Dublin Business School (DBS) incorporating Portobello College is one the leading independent colleges in Ireland and provides a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes in the Schools of Business, Arts and Law. The College was established in 1975 and today has a student population of over 9,000 and the potential to deliver over 100 accredited programmes. In 2003, Kaplan Inc., the education division of The Washington Post Company, acquired Dublin Business School. Kaplan is a leading provider of higher education, professional development and lifelong learning programmes with headquarters in New York city and locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. In the U.S. it has over 70 campus-based schools in 15 states offering a range of degree and diploma programmes in areas such as business, information technology, healthcare and law. Kaplan brings a wealth of expertise and experience that will enable DBS to consolidate its leading position in the third level education sector.