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Executive MBA

Course Outline
The UCC Executive MBA is designed to prepare its participants to become organisational innovators, leaders and managers.

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 organisational strategy; operations management; HRM; management accounting and corporate finance; economics and business innovation.

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.

Why Choose This Course

The course adopts an integrative approach to the diverse challenges of business and organisational life by encouraging participants to 'see across' the various functional and divisional structures that dominate many traditional organisations, rather than only 'seeing within' their functional specialisations or roles.

You will accelerate your thinking, decision-making and judgment capabilities by progressing through a connected sequence of analytical, action-based and reflective challenges – from the historical case study through the live case study to the personal case study – a learning journey deliberately designed to promote a different way of seeing yourself, your role and values, change possibilities and leadership potential.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you will have:

an honours primary degree,

or

an ordinary primary degree + satisfactory GMAT or satisfactory GRE General Test Score*

or

an appropriate professional qualification

AND

at least 3 years' significant managerial experience/responsibility**

OR

Significant senior managerial/professional work experience plus satisfactory GMAT score or satisfactory GRE General Text Score*

PLUS

2 referees' reports

Applicants may be required to attend for interviews

*If you feel the skills covered by the GMAT or GRE General Test can be demonstrated elsewhere in your application then you may request a waiver – this may be granted at the discretion of the Director of the Executive MBA.

** If you feel that you possess significant managerial experience/responsibility, achieved in a period of less than 3 years, and this can be demonstrated elsewhere in your application, then you may request a waiver - this may be granted at the discretion of the Director of the Executive MBA.

The GMAT test can be taken at any time and the results generally are valid for three years. To arrange a test contact the Graduate Management Admissions Test at www.mba.com

Information on the GRE test can be found at https://www.ets.org/gre

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison site.

Duration

2 years part time.

The part-time option will be taught during weekday and weekend working hours over 2 years.

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information
Many of our MBA students come from specific professional backgrounds – engineering, sciences, ICT and finance, to name but a few. Their education and professional expertise has brought them to an advanced level in their organisations.

In order to make the next step up the managerial ladder, they need to develop their knowledge of how the general organisation operates and what strategic and operational frameworks are used by top level management teams.

The Executive MBA provides such learning and knowledge, allowing our graduates to progress their careers accordingly.

Further enquiries

Senan Ensko
E: mba@ucc.ie
P: + 353 21 490 2394

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Course Practicalities
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

Saturdays 9am-1.30pm.

Lectures are held in Room 2.55 of the O' Rahilly Building on UCC's main campus.

Assessment method

Continuous assessment of individual and group assignments is the most commonly used form of assessment on the course.

Application date

Closing Date: October, 2018 approximately

Non-EU Closing Date: Not currently open to Non EU applicants

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: January 2019

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