23 June, 2014

MBA Taster Lecture Session - Wednesday 25th June at 6pm in the IBAT College Dublin City Centre Campus

We are running a free Taster Lecture Session for the MBA programme on Wednesday the 25th of June at 6pm in our city centre campus.

The session will include a sample lecture from the programme, giving you an insight into the course content as well as the level of study and commitment involved in undertaking a Masters qualification.  You will also get an opportunity to hear from lecturers and current students to learn about their experience on the MBA at IBAT College Dublin. The taster lecture and presentation will be followed by the opportunity for a one to one question and answer session.

Application is now open for the MBA programme full-time and part-time commencing September 2014.

Please note that places are limited on the Taster Lecture Session.  Please register your interest to reserve a place. You may register by emailing enquiry@ibat.ie or by phone on (01) 8075055 to reserve your place.

Find out more about the MBA at IBAT College Dublin here

15 April, 2014

Education in Ireland Student Ambassador Reception 2014

Congratulations to our own Syed Murtaza and Education in Ireland Student Ambassador who, along with other student ambassadors from third level institutions all around Ireland, was honoured at a ceremony attended by an Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD. Syed has been an Education in Ireland Ambassador for the past year and in his blog describes his journey as a student and also settling into the country with the help of the friends he has made along the way. 

18 March, 2014

IBAT College Dublin MBA Student wins at the SFA National Small Business Awards

Congrats to the Oishii Foods Ltd team and General Manager Tim Lee (MBA student) who were awarded Highly Commended Food and Drink in the recent SFA National Small Business Awards!  Oishii means delicious in Japanese and from the approved kitchen in Smithfield, the Oishii team work hard 6 days a week to produce a range of ready to eat sushi & springroll products under the Oishii Sushi brand.


04 December, 2013

IBAT College Dublin Open Evening

Drop by our Open Evening Wednesday 4th December from 5-7pm in our City Centre Temple Bar Campus. If you are considering returning to study in the new year this is an ideal opportunity to meet with admissions staff and academic staff to discuss your course of interest.

IBAT College Dublin MBA Student wins Best Prepaid Marketing Campaign Award

Congratulations to Lynda McGovern, MBA student and Marketing Manager, UK with One4all who recently won Best Prepaid Marketing Campaign at the European Prepaid Awards. She does not believe that it would have been possible had she not participated in the IBAT College Dublin MBA programme. "The knowledge I acquired from Rory and Peter’s classes in particular, provided me with the confidence and skills to deliver an award winning marketing entry. In previous years, I would never have thought so strategically in my approach to award submissions. The IBAT College Dublin MBA programme has reshaped my perspectives about business and has ultimately given me the courage to build the career I’ve always envisioned. I have no doubt that it was absolutely instrumental in providing me with the knowledge foundation to build an award winning marketing campaign. I would like to personally thank Rory and all the team at IBAT for a very rewarding and career changing two years.”

Well done Lynda!  If you are interested in finding out how you can shape your professional future with a postgraduate MBA from IBAT College Dublin visit our website or contact us today by emailing enquiry@ibat.ie or call directly on 01 8075055.


24 May, 2011

Win €1000 Towards Your Tuition Fees

To be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize, just enter your name and email address below and tell us where you first heard about IBAT College.

The winner will be drawn on the 30th May 2011 and shown on the website.
Click the link below to enter the competition

29 March, 2011

Accounting Event on Wednesday 20th April at 6.30pm.

IBAT College are holding an accounting event on Wednesday 20th April at 6.30pm This will be a great opportunity to meet the admissions team, lecturers and representatives from ACCA and ATI. Please email afitzpatrick@ibat.ie  to be kept on the mailing list for this event.

MBA Taster Session – 8th April

IBAT College are running a Taster Session for the MBA programme on Friday the 8th April. This seminar will start at 6.30pm and will provide individuals with an introduction to 2 of the modules on the MBA programme.

Two of our MBA lecturers will give a 30 minute introduction to each module. The hour session will be followed by a questions & answers forum

*Please note that places on this are limited. As a result you must register your interest to reserve a place.  You can register online using the link below or alternatively you can contact GrĂ¡inne Hurley by email at ghurley@ibat.ie or by phone on (01) 8703895 to reserve a place.

ACCA has launched Foundations in Accountancy

ACCA has launched Foundations in Accountancy, a new flexible suite of entry-level awards, designed to meet the needs of both students and employers.
Foundations in Accountancy was created after detailed consultation with employers, learning providers, members, students and other professional accountancy bodies and regulators.
Foundations in Accountancy provides a solid grounding in financial and management accounting, and includes a module in professionalism and ethical behaviour.

The awards include:
  •  Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting
  • Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting
  • Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • Certified Accounting Technician Qualification (CAT), which includes specialist papers and work experience in audit, tax and financial management.
'With Foundations in Accountancy, students will benefit from the flexible range of entry points, meaning they can begin at the right level for them, and then progress through the awards,' said Alan Hatfield, ACCA's director of learning. 'And when it comes to flexibility, they can complete qualifications in their own time, selecting those which best suit their own career needs and aspirations.'
Foundations in Accountancy also sees certification awarded at each level, helping students to monitor their progress, and helping employers to recruit and train to meet their own business needs. The practical content means that the knowledge students gain is directly applied to the workplace, offering immediate benefits to existing and prospective employers.

'Increasingly, employers need to know that they are taking on competent employees in account-support roles, often referred to as an accounting technician role,' continued Hatfield. 'Employers can be assured that Foundations in Accountancy will train individuals to high standards, and that their training will be recognised all over the world.
With Foundations in Accountancy, employers can also be assured that candidates have the right professional and ethical skills that are required in the workplace in a junior accounting or technician role. The syllabuses span the key elements of financial and management accounting at all levels offered, and also include an Accountant in Business exam at the Diploma level, which puts students' new knowledge into a legal, economic and regulatory context.

'Through Foundations in Accountancy, ACCA continues to provide opportunities for talented people, whatever their background or prior learning, to progress to become a professional accountant.' See http://www.accaglobal.com/page/3408937

Record demand for Postgraduate places

Demand for postgraduate courses is reaching a record level, as students scramble for places.

The latest figures, for September last, show that more than 17,000 students have registered an interest in pursuing a postgraduate qualification. The figure was compiled by the Post Graduate Applications Centre (PAC) in Galway, an offshoot of the Central Applications Office. The PAC Office handles all postgraduate applications on behalf of the universities, except UCD and UL.

More than 30,000 students graduate from the seven Irish universities abd 14 Institutes of technology each year. With bleak employment prospects, many are looking to their postgraduate qualification to help unlock the job market. Demand for places now regularly exceees availability. There are more than 3,000 applicants for the Higher Diploma in Education currently awaiting a decision on their application. Many have already spent a number of years ib either part-time teaching or taking a Master`s programme. The Department of Education recently announced that H.Dip in Education is to be extended to two years from 2013, which will double the cost of securing this qualification. But there are also bright spots. The one-year conversion courses-in which students take the entire content of a three-or four-year undergraduate programme in a single academic year- is a food option.

Conversion courses in IT are especially popular, as employers struggle struggle to find suitably qualified graduates in manu specialist IT areas. Apart from employer driven programmes addressing specific skills shortages, there are hundreds of one-year taught Master`s programmes which should boost job prospects.  PhD study is also booming. But funding-even that provided by Science Fundation Ireland for PhD work, Biotechnology, ICT and the Smart Economy- is under extereme pressure. Securing a postgraduate qualification is extremely expensive in Ireland, unlike many EU countries. Most qualified postgrads will have accumulated bank debts of at least €10,000.

06 January, 2011

GNIB New Policy Regarding Visa Renewal

Some useful information for International Students currently studying in Ireland

  • The GNIB has changed its policy regarding insurance for international students.
  • Students used to be able to present their small green MEDICOVER card with a college letter, but this is no longer acceptable.
  • From this point forward the GNIB require the students individual certificate of insurance to accompany their VISA renewal letter
  • NEW students coming from overseas will have the insurance covered by IBAT as part of their fees for the first year only.
  • Students who are seeking VISA Renewal will have to pay IBAT College 130 before the College issue them with the certificate.
  • The payment of €130 is yearly and covers the issuing of the required insurance certificate for a period of 12 months.
  • It is imperative that students include their certificate of insurance as well as their VISA renewal letter to the GNIB when renewing their student visa.
Please Note:
  • MEDICOVER who issue the certificate will normally turn around the certificate in 4 working days, so it is imperative that students request a student letter at least 5 working days before hand.
  • Student who request a letter (VISA / Re-entry, etc) from the college less then the 5 working days required will not be able to obtain a certificate of insurance from MEDICOVER.
  • Once we receive the certificate of insurance it will be on file and can be used again for additional letters for a period of 12 months without having to pay the €130 fee.
If you still have any questions or queries in relation to the new GNIB policies or the certificate of insurance requirements, then please contact the college at 01 8075055 or email courseadmin@ibat.ie

15 December, 2010

And the winner is.....

IBAT College is delighted to announce the winner of our ACCA Competition!  It is Tony Byrne from Dublin!

This competition took place last week on Newstalk’s popular programme, The Right Hook with George Hook. It gave listeners of the programme the fantastic opportunity to win the chance to study ACCA to the value of €5000 with the College! Each day, entrants had to answer a general knowledge question and winning names were chosen to go into a draw. Last Friday, this draw took place and Tony was chosen as the lucky winner!
Well done Tony!!!

02 December, 2010

New Irish Immigration Process for Full-time Non-EEA Students

IBAT College will host:
An Information Evening on the:

"New Irish Immigration Process for Full-time Non-EEA Students"

How will this new Process affect your Student Visa in 2011?
This is important to any student who currently requires a visa to study in Ireland. It will provide invaluable information about the new visa and immigration process which will come into force on the 1st January 2011.

We hope to provide guidance and advice about a number study options which may assist in dealing with these new changes.

Date: 7th December 2010
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Room 2, IBAT College

A HETAC Degree for only €2950. Are you Sure?

With this difficult upcoming budget, IBAT College wants to offer some good news to students and provide them with some financial assistance so they can continue to invest in their future.

IBAT College are offering a great deal for new students who sign up for Year 1 of this HETAC Degree Program, your course fee is only €2950; this is 50% cheaper than any other provider offering the same quality course.

If you are still unsure whether you should take this first crucial step towards a third-level qualification, we have provided a presentation below which shows compelling evidence why right now is the best time to a Degree Course and why you should do a Degree Course at IBAT College

Please Explain this to me

Still Interested why not check our Business Degree Courses

View our HETAC L8 - Bachelor of Business Honours Course

01 December, 2010

We are running a competition where you can win an ACCA course worth €5,000 from IBAT College Swords

IBAT College, in Swords, Co. Dublin has firmly established itself as a centre of excellence within Business Education. The College are now taking registration for their ACCA programme, a professional accountancy qualification. Offering both full time and part time courses for FEB 2011. This is one of the most competitive ACCA programmes on the market in Ireland, at €5,000.  IBAT College by tailoring their operations can offer the most competitive courses in Business and Accountancy, making education more accessible in these difficult times, when education is so important.
To celebrate the launch of their ACCA Programme 2011, IBAT College in Swords have joined up with Newstalk to offer one lucky listener an extraordinary prize. Each day this week, we will ask a question. Each day, there will be one qualifier. And On Friday, one lucky winner will walk away an ACCA professional accountancy course worth €5,000. The winner can choose either a full-time or part time Programme.

To be in with a chance of winning just listen to The Right Hook from 4.30pm every day this week.

And thats all with thanks to IBAT College Swords, Better for Business
Terms and conditions do apply, and you can find out more about their full and part-time ACCA Programmes at IBAT College Swords website, IBAT.ie.

25 November, 2010

IBAT College 2010 Graduation Photos

And The Winner Is....

IBAT College is delighted to announce the winner of our MBA Competition!  It is Alice Burrowes from Walkinstown in Dublin!

This competition took place last week on Newstalk’s popular programme, The Right Hook with George Hook. It gave listeners of the programme the fantastic opportunity to win the chance to study an MBA to the value of €5000 with the College! Each day, entrants had to answer a general knowledge question and winning names were chosen to go into a draw. Last Friday, this draw took place and Alice was chosen as the lucky winner!

Well Done Alice!

15 November, 2010

Win an MBA worth €5,000 with IBAT College Swords

This year IBAT College Swords have launched their MBA post-graduate programme. Awarded by university Wales, the MBA programme is a prestigious management qualification that will greatly enhance student’s career prospects. The MBA programme is one of the most competitive MBA programmes on the market, at a very competitive rate of €5,000. To celebrate this IBAT College Swords have given us a fantastic prize this week. You could win an MBA worth five thousand euro, either full time or part time over 2 years.

To be in with a chance of winning just listen to The Right Hook this week from 4.30pm.

Visit www.ibat.ie to find out about enrolling for their February courses.

12 November, 2010

An MBA for 5000 Euro? Part 2

Ok, so now you've found an MBA you can afford.

Will you be able to get the time off work to study part time?

It's important to understand how much time you need to ask for.

Assuming you took on our part time course:

You are taking on two 12 week terms. Each term has one reading week. So you need to ask your boss for a total of 22 Friday afternoons in a year. I think you'll find your boss a lot more receptive to the idea of you studying an MBA if he realises its just 22 Fridays and not a whole years worth.

Take care and talk soon

11 November, 2010

An MBA for 5000 Euro? Part 1

In just 13 weeks, IBAT will start running it's first Master's program, namely a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

We've put a lot of thought into it and want it to be perfect.

The vast majority of MBA's on the market run to costs in excess of 10,000 Euro. When we were deciding on the price of the course we asked ourselves the following questions:
  • With Ireland going through its biggest recession in history, people just can't afford to pay a large asking price, how much can people afford?
  • What is the lowest price we can offer the course for while maintaining the strictest standards on quality ?
  • Don't we have an obligation to the country to help retrain and empower people without it costing them a fortune in the process?
Both Shane Ormsby and I have completed MBA's in the past and we feel passionately about the content of the course, and what are the key subjects and topics that students need to study to prepare them to succeed in business.

Just some of the items we've done to make sure this MBA is perfect include:
  • We've hired world class lecturers with large amounts of industry experience
  • We've a long list of industry leaders to come in and visit the classes to talk about real world problems and solutions
  • We've capped the amount of students on each class to 35
  • All the classrooms we'll use will be in a round table style to facilitate round table discussions
  • The part time course will take place on Friday evenings from 2pm to 9pm. It won't ruin your weekend.
  • The full time course will take place on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 5pm, so you'll still be able to work part time.
  • We'll fill the classes such that you get the best opportunity to network with your peers in different countries
  • The whole structure of the course will be designed so that you can walk away from it with a set of skills which are in high demand in the work place.
This is going to be great!
Hope to see you soon.


10 November, 2010

The first Blog

Hi there,
My name is Oisin Hughes and I'm the Operations Manager at IBAT College Swords.

The IBAT team has spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks working on our business strategy. It's a vital task, one that every business should undertake at regular defined intervals.

The sorts of questions we asked ourselves were:

What sort of courses do we want to run over the coming year? What do we want to achieve in the next 5 years? How do we continue to grow?

At the core of the business are our Vision, Mission and Values which I've detailed below.

Vision Become a world Renowned Business Learning Center

Mission Fuel the Irish and International economy with world class business graduates

Our students come first
A deep commitment to our students sits at the heart of everything we do.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards of fairness, honesty and transparency in everything we do.
We set challenging goals for our employees so that they can take initiative to decide, act and be accountable for results.
We treat everyone with dignity and honor the global diversity of our students and employees. We work as a team and encourage an open, participative culture
Win and Have Fun!
We are motivated by a passion to compete and win

We'll use these principles to guide everything we do in the coming years, We sincerely hope you come and join us.

Hope to see you soon