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 also be required to have a satisfactory GMAT score and may be required to secure an acceptable standard 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 the Postgraduate Applications Centre.
Executive MBA: GYC16
Postgraduate Diploma in Management: GYC17
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?
We are accepting applications from suitably qualified individuals from September 2013 onwards.
How much does it cost?
€12,900 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 2012/2013
Students attend classes for a three-day period (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) four to five times each semester.
Dates to be advised.
Executive MBA Student 2012-14
“I’ve been running my own physiotherapy business for eight years but I had no business training and wanted to gain skills in management, marketing and IT. I chose the Executive MBA because it offered the full range of disciplines that I needed and I felt that I could apply what I was learning directly to the business as I went along. Over the past year I have studied accounting for managers, management theories and looking at how technology can help business. All our systems at my company are computerised and I am now integrating those systems to get more leverage from the information we gather. We can look at our activities week on week and use our data more strategically. I have a summer elective in business negotiations and in Year 2 I will have the option to choose modules such as economics with Alan Ahearne. It was the calibre of the lecturing body that really drew me to this programme”.
Executive MBA Student 2010-12
“I selected the NUIG Executive MBA program because it offered me the opportunity to continue with my career and embark on my MBA education at the same time. This provided me the opportunity to apply the learning in my organization almost simultaneously. The program also offers access to a network of MBA students, alumni, faculty, and business leaders both local and international. Overall it has been a very positive experience”