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Dublin Business School

3.9 out of 5 (27 ratings / 21 reviews) Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Business School (DBS) specialises in the provision of career focused business and law education as well as the delivery of contemporary programmes in the areas of arts, media, social science, humanities and psychology. 

About

History

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.

Education

Dublin Business School (DBS) specialises in the provision of career focused business and law education as well as the delivery of contemporary programmes in the areas of arts, media, social science, humanities and psychology. This is an exciting time for you as you lay the foundations for the rest of your life. At DBS we will do all that we can to help you to make the right choices for your future and a programme of study at DBS will give you the best possible start in your career. We have developed our courses in collaboration with industry and professional bodies, so that when you graduate, in addition to your academic qualifications, you will have the skills and knowledge to begin a successful career. 

Career

We are focused on your career. With a range of courses available for full-time undergraduate, postgraduate, evening degrees and professional diplomas, we will help you to develop your abilities and broaden your experience so you leave your course ready for your chosen career. We help hundreds of students find relevant work placements while at college and offer a dedicated service to support you in preparing for your career. 

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Services

Student services

    The International Student Services Team are here to make sure all of International Students have a wonderful experience in DBS and while visiting Dublin. We can help you with:

    • Registration and Orientation- settling into DBS College life
    • Immigration Services- registering with INIS
    • International Student Letters- requesting letters when you need them
    • Accommodation Options and Advice- either booking through DBS or general advice 
    • General Advice and Support- your personal welfare, mental health, and how to get medical help when needed. 
  • You do not need a College Letter to register with INIS
    • All letters will be processed within 3 working days of request and will be issued to your DBS student email account.

Housing services

DBS have secured a limited number of rooms for semester 1 at The Point Campus, Point Village.  The Point Village, in the centre of Dublin's Tech Hub, is serviced by its own Tram Stop and is within 10 minutes tram or 25 minute walk of the College Campus. Every room is en-suite with plenty of storage room and study area. The shared kitchens are fully equipped and ready to move into. There is also a gym, cinema and loads of communal area and study spaces. Dublin City is a fantastic place to live and study, with everything literally on the doorstep of the DBS campus. However there is an insufficient supply of student accommodation to meet demand in the city centre, which may require you to expand your search.

Library services

The Library service occupies the 2nd floor of the Aungier Street building.  In addition to quiet study space and extensive opening hours, the Library is fully Wi-Fi enabled with bookable PCs and group study rooms. Printing, scanning and photocopying facilities are also available.

ICT services

DBS is offering two year, part-time accredited Level 8 Higher Diploma ICT skills conversion awards in the areas of FinTech, Data Analytics, Software Development, and Web & Cloud Technologies. These two year ICT skills conversion courses are delivered part-time and designed for people who are employed.

Medical services

If you require medical assistance during your time in DBS, the Aungier St Medical Clinic offers a discount to students carrying a valid Student card. If you require any further information regarding medical needs we would be happy to point you in the right direction, please contact Student Services.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Our facilities are among the best, with more than €1 million invested in creating one of Ireland's biggest and best learning environments - part of our commitment to providing an excellent student experience. 
  • We have created outstanding learning environments for teaching, including state-of-the-art laboratories, workshops, modern lecture theatres, and a fully stocked library which will undergo a refurbishment this summer.
  • Our Castle House campus on South Great George’s Street is a 35,000 square foot facility incorporating state of the art classrooms, IT labs, various student break out and social areas, teaching and administration offices and meeting areas spread over four floors. 

Sports facilities

Sports Clubs at DBS are at the heart of our Student Experience.  We have a dedicated Sports Clubs and Societies Officer who is responsible for the organization and development for each of our exciting Sports Clubs. Being involved in a Sports Club offers students the opportunity to train, play and compete in sport that they love, no matter what their ability or level is.

Student clubs

    At DBS we believe happy, healthy students do better in their studies, that’s why we strive to provide a wide range of quality sporting activities to suit everybody’s tastes. Sport in DBS has enjoyed a history of great successes in a variety of sports, from soccer to basketball, cricket to sailing, students involved in DBS sports have regularly enjoyed taking home medals and trophies and this year has been no exception!

    Sports in DBS depends on dedicated student participation, if there is enough interest in a sport, whether it’s a competing team or just for some fun and exercise we will provide equipment and training facilities to ensure students get the most enjoyment out of participating.

Accreditation

    Since 1975 DBS has established itself as a leading third-level institution in Ireland. The following milestones in its development have been of immense significance in this recognition.

      - Recognised as a Designated Institution under the NCEA Act in 1992

      - Became an institution with accredited provision status of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in 1995

      - Recognised as an Associate College of Henley in 1996

      - Courses approved for tax purposes by the Department of Education in 1997

      - Approved for inclusion on the CAO listing in 1998 

Student Reviews

Never to late to educate.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The content of the course was very interesting and tied in well with my nursing background. The lecturers were excellent and the content of the course involved additional self directed research which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Changing Plans
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am thinking about change my college and course, I would be more adventure than stay at one place only

I always look for opportunities to improve myself and be a good impact on this community
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love the way they teach and i dont like the sechedual time

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