Dublin Business School

Motto: Excellence Through Learning

Dublin, Ireland

No. Students: 9,000
Funding type: Private
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1. Reputation as Irelands Leading College

DBS incorporating Portobello College 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 the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC), Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) or the University of Wales. All of the above 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 35 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 1000 DBS students have achieved worldwide and national individual prizewinner success.

4. Ladder of Opportunity / Flexibility of Award Progression

Our HETAC awarded 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 35 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 30 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, 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.

About

DBS incorporating Portobello College 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.

Our degree and postgraduate programmes are awarded by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC). All of the above awards are recognised by the Department of Education, employers and all of the major higher education institutions for postgraduate study.

Accreditations

HETAC was established by the Government in June 2001, under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999. HETAC is the qualifications awarding body for third-level educational institutions outside the university sector. It is the legal successor to the National Council for Educational Awards. NCEA has played its part in Irish economic development and in shaping the educational future of third-level students for over a quarter of a century. During the time the demand for people with NCEA qualifications has grown dramatically. The status and value of these qualifications is assured and will continue to grow. HETAC will continue to take a modern, progressive approach to third-level education. While it will still undertake the validation of programmes, HETAC will take a more strategic view of Quality Assurance, setting and monitoring standards in higher education and training.

Services

As students are the primary focus of the College it is only appropriate that they should have their own department. The Student Services Department caters exclusively for students needs. One of the departments main roles is the facilitation of personal and academic development. In DBS we take a holistic view to college life. Academia should be integrated with a stimulating social scene.

The work/life balance is something that we regard as important. We offer a variety of support from personal advice to organising sports teams, but the emphasis is ultimately on empowering the student and facilitating development. Obviously the department is a pivotal interface between staff and students. It provides a forum for student input into academic and administrative matters as well as providing a channel for information to be passed on to students. Finally, Student Services provides a public face for the College both to students and those outside the College.

Student life

Clubs and Societies

A great way to meet people is to get involved in a club or society. DBS offers a diverse range of clubs and societies to cater for the interests of all students. DBS has in recent years proven very successful in the inter-varsity competitive sports field. Soccer, basketball, sailing, cricket, and Rugby are some of the most popular sports in DBS. There is also plenty taking place off the sports field, with students actively involved in the various societies in the College.


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