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Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
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.
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."
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
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
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”