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Business Administration Management - Executive Master

Your course
The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a Master of Business Administration course that offers you a general management programme designed to enable participants to prepare for accelerated career progression through the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for success in strategic management and senior leadership roles.

The Executive MBA:
• Develops managerial knowledge and skills that have immediate applicability

• Provides an opportunity to meet like-minded, ambitious executives from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences

• Challenges participants to think differently

The NUI Galway MBA is accredited by AMBA—the global standard of excellence for MBA education.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Entry is open to graduates who have at least three years of relevant postgraduate administrative or business experience. Applications from non-graduates who have a minimum of five years’ business or administrative experience may be considered for the PDip (Management), which is equivalent to the first year of the Executive MBA programme.


2 years, part-time (EMBA) / 1 year, part-time (PDip).

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
The Executive MBA represents a common factor in the careers of many successful managers in large multinational companies, SMEs, government agencies, NGOs, professional consultancies and arts organisations. Executive MBA graduates from NUI Galway are employed by leading organisations in both the private and public sector, including Alkermes, AIB, An Post, Bank of Ireland, Bord Gáis, Boston Scientific, C&D Foods, Cancer Care West, Creganna-Tactx Medical, Department of Education and Skills, Dycon Ltd., Glanbia, Hewlett Packard, Hollister, HSE, Medtronic,, O2, The City Bin Co., Thermo King, VHE and Transitions Optical.

Further enquiries

Martin Hughes
T: +353 91 483 814


1. Research-led teaching by key faculty with real world business experience and international research reputations.

2. Continuing personal and professional development tailored to each participant with one-to-one coaching from top business leaders, complemented by small classes that allow for rich staff-student interaction.

3. Specialised in competing globally from and within peripheral regions.

Application date

This cyclical programme will again be on offer for entry 2018.

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