Business Administration - MBA - Carlow

It is designed to fit around the professional and personal commitments of the busy executive. 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.

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Global Business, Leadership and Ethics
Strategic Business Finance
Corporate Governance
Advanced Strategic Management
Advanced Research Methods
Aviation Finance and Legislation
Technology Integration and Management
Entrepreneurship and Business Modelling
Data Analytics and Consumer Insights
Strategic Design for Innovation
Sustainable Design Innovation
Commercial Dispute Negotiation and Resolution
Strategic Human Resource Management
Innovation Integration Management
Strategic Marketing Analysis and Implementation
Fleet Optimisation

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.

South East Technological University reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


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


2 Years Part-time (2 nights per week 7-10pm).


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

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Study & Career Opportunities
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).

Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening

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