Institution / Institute of Technology Carlow Carlow Campus
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What is this course about?
This two-year course will provide an opportunity for students to study for a Master in Business, corresponding to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS credits).

The aim of this programme is to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of the contemporary business environment and to equip them with the necessary knowledge and competencies in management and enterprise to enable them to make a contribution to the business community in the region, nationally and internationally.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
The MB 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 required to have completed the Higher Diploma in Business in Management (Level 8) or equivalent to be eligible for admission to the MB programme.

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

Applicants for the MB programmes who hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Level 9) programmes will be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis.

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.


2 years. 2 nights per week, 7.00pm - 10.00pm with some Saturdays throughout year.

Number of credits

90 ECTS credits

Careers or further progression

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

Further enquiries

Lifelong Learning Centre
Institute of Technology Carlow,
Kilkenny Road,
Tel: 059 9175280
Fax: 059 9175005

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Leadership and Strategy
Strategic Human Resource Management
Corporate Governance, Ethics and
Corporate Responsibility
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Financial Analysis and Investment
Communications for Professional Life
Strategic Marketing Management
Research Project
Research Methods


Exam Information
Modules completed in Term 1 will, where applicable be examined in week beginning 12th December 2016. Modules completed in Term 2 will, where applicable be examined in May 2017.

Application date

Closing Date for Applications

All Postgraduate Applications – 12 noon Friday 19th August 2016

All other applications – 12 noon Friday 26th August 2016

Course fee

Fees for 2016-17

Enrolment and start dates

Registration / Orientation Saturday 10th September 2016

Courses Commence
Monday 12th September 2016

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