Business Administration - Executive MBA

The key themes of the programme are leadership & professional development, market analysis, decision making and research capability. Students participate in a one-week International Management residential programme in Boston USA as part of their studies.

To date, over 150 graduates from a wide variety of organisational backgrounds have completed our MBA – these organisations include: ABB, Honeywell, Bank of Ireland, and Johnson & Johnson.

Entry requirements

The Executive MBA is targeted at experienced working managers with:

• A degree or equivalent professional qualification. Applications from non–graduate managers - with 10 years experience minimum - will be considered in exceptional cases.

• A minimum age of 23 years.
• At least three years of relevant business experience.
• A satisfactory performance at an admission interview.


2 Years part-time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Progression and Career Opportunities
On successful completion of the programme, graduates may pursue doctoral level qualifications either a part-time PhD or our new part-time DBA programme.

We have recently redesigned our MBA programme so that students can work on action research assignments in their own organisations. Candidates on the programme also participate in a number of professional development workshops and travel to Boston as part of an international study tour at our partner university, Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University. These interventions have supported our students to take up positions across all types of organisations, from leading technology innovators such as Salesforce to consulting firms and banks such as AIB and State Street Bank.

Wherever you want to work, our professional development and networking events help to connect our students to leading organisations in Ireland and overseas.

Further enquiries

Further Information
Dr. Tom Egan / Prof. Denis Harrington / Ms. Margo O'Dowd
051 302424,

Subjects taught

Year 1
Semester 1
• Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
• Marketing Management
• Managing People

Semester 2
• Professional Development 1
• Lean Operational Excellence
• Accounting for Managers
• Organisational Change 1 **

Year 2
Semester 3
• International Management
• Strategic Management
• Innovation & Entrepreneurship
• Business Economics
• Organisational Change 2 **

Semester 4
• Professional Development 2
• Info Systems & Digital Marketing
• Corporate Finance
• Organisational Change Research Project

* * International Management is delivered as a one week trip to Boston at the start of year two of the programme We do allow multiple entry points to our MBA which means that while semester one is only offered every two years (September 2016, September 2018, etc), students can enter our MBA at the start of semesters one, two or three. However, students must complete Organisational Change 1 before Organisational Change 2 regardless of the semester in which they join.


Qualification: Master in Business Administration (90 credits, Level 9)

Application date

Closing Date 31 July 2018

How to Apply
Apply online via To apply for a single module please contact the Dept. of Graduate Business at 051 302424 /

Course fee

Cost €8,950 per year

Enrolment and start dates

Commencing September 2018

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