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Business Administration - Executive Masters

You will learn to demonstrate effective communication skills in situations / circumstances pertaining to Executive Management.

Aim of Programme
The Executive MBA from the Business
School at Athlone Institute of Technology
is a prestigious Master's degree designed
for Middle Managers, Senior Executives
and Consultants. The MBA has been
specifically designed to meet the needs
of both practising or aspiring Middle and
Senior Managers. Whilst there is a strong
emphasis on academic content, much of the
assessment has been designed to ensure that
this is applied to a variety of organisational
The Executive MBA programme at Athlone
Institute of Technology is characterised by
applying the latest thinking in Management
and Leadership to solve real-world business
problems. You'll be challenged by faculty who
have extensive experience of industry, and
whose teaching connects ground-breaking
theory with the business stories making the
news. The culture of the AIT MBA is one
of teamwork; where you'll work together
with classmates to solve complex business
problems. With students drawn from the
private and public sectors, start-ups and
multinationals, you will develop the analytical
skills and acumen to appreciate business
forces and decision making scenarios from a
wealth of different perspectives.

What will I experience
On the AIT MBA, you will encounter a variety of teaching and learning approaches. For example, you will spend a significant proportion of your time participating in case exercises and working on assignments in small groups. This will provide an opportunity for understanding different viewpoints, as well as sharing experiences and ideas. Group work will also allow you to practice skills of analysis and, through discussion, to argue for and negotiate solutions to problems. The taught elements are delivered over two academic years on Friday afternoons and evenings (2.00pm to 9.00pm) and occasional Saturdays (10.00am to 5.00pm). Included in the fees are all books plus an overnight residential teambuilding weekend in a local hotel.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:
Entry to the Executive MBA requires you have at least five years work experience, ideally, some of which is in a management role, but this is not essential.

In addition, you should hold one of the following:
• A recognised Level 8 Degree in any field
• A Postgraduate Diploma in Management
• A relevant Professional qualification


The taught elements are delivered over two academic years on Friday afternoons and evenings (2.00pm to 9.00pm) and occasional Saturdays (10.00am to 5.00pm).

Included in the fees are all books plus an overnight residential teambuilding weekend in a local hotel.

Careers or further progression

What opportunities might it lead to?

The executive MBA programme is designed for middle and aspiring managers and as such the programme provides opportunities for promotion and career progression.

Further enquiries

Trevor Prendergast
Head of Department

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Year 1
Strategic Management,
Financial Statement Analysis,
Research Methods,
Applied Strategic Marketing,
Economics and the Business Environment,
Supply Chain Management.

Year 2
Strategic Human Resource Management,
Innovation and Project Management,
Organisational Development, Leadership and Change,
Corporate Finance,
Management Consulting Project,


Course Award : Masters of Business
Course NFQ Level : Level 9
Department : Department of Business & Management

Assessment method

Assessment Information
Students are assessed in a number of ways that include: group and individual projects, assignments, peer review, reflective practice and presentations. Some modules also have an exam component. A novel feature of the programme is the consulting project that takes place in Semester 2 of year 2, where students have to work on a group project in a real-world scenario, with a real client (which can be nominated by the student). In addition, students will be expected to deliver a 20,000 word thesis

Application date

Closing date for applications is 4.00pm Wednesday 12th September 2018.

Course fee

€7850 per annum

The programme will commence with a residential weekend on Friday 7 September 2018, which is included in programme fees

Enrolment and start dates

Commencing weekend of 7th September 2018 (Residential Weekend)

Applications for these courses must be made through the Admissions Office email

An information and registration evening will take place at the Institute from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on:
Thursday 6 September 2018

Institute staff and representatives of Professional Bodies will be available on this evening to provide additional information on programmes, answer queries and to offer guidance and assistance. However be aware that we invite you to contact us anytime during the year for guidance and advice.
Alternatively, students may forward a completed application/registration form (see back of this prospectus), including the appropriate fee, to the Department of Lifelong Learning.

Please note that postal application and enquiries are welcome by the Department from April 30th to September 12th 2018.

Closing date for applications is 4.00pm Wednesday 12 September 2018

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