Welcome to the Executive MBA at NUI Galway
The Value of the Executive MBA at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
In today’s challenging economic climate, it is critical to choose the right MBA. The Executive MBA at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway integrates an academically rigorous and challenging real-world business education.
The programme is industry-led and globally-focused providing you with the knowledge, transferable skills and confidence required for innovative and effective management practice.
Dedicated top-class teaching, learning and research resources are provided for MBA students at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics. Our small class sizes and lecturers who are leading experts in their respective fields result in greater one to one attention and an excellent learning experience.
Students on the Executive MBA programme will benefit from the recently announced strategic alliance between NUI Galway and the University of Limerick. MBA students will have the option of choosing summer electives in Year One of the programme either at NUI Galway or at the University of Limerick. This alliance provides students with greater choice in their elective subjects and more flexibility to tailor the programme to their particular needs. The alliance also allows for expanded networking opportunities with other MBA students.
Investing in a MBA in a very important decision. The Executive MBA at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics will provide an excellent return on investment resulting in increased confidence, competence and capability to accelerate your career.
Next NUI Galway MBA Programme commences September 2014
Features of the Executive MBA 2012-14
International Study Visit
Organisations now operate in a global environment and it is important to understand different perspectives and experiences in an international context. The study trip will give students the opportunity to visit businesses, attend lectures, and interact with business leaders in an international context. This optional study visit will take place in May of Year One and is most likely to take place in the United States.
Mode of Delivery
The Executive MBA programme is delivered in block-release format. Students will attend classes over a 3-day period (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) four times each semester. This allows students to continue to work full-time and study.
Career Personal and Professional Development
Career and professional development is an integral part of the NUI Galway MBA programme. Throughout the programme, career coaches will be available to work one-on-one with students assisting them with their personal and professional development.
Mac Dara Hosty
Executive MBA Student 2010–12
“Having made the decision to study an MBA programme, I set about deciding which MBA programme would be best and which programme was best suited to meet my needs. The NUI Galway Executive MBA scored highest on both counts. It has long been an ambition of mine to study in the US so the International Study Visit to Fordham University in New York was excellent and a great learning experience. The course content is quite varied and addresses many contemporary business issues. Coupled with that, the opportunity to apply the theory in real time through the applied consultancy project in Second Year is something I am really looking forward to. And, while I am only just completing the last semester, my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!”
Finance Manager, Medtronic
"I completed the Executive MBA programme at NUI Galway in 2006 and I am glad to say that I found it a truly positive experience. The overall organisation of the programme, the quality of the lecturers and the stimulating discussions that took place among the group put the foundations in place that enabled me to take my career to the next level. Almost four years on, I can say without hesitation that I would not be where I am today if I had not taken two years out of what was a very busy life to participate in and complete this programme."