Application Requirements

Entry is open to graduates who have at least three years of relevant post-graduation business experience. Applications from non-graduates who have a minimum of five years relevant business experience may also be considered. To meet the criteria for relevant experience, prospective candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in areas such as management of projects, leadership of teams or business functions/units, responsibility for budget control, strategic level administration and planning.

All qualifying applicants must attend an interview, after which successful candidates are chosen. 

How do I apply?

Application for the MBA programme is made online via our new centralised system.  Click here to access our Personal Statement Guidelines.

Candidates are required to submit the following:
  • Application form including references and education history
  • Personal statement outlining how the programme fits into your career objectives
  • CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • Other supporting documentation including, but not limited to, university transcripts and birth certificate

When are applications due?

While the programme is almost full for September 2020, applications will continue to be reviewed.

How much does it cost?

For 2019/20 fees were €13,850 per annum for EU students.

EU students have the option of paying their fees in two equal instalments in September and January each academic year.

Non-EU fees were €15,500p.a.  in 2019/20.

Year 1 - Lecture Dates 2020-21

REVISED BLOCK DATES FOR SEMESTER I 

BLOCKS 

FIRST YEAR 

SECOND YEAR 

 

Block 1 

Thursday – Friday 1-2 October 2020 

Thu – Friday 8-9 October 2020 

Block 2 

Thu – Saturday 15-17 October 2020 (Residential block) 

Thu – Friday 22-23 October 2020 

Block 3 

Wed – Friday 28-30 October 2020 

Thu – Friday 5-6 November 2020 

Block 4 

Wed – Friday 18-2November 2020 

Thu – Friday 26-27 November 2020 

Block 5 

Thurs – Friday 10-11 December 2020 

Thu – Friday 10-11 December 2020 

 

BLOCK DATES FOR SEMESTER II 

 

BLOCKS 

Combined MBA Years 

Block 1* 

6-8 January 2021 

Block 2 

21-22 January 2021 

Block 3 

3-5 February 2021 

Block 4 

24-26 February 2021 

Block 5 

11-12 March 2021 

 

Block 6* 

14-16 April 2021 

*Students choose between a Block 1 elective or Block 6 elective in semester II. Block 2-5 in semester II are core modules. 

Blended Activity

Prior to coming on-site, there will be induction activities that will be conducted online. These, in the main, will be prerecorded and you will not need to schedule a specific time for attendance. 

In addition to the block dates there will be blended academic content. This will consist of module introductions prior to the on-campus start and academic activity (reviews, discussion, new content, previews) between each block. You can expect this to be about 1 hour per module (4 modules) between blocks. 

COVID-19 Considerations

We are an on-campus MBA experience and we plan to deliver as much of the MBA on-campus as we can. The extent to which we can deliver on-campus, will be a factor of the prevailing public health advice (particularly with respect to social distancing) and access to suitable on-site accommodation. As stated, our plan is to be on-campus and much as conditions allow but some of the activity planned, for the dates above, may have to be delivered online. Where this happens we will endeavour to stick to the schedule of dates above. In other words, the session will take place as per the scheduled timetable, just that they will be online. 

We will support anyone who may not be able to attend campus due to COVID-19 issues. If you are likely to need to avail of COVID-19 specific accommodations please let us know at the earliest opportunity. 

Exams – to be advised (December 2020)

Semester I Second Year MBA 2019-20:

**This is a sample timetable from last year for second years, we are still working on the new timetable for 2020-21, considering the changes due to COVID-19. 

Second year MBA students are on campus for 2 day blocks, five times this semester:

SECOND YEAR

Thu – Friday 19-20 September ‘19

Thu – Friday 3-4 October ‘19

Thu – Friday 17-18 October ‘19

Thu 31 Oct – Friday 1 November ‘19

Thu – Friday 14-15 November ‘19

Semester II (January - June 2020):

BLOCKS

Combined MBA First and Second Years

Block 1

15, 16 & 17 January 2020

Block 2

30 & 31 January 2020

Block 3

19, 20 & 21 February 2020

Block 4

12 & 13 March 2020

Block 5

25, 26 & 27 March

Or

1, 2 & 3 April 2020 (choose one elective)

First Year MBA: International Gateway Program at Fordham University is 1 - 5 June 2020

Exams – to be advised

2020 MBA Brochure

Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information.

Michelle Lantry
MBA Programme Administrator
+353 (0) 91 495066
mba@nuigalway.ie

Martin Hughes 
MBA Programme Director 
+353 (0)91 493814
martin.hughes@nuigalway.ie