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Executive MBA

Description
What is the Executive Master of Business Administration?
On the WIT MBA programme, you will develop skills and learn concepts that will accelerate your career, serving you throughout your professional life. The course is about personal accomplishment, new insights and frameworks for thinking, about building stronger skills, expanding horizons, good governance and leadership in a challenging corporate environment.

Our MBA Programme transforms individuals, who in turn go on to transform their organisations. The faculty who deliver on the MBA programme are exceptional research-led academics. This research also focuses on discovering the most powerful ways to train new leaders, and putting those ideas into practice in our curriculum.

WIT Business School is also an active member of the MBA Association Ireland and we regularly host events which enhance the learning and professional development of our students (for more information see http://www.mbaassociation.ie/our-chapters/waterford/). This year the WIT Executive MBA group were announced All-Ireland Strategy Case Competition Champions for the MBA Association of Ireland National Strategy Competition 2015 and 2016. Organised by the MBA Association of Ireland, the competition is open to all MBA programmes across Ireland, past winners having included UCD, NUIG and DCU.

Entry requirements

There is no single formula for a successful applicant. Candidates are evaluated for their achievements, their potential, and the fit between what they aspire to achieve and what our MBA Program has to offer. If you believe that the EMBA may be right for you, we encourage you to get all the information that you need to apply to our program. Join us at one of the information events we run throughout the region, or arrange a consultation with the programme director to discuss your interest.

When making an application, we specifically look for:
•A degree or equivalent. In some cases where managers have exceptional experience (of at least 10 years), an application will be considered

•Minimum age of 23 years

•At least three years of relevant professional business experience

•Satisfactory performance at an admission interview

•Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT's English Language Requirements for details.

Duration

2 Years part-time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Opportunities
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.

Whether your goal is to progress within your organisation, take on new responsibilities or pursue and enhance an entrepreneurial route, the programme will give you the knowledge, insights, network and confidence to succeed.

Further enquiries

Course Leader
Dr. Tom Egan
Executive MBA Course Director and Lecturer in Business Studies
Tel: 51302426
Email: TEGAN@wit.ie

Course Leader
Prof. Denis Harrington
B.Comm (Hons), MBA, PhD, FRSA - Head of Department of Graduate Business
Tel: 51302427
Email: DHARRINGTON@wit.ie

Subjects taught

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

Semester 2
• Professional Development 1
• 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 study 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.

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