Mid West Business Institute

Mid West Business Institute
Mid West Business Institute

Mid West Business Institute
Motto in English Leading through Learning
Active 1988–2006
Type Private
Location Limerick, Munster, Ireland
Campus Urban
Nickname MBWI
Affiliations HETAC, HECA
Website www.mwbi.ie

The Mid West Business Institute (MWBI) was founded in 1988 and situated in Limerick, Ireland and is an independent third level business and technology college.

Originally located in Bruce House, when the MWBI moved to the Old Town Hall, Limerick, this was officially opened by Mr Des O’Malley T.D., the then Minister for Industry and Commerce on September 11, 1992. In September 2006 Griffith College Limerick was founded with the acquisition of the Mid West Business Institute by Griffith College.[1]

The institute delivered courses accredited by internationally recognised awarding bodies including the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) which was created by the Oireachtas (national parliament).

The MWBI also delivered courses validated by ICM, BTEC and CPID. There was also MBA programmes with the University of Surrey and also had associated programmes with Oxford Brookes University. The Computing and IT degree and masters programmes led to qualifications with the NCC Education[2], University of Huddersfield and University of Portsmouth. The MWBI also ran professional accountancy programmes for the ACCA and IATI as well as professional bodies such as IPICS. It also had a number of foundation programmes for Institutes of Technology, such as the Limerick Institute of Technology and the Tralee Institute of Technology. The MWBI was the only private college to run engineering technician training courses, catering for the mechanical and electronic engineering business in the area. In the mid 1990s the MWBI delivered in Limerick BA Hons Business Administration and BA Hons Business Studies franchised by Liverpool John Moores University[3]

The Mid West Business Institute was a member of the Higher Education Colleges Association of Ireland.


The Mid West Business Institute had a few logs in its time, the Crest which included a Harp, the College motto Leading through learning as well as an impression of the Old Town Hall. Other logos used incorporated the Old Town Hall and either MWBI or Mid West Business Institute on it,.

External links


  1. ^ Griffith College Opens in Limerick, Press Release, Monday, September 4th, 2006
  2. ^ Press Release - PgD/MSc is now available for study at MWBI in Ireland, 12 May 2005
  3. ^ [http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/reports/institutional/heqc/LJMUCollaborative_QAG439.asp Higher Education Quality Council Liverpool John Moores University Quality Audit Report Collaborative Provision November 1995] Liverpool John Moores University - OVERSEAS RELATIONSHIPS

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