This postgraduate course 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 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 course. It will complement the student's education and broaden his/her skill set. A number of progressive local enterprises partner with the Institute in this initiative.

The Master of Business course is designed to produce creative, flexible and dynamic individuals, equipped with the skills to take up or enhance roles as business practitioners. A Master of Business is an internationally recognised qualification and opens the door to many careers.

Exit Award - Yes.

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 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. IT Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

For non-native English speakers, IELTS (6.0) or equivalent is required.


1 Year Full-Time or 2 Years Part-Time.

Careers or further progression

Study & Career Opportunities
In a job market increasingly featuring primary honours degree holders, this Masters course, with its work experience element, significantly increases graduates' chances of recruitment by highly attractive employers. The Master of Business course 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 recognized qualification and opens the door to many careers.

The Master of Business and Postgraduate Diploma (Embedded Exit Award) courses are designed for graduates of Bachelor of Business Honours Degrees (Level 8) or equivalent. Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the Master of Business course will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Level 9) should they opt to leave the course.

Further enquiries

Full-time applicants may contact;
Dr Edward Dennehy BA (Hons), MBS, DBA
Programme Director


Martin Meagher BComm, MBA, MA, FCA
Head of Department - Business
P: 059 917 5000

Part-time applicants may contact:
Faculty of Lifelong Learning
P: 059 917 5280

International (Non-EU) applicants may contact:
P: 00353- 59-9175205

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


Postgraduate Opportunities - Institute of Technology Carlow. Institute of Technology Carlow has a range of high-quality courses that offer suitably qualified primary degree holders (NFQ Level 8) exciting opportunities to progress to higher awards (Masters and Doctoral degrees). These opportunities are by research and thesis or taught courses, with many available on a full-time or part-time basis across our three campuses in Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford.

Higher Degrees by research are normally obtained by undertaking a research project, guided by an experienced supervisor. The average duration of a research Masters degree (NFQ Level 9) is 2 years full-time study. A PhD (NFQ Level 10) should take from 3 to 4 years (full-time) to complete.

Taught courses are available at three levels: Higher Diploma (NFQ Level 8); Postgraduate Diploma - NFQ Level 9 (60 credits); and Masters - NFQ Level 9 (90 credits). Individual full-time postgraduate courses are described in the forthcoming sections. Details of part-time taught courses are available in the Lifelong Learning prospectus.

Research Masters and Doctoral Degrees
Institute of Technology Carlow offers postgraduate research supervision for both Research Masters and Doctoral Degree candidates (NFQ Levels 9 and 10). Research supervision is closely tied to the priorities and expertise of staff attached to specialist research centres at Institute of Technology Carlow. Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) is an integral part of Institute of Technology Carlow's activities and a vital aspect of its interaction with industry and other research centres, both nationally and internationally.

Application date

How to apply
1. Research & choose your course from our wide range of postgraduate offerings on our website or in our prospectus.

2. Check out all of the relevant entry requirements, course code and closing dates, taking time to read IT Carlows FAQs and application instructions on the Admissions section of the website.

3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at IT Carlow!

For admissions queries from Irish or European applicants, please email:

All Non-EU international applicants may refer to the International section of the website for further details or email:

Course fee

This course is not eligible for Free Fees. Programme Fees 2017/18 €5,500. Fees under review for 2018/19.

Enrolment and start dates

Postgraduate application procedure
Postgraduate applicants should refer to the Study/Postgraduate section of the website for more information:

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