The MBA and your Career
The Executive MBA represents a common factor in the careers of many successful managers in large multinational companies, SMEs, government agencies, NGOs, professional consultancies, and arts organisations.
Executive MBA graduates from NUI Galway are employed by leading organizations in both the private and public sector in a variety of different industries ranging from:
Hewlett Packard, O2, Creganna-Tactx Medical, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, The City Bin Co., Hollister, AIB, Bank of Ireland, One Direct, VHI, Ernst and Young. Department of Education and Science, An Post, HSE, Marine Institute, Nokia Siemens, Thermo King, Bord Gáis, Hibernian.
What our students have to say:
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 did not complete this programme.
Finance Manager, Medtronic
My memory of studying at NUI Galway is a very positive one not just for the academic learning but also the group and peer-based learning. The MBA has helped me grow professionally and personally and gave me the full set of skills required to make my business what it is today.
CEO, The City Bin Co.
The Executive MBA programme at NUI, Galway has broadened my perspective on business philosophy and my knowledge of business principles and I have learned how these can be applied effectively in a practical context. The programme is delivered by a staff of competent lecturers, who have significant research and professional experience, and students with diverse backgrounds learn and develop quickly. The lecturers recognise that the knowledge and experience of the students is a vast source of learning and the programme is structured to incorporate this into the teaching, through an interactive discussion process which is always interesting and enjoyable.
Research & Development Manager, PEM Europe
The Executive MBA at NUI Galway was extremely beneficial to me. Having access to very high calibre lecturers in the School of Business and Economics enabled me to consider macro economic issues more in-depthly and think outside the box more broadly.
Managing Director, Springhill Woodcrafts Ltd.
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”