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:

Alkermes, AIB, An Post, Bank of Ireland, Bord Gáis, Boston Scientific, C&D Foods, Cancer Care West, Creganna-Tactx Medical, Department of Education and Skills, Dycon Ltd., Glanbia, Hewlett Packard, Hollister, HSE, Medtronic,, Nokia Siemens, O2, The City Bin Co., Thermo King, VHI, and Transitions Optical.

What our students have to say:

“It was with such a sense of real self-doubt that I entered the program in 2012. For me, crossing that threshold back into academia for the first time in 20 years, took all the strength I had. Self-doubt abounded! However, I can now say, having completed the program, that it has revolutionised both my career and self-confidence levels. The sense of achievement of having completed the MBA still fills me with a great sense of pride. It is one of my greatest achievements. Within a month of completing the MBA, I was substantially promoted within my company. This would not have happened without the MBA. The skill set acquired during the MBA helps me daily to successfully achieve sustained business growth.”
Ken O’Grady
Executive MBA Graduate 2014
National Sales Manager, Carbon Group Ltd

“The EMBA for me was a fantastic experience albeit a tremendously challenging one. Along with the varied subject matter, I learned a lot about myself, including hidden strengths to be capitalised upon and weaknesses that needed to be challenged. I have met many wonderful people along my MBA journey and would highly recommend anyone up for the challenge of high end business learning and the personal voyage within.
Rossa Geraghty
Executive MBA Graduate 2014
Business Development Manager, City Property Services.

“The NUI Galway Executive MBA has greatly enhanced my analytical and strategic thinking skills and has provided me with an excellent understanding of the business world. A good balance was reached with regard to gaining an understanding of both the public and private sectors. The final interdisciplinary consultancy project has been for me the flagship, whereby all previous learning makes better sense. The breadth and variety of modules were impressive.”
Treasa Kirk
Executive MBA Graduate 2012
Senior Inspector, Department of Education and Skills

“I chose the NUI Galway Executive MBA because it has the right mix of practical and theoretical elements to the programme. The quality of teaching within the MBA programme is second to none”
Ashwin Kher
Executive MBA Graduate 2012

“The MBA programme arms you with the multidisciplinary tools of the broader organisation. It is particularly beneficial for people in disciplines which do not get the exposure to report on the total business. It is also a great opportunity to take stock and leverage experience and learning to develop strategies and think outside the box. An MBA is a stepping stone, and will improve earning potential if you continue to invest in on-going learning and the application of the knowledge. It was a great investment for me—I would not have been considered for my current role without it.”
Lorraine McDermott
Executive MBA Graduate 2006
Financial Controller of Hollister ULC and Liberty Medical Services

“The networks made through the MBA programme have been pivotal to my professional development and success. Being a “Techie”, the learning and the MBA qualification gives credibility and impact to the financial argument of any business decision enabling paralleled levels of confidence across business and technical fields”.
Damien Moloney
Executive MBA Graduate 2006
Director of Operations at Cambus Medical



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Current students

Ruth Kiely


Executive MBA Student 2012-14

“I started my own physiotherapy business in 2004, and as the business developed I realized I needed to develop skills that were not part of my professional training in particular in the areas of management, marketing and IT.  I chose the Executive MBA because it offered the full range of disciplines that I needed.  With the knowledge gained I have been able to install a software system which allows us to manage all aspects of our business more effectively and efficiently thus giving us a competitive advantage.

Highlights from the EMBA programme include the International Study Trip to Fordham University, USA as well as participating and completing the Inter Disciplinary Company Project in the second year.  Both are very unique experiences that are offered by this EMBA which has allowed for consolidation of knowledge and skills as well as highlighting possible opportunities for the future”.   

Past students

Tony McCarthy


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”

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