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Business Administration - Executive MBA

Overview
The UL Executive MBA is a part-time, two year programme. The programme is delivered in three-day, intensive, on campus blocks, with four blocks per semester and two semesters each year. The programme focuses on five themes: Internationalisation, Managerial Vision and Competencies, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Strategic Thinking and Leadership. The UL MBA offers electives in Aviation Management and Engineering Management which will enable you to update and deepen your understanding of critical issues impacting these areas.

The fundamental objectives of the UL Executive MBA are to develop your understanding of best practice management, ability to think and act strategically, decision making and leadership skills and the ability to understand and respond to the dynamics of a changing business environment. From its inception, the University of Limerick has forged deep relationships with industry. For over three decades these connections have helped ensure our MBA teaching is current, relevant and immediately applicable. The MBA programme features interactive discussion based classes, guest lectures from industry leaders and, of course, the examination of real world case studies.

Entry requirements

Normally a primary degree Level 8 with first or second class honours or an approved professional qualification. At least four years' experience at managerial level is also required. In the case of candidates without an honours degree, five years' experience will be required. In addition, an acceptable score in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and an interview with the course selection panel are prerequisites for entry to the programme.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
•Qualification transcripts and certificates
•GMAT certificate (where applicable)
•MBA Additional Information Form
•English language qualification if English is not your first language
•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

2 years part-time

Further enquiries

Dr Michele O'Dwyer, Director, MBA Programmes
Kemmy Business School
Email: michele.odwyer@ul.ie
Tel: 353-61-213161

Course Co-ordinator:
Shirley Ryan, Taught Postgraduate Studies Office
Tel: 353-61-213084/213571
Fax: 353-61-213489
Email: siobhan.tiernan@ul.ie or shirley.ryan@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1:

Semester 1:
•Financial Reporting
•Macroeconomics and the Global Economy
•Market Orientation & Customer Focus

Electives (Choose one):
•Organisational Behaviour
•Air Transport Characteristics
•Supply Chain Management

Winter School Electives

Year 1:

Semester 2:
•Managing in the International Context
•Corporate Finance
•Data Analysis for Business Decisions

Electives (Choose one):
•Globalisation & International Economic Issues
•Fleet Planning
•Commercial and Corporate Law

Summer: International Workshop

Year 2

Semester 3:
•Corporate Strategy Analysis
•Strategic Human Resource Management
•Information Systems and Knowledge Management

Electives (Choose one):
•Relationship Marketing
•Airline Finance & Ground Operations
•Lean Tools & Techniques

Winter School Electives

•Implementing Strategy
•Strategic Leadership
•Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Management

Electives (Choose one):
•The Strategic Management of Projects: Science & Principles
Semester 4:

Summer: Management Project/Thesis

Comment

The UL Executive MBA is a part-time, two year programme. The programme is delivered in three-day, intensive, on campus blocks, with four blocks per semester and two semesters each year. The programme focuses on five themes: Internationalisation, Managerial Vision and Competencies, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Strategic Thinking and Leadership. UL provide the only MBA in Europe with a specialist Aviation Management stream and the only MBA in Ireland with a specialist Engineering Management Stream.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Course fee

An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 10/Sep/2018

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