What is the Master of Business about?

This postgraduate programme brings theory to life through its exciting work placement element and applied learning focus, enabling participants to apply acquired knowledge and competencies in a real-world workplace environment. The programme equips graduates with the attributes required by business to make an immediate contribution to the organisation through its work placement experience element. The industrial placement is of four months duration, from May to August, and affords the student a unique opportunity to implement and reflect on the theories learned on the programme. It will complement the student's education and broaden his/ her skill set. A number of progressive local enterprises partner with us in this initiative. Work placement is recognised by prospective employers and students alike as being a very sought after aspect of an academic programme. Another new aspect of this programme is the module 'Communication for Professional Life'. As communication skills are generally deemed an integral element of enquiry-based learning, this module will prepare graduates for executive and leadership scenarios which require negotiation and persuasive expertise and ability with the written word.

Entry requirements

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 Master of Business programme.

All applicants will be considered on a caseby- case basis. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications, recognition of prior learning and/or the applicant's performance in GMAT or equivalent.

Institute of Technology Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


Carlow 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Wexford 2 years part-time.

Wicklow 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

What will I be able to do when I finish the programme?

In a job market increasingly featuring primary honours degree holders, this Masters Programme, with its work experience element, significantly increases graduates' chances of recruitment by highly attractive employers. The Master of Business programme is aimed at producing creative, flexible and dynamic individuals, who can take up or enhance roles as business practitioners, in Ireland or overseas. A Master of Business is an internationally recognised qualification and opens the door to many careers.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

Further enquiries


Head Of Department - Business

Dr Martin Meagher

BComm, MBA, MA, FCA, PhD



Deputy Head Of Campus

Dr Janette Davies




Lifelong Learning Manager

Dr Clare Power

BSc, DipHE, MSc, PhD


Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?

Leadership and Strategy

Corporate Governance, Ethics and Social Responsibility

Research Methods

Financial Analysis and Investment Appraisal


Strategic Marketing Management

Strategic Human Resource Management

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Communications for Professional Life

Work Placement






Course fee

CWB01 Master of Business CARLOW Full-time €5,500

CWL03 Master of Business CARLOW Part-time €7,400*

CWX03 Master of Business WEXFORD Part-time €7,400*

CWW03 Master of Business WICKLOW Part-time €7,400*

CWX04 Postgraduate Diploma in Business WEXFORD Part-time €5,500

CWB02 Postgraduate Diploma in Business CARLOW Full-time €4,800

CWL04 Postgraduate Diploma in Business CARLOW Part-time €5,500

CWW04 Postgraduate Diploma in Business WICKLOW Part-time €5,500

*Fees for ITC Major Award graduates only €5,500.

Programme Fees for Non-EU Students

Masters Programme Fee – €11,250

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