Our MBA course offers a broad understanding of all the important functions of an organisation: accounting, finance, strategy, human resources, IT, marketing and operations. It is designed to help you simultaneously contribute more effectively to your organisation and enhance your career prospects. It is aimed at working executives who are looking to make the move to upper management levels.
The UCC Executive MBA is designed to prepare its participants to become organisational innovators, managers and leaders.
It provides a strong understanding of the core organisational functions and skills, but moves beyond that to provide an integrative, critical understanding of the role of the leader/manager.
Essential to this integrated understanding is the development of team and individual skills allowing the participant to work in a variety of settings and contexts.
Programme participants develop an understanding of the core disciplines including accounting, finance, strategy, economics, marketing, IT and operations.
Participants develop from this base an appreciation of the interconnectedness of all aspects of the organisation, and an appreciation of the role each function must play in delivering on organisational goals.
For most participants this requires an understanding of functions outside of their existing professional competence. Central to the development of this understanding of the complexity of organisations is our careful approach to class composition, intended to ensure that class participants are exposed to a variety of professional and personal backgrounds.
Considerable emphasis is placed on creating an environment conducive to the peer-to-peer learning we believe is vital to the UCC Executive MBA experience.
The Executive MBA is a part-time, two-year, four teaching period course.
Each year is made up of two teaching periods (January to March and September to December) and each teaching period is made up of 12 lecture weeks.
Each lecture week is made up of 10 lecture hours, delivered on Fridays 9am - 4.30pm and
Lectures are held in Room 2.55 of the O Rahilly Building on UCCs main campus.