Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
Applications are made via the Postgraduate Application Centre website ( www.pac.ie ) 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?
We are accepting applications from suitably qualified individuals from September 2013 onwards.
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 2012/2013 academic year, €12,900 for EU students (may be subject to change)
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.
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”