Business Administration - MBA

What is the Master of Business Administration about?
This programme provides an opportunity for students to study for a Masters in Business Administration, corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits).

This comprehensive MBA programme provides a structured, evidenced-based environment to experienced management professionals to expand on and develop their knowledge of the current global business environment and management systems. It provides students with the tools, techniques and skills to enhance their business knowledge and provide them with a competitive edge in industry and the jobs market. This programme not only builds knowledge in key areas such as current business technologies and systems, business models and strategies and people management.

It also builds on the participant's professional and personal skills including confidence building with presentations and team projects, networking amongst students from different industries and backgrounds and provides a challenging but open and reflective environment to discuss and research current issues affecting the business world on a global scale.

Exit award
Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the MBA programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Level 9) should they opt to leave the programme (Embedded Exit Award).

Entry requirements

The MBA and Postgraduate Diploma (Embedded Exit Award) programmes are designed for graduates of Bachelor of Business Honours Degrees (Level 8) or equivalent. Graduates of programmes in Engineering, Science, Design and other disciplines are generally required to have completed the Higher Diploma in Business in Management (Level 8) or equivalent to be eligible for admission to the MBA programme.

Applicants applying for entry to the programme through progression routes, other than those listed, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Criteria to be considered include academic qualifications, recognition of prior learning and/or the applicant's performance in GMAT or equivalent.

Applicants for the MBA programmes who hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Level 9) programmes will be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis. All applicants must have three years relevant business management experience. Evidence must be provided of the nature and extent of this experience by at least one referee capable of assessing the applicant's managerial abilities.

IT Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?

Strategic HR Management
Global Business, Leadership & Ethics
Advanced Strategic Management
Strategic Business Finance
Strategic Marketing Analysis & Implementation
Corporate Governance
Advanced Research Methods
Commercial Dispute, Negotiation and Resolution


CWL05 Master of Business Administration (MBA) CARLOW Part-time NFQ Level 9 Credits 90

CWL06 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration CARLOW Part-time NFQ Level 9 Credits 60


Carlow - 2 years part-time


CWL05 Master of Business Administration (MBA) CARLOW Part-time €11,000

CWL06 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration CARLOW Part-time €9,000*

*Fees for ITC Major Award graduates only €5,500.

Programme Fees for Non-EU Students
Masters Programme Fee – €11,250

Post Course Info

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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