J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

The School now has over 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students spread across areas such Accountancy and Finance, Economics and Public Policy, Management, Marketing,  and Business Information Systems.

Our School mission is to deliver a high-impact scholarly environment in which students become well-rounded and employable business graduates, and in which its faculty contribute to society, industry and academia through quality engagement and research.

The School offers a wide range of programmes, from undergraduate degrees to executive education, tailored to deliver the specific professional skills required to succeed in a globalised and competitive environment. Led by our highly-experienced faculty, we pursue an innovative teaching approach which incorporates face-to-face delivery, blended learning, professional mentoring, student placements and group-based project work.


A degree from the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway provides students with the essential business knowledge, skills and competencies that are vital in the world of business and management.

NUI Galway’s graduates are highly successful in their chosen degree and are highly sought after in all areas of Business and Management. Whether you want to start up your own business, aspire to become Ireland’s next budding economist or want to enter the exciting and challenging world of international business then a Business degree at NUI Galway is the right choice for you.

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Our postgraduate courses will prepare you for a rewarding career, provide you with practical learning opportunities, and upskill you for a constantly evolving workplace.

Our programmes are designed and constantly reviewed with the needs of our students in mind. We undertake regular reviews with students, alumni, employers and professional bodies to ensure that we continuously deliver the real learning required to enable you to make an impact on the world of business, and to realise your true potential.

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Executive MBA

An MBA is one of the world’s most recognised and respected business and management qualifcatons. Pursuing an MBA is about positoning yourself for further success. Critcal to this, is choosing an MBA programme with a proven track record that meets the highest internatonal standards for MBA education,

Driven by experienced, passionate and dedicated faculty, the NUI Galway MBA integrates an academically rigorous and challenging real-world business educaton with industry engagement and global learning. Our MBA provides you with the knowledge, transferable skills and confdence required for innovatve and efectve management and leadership. With over 45 years of experience in MBA provision, and accreditaton from the internatonal Associaton of MBAs, choosing NUI Galway is a smart decision. Our Executve MBA provides a proven, excellent return on investment resultng in a personal platorm that will positon you for an accelerated career success

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