"Established in 1993, American College Dublin (ACD) is a branch campus of Irish American University and is a private, non-profit liberal arts school. This small Irish and American accredited college prides itself in its multiculturalism and is home to students from over 35 different countries from around the world. Over 60% of the small student body are international students.

On what makes ACD a great choice for international students, Rowland Crawte, Director of Information and Communications Technology at American College Dublin at ‎American College Dublin says, “Our students graduate with the competence to excel in their chosen career paths. Our utilization of internships towards college credit allows our students to incorporate practical experience in their coursework.”

A student, Haleigh York, MFA in Creative Writing says, “The open-door policy offered by our lecturers and faculty is a special aspect that can’t be found elsewhere. Whether you’re a student, faculty member, or alumnus you will always have a home and support network at ACD.”

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Dublin, Ireland is home to American College Dublin and famous literary icon, Oscar Wilde. In fact, the college headquarters are based in the childhood home of the famous writer! The campus is based in the heart of the city’s historic and cultural area, across from the beautiful Merrion Square, providing students with convenience and access to everything the wonderful city has to offer!

The open-door policy offered by our lecturers and faculty is a special aspect that can’t be found elsewhere. Whether you’re a student, faculty member, or alumnus you will always have a home and support network at ACD.

- Haleigh York, Arts student at American College Dublin

Dublin is host to numerous parties and sports events year round and it is commonly known as a literary haven. This is where you will find many students keen to participate in the city’s famous literary pub crawls. Downtown Dublin is a short walk away from campus and thanks to the city’s vast public transport system, it is also easy to get around via bus, train, or tram. Dublin airport is also a premier travel hub of Europe and it offers easy access to the rest of Europe for those students that want to travel and explore.

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Dual Accreditation

American College Dublin is a dually accredited institution recognized by entities in the US and Ireland. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a US-based association that accredits more top 200 universities in the world than any other American accrediting organization. ACD’s BA (Hons) in Liberal Arts, BA (Hons) in International Business, and MBA in International Business programmes are all accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

Study in Ireland

The American College Dublin Study Abroad programme enables US students to learn about international business, liberal arts, or performing arts. Ireland is steeped in history and boasts a rich and vibrant culture. It is the perfect place to expand your horizons and experience living in a new country. A blend of old and new, modern architecture is juxtaposed against 13th-century castles in Dublin. This is where you can find global giants such as Google and Facebook have their European headquarters, but this is also where you will find the homes of literary legends James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Oscar Wilde. Study abroad students will fall in love with the country while also pursuing their higher education goals.

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Accelerated MBA

American College Dublin offers an accelerated MBA programme comprised of 3 years of undergraduate studies and 1 year of graduate study. In the undergraduate portion, students achieve a three-year honors degree in International Business that is Irish accredited. The overall programme is geared towards global business operations and challenges. Students learn through theory, practice, and hands-on work experience. Once the three-year programme is completed, graduates have a wide range of opportunities open to them. They can choose to take part in an eight-week internship for practical experience in reputable, international companies or they can take an extra year of ten modules to achieve a four-year BA in International Business under the college’s American accreditation. Graduates can also join the school’s reputable MBA International Business programme.  

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MBA in Oil and Gas Management

Taught by professors with a wealth of global industry experience, ACD’s MBA in Oil and Gas Management is US-accredited and prepares students for management-level positions in the oil and gas sector. Through this programme, students learn about operations management, geology, engineering, oil and gas extraction, and risk analysis amongst many other things. Once students complete the one-year master’s degree programme, they either join internships at energy companies or undertake a research project.

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A Parent’s Perspective: Susan O’Connell, parent of James O’Connell, BA in International Business:

“Throughout the college search, American College of Dublin seemed to be the perfect choice for my son.  As an International business major, he would be set apart from others having international experience in study and living.  Dublin is a friendly town with an International feel with residents and students from all over the world. Business has been growing in Dublin for a number of years so the contacts post-college is beneficial. The College itself is appealing due to the small size.  The personal attention is a benefit. Discussion and questions welcome.  There is an intellectual approach to the subject matter.” She adds that her son’s experience at ACD sets him apart from the rest. “His resume conveys an individual who is an independent thinker with the maturity to handle moving abroad and making his life work for himself in a positive way. With the rising cost of a college education, ACD is priced much lower than most with the obvious advantage of learning in and outside the classroom. I could not be more pleased with the results of him graduating from ACD.”

American College Dublin is an excellent academic institution where students are encouraged to make the most out of the college experience.

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