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:

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.

Kevin Marmion
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.

Gene Brown
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.

David Quinn
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.

Brian Redmond
Managing Director, Springhill Woodcrafts Ltd.

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

Senior Inspector, Department of Education & Skills, EMBA 2012



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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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