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.

Students will study eight of 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 globalised 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
  • Foundations of energy and the world economy
  • Historical economy of oil and gas
  • Energy economics and policy
  • Project management in the oil and gas industries

Elective classes will offered in accordance with suficient enrollment

Masters requirements

An honours bachelor degree in a cognate discipline is required. If the applicant has an honours 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 participation in the programme. The length of this bridging programme depends on the amount of prerequisite learning outcomes achieved by the applicant, but normally will not exceed 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 apply directly to American College Dublin for the September or January intake. 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. Please refer the Admissions section for full listings of entry requirements for non-EU students.

More information is available in the Admissions section or by contacting the Admissions Office, Tel: +353 1 6768939; Email: admissions@amcd.ie

Along with 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
  • Team work
  • 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.