Frequently Asked Questions
What is the approach of our degrees?
For over 18 years, our degree programmes have mixed theory and real business experience to prepare over 1,000 students for the business world.
What are the latest improvements?
Students now have real business experience in years one, two and three. The latest skill modules include: ‘innovation & creativity’, ‘practice of selling’, ‘project management’ and ‘employability skills’. Other modules introduced include: ‘international entrepreneurship’, ‘digital marketing’, ‘applied data management’ and ‘business ethics’.
What are the graduates doing?
Entrepreneurs - in the fields of health, education, technology, digital marketing, food, management consultancy, fashion, jewellery, motoring services, children’s books, hospitality, social enterprise, music and web development amongst many others.
Employees - include: Sales Director, European HR Analyst, Vice President Finance, Head of SEO, European Account Manager, Head of Sales, Wealth Management Consultant, Business Development Manager, Regional Project Coordinator, Institutional Sales Manager, Securities Operations Specialist, Recruitment Consultant, Management Consultant, Human Resource Coordinator, SEO Specialist, Financial Services Consultant, Lecturer, CRM & Social Applications Consultant, Bank Manager, and many more.
Employers - our graduates are currently with Accenture, Oracle, Sony Music Entertainment Ireland, Google, State Street, Microsoft, Paddy Power, Ryanair, salesforce.com, Societe Generale, IG Group, Linkedin, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BearingPoint, Zurich Australia, The Irish Times, Xerox Europe, BNY Mellon, Groupon Australia and many more.
Masters programmes – between 15% and 20% of our graduates choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level in a wide range of universities and colleges. Appendix 1 has a selection of postgraduate programmes which our alumni have studied. The strength of our degrees has recently led to the launch of two postgraduate programmes; Masters of Business in Digital Entrepreneurship and a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Start Up.
Location - while most of our graduates (80%+) are based in Ireland, we also have graduates in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, USA, the Middle East, and Asia.
Join the ‘IADT Entrepreneurship Alumni’ group on Linkedin to get a more detailed view of our graduates. Appendix 2 has a selection of our ‘entrepreneurship alumni of the week’.
Joint second in the CIMA Global Business Challenge (2015 and 2012).
IADT reach finals of the national Enactus social enterprise competition (2016).
IADT Student Enterprise Society reaches final of Social Media Awards (2016 - zero budget category).
Student entrepreneurs; Ellen Weber and Grace O’Sullivan win the ‘Best Online Boutique’ award at the televised Xpose awards (2016).
Student entrepreneurs; Conor McGowan and Conor Nolan make the national final of the Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum (2015) with their business; WattSpot.
Teaching team short-listed for the Jennifer Burke award for innovation in teaching and learning (‘the stalls project’ - 2013).
Fantasy Budget competition (Irish Tax Institute) – 2nd in 2007 and 3rd in 2009.
National soccer successes in 2007, 2009 and 2012.
Finalists in national team golf championships in 2014.
Real world business experience in the degrees
Social enterprises (DL701) – year 3 students plan and execute a social enterprise. Examples include a study trip to the World Expo in Shanghai, selling and marketing of the National Rehabilitation Hospital calendar, an education project to promote access to third level, a financial advice magazine for third level students, a healthy eating campaign, a cookery academy and a newspaper for third level students.
Stalls projects – our year 1 students have run more than 100 stalls over the last 12 years in partnership with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
Work placement – year 2 (DL701) students spend one day a week on work placement while year 3 (DL823) students spend four months on work placement with enterprises at home and abroad.
Erasmus international study option (DL823) – year 3 students may spend four months studying (through English) with our partner college in Grenoble, France.
Student Enterprise Society – open to all students with an entrepreneurial flair – Society of the Year 2013 and 2016 (see: ‘IADT Enterprise Society’ on Facebook)
Anything else different about the degrees?
Our class sizes range from 30 to 50. This facilitates a close working relationship between students and staff. On-going feedback and continuous assessment projects are key features of our degree programmes.
How do I get onto the degrees?
Year 1 – admission is through the CAO. CAO points typically range between 250 and 350 with a ten year average of 300. The 2016 first round cut-off for DL701 was 200 and for DL823 it was 225 points.
The minimum entry requirements for DL701 are five O6/H7’s including Maths and English. The minimum entry requirements for DL823 are two H5’s at and four O6/H7’s including Maths and English. A ‘F2’ grade in Foundation Maths is accepted for these purposes.
Years 2, 3 and 4 – transfer students from other colleges may enter at advanced stages depending on their previous studies and work experience. Applications are to be made via the CAO (see: www.cao.ie ). Please email Ms. Therese Moylan at: email@example.com for more details. A selection of FETAC courses which qualify for advanced entry to our entrepreneurship degrees can be found in Appendix 3. It is also possible to recognise appropriate work experience for advanced admission purposes.
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Phone contacts: 01 – 2394 753 and 01 – 2394 623.