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.
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.
Mac Dara Hosty
Executive MBA Student 2010–12
“Having made the decision to study an MBA programme, I set about deciding which MBA programme would be best and which programme was best suited to meet my needs. The NUI Galway Executive MBA scored highest on both counts. It has long been an ambition of mine to study in the US so the International Study Visit to Fordham University in New York was excellent and a great learning experience. The course content is quite varied and addresses many contemporary business issues. Coupled with that, the opportunity to apply the theory in real time through the applied consultancy project in Second Year is something I am really looking forward to. And, while I am only just completing the last semester, my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!”
Finance Manager, Medtronic
"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 had not taken two years out of what was a very busy life to participate in and complete this programme."