EMBA, PDip (Master of Business Administration)— part-time

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics

Course overview

The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a Master of Business Administration course that offers you a general management programme designed to develop and enhance your business and management capabilities and prepares you for strategic leadership roles. The programme places an emphasis on strategic decision making and develops practical and professional skills for success in business environments. The Executive MBA:

  • 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.

The NUI Galway MBA is accredited by AMBA—the global standard of excellence for MBA education.

  • Research-led teaching by key faculty with real world business experience and international research reputations;
  • Continuing personal and professional development tailored to each student with one-to-one coaching from top business leaders;
  • Flexibility to tailor the programme to your requirements;
  • Small classes that allow for rich staff-student interaction.

Key facts

Entry requirements

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.

Duration: 2 years, part-time (EMBA) | 1 year, part-time (PDip)

Next start date: September 2016

Average intake: 40

Closing date: 29 July 2016

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

Modules/coursework includes:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Financial Management
  • Management and Organisation
  • Economics and the Business Environment
  • Business Information Systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Organisation
  • Economics and the Business Environment
  • Business Information Systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Enterprise Architecture Management
  • Markets & Marketing
  • Company-based Interdisciplinary Consultancy Study
  • Service Marketing
  • Leadership and Change
  • Performance Management, Ethics and Governance

Elective modules, offered at NUI Galway or University of Limerick, may include*:

  • International Study Visit
  • Business Negotiations
  • International Management
  • Taxation
  • Strategic Sales Management
  • Technology Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Enterprise
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Strategic Human Resource Development
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Irish Economic Policy
  • Law and Policy Relating to Business Enterprise
  • Information Systems Innovation
  • Services Marketing.
  • Corporate Financial Management

*Electives offered are determined by the interest of students and availability of lecturing staff.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Requirements and assessment

Students will complete a range of different assessments. These include individual and group projects that form a continuous assessment throughout the semester as well as end-of -term, closed-book examinations.

Find out more

Dr Alma McCarthy
T: +353 91 492 846
E: alma.mccarthy@nuigalway.ie

PAC code

GYC16 (EMBA); GYC17 (PDip)

Fees for this course