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Business (MBus) Part-time

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Friday 9th September 2016

Admission Requirements:

Applicants who have a minimum of an Honours Bachelor of Business or cognate degree (Level 8) or cognate discipline (H2.2) or an approved equivalent qualification are eligible to apply for entry to the programme.

Department (s): Organisation & Professional Development, Marketing & International Business, and Tourism & Hospitality.

Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus
Professional Accreditation: CIT & QQI
ECTS Credits: 60


Organisation and Professional Development

Course Fee Part-time: EU applicants: €5,900


The overall aim of this programme is to facilitate the further personal and intellectual development of students, encompassing the skills of analysis, interpretation and synthesis within their chosen field of knowledge. Participants will be required to adopt innovative and creative approaches to business related issues and analyse critically business and management problems in a national, international and global context.

Students may choose to specialise in one of the streams listed below, or take a combination of two electives from one stream and one elective from another stream to graduate with a Master of Business. By taking three electives from the same stream, graduates will be conferred with a Master of Business in their stream of choice e.g., Master of Business in Enterprise & Innovation. 

Specialist Modules

  1. Marketing Stream
    Strategic Marketing Management, Contemporary Issues in Marketing, Applied Marketing Communications
  2. Enterprise & Innovation Stream
    Innovation and Creativity, Enterprise Finance and Law, New Venture Management and Growth
  3. Tourism Stream
    Strategic Issues in Tourism, Tourism Business Development, Destination Marketing & Sales 

Course Duration & Delivery

  • 2 Years Part-time (4  semesters - Sept to Sept)
  • Semester 1 commences on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 at 6.30pm in T103.
  • Time: Wednesday 6.30pm - 9.30pm; and Friday 3.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Each semester is of 15 week duration (including examinations).
  • Presentation of course consists of lectures, tutorials, case studies, visiting lectures, and site visits.

Stage 1/Semester 1 - Wednesday & Friday

Stage 1/Semester 2 - Friday only

Stage 2/Semester 1 - Wednesday & Friday

Stage 2/Semester 2 - Research Dissertation

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams. For detailed module information, please click here.


  • Online application is open for course commencing in September 2016.
    > Applications are assessed on a first come first served basis.
    > Places are limited. Applications are assessed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • When submitting your online application form, please ensure you have attached the following:
  • Proof of Educational Qualifications, failure to do so will mean non acceptance.
  • CV – detailing your employment history to date and any relevant expertise and experience.
  • Details of the following: (entered in the Additional Information section or as an attached document)
    • Main reason for applying for MBus
    • What are you expecting from this course?
    • Additional Relevant Information


Important Notes:


Exams will be held in December, January and May and you are requested not to take Holidays in those months. Exam Dates will be notified to students in September and January for that Semester. 


Attendance on the Master of Business Course is compulsory. You will also be required to undertake individual and group assessment work as part of the Course.  Failure to participate 100%  in such work will disqualify you from the course. Examinations are obligatory and must be taken on the specified dates. 

Non-National Students

  • Students who have qualified outside of Ireland must get prior approval from the NQAI to verify that they satisfy the Level 9 entry requirements. This is the responsibility of the Student and must be presented before entry to the MBus Course will be  considered. For more information please visit and as well as
  • Qualification Recognitions Ireland provide a service where foreign qualifications can be assessed for recognition against the Irish National Framework of Qualifications
  • When a student seeking entry to a taught programme at CIT presents an overseas award (or awards that are not well-known or recognised in Ireland) it is advised that these be referred to the CIT Registrar’s Office (T: 00353 21 432 6426 or  00353 21 6100. The international “NARIC” system for the comparison of awards can then be used to determine the equivalence of such awards. It is the responsibility of the Student to ensure compliance with entry requirements. 
  • Proficiency in English is a requirement and must satisfy College Regulations.


Mr John Meyler
T: 021 433 5335

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