Business Administration

Programme Introduction
The University of Galway MBA will take you on a transformational leadership journey characterised by self-discovery, personal growth and individual achievement.

With a curriculum of immediate value that delivers, our MBA programme provides an excellent integrated learning experience that is highly interactive, built on the business expertise of the participants, led by domain experts and connected to exceptional regional, national and international business enterprise. Join a vibrant executive development environment characterised by shared learning with like-minded, ambitious, talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, and prepare for accelerated career progression through expanding your career opportunities and earnings potential.

We distinguish our MBA by offering an integrated learning experience characterised by our distinctive focus on the following pillars:

- Transformational Leadership: Our MBA students experience a transformational leadership journey characterised by self-discovery, personal growth and individual achievement.

- Business for Society: Our MBA students are empowered to lead innovative success that will offer our region, our country and our planet a sustainable future.

- Creative Edge: Our MBA students are expected to develop creative mindsets and our programme is designed to support them to do just that.

Entry requirements

Application Requirements
Entry is open to graduates who have at least three years of relevant post-graduation business experience. Applications from non-graduates who have a minimum of five years relevant business experience may also be considered. To meet the criteria for relevant experience, prospective candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in areas such as management of projects, leadership of teams or business functions/units, responsibility for budget control, strategic level administration and planning.

All qualifying applicants must attend an interview, after which successful candidates are chosen.

International Applicants: Unfortunately, we do not currently offer a full-time MBA. As this programme is only offered part-time, it does not satisfy the requirements to apply for a visa to study in Ireland, therefore we are not in a position to accept international applications from students who require a study visa. International applicants may be interested in our wide range of full time Business Masters programmes, which you can read more about here:

Application dates

How do I apply?
Application for the MBA programme is made online via our University of Galway Application Portal (see "Application Weblink").

When are applications due?
We assess applications throughout the year, and we will continue to do this for September 2024 applications until July/August. It is however recommended to submit your application as soon as possible as places are competitive.

Application Checklist
Application form (Including references and education history)

Personal statement outlining how the MBA fits into your career objectives

CV (Maximum 3 pages)

Other supporting documentation including, but not limited to, university transcripts and birth certificate


2 years, part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024.

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Career Opportunities
The MBA programme represents a common factor in the careers of many successful managers in large multinational companies, SMEs, government agencies, NGOs, professional consultancies and arts organisations. MBA graduates from NUI Galway are employed by leading organisations in both the private and public sector, including Alkermes, AIB, An Post, Bank of Ireland, Baxter, Bord Gáis, Boston Scientific, C&D Foods, Cancer Care West, Creganna-Tactx Medical, Department of Education and Skills, Dycon Ltd., Glanbia, Hewlett Packard, Hollister, HSE, Medtronic, mykidstime, ie, O2, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, SNAP, The City Bin Co., Thermo King, VHE and Transitions Optical.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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