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 contexts.
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.