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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:

    7th September 2018

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

Course summary

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.


Organisation and Professional Development

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

An Information/Registration session will take place on Tuesday 5th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

Course Fee

EU applicants: €5,900

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.


The following mandatory modules are common to all streams:

  • Research Methodology
  • Contemporary Issues in Marketing
  • IT-Enabled Business
  • Applied Corporate Strategy
  • International Corporate Strategy
  • Research Dissertation

Students may choose to specialise in one of the streams listed, 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, Services Marketing Management, Applied Marketing Communication
2. Enterprise & Innovation Stream
Innovation and Creativity, Enterprise Finance and Law, New Venture Growth
3. Tourism Stream
Strategic Issues in Tourism, Tourism Business Development, Destination Marketing & Sales

Duration & Delivery

  • Two part-time academic years (4 semesters)
  • Each semester is of 15 week duration (including examinations).
    Semester 1 commences on Wednesday, 6th September 2017
    at 6.30pm in T103.
  • 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 Thesis

    Time: Wed 6.30pm – 9.30pm; and Fri 3.30pm – 6pm.


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 September 2018.
    > 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


Apply Online >>


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