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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, Thursdays (2.00pm – 9.00pm) and Saturday mornings (9.00am - 2.00pm).

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

Dr. Tom Egan / Prof. Denis Harrington / Ms. Margo O’Dowd
Tel: +353-(0)51-302424

Subjects taught

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

Semester 2
• Professional Development 1
• Operational Excellence
• Accounting for Managers
• Business Research & Analysis

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

* International Management is delivered as a one week trip to Boston at the start of year two of the programme Entry Details.

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


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

Application date

Closing Date: 30/September/2017

Course fee

€8,950 per year

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