Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Postgraduate Diploma (PDip)(Management)
College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
The NUI Galway Executive MBA is AMBA accredited. AMBA accreditation is the global quality benchmark for MBA programmes. AMBA accreditation gives business schools international credibility and status. AMBA has accredited 200 MBA programmes in business schools in over 70 countries. The number of MBA qualifications available worldwide is now in the thousands, but only a small percentage of these have attained AMBA accreditation.
Shortlisted for national Postgraduate Course of the Year (Business) Award 2013
- Develops managerial knowledge and skills that have immediate applicability;
- Provides an opportunity to meet like-minded, ambitious executives from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences;
- Challenges participants to think differently.
Entry is open to graduates who have at least three years of relevant postgraduate administrative or business experience. Applications from non-graduates who have a minimum of five years' business or administrative experience may be considered for the PDip (Management), which is equivalent to the first year of the Executive MBA programme.
2 years, part-time (EMBA) | 1 year, part-time (PDip)
Next start date: September 2016
Average intake: 40
Closing date: The next programme will commence September 2016 and applications will be accepted from November 2015.
Applications and selections
Requirements and assessment
The Executive MBA represents a common factor in the careers of many successful managers in large multinational companies, SMEs, government agencies, NGOs, professional consultancies, and arts organisations.
Executive MBA graduates from NUI Galway are employed by leading organisations in both the private and public sector, including Alkermes, AIB, An Post, Bank of Ireland, Bord Gáis, Boston Scientific, C&D Foods, Cancer Care West, Creganna-Tactx Medical, Department of Education and Skills, Dycon Ltd., Glanbia, Hewlett Packard, Hollister, HSE, Medtronic, mykidstime.ie, O2, The City Bin Co., Thermo King, VHE and Transitions Optical.
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €13,850 p.a. 2014/15 (inclusive of Levy)
- Tuition: €13,626 p.a. 2014/15
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2014/15
Non-EU (Total): €14,350 p.a. 2014/15
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”.
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”