Application Requirements

Entry to the Executive MBA is open to graduates who have at least three years of professional, administrative or business experience. Individuals who have professional qualifications recognised by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics as being equivalent to a primary degree may also be considered for admission.

Applications from non-graduates who have a minimum of five years professional, business or administrative experience may be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management, which is equivalent to the first year of the Executive MBA programme. Candidates who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma are eligible for admission to the second year of the Executive MBA.

All qualifying applicants must attend an interview, after which successful candidates are chosen. Candidates may be required to secure 6.5 in IELTS/TOEFL (with not less than 5.5 in any one component).

How do I apply?

Applications for both the Executive MBA and Postgraduate Diploma are made online via our new centralised system.  This will be operational on 1st November 2018.

Candidates are required to submit the following:
  • Application form including references and education history
  • Personal statement outlining how the programme fits into your career objectives
  • CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • Other supporting documentation including, but not limited to, university transcripts and birth certificate

When are applications due?

Applications are now being received and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

How much does it cost?

€13,850 per annum for EU students. 
EU students have the option of paying their fees in two equal instalments in September and January each academic year.

Academic Dates 2018-19

In Semester I students attend classes for a three-day period (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) five times each semester.

Year 1 - Lecture Dates 2018-19

Semester I (subject to change):

5, 6, & 7 September 2018
26, 27 and 28 September 2018
17, 18 and 19 October 2018
7, 8 and 9 November 2018
28, 29 and 30 November 2018

Exams – to be advised (December 2018)

Semester II:

9, 10 and 11 January 2019
24 January and 25 January 2019
13, 14 and 15 February 2019
7 and 8 March 2019
3, 4 and 5 April 2019 

Exams – to be advised

Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information.

Mairéad McKeon
Executive MBA Programme Administrator
+353 (0) 91 495066
mba@nuigalway.ie

Martin Hughes 
Executive MBA Programme Director 
+353 (0)91 493814
martin.hughes@nuigalway.ie