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The price of an MBA ranges from €3,445 for the IMI’s five-day “management bootcamp” to almost €32,000 for Ireland’s top-ranked MBA course, held at UCD’s Smurfit School of Business.
How to choose the right MBA

How can you choose the master of business administration (MBA) course that’s right for you? And has Covid-19 forever changed how MBAs are delivered? L(...)

MBAs are primarily about developing the skills needed for leadership roles in business.

How should you negotiate the MBA application process? Is it worth the investment of time and money? And what do you really need to consider? Accredi(...)

Dr Fardod O’Kelly chose general MBA rather than a healthcare MBA because he wanted a class of students from different backgrounds. ‘I needed business acumen,’ he says.

MBAs can help graduates from multiple disciplines progress and thrive in management positions that require strategic thinking, leadership and manageme(...)

Addressing climate change and environmental challenges will lead to a whole infrastructure of jobs. Photograph: Getty

ICT (information and computer technology): “The past 10 years have seen the emergence of new specialisms such as cloud computing, gaming, data analyti(...)

Students should shop around for the best mobile phone and wifi deals. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

Every year, The Irish Times asks third-level institutions to provide us with a cost-of-living guide for incoming first-year students. Because of the i(...)

The cost of college can come as a shock to parents and students  but there are ways to save money. Photograph: iStock

1: Look out for scholarships. There’s a useful list of scholarships available to undergraduate students at careersportal.ie/scholarships. 2: Elsewh(...)

A recent study from the HEA showed that students from affluent backgrounds dominate high-points college courses such as engineering, finance and medicine. Photograph: Getty

The Leaving Certificate is often held up as the fairest way of deciding who goes to college. After all, doesn’t every student sit the same exam, all m(...)

In 2021 students are likely to see a return to the more familiar costs of college. Photograph: iStock

Student budgets, like the rest of the world, have been thrown upside down by the pandemic. For some, the costs of living have increased because they’r(...)

Predicting the future jobs market is increasingly difficult. Photograph: Getty Images

What jobs will be in demand when students graduate in 2025? Predicting the future jobs market is increasingly difficult so students should also ask: (...)

The then taoiseach  Leo Varadkar with principal Dr Áine Moran, deputy Leona Harrington and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the opening of Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrrelstown in 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The data published by The Irish Times today, which measures the progression of students from schools to third-level institutions, is just one fac(...)

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