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Business Administration - MBA

The Griffith College Limerick Master of Business Administration (MBA) course is accredited by Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Griffith College is an approved learning provider on behalf of Edinburgh Business School in Heriot Watt University. Edinburgh Business School has appointed 25 ALPs worldwide, covering over 50 countries. Over 5,100 students study through ALP’s of Edinburgh Business School.

The MBA programme can be completed on a full-time, part-time or distance learning basis. The MBA full-time at Griffith College offers both intellectual rigour and applied business experience. It has been designed for those who want to immerse themselves in their studies and share in the experience with a class of like-minded individuals.

The part-time MBA is ideal if you would like to study for a prestigious MBA while continuing your full-time career. Students will attend weekly classes in Griffith College Limerick on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6.30pm to 9.45pm and selected Saturdays, where you will meet teaching staff and your fellow students. You will have the opportunity to enhance your learning through shared ideas and experiences.

The highly flexible distance learning programme will allow students study at their own convenience. This means you can continue in full-time employment or stay fully committed to your family duties. Distance Learning students can view the weekly Part-time classes online and also attend Revision weekend workshops in Limerick prior to each exam session.

Participants undertaking the MBA programme will complete 9 modules over 2 years. If students chose to defer an exam session, the course duration will extend beyond 2 years. Each course is assessed by formal examination. The assessment of each course is derived entirely from your performance in a single examination lasting 3 hours.

Flexibility Flexible Student Focused Teaching Groups:

Class size, structure and assessment tailored to meet the demands of each individual module.

Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience (APL/APEL): Griffith College welcomes applications from those with prior academic and/or professional learning experience relevant to the GBS programme of their choice.

Teaching Methods: Including active learning through lectures, tutorials, workshops, peer assessment and industry-led visits and seminars.

Entry requirements

A recognised Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent. Students who do not meet the undergraduate degree criteria may still be eligible onto the programme if they possess relevant work experience along with recognition of prior learning.

Duration

2 years part-time, online.

Careers or further progression

Career Progression

A postgraduate qualification is a proven asset for anybody who wishes to move from middle management to senior management, or for the person who desires to get a foothold on the path to becoming a senior executive. The Master of Business Administration programme is the first step in this process and can play a pivotal role in such development.

Progression to Specialist MBA

Edinburgh Business School offers you the opportunity to study for a specialist MBA in four subject areas: Finance; Marketing; Human Resource Management and Strategic Planning. To qualify for the award of the Specialist MBA you must successfully complete seven core courses (Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Project Management, Organisational Behaviour and Strategic Planning) plus four courses, from each specialism group.

Subjects taught

The MBA is broken down into 3 major awards:

1: Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration
Students who complete 3 courses will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, at least one of which must be a core course. A maximum of one exemption will be permitted for the award of the Postgraduate Certificate.

2: Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
Students who complete 6 courses will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, at least one of which must be a core course. A maximum of two exemptions will be permitted for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma.

3: Master of Business Administration
After successfully completing nine courses including all core courses and two electives students will be eligible for the award of Master of Business Administration.

Year 1 Core Subjects

-Economics
-Project Management
-Organisational Behaviour
-Human Resource Management
-Competitive Strategy

Year 2 Core Subjects

-Accounting
-Finance
-Marketing
-Strategic Planning

Assessment method

The assessment of each course is derived entirely from your performance in a single examination lasting 3 hours.

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