Ireland is one of the most popular destinations among students who are planning to pursue their masters from abroad. Due to its rich culture, scenic beauty and quality education, Ireland is the most favourable study abroad destinations in the world. Let us take a look into some of the most popular business schools in Ireland.

Dublin City University business school

Based in the capital of Ireland, the Dublin city business school is one of the most prestigious business schools in the country. It is popular among students because of its small batch size, renowned faculty and excellent course structure. The Dublin business school offers both full-time, as well as part-time courses.

Trinity Business school

This is another school which is based in the city of Dublin. Founded in 1925, this school has a long history behind bringing MBA to Europe and revolutionizing the face of management studies. Trinity business school offers a wide range of courses in accounts, finance, management etc, and also various masters and undergraduate programs. One of the most interesting facts about Trinity business school is that it is counted in the top 1% B-schools in the world.

University of Limerick, Kemmy business school

Kemmy business school is one of the largest business schools in Ireland and has been awarded as the best business school at the InBusiness recognition awards 2017. Kemmy business school has over 3000 students and over 100 faculty members to give you a personalized approach. If you want to gain a first-class business education in state-of-the-art facilities, then the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick is for you.

IMI Irish Management Institute

Founded by leaders, the IMI Irish Management Institute has been built with the motto of creating world-class global leaders for the future. This school has been ranked among the 50 best schools for Executive education worldwide and doesn’t fail to live up to its reputation. IMI has moved to a platform business model of delivery whereby the institute uses a broad network of world-class educators to deliver its programmes. IMI’s campus is made up of a main executive education building which includes training and meeting rooms, a restaurant and knowledge centre.  In addition, there is a conference centre and a 50 room Residence for on-campus learning experiences.  The business administration block houses IMI’s staff of over 75.

Griffith college Dublin

Founded in 1974, Griffith college has its campus in Dublin, Limerick and Cork. Griffith College is Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, with thousands of students from all over the world. Griffith College enjoys national and a growing international reputation for student success. The college has partnership with over 140 universities and colleges around the world and also huge cross-culture exposure, thanks to its student diversity from over 70 countries.


IBAT College Dublin

IBAT college was founded in the year 2004. Despite being a new b-school, IBAT has not failed to live up to its reputation and competed against the oldest business schools in Ireland. The best part about studying in IBAT College Dublin is that they guide their students in and out of classrooms and throughout their professional careers. Smaller class sizes make it easier for professors to interact with students closely and pay individual attention to each and every student. IBAT has links with over 400 private enterprises and MNC’s, making sure that all its students land up with excellent work opportunities in reputed companies. A variety of management degrees are offered at IBAT, like BA in business, diploma in front office management, Human resource management etc.

 Dublin Institute of Technology (College of Business)

The College of business at Dublin Institute of Technology is one of the oldest and most reputed business schools in Ireland. With over 5000 students from around the world, the college has a strong cultural diversity. The college offers a wide range of programs, from part-time to executive, it has business programs for every requirement. With a student-centred approach, their programs have the best resources and faculty to teach you various business methodologies and prepare you for becoming a global leader in today’s fast-paced growing economy.

Smurfit Business school

Founded in 1908, UCD business school is one of the oldest business schools in Europe. Another interesting thing about this business school is that it was the first business school in Europe to offer an MBA program in 1964. Also, UCD has a triple accreditation benchmark, which makes it different from other b-schools in Ireland. Their full-time MBA is ranked 25th in Europe. With 75,000 graduates in over 100 countries, Smurfit has a strong global alumni network around the world. Also, Smurfit graduates are in high demand with over 80% of them being employed within 3-6 months after graduation.

J.E Cairnes School of Business and economics

Situated in Galway, Ireland. J.E cairnes school of business and economics is a well-known business school in Ireland. This university has over 104 years of experience in providing quality education. Also, with over 18000 students and 2400 faculty members, the institute has a personalized approach towards its students. J.E Cairnes business school is a part of NUI, one of the largest universities in West Ireland. It is ranked in one of the top 1% universities in the world. 

University College Cork- College of business and law

The Cork College of business and law offers a variety of courses, ranging from doctoral to international studies. It has an alumni network of 100,000 students in various parts of the world. Not to forget that Cork school of business is famous for its research-based education and is one of the most famous research-based business schools in Ireland. The Cork College of Business and law offers a variety of courses in accounting, economics, executive education, finance, food business and development, marketing management, and business information systems. Students have an option to choose which courses fits the best with their requirements and can apply accordingly.


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