Independent College Dublin

Introduction

Why Choose Us

You may have many choices facing you, but before you decide where to go to complete your undergraduate, postgraduate or professional qualification, here are some of the reasons why you should choose Independent College Dublin:

Because we are committed to academic excellence

We are determined to provide all of our students with a rewarding, professional, and career-focused education of the very highest quality. Our faculty members are committed to maintaining academic excellence not just through great teaching but through personal, individual support.

Because our tuition is second to none

Our lecturers and tutors are among the most-respected academics in their fields. Class sizes are small so that everyone can contribute to debate and discussion and nobody gets left behind.

Because our results are some of the best in the country

Students at Independent College Dublin have achieved some outstanding results. For example, our Law Society FE1 Prep course has become the largest and most successful in Ireland, producing 28 individual first placed prizes and winners of the Overend Scholar for highest marks over the past 5 years (2009/2010/2011/2012/2013).

Because we are in the heart of a vibrant city centre

Independent College Dublin has the perfect location for student life in Dublin: we are right in the the very centre of the city, surrounded by cultural, academic and leisure attractions. The college campus has 22 lecture rooms across 28,000 sq feet of teaching space.

Because this is an ideal learning environment

Our lecture theatres are purpose-built to offer the best in comfort, style and technology: they are all air conditioned and have wireless high speed internet and networking access together with the latest presentation and video-conferencing equipment.

Because your qualification will be internationally recognised

Independent College Dublin programmes are validated to the highest standards both nationally and internationally. Your new qualification stands for academic achievement but also a deeper understanding of your subject in practical terms and this is highly valued in your field.

Because you will enjoy your time here

Whatever subject and qualification you choose, we promise you will have an interesting and thought-provoking learning experience in which you will look forward to every class. Your student life will be enriched not just by the college and the course, but by new friends, colleagues and a wonderful city.

The Business Faculty at Independent College Dublin

The Business Faculty at Independent College Dublin is dedicated to the provision of the highest quality education and training to enable students to meet the challenges of the rapidly-changing and ever more globalised world of business. Students are offered an expanding range of accredited Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Programmes which are designed to meet the current and future academic and career needs of the contemporary business professional.

These programmes are designed to provide flexible access to students and to professional business people who wish to establish a firm foundation in business studies areas, or who wish to enhance their career development opportunities and specific business skills through accessing the most up-to-date theory and practice in their chosen areas of business.

Our business courses are largely offered at our well-appointed premises in the centre of Dublin, in a vibrant, friendly, progressive and cosmopolitan environment. In addition to high academic standards and relevance, we place great emphasis on student wellbeing, and ensuring at a personal level that all who study with us obtain maximum value from the learning experience.

A number of our programmes are benchmarked against professional accreditation and exemption requirements and our Masters framework of qualifications offers the opportunity to gain staged postgraduate qualifications at a pace suitable for each individual learner.

While our learning and teaching emphasises the importance of understanding the theory of Business Studies as a discipline, our business courses underpin this with substantial use of action-centred experiential learning, “real-life” case studies, team learning projects, and individual “live” research projects tailored to individual career development.

The programmes within the Business Faculty are supplemented by a range of additional tailored programmes which are designed to accommodate the needs of particular business and commercial sectors SMEs, and others in the private or the public sector. We are happy to discuss particular areas of special-purpose provision directly with commissioning clients.

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Bachelor

Bachelor (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Both Accounting and Finance are core components of insuring the success of any business entity. Our degree programme provides each student with an in-depth knowledge of the area of accounting and finance as well as the practical skills, both of which [+]

Both Accounting and Finance are core components of insuring the success of any business entity. Our degree programme provides each student with an in-depth knowledge of the area of accounting and finance as well as the practical skills, both of which are essential in the rapidly changing and highly competitive world of business. This in turn then creates a number of opportunities for advancement within a whole range of organisations. The programme builds on long established and well recognised core competencies within Independent College in the delivery of and highest quality accounting and finance tuition. This has facilitated the development of strong linkages with the main professional accountancy bodies; as a result this has enabled exemptions from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The BA will also enable students to progress onto prestigious post-graduate programmes such as the MSc. in Accounting with Finance programme offered at Independent College Dublin. In addition, the importance of a new and emerging technologies is recognised and incorporated into programme content throughout its three stages. Another important dimension of the programme is the international one. With growing internationalisation within business it is essential that best practice internationally is recognised and incorporated in an appropriate way into degree programmes such as this. Finally the importance of practice is fully recognised by the extent of our linkages with professional institutes and the corporate sector. This is a supported by the inclusion of a two month internship or placement component available to participants in stage three of the... [-]

Bachelor (Hons) in Business Studies

Campus Full time Part time 2 semesters September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The BABS suite of programmes equips students with critical thinking skills and contemporary action-centred education on key business functions and the range of core [+]

The BABS suite of programmes equips students with critical thinking skills and contemporary action-centred education on key business functions and the range of core skills which are required in order to succeed in the demanding and ever-changing world of business. The programme is structured in a way which provides each student with the opportunity to study for a specialist Honours degree in Business Studies. Three specialist pathway award options are offered for the completion of the Honours Business Degree. These pathway study options are: - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Studies – (specialising in Marketing) - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Studies – (specialising in Accounting and Finance) - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Studies – (specialising in Management and HR) Importantly each student has the opportunity to emphasise their choice of study as they progress from the first to the second and to the third year of studies with this business studies degree. Individuals therefore have great flexibility in their choice of business studies subjects and in planning the development of their own individual undergraduate business education. As they progress through the programme each student is able to make informed decisions about their growing personal areas of business interest and business expertise and is able to match these to their selection of business studies subjects and to their professional career intentions. Additional pathways of specialist study are being regularly added to the programme framework in order to meet the future needs of different types of business organisations and the... [-]

Bachelor (Hons) in Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The main objectives of this marketing degree is the provision of a comprehensive educational framework covering the requirements and operation of all aspects [+]

The main objectives of this marketing degree is the provision of a comprehensive educational framework covering the requirements and operation of all aspects of the marketing and sales functions in business organisations, and the major changes taking place in their theory and practice. The marketing function, in particular, has been the subject of significant change in recent years through various developments, for instance the growth of viral marketing, social networking and related developments. An important aim of this programme is to provide for students a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to enable them to become effective marketing professionals in this changing environment. The BA in Marketing seeks to inspire participants with a vision of the possibilities open to a business organisation through an informed understanding and effective implementation of the principles of up-to-date integrated marketing concepts and strategies, and the role of new technologies and innovative thinking in achieving these. Another important dimension of the degree in marketing is the internationalisation aspect. With growing internationalisation within business it is essential that best practice internationally is recognised and incorporated in an appropriate way into degree programmes such as this. Finally the importance of practice is fully recognised by the extent of our linkages with professional institutes and the corporate sector. This is a supported by the inclusion of a three month internship or placement component available to participants in stage three of the programme. The placement is not mandatory – students may opt instead for a substantial business research project.... [-]