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?

Applications are now being received and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.

Academic Dates 2019-20

In Semester I first year students attend classes for a three-day period (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) five times.

Year 1 - Lecture Dates 2019-20

BLOCKS

FIRST YEAR

Block 1

Wed – Friday 11-13 September ‘19

Block 2

Thu – Saturday 26-28 September ‘19

Block 3

Wed – Friday 16–18 October ‘19

Block 4

Wed – Friday 6-8 November ‘19

Block 5

Wed – Friday 20-22 November ‘19

Exams – to be advised (December 2019)

Semester I Second Year MBA:

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

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

Mairéad McKeon
Executive MBA Programme Administrator
+353 (0) 91 495066
mba@nuigalway.ie

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