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 2014/16 programme and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Can I defer admission?

How long is the programme?
Two years part-time. Students attend class four to give times per semester over a three day period. 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 the 2014/2015 academic year, €13,850 for EU students 

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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Past 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”. 

Tony McCarthy, Medtronic

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”