Business Administration - Executive Masters

Aim of Programme
The Executive MBA from the Business School at Athlone Institute of Technology is a prestigious Master's degree designed for Middle Managers, Senior Executives and Consultants. The MBA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of both practising or aspiring Middle and Senior Managers. Whilst there is a strong emphasis on academic content, much of the assessment has been designed to ensure that this is applied to a variety of organisational contexts.

The Executive MBA programme at Athlone Institute of Technology is characterised by applying the latest thinking in Management and Leadership to solve real-world business problems. You'll be challenged by faculty who have extensive experience of industry, and whose teaching connects ground-breaking theory with the business stories making the news. The culture of the AIT MBA is one of teamwork; where you'll work together with classmates to solve complex business problems. With students drawn from the private and public sectors, start-ups and multinationals, you will develop the analytical skills and acumen to appreciate business forces and decision making scenarios from a wealth of different perspectives.

What will I experience
On the AIT MBA, you will encounter a variety of teaching and learning approaches. For example, you will spend a significant proportion of your time participating in case exercises and working on assignments in small groups. This will provide an opportunity for understanding different viewpoints, as well as sharing experiences and ideas. Group work will also allow you to practice skills of analysis and, through discussion, to argue for and negotiate solutions to problems. The taught elements are delivered over two academic years on Friday afternoons and evenings (2.00pm to 9.00pm) and occasional Saturdays (10.00am to 5.00pm). Included in the fees are all books plus an overnight residential teambuilding weekend in a local hotel.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:
Entry to the Executive MBA requires you have at least five years work experience, ideally, some of which is in a management role, but this is not essential.

In addition, you should hold one of the following:
• A recognised Level 8 Degree in any field
• A Postgraduate Diploma in Management
• A relevant Professional qualification

Assessment Info

Assessment Information
Students are assessed in a number of ways that include: group and individual projects, assignments, peer review, reflective practice and presentations. Some modules also have an exam component. A novel feature of the programme is the consulting project that takes place in Semester 2 of year 2, where students have to work on a group project in a real-world scenario, with a real client (which can be nominated by the student). In addition, students will be expected to deliver a 20,000 word thesis.

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Year 1
• Strategic Management
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Research Methods
• Applied Strategic Marketing
• Economics and the Business Environment
• Supply Chain Management

Year 2
• Strategic Human Resource Management
• Innovation and Project Management
• Organisational Development, Leadership and Change
• Corporate Finance
• Management Consulting Project
• Dissertation


€7,850 per annum

The programme will commence with a residential weekend on Friday 7 September 2018, which is included in programme fees

Enrolment dates

Contact Athlone IT for next course start date.

Post Course Info

What opportunities might it lead to?
The executive MBA programme is designed for middle and aspiring managers and as such the programme provides opportunities for promotion and career progression.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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