The MBA Programme

‌Your Guided Expedition to Excellence - Starts September 2018

An MBA is one of the world’s most recognised and respected business and management qualifications. Pursuing an MBA is about positioning yourself for further success. Critical to this, is choosing an MBA programme with a proven track record that meets the highest international standards for MBA education.

Driven by experienced, passionate and dedicated faculty, the NUI Galway MBA integrates an academically rigorous and challenging real-world business education with industry engagement and global learning. Our MBA provides you with the knowledge, transferable skills and confidence required for innovative and effective management and leadership. With over 45 years of experience in MBA provision, and accreditation from the international Association of MBAs, choosing NUI Galway is a smart decision.  

EMBA Brochure 2018

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MBA Information Eveving

An information evening for NUI Galway's Executive MBA will be held 21st March 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the ways in which the EMBA will accelerate your leadership potential, and hear about scholarship opportunities sponsored by the 30% Club. 



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International Leadership Gateway: Fordham

Organisations now operate in a global environment and it is important to understand different perspectives and experiences in an international context.

Combining tuition and experiential learning in a global business context the International Leadership Gateway Experience is an intensive tailored programme currently delivered in collaboration with our academic partner Fordham University, NY. The programme pivots around your personal leadership development.

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Meet A Graduate - Elisha Daniels, Executive MBA Graduate 2014

" I knew I wanted a very varied, comprehensive curriculum that I could apply no matter what career I chose to pursue afterwards, which is exactly what the Executive MBA programme offered. The programme provides access to valuable learning material, but also to a rich network of professionals with whom I could explore ideas and discuss new fields of work. The programme provides access to valuable learning material, but also to a rich network of professionals with whom I could explore ideas and discuss new fields of work. Ultimately the Executive MBA programme led to a career change for me. I am now in my chosen field as Marketing Manager for Hygeia Garden Care with a solid foundation in business strategy and a greater understanding of the challenges faced by senior management - all afforded to me by the Executive MBA programme at NUI Galway."


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MBA Masterclass

The MBA Masterclass series provides expert input from, and discussion with, leading national and international business leaders, entrepreneurs and academics. Recent speakers have included:

• Tina Roche, CEO, Business in the Community Ireland.

• Mike Hughes, Executive Vice President, Schneider Electric

• John Power, CEO, Aerogen.

• Dr Patricia Smith, CEO Bio-Medical Research Galway.

• Mark Little, Journalist and Entrepreneur

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Meet a Lecturer - Dr. Alma McCarthy, Head of the Discipline of Management

"The Leadership and Change module requires students to engage in extensive leadership development with the use of modern interventions like 360° feedback, coaching and mentoring. Students develop their emotional intelligence and capacity to be strategic leaders.”

– Dr Alma McCarthy Head of the Discipline of Management and Senior Lecturer in Management

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Scholarship to Advance Female Leadership

In 2017, the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway, in collaboration with the 30% Club offered a scholarship for its Executive MBA programme. Globally, the 30% Club has established partnerships with a number of business schools to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education, by offering scholarships aimed at women.

Professor Breda Sweeney, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway said: “Executive MBA programme can transform career opportunities for aspiring female executives by equipping graduates with important leadership skills, business acumen and a network of talented executives from diverse professional backgrounds. The success of our Executive MBA in this regard is evident from the achievements of our alumni.”

This scholarship is valued at €13,850 in total for the MBA programme which equates to 50% of the fees (fees are €27,700 over the two years). Closing date for receipt of applications TBC.

For more information on the 30% Club scholarship application process, please contact Mairead McKeon, Executive MBA Programme Administrator at  

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