1 MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Overview Fee: 10,000 euros (International Students Non EU) Awarding Body: Award Level: Title of Award: Duration: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) - formerly The Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)* Level 9 (Masters Degree) Master of Business Administration (MBA) Full-Time: 1 year Suited to: All Graduates STREAMS: MBA (Cloud Computing Stream) MBA (Finance Stream)
2 MBA (HRM Stream) MBA (Information Systems Stream) MBA (Marketing Stream) MBA (Project Management Stream) 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 This unique programme allows you to choose modules from a wide variety of elective subjects across a range of subject disciplines or alternatively choose a specialist route for your MBA award HRM, Project Management, Finance, Information Systems, Cloud Computing or Marketing Aimed at graduates of all disciplines who wish to seek skills and knowledge in business management in an international environment The award of MBA is synonymous worldwide Graduates progress in to positions of management across a diverse range of organisations and multinationals, domestically and internationally. Aims of the Programme The ability to confidently manage a business represents a valuable skill-set particularly in the current turbulent economic environment. In order for an organisation to be flexible in diverse business environments and to change direction at speed, there must be expertise in business management and business strategy in a global context. The aim of the programme is to develop these sets of abilities with a particular focus on a thorough understanding of business management. The MBA at Dublin Business School 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 choose a specialist route for your MBA award. Students can obtain a named award in any of six streams: 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. Industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied. All streams within your MBA programme 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.
3 The Project Management stream 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). The HRM stream focuses on the management of people to ensure maximum competitive advantage. Managing resourcing strategy ensures you will know how to strategically plan staffing requirements. Performance management will ensure you know how to get the best from your people as a manager. The Finance stream 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. The Information Systems stream 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. The Cloud Computing stream 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. The Marketing stream 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. 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. Entry Requirements The minimum entry requirements for the MBA and associated streams 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). Programme Content The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme has the following content in stages 1 & 2.
4 Core Modules International Management Performance Driven Marketing Financial Analysis Business Strategy Personal & Professional Development Research Methods 1 Research Methods 2 Optional Modules (Choose any 2 modules or a specific subject stream): HRM Stream 1. Performance & Reward Management 2. Strategies for Human Resources Stage 1 Finance Stream 1. Corporate Financial Management 2. Operation & Governance of Financial Markets Information Systems Stream 1. Information Systems Development 2. Innovation & IT Management Cloud Computing Stream 1. Theory of Cloud Computing 2. Developing Content for the Cloud Marketing Stream 1. Marketing Innovations 2. Integrated Marketing Communications in a Digital Age Project Management Stream 1. Project Management Tools and Techniques 2. Project Management Planning and Control Stage 2 MBA Award Dissertation Assessment Methods
5 Continuous assessment is an integral part of many of our taught modules. The weightings attaching to coursework and other forms of continuous assessment vary from module to module to facilitate all learning styles. You will experience a variety of teaching and learning assessment methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, group and individual projects, examinations and reports. Structure The MBA degree programme consists of two stages. Stage 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 60 credits. As outlined above, students can choose to follow any one of five streams resulting in specialist skills. These modules are delivered over two semesters. For part-time students, delivery of the programme is structured over 4 taught semesters. During each semester, students are typically required to attend lectures on two evenings per week and occasional weekend workshops. You will undertake a course in research methods in order to prepare for the dissertation stage and to further develop important research skills. Successful completion of the taught component stage allows you to move onto the dissertation stage. Stage 2 is a supervised dissertation, contributing 30 credits. The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to critically review the literature in any part of the taught syllabus and within your specialist area. Career Opportunities The award of MBA is synonymous world-wide with competency in the strategic management of a business. The complexity of a managerial role is captured within the range of modules contained within this programme. Graduates typically progress into positions of management across a diverse range of organisations, multinationals, domestically and internationally. Having gained expert knowledge in international business and trade, graduates take their place at the forefront of organisational leadership internationally. Completing a research dissertation as part of their programme imbues learners with the ability to use scientific principals in conjunction with business models and expert knowledge resulting in excellent decision-making skills. Informed decisionmaking is at the heart of successful strategic management and this programme produces graduates that can take their place among peers internationally and excel in the disciplines of HRM, IT, Cloud Computing, Marketing, Finance and Project Management. Careers sectors currently range from new systems or product development, marketing, finance, engineering and science supporting the widely applicable nature of the degree. International Students/ Non EU Applicants Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation: Academic documents Academic transcripts Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) A Curriculum Vitae References from your employer/school/college A statement of purpose A copy of your passport
6 Please note that copies of all documentation must be submitted, and that it must be translated into English where issued in another language. Please do not send original documents as these will not be returned. Dublin Business School has a number of overseas offices and representatives worldwide. Pleasecontact us if you wish to receive further details on your closest DBS representative. Entry Requirements The minimum entry requirements for the MBA and associated streams 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). Why DBS? 1. Reputation as Ireland s Leading Independent College DBS is Ireland's largest independent third level college. With over 9,000 students, DBS provides a comprehensive range of full-time and part-time undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and executive education programmes. Established in 1975, the College quickly established an excellent reputation for teaching quality and standards, offering flexible and innovative learning opportunities that reflect and match the needs of students and employers. 2. Recognition and Accreditation Our certificate, degree and postgraduate programmes are awarded by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) (formally the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, HETAC). All of these awards are recognised by the Department of Education, employers and all of the major higher education institutions for postgraduate study. Additionally, for those graduates wishing to seek professional qualifications, DBS relevant degrees are awarded recognition and exemption from professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). 3. Commitment to World Class Teaching Over the last 38 years DBS has built a considerable reputation for the quality of its teaching. As an institution we focus our main research activity on the constant improvement of the learning experience of our students. Evidence of the success we have achieved has come in many different ways. One particular example of this is the success achieved by our students in the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies where over 960 DBS students have achieved worldwide and
7 national individual prizewinner success. 4. Ladder of Opportunity / Flexibility of Award Progression Our certificate, degree and postgraduate programmes have been designed to allow students flexibility in their career choice as we offer a range of Arts, Business and Law programmes at certificate level (level 6), ordinary degree level (level 7), honours degree level (level 8), postgraduate diploma level (level 8) and masters level (level 9) of the National Qualifications Framework. At DBS we have created a ladder of opportunity and progression for students who can create their own study pathway to achieve their individual educational goals. 5. Student Support Services Feedback from students indicates that they value the student focus that our lecturers and support staff offer. At DBS, this is the key factor in our service delivery. We recognise that you may need different types of support as you progress through your studies, be it academic direction, career advice, mentoring or personal attention. We offer a comprehensive service in these areas to all our students. 6. Dedicated Programme Management On all of our full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the appointed Programme Leader will assist and facilitate student development during their period of academic study. 7. Internationally Recognised Education Experience Over the last 38 years DBS has established a considerable international reputation for the quality of its programmes. This recognition has been achieved both at government level and on an individual student basis. The College has created a unique learning environment with students from over 70 countries participating in its programmes. 8. Career and Personal Development Focused Education All our programmes have been designed and developed in collaboration with industry and the professional bodies so that on graduation in addition to your academic qualifications, you will have the skills and knowledge for a successful career. 9. Student Centered Approach In DBS we take a holistic view to college life. Academia should be integrated with a stimulating social scene. The work/study balance is something we regard at DBS as being important. Accordingly we organise, through our dedicated student services department, a range of social,
8 sports and developmental activities for students. 10. City Centre Location A mere two minute walk from St. Stephens Green, the Luas and all main bus routes, DBS is truly in the heart of Dublin city. Our educational sites in the prime city centre locations of Aungier Street, George's Street, Balfe Street, and Dame Street are all within a few minutes walking distance of each other and provide students with access to all of the infrastructure capabilities of a vibrant modern capital city. Guadalajara (33) Ciudad de México (55) Monterrey (81) Lada sin costo resto del país (México) Oficina en Guadalajara, México Manuel Acuña 2929 Local B3, Plaza Terranova, Residencial Juan Manuel. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico C.P