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Business Administration - MBA

What is this programme about?
This programme provides an opportunity for students to study for a Master in Business Administration, corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits).

Exit awards from this programme
Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the MBA programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Level 9) should they opt to leave the programme (Embedded Exit Award).

This comprehensive MBA programme provides a structured, evidenced-based environment to experienced management professionals to expand on and develop their knowledge of the current global business environment and management systems. It provides students with the tools, techniques and skills to enhance their business knowledge and provide them with a competitive edge in industry and the jobs market. This programme not only builds knowledge in key areas such as current business technologies and systems, business models and strategies and people management. It also builds on the participant’s professional and personal skills including confidence building with presentations and team projects, networking amongst students from different industries and backgrounds and provides a challenging but open and reflective environment to discuss and research current issues affecting the business world on a global scale.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
The MBA and Postgraduate Diploma (Embedded Exit Award) programmes are designed for graduates of Bachelor of Business Honours Degrees (Level 8) or equivalent. Graduates of programmes in Engineering, Science, Design and other disciplines are generally required to have completed the Higher Diploma in Business in Management (Level 8) or equivalent to be eligible for admission to the MBA programme.

Applicants applying for entry to the programme through progression routes other than those listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications, recognition of prior learning and/or the applicant’s performance in GMAT or equivalent.

Applicants for the MBA programmes who hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Level 9) programmes will be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis. All applicants must have three years relevant business management experience. Evidence must be provided of the nature and extent of this experience by at least one referee capable of assessing the applicants managerial abilities.

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Duration

2 years. 2 nights per week 7.00 - 10.00pm.

Number of credits

NFQ Level 9 (90 ECTS Credits)

Careers or further progression

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

Exit award
Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the MBA programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Level 9) should they opt to leave the programme (Embedded Exit Award).

Further enquiries

Lifelong Learning Centre
Institute of Technology Carlow,
Kilkenny Road,
Carlow.
Tel: 059 9175280
Fax: 059 9175005
Email: lll@itcarlow.ie
Web: www.itcarlow.ie/lll

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Strategic HR Management
Global Business, Leadership & Ethics
Advanced Strategic Management
Strategic Business Finance
Strategic Marketing Analysis & Implementation
Corporate Governance
Advanced Research Methods
Commercial dispute, Negotiation
Dissertation

Comment

Students taking Level 6, 7 or 8 courses of 1 year duration or longer where course fees are €2,290 and who opt to pay full course fees by Saturday 2nd September 2017 will be eligible to benefit from the €300 discounted fee of €1,990.

For programmes where fees exceed €2,290 the appropriate fee payment regulation information is available from the faculty for Lifelong Learning.

(a) Course fees are expected to be paid in full at the commencement of the course. IT Carlow recognises that some students may have difficulties in paying the full amount in one transaction thus the Lifelong Learning Centre has created a number of fee payment by instalment options. All such applications will be treated in confidence. In general, fee payment by instalment applications will only be considered for fees in excess of €1,000.
Students who apply for and are granted a fee payment by installment plan should note that failure to meet the payment dates set down for their payment scheme, in particular key dates, may:
• be denied access to Blackboard
• be prevented from sitting examinations in December, May or August as applicable
• have all other assignment / exam results withheld until payments are made
• assignments will not be accepted nor will a late submission for an assignment be accepted after late payments are made
• pay an additional surcharge.

(b) Students in receipt of employer sponsorship etc. will be required to submit a letter of confirmation of commitment to pay from their employer of funding body. They must also include a Purchase Order Number for invoice purposes. Where fees have not been paid by the ‘sponsor’ within thirty days after issue of the invoice, it is the responsibility of the student to then pay the fee and claim back fees from their sponsor.

(c) Repeat students will be required to pay relevant examination fee when applying to sit the repeat.

(d) The Faculty for Lifelong Learning has a strict policy in relation to Refund of Course Fees and a fees refund or a percentage of same will only be given in the following circumstances:
• A full refund will be given if requested in writing before the commencement of the course.
• Where a student leaves within two weeks of the start of a short course (10-13 weeks), 70% refund of the course fee will apply. Outside this two week period there will be no refund of fees.
• For long courses i.e. those of one-year duration or longer, a percentage of fees refund will be given over the first nine weeks of the course as per table 1. Thereafter there will be no refund of fees.
• The refund calculation is based on the full fee for the course not the amount that a student may have paid under a fees payment installment agreement.
• The fees refund calculation is based on the date that the student formally applies in writing to withdraw from the course.
• All courses will run subject to sufficient numbers. Where a course has to be cancelled those students who have registered and paid will be refunded in full.
• Receipts must be retained and produced when requesting a refund of course fees which must be applied for on the official refund form.

Application date

Closing Date for Applications

All Postgraduate Applications – 12 noon Friday 25th August 2017

All other applications – 12 noon Friday 25th August 2017

Course fee

Fee €11,000

Enrolment and start dates

Registration / Orientation Saturday 2nd September 2017

Courses Commence
Monday 11th September 2017

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