Business Administration - Executive MBA

The UL Executive MBA is a part-time, two year programme. The programme is delivered in three-day, intensive, on campus blocks, with four blocks per semester and two semesters each year. The programme focuses on five themes: Internationalisation, Managerial Vision and Competencies, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Strategic Thinking and Leadership. UL provides the only MBA in Europe with a specialist Aviation Management stream and the only MBA in Ireland with a specialist Engineering Management Stream. The programme holds both AMBA and PMI GAC Accreditation.

Key Facts
Learn to Lead with Impact – We'll challenge your thinking, improve your decision making and help you communicate more effectively. The UL MBA develops confident, strategic and internationally focused leaders.

Subjects taught

Year 1:

Semester 1
• Financial Reporting
• Macroeconomics and the Global Economy
• Market Orientation and Customer Focus

Electives (choose one):
• Organisational Behaviour
• Air Transport Characteristics
• Operations Management

Winter School Electives (choose one):
• International Finance
• Strategic Sales Management
• Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Enterprise
• Digital Marketing
• Technology Management
• Aircraft Leasing
• Taxation

Semester 2
• Managing in the International Context
• Corporate Finance
• Data Analysis for Business Decisions

Electives (choose one):
• Globalisation & International Economic Issues
• Fleet Planning
• Commercial and Corporate Law
• Operations Management Performance
• Airport Business and Aircraft Leasing

• Management Project/Thesis
• International Workshop

Year 2

Semester 3
• Corporate Strategy Analysis
• Strategic Human Resource Management
• Information Systems and Knowledge Management

Electives (Choose one):
• Relationship Marketing
• Airline Finance & Ground Operations

(Choose one from the Winter School Elective list above)

Semester 4
• Lean Tools & Techniques
• Implementing Strategy
• Strategic Leadership
• Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Management
• The Strategic Management of Projects: Science & Principles

• Summer: Management Project/Thesis

Entry requirements

Normally a primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) 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.

Application dates


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


2 years part-time


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

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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