Business Courses at City Colleges

Thank you for considering our suite of courses in business and finance designed by industry professionals for the international market.

We have carefully assembled a vastly experienced team of committed and enthusiastic lecturers to help you succeed.  We believe adult learning is most effective when you apply your learning to your own experience.  Our courses are practical and applied which gives you real skills that you can use immediately in your work and in your career. In addition, most of our courses are streamed live online and recorded so you can watch at your convenience anytime, anywhere.

We are located in the city centre at South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 where you will benefit from personal attention and exciting career developments.  We also deliver our courses online to allow students to gain their qualifications from the comfort of their home. If you would like to visit the college and chat with our staff, you would be very welcome.

Dr. Nigel Callinan

Dean, Faculty of Business

Schools Within The Faculty of Business

Degree Programme

Professional Programmes

Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Human Resources and Health & Safety



Planning & Procurement

Risk Management


Have a Question about these Programmes?

Please call the College on 1850 25 27 40, or email

Dr. Nigel Callinan

Dean, College of Business

As Dean of the College of Business in City Colleges, Dr. Nigel Callinan brings a wealth of practical and academic experience to this position. Nigel is an experienced teacher and has published research in international journals and books, and believes strongly that experiential and convergent business and technology skills are the pathway to success in business today. He also believes that continuous self-improvement and up skilling is essential to keep up with the constant stream of innovation.

Nigel started off by studying Engineering at UCD and then followed it up with a Masters Degree at Technical University, Dublin and a Ph.D from the University of Limerick. Between his Masters Degree and Ph.D, Nigel worked for 10 years as a Business Analyst in the commercial world with clients including Google, Microsoft & Irish Life. This strong network of industry contacts will help to develop our programmes at City Colleges and ensure their relevancy. 

Since graduating from the Ph.D programme of the Kemmy School of Business, University of Limerick, Nigel worked in the Far East for a number of Universities in South Korea as a Professor and programme manager for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs in business. This international perspective and experience is also something that is valuable to City Colleges, as Dublin is now one of the most globalized cities in the world and the multinational clusters are all seeking staff with the ability to work with teams from every corner of the world.  

Nigel research interests lie in the area of technology acceptance in business and paths to internationalization. He believes that new enterprises should try to follow born global business strategies instead of starting locally only and then trying to add international components later in play. He will also be trying to encourage students to start their own businesses when good opportunities are identified.  

Why choose City Colleges?

Prizewinning Tutors

Many of our tutors are multiple prizewinners in their field.

Online Classes

Most classes are streamed live online, and recorded, for you to watch as often as you wish.

Realistic Fees

Our courses are priced fairly,  and we often have special offers for students.

Small Class Sizes

Smaller classes means more personal attention for students.