Dublin Business School

Dublin Business School
Former names
Accounting and Business College
Type Private
Established 1975
Students 9,000
Address Aungier St
Dublin 2
, Dublin, Ireland
Campus Urban
Affiliations HETAC, HECA, Liverpool John Moores University
Website dbs.ie

Dublin Business School (DBS) incorporating Portobello College is the largest independent college in Ireland. With over 9,000 students, DBS provides a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with courses for 2016/2017 in subject areas such as business, law, accounting, event management, IT, arts, media studies and psychology. The colleges undergraduate and part-time degrees are recognised by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland).


DBS was founded in 1975 and was originally known as Accountancy and Business College.[1] In 1999 Dublin Business School acquired LSB College Dublin.[2] In 2003, DBS was taken over by Kaplan, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company.[3]

In 2006, DBS bought European Business School Dublin (EBS), a collective of eight independent business schools located throughout Europe.[4][5]

Portobello College, a well established law school, was taken over by DBS in 2007. It allowed DBS to incorporate a law school offering both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to its students.[6]


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. [7][8]


Coordinates: 53°20′26″N 6°15′56″W / 53.3406°N 6.2656°W / 53.3406; -6.2656

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