Business Administration - Executive MBA

Key programme benefits to future students

The UL MBA will challenge your thinking, improve decision-making and hone your communication skills while supporting your development as the type of leader businesses need today.

Delivering the tools you need to lead with impact. Helping to transform you into a resilient leader equipped with the skills to excel in a fast changing world.

The UL MBA will help you and your organisation; boosting resilience; equipping you with essential tools for improved communication to empower and engage others; enhancing critical thinking for strategic action; and developing superior data analysis skills for more informed decision making, ensuring that you are equipped to navigate rapidly evolving conditions with confidence.

Subjects taught

Year 1

Autumn Modules

• Financial Reporting

• Macroeconomics and the Global Economy

• Market orientation & Customer Focus

Electives (choose 1)

Organisational Behaviour | Supply Chain Management January Winter School Electives: Digital Marketing | Strategic Sales Management | Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Enterprise | International Finance

Spring Modules

• Managing in the International Context

• Corporate Finance

• Data Analysis for Business Decisions

Electives (choose 1)

Globalisation & International Economic Issues | Commercial and Corporate Law

Summer Modules

• International Workshop

Year 2

Autumn Modules

• Corporate Strategy Analysis

• Strategic Human Resource Management

• Information Systems and Knowledge Management

Electives (choose 1)

Relationship Marketing | Lean Tools & Techniques

January Winter School Electives:

Digital Marketing | Strategic Sales Management | Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Enterprise | International Finance

Spring Modules

• Implementing Strategy

• Strategic Leadership

• Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Management

• The Strategic Management of Projects: Science & Principles

Summer Modules

• Management Project/Thesis

Entry requirements

Normally a primary degree (Level 8 -QQI) with first or second class honours or an approved professional qualification. At least four years' experience at managerial level is also required. In the case of candidates without an honours degree, five years' experience will be required. In addition, an acceptable score in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE) and an interview with the course selection panel are prerequisites for entry to the programme.


Qualification transcripts and certificates

GMAT or GRE certificate (where applicable)

MBA Additional Information Form

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts


• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:

1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


2 years part-time, on-campus, block release.


An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes.

Enrolment dates


Post Course Info

Graduate careers

The MBA programme at UL attracts a strong and varied cross section of high calibre public and private sector professionals who are interested in developing their career.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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