Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
Applications are made via the Postgraduate Application Centre website ( ) for codes GYC16 (Executive MBA) or GYC17 (Postgraduate Diploma in Management).

I do not have an academic degree. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can apply to the Postgraduate Diploma in Management provided you have at least 5 years work experience in an appropriate field. The Postgraduate Diploma in Management is equivalent to the first year of the Executive MBA programme. Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma are eligible for admission to the second year of the Executive MBA.

What is the application deadline?
Applications are now being received for the 2017 programme and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Can I defer admission?

How long is the programme?
Two years part-time.  For specific dates please see Prospective Student Information.

What is the class size?
No more than 40 people are accepted onto the programme.

How much does the Executive MBA cost?
For EU students €13,850 p.a. 2016/17, for non-EU students: €14,350 p.a. 

Can I pay in instalments?
EU students have the option of paying their fees in two equal instalments in September and January each academic year.

Do you have any scholarships?
No. However, the MBA at NUI Galway is an approved programme for the tuition fees tax relief scheme where eligible applicants can claim 20% tax relief capped at a value of €1,000.  Please contact your financial adviser for further information.


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