematics and English in his or her final year. The only exception to this is students who have completed the A-Levels. These students must have taken mathematics and English for their O-Levels.

Career Skills

Along with the academic knowledge that students receive throughout the duration of their chosen subject, students will also acquire and develop transferable career skills from their degree discipline. These skills along with potential career paths are provided below to give you a well-rounded view of what the course has to offer.

These skills include:

  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strategic/critical thinking
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Interpreting statistical data
  • Time management

Graduates from the MBA in Business Administration programme have been successful in diverse areas such as:

  • Accountancy/Finance
  • International Finance
  • Advertising
  • Banking,
  • Human resource management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurship

Students who have completed the MBA in Business Administration may be considered for doctoral studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 12, 2018
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Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
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