Ait Postgraduate Steps - Business Studies

Master of Arts/Post Graduate Diploma Master of Arts in Advanced Business Practice / Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Business Practice (Postgraduate Steps Model)

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

This programme is delivered through the AIT Postgraduate Steps Model. it was designed for Business graduates, in the workplace, seeking to further their education through part-time provision.

Modules are normally taught one night per week for 10 weeks in addition to 2 Saturdays.

Assessments are typically based on live issues based on the student’s workplace.

The next Module is entitled “Scenario Planning for Brexit”


What opportunities might it lead to?

Graduates with a Master’s degree (level 9) can reasonable be expected to rise to more advanced positions, including senior executive level in industry, in the public and private sectors, and in education.

Additional Information

Any learner who enrols will have three potential avenues open to them as follows:

Master of Business Studies in Advanced Practice: Completion of 4 designed modules of 10 credits each in addition to the module “Research Methods” and the Dissertation

Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Business Practice : Completion of 6 Designed Modules worth 60 Credits

Minor Award (level 9) associated with the Master of Business in Advanced Business Practice: Completion of one or more designed modules

Applications can be received in advance of either the semester 1 (September-December) or the Semester 2 (February- May)

Assessment Information

This programme is assessed through an array of continuous asssessmeents based on the live issues associated with the participants workplace.

Course Details

Course Fees:
€750 per Module ; Due to the potential importance to the regional economy the module " Scenario Planning for Brexit" is reduced to €250.
Course Duration:
12 Weeks
Course Commencement Date:

Next Intake February 2017

Scenario Planning for Brexit

Course NFQ Level:
Level 9
Department of Business & Management
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Students are expected to have a minimum of a Bachelor degree (level 8) in Business Studies or a cognate discipline at 2.2 level or an approved equivalent qualification.

Please contact:

MS Caroline McLoughlin at the Admissions Office: or phone 090-6468131

Mr Owen Ross, Head of Department of Business & Management: or phone 090-6471895


Course Structure

Year 1

Designed Modules delivered to date:

Management of People, Culture & Change; Managerial Finance; Leadership; Selling and Influencing; Innovation and Creativity; Taxation; Services Marketing Management

Next Module: February 2018

Scenario Planning for Brexit

Year 2

Next Module: Commencing February 2017 (Currently Taking Applications)

Scenario Planning for Brexit.

Scenario planning is a strategic planning method, used by many organisations, to make long-term flexible plans taking uncertainty into consideration.

Brexit has caused considerable uncertainty for Ireland and many business organisations. This module applies scenario planning to facilitate such organisations with a strategic focus on the future.

Careers & Opportunities

Further Study

Graduates with a level 9 can apply to an array of institutions to study either a PhD or taught Doctoral programme

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