Business Administration in Strategy - Cork

The MBA enables the learner, as a professional, to review their leadership and management style and identify how they can improve upon same to increase their effectiveness at a senior level in the workplace. The programme allows learners to develop an appreciation of the interconnectedness of all aspects of the organisation, and an appreciation of the role each function must play in delivering on organisational goals. For most learners, moving to a strategic role in their organisation requires an understanding of functions outside of their existing professional competence together with an expert command of the strategic management.

Course Delivery
Two part-time academic years (4 semesters)

Each semester is of 15 week duration (including examinations).

Presentation of course consists of lectures, tutorials, case studies, visiting lectures, and site visits.

Stage 1/Semester 1 – Wednesday & Friday
Stage 1/Semester 2 – Wednesday & Friday
Stage 2/Semester 1 – Wednesday & Friday
Stage 2/Semester 2 – Research Thesis
Time: Wed 6pm – 10pm; and Fri 3pm – 8pm.

This programme will be blended delivery in the coming academic year. While much of lectures will take place online, students may be required to attend campus on a couple of occasions each semester and will have to attend on-campus for their final examinations at the end of each semester.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategy (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Subjects taught

Stage 1/Semester 1
• Research Methods
• Exploring Corporate Strategy
• Applied Business Finance
• Leadership & Organisational Behaviour

Stage 1/Semester 2
• Economics of Global Markets
• Global Business Strategy
• Contemporary Issues in Marketing
• IT & Analytics for Business

Stage 2/Semester 1
(One Mandatory and One Elective – 10 ECTS)
• International Business Field Trip (Mandatory)
• Operations Strategy (E)
• Innovation & Creativity (E)
• Organisational Change Management (E)
• Strategic Corporate Finance (E)
• Services Marketing Management (E)

Stage 2/Semester 2
• Research Dissertation

What is a Module?
A module is a standalone unit of learning and assessment and is completed within one semester. A full-time student will normally study six modules in each semester; part-time and ACCS (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects) students will have flexibility as to the number of modules taken.

For more information on approved modules for this course go to

Entry requirements

Applicants who have a minimum of an Honours Bachelor of Business or cognate degree (Level 8) or cognate discipline (H2.2) or an approved equivalent qualification are eligible to apply for entry to the programme.

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS score of at least 6.0). English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to the start of the programme.

Places are limited. Applications are assessed on a first come, first served basis.

Application dates





2 years part-time.


EU Applicants: €12,500

Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Afternoon,Evening,Daytime,Blended

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