Dublin Business School

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Business School (DBS) is the largest independent college in Ireland. With over 9,000 students, DBS provides a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with courses for 2013/2014 in subject areas such as business, law, event management, IT, the arts, media studies and psychology.



When Dublin Business School was first established in 1975 it was known as Accountancy and Business College and provided evening courses for students preparing for the examinations of the professional accounting bodies. Success and a growing reputation in this field led to the school expanding its operations to offer full and part-time accounting, marketing and banking courses.


  • DBS School of Business and Law is one of the leading providers of business, management and legal education and development in Ireland.
  • The School of Arts is home to programmes within the fields of Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Addiction Studies, Social Science, Media & Cultural Studies, Journalism, General Arts, Film Studies and Film, Literature and Drama


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Through a combination of workshops, one-to-one advice and employer events, our dedicated careers service will help you focus your ambitions on realistic career goals. You will learn valuable skills including how to conduct efficient and productive job searches.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (11)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)


Student services

  • Student Disabilities Support Services
  • Student Welfare

Housing services

Students may select their housing preference from two options: Irish homestays and student apartments.

  • Irish homestays-Homestays offer an incomparable opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Irish culture; they will allow you to observe and participate in daily life in Dublin. Students have private bedrooms and are provided with breakfast and dinner daily.
  • DBS also offers housing in an apartment complex located in central Dublin for those who prefer a more independent living arrangement and an easy commute to the DBS facilities.

Library services

Services and resources at each library are tailored to the needs of students located at that site. The combined Library collection contains over 50,000 books, 194 print journals, in excess of 750 e-book titles, 45,000 full-text electronic journals and an extensive portfolio of online databases.

ICT services

Information Technology now lies at the heart of almost every business and every organisation across the globe. By studying Information Technology at Dublin Business School (DBS) you will gain valuable technical and theoretical knowledge and qualifications which provide a gateway to further study or a rewarding career in a host of associated disciplines.

Student Life

Campus life

Dublin Business School is located right in the heart of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city and a perfect place to live, work, play and study. DBS makes it easy for you to live student life to the full with a wide range of services, facilities, clubs, societies, sports activities and events.

The apartment complex is not a dormitory; it is a new residence that includes suite-style apartments, fully furnished kitchens, laundry facilities and internet access. Suites typically have 3 to 4 private bedrooms, a living area, kitchen and balcony.

Sports facilities

  • Gaelic games, as the name suggests, are games unique to Ireland.
  • The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) was formed in 1879 and is the governing body for rugby union in Ireland. There are four provincial branches of the IRFU for each province; Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster.
  • Whilst Gaelic Games are the most popular sport in the country, soccer, or football as it’s commonly known here, would be a close second.
  • Of course, if you’re not into GAA, soccer or rugby, there are plenty of other sports played across the county of Dublin. We’ve listed out the larger events and links to sporting bodies below.

Student clubs

  • Men’s Rugby
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Badminton (Mixed)
  • Futsal
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Floorball
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Go-Karting
  • Equestrian Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Table Tennis
  • Chess Club
  • Swim Club
  • Cycling Club
  • 5-a-side football club
  • The Dance Society
  • Language Society
  • Martial Arts & Self Defence Society
  • Radio DBS
  • Literary Society
  • Yoga Society
  • Coffee Club Society
  • Psychology Society
  • The LGBT Society
  • Simon Community Volunteer Society
  • The Poker Society
  • Drama Society
  • Photography Society
  • The Malaysian Students Society
  • NFL Society
  • Banter Society
  • American Football Club
  • Charity Society
  • Chinese Culture and Business Society
  • DBS Alumni and Entrepreneur
  • Fifa Society
  • Reading Society


  • DBS Degree, Postgraduate Higher Diploma and Masters programmes are accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).
  • Higher Diploma in Education programmes,
  • Institute of Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA).
  • Institute of Commercial Management

Other Degrees