Dublin Business School
|Accounting and Business College|
|Affiliations||HETAC, HECA, Liverpool John Moores University|
Dublin Business School (DBS), incorporating Portobello College, is one of the two largest independent colleges in Ireland. With over 9,000 students, DBS provides a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with courses in subject areas such as business, law, accounting, event management, IT, arts, media studies and psychology. The college's undergraduate and part-time degrees are recognised by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland). The college is owner by Kaplan, part of the Washington Post group of companies.
Portobello College, a well-established law school led by Raymond Kearns, was taken over by DBS in 2007. It allowed DBS to incorporate a law school offering both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to its students.
Paul Connolly an international singer/songwriter coming to fame when he composed the FIFA World Cup 2010 Anthem.
Irish personality and Q102 radio presenter Ray Shah attended the school in the graduate year of 2003, just before he auditioned for Big Brother 4. During the years 2004 - 2010 Dublin Business School was renowned for its vibrant student social life and student events.
The Dublin Business School has six locations around Dublin. Its main campus is located in Aungier Street, and other locations include Balfe Street, Dame Street and South Great George's Street.
Partnership with Lidl
The German chain of supermarkets made an agreement with the Dublin Business School to create a degree oriented to the retail industry.
- DBS buys other business college, Irish Independent, 28 March 2006
- DBS a short history
- Oliver, Emmet. "Kaplan means business in Dublin". The Irish Times. Retrieved 30 April 2004.
- Dublin Business School buys European college By Ian Guider Archived 7 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine Irish Examiner Tuesday, 28 March 2006
- DBS History Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Course listing
- In for the long haul, Irish Times, 8 August 2008