Give yourself the competitive advantage with DCU Business School. If you want to take your career to the next level, DCU Business School has the part-time postgraduate programme to help you realise your full potential. Part-time study is a very efficient way of raising and updating your skills while keeping your foot firmly in the professional world.

Our part time programmes are tailored for those who want to continue working while studying and usually involve committing a number of afternoons or evenings each week to attend classes or lectures. Undertaking a part-time postgraduate course can be of great benefit to personal and professional development as well as for career progression.

We are currently accepting applications for September 2016 via the Postgraduate Applications Centre ( for the following part-time postgraduate programmes:

For details on our full-time postgraduate programmes, please click here.


DCU Business School invites applications for PhD scholarships. These scholarships will provide support for fulltime PhD study and are open to applicants who students register in Year 1 of the full time PhD programme in the Business School in DCU in September/October 2016. Our PhD programme combines scholarly theory-building with a strong applied focus. Research scholars work under the supervision of an academic expert and are an important part of DCU Business School’s vibrant research community.

The scholarships will allow to undertake research in one of the following specialist disciplines:

  • Accounting
  • Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology
  • Management, Operations, Information Systems
  • Marketing

For full details, please view the guidelines for applicants.

PhD scholars from the DCU Centre for Family Business, Catherine Faherty and Vanessa Diaz, have been awarded to attend and present at a globally recognised, highly competitive entrepreneurship conference this June.

Ms Diaz and Ms Faherty were 2 of 25 doctoral students worldwide invited to participate at the annual entrepreneurship Doctoral Consortium. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) attracts more than 350 entrepreneurial scholars who convene annually for the three day conference, which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts this year.

Over 220 papers are presented each year and Ms Diaz and Ms Faherty will present their paper at the conference and share their research interests at the doctoral consortium, held in conjunction with the conference.

Ms Faherty and Ms Diaz submitted their doctoral consortium application and paper abstract in 2014. The consortium unites future entrepreneurship educators and scholars with established leaders and researchers in the field.

Ms Diaz had this to say upon hearing the news:

“I am truly honoured to be selected to participate in the 2015 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Doctoral Colloquium. I feel privileged to be given the chance to share my research at the world’s leading Entrepreneurship research conference. This is an invaluable opportunity for my academic career and I hope to promote the quality of research carried out at the DCU Centre for Family Business.”

Ms Diaz’s PhD topic focuses on long-term orientation in family businesses and Ms Faherty’s PhD topic is on innovation in family businesses. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the conference, having been founded by Babson College in 1981. The conference and consortium take place between 10th and 13th of June, 2015.