Athlone Institute of Technology


The AIT Learning and Teaching Unit was established on December 5th, 2006. The unit comes under the remit of the Registrar, Dr. Joseph Ryan. The unit is dedicated to the support and advancement of learning and teaching in Athlone Institute of Technology. The unit will work collaboratively to continue to develop a culture that:

  • Respects and supports individual differences among learners.
  • Encourages the development of student centered learning environments in which diverse students can learn and excel.
  • Values and rewards teaching.
  • Supports staff in educational research.
  • Assist with the dissemination of best practice in higher education.
  • Encourages the implementation of pedagogical initiatives/innovations.
  • Promotes and supports the objectives and measures outlined in the Institute Strategic Plan, which relate to excellence and innovation in Learning and Teaching.

The Business School at AIT consists of three departments: Business Studies, Accounting and Business Computing, and Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Studies. The courses offered by the School cover a wide range of areas from accountancy to management, business psychology to social media marketing, tourism to sport management and much more. You will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, develop skills and cultivate attitudes which will help you to fulfil your potential and maximise your career prospects.

Business is an exciting, challenging and dynamic area within which to work. When you consider how much business impacts on our daily lives, it is easy to see the relevance and benefit of a qualification in this field. Success in a business studies or related programme can be a passport to a rewarding and interesting career.

The learning process within the Business School takes place in an environment where you have access to modern resources, expert staff knowledge, links with employers and the latest technology. The ‘ladder’ system of qualifications allows you to progress from higher certificate through to honours Bachelor degree, and on to postgraduate studies.

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Master of Business

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Athlone

This full-time programme is structured to enable participants to develop advanced key core competencies in business and to build on specialisations already achieved at honours Bachelor of Business (or related discipline) level. [+]

This full-time programme is structured to enable participants to develop advanced key core competencies in business and to build on specialisations already achieved at honours Bachelor of Business (or related discipline) level. The curriculum offers a richness and variety of learning which will ensure that the student develops and demonstrates a range of high-level knowledge and skills in areas such as research, strategic thinking and reflective learning, thereby establishing the foundation for a successful business career, as well as for continuing academic and professional development. Graduates are expected to have: a critical understanding of advanced theories, concepts, principles, methods and techniques of business and related research the ability to apply strategic thinking and to choose techniques for the analysis and interpretation of information the capacity to assess and contrast the impact of decisions, with particular reference to business ethics and social responsibility the ability to conduct further research and self-directed, life-long learning Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants should have a minimum of an honours Bachelor degree (Level 8) in business or a cognate discipline at 2.2 level or an approved equivalent qualification. Applicants will be ranked in order of merit, based on academic attainment and the outcome of a selection interview. Prior to commencement of the programme, students undertake a two-day induction course. The induction course is an integral part of the programme which commences in early September each year. Modules Services Marketing Management, International Corporate Strategy, New Venture Creation and Growth, The Enterprise Environment, Research Methodology, Information Systems for Managers, Applied Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Creativity, Research Project. Career Opportunities As the availability of honours primary degree holders becomes more widespread in the job market, employers are becoming more selective and this enhances the employment and career prospects of postgraduate degree holders. This programme is expected to provide students with the expertise to survive and progress in an increasingly competitive job market. Graduates with a Master’s degree (Level 9) can reasonably be expected to rise to more advanced positions, including senior executive level, in private industry, in the public and private sectors, and in education. Fees For the academic year 2014/2015, the fees for the Master of Business are €5,500 for EU students and €10,000 for Non-EU applicants. These fees are subject to an annual review. [-]


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