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Business Administration in Strategy

How will I benefit?
Individual professional and personal development.

The MBA programme will allow you to develop your interpersonal, conceptual and decision making skills which will give you enhanced management and leadership ability, confidence and critical self-awareness.

The MBA will give you the required skills and abilities to assist you in navigating your chosen career path.
Your organisation will benefit from you acquiring new skills and confidence and will bring an added value to your workplace and colleagues.

The aim of the MBA in Strategy is to enable learners to develop their leadership and strategic management skills, thus raising their individual performance and assisting their organisations achieve success.

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 strategic management and thinking.

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.

Applications are assessed on a first come first served basis.


2 Years (4 Semesters, September to September)

No. of weeks per semester: 15
No. of timetable hours week: 10
Which days:
Wednesdays: 6pm - 10pm
Fridays: 3.00pm - 9.00pm
Duration: Four semesters

Number of credits


Further enquiries

John Meyler
Department of Organisation and Professional Development
T: 021 433 5335

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

Semester 1
• Research Methods
• Exploring Corporate Strategy (10 ECTS)
• Applied Business Finance
• Leadership & Organisational Behaviour

Semester 2
• Economics of Global Markets
• Global Business Strategy (10 ECTS)
• Contemporary Issues in Marketing
• IT & Data Analytics

Semester 3 (One Mandatory and One Elective - 10 ECTS)
• International Business Trip

Electives – Choose 1
• Operations Strategy
• Innovation & Creativity
• Organisational Change Management
• Strategic Corporate Finance
• Services Marketing Management

Semester 4
• Research Dissertation (30 ECTS)


Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

Application date

EU Applicants:
Closing date: 31st August 2019

Course fee


Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to:

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

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