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. 

Unfortunately, we do not currently offer a full-time MBA. As this programme is only offered part-time, it does not satisfy the requirements to apply for a visa to study in Ireland,  therefore we are not in a position to accept international applications.  

International applicants may be interested in our wide range of full time Business Masters programmes, which you can read more about here: https://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/courses/taught/ 

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?:

We assess applications throughout the year, and we will continue to do this for September 2021 applications until July/August,  it is however recommended to get your application in as soon as possible as places are competitive.

How much does it cost?:

For 2021/22 fees will be €13,787 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 will be €15,487p.a. in 2021/22.

MBA Block Dates for new entrants 2021-22:

Semester I

Block 1: Thurs 9th & Friday 10th Sept 2021

Block 2: Thurs 23rd, Friday 24th & Sat 25th Sept 2021

Block 3: Thurs 14th & Friday 15th Oct 2021

Block 4: Thurs 4th & Friday 5th Nov 2021

Block 5: Thurs 25th & Friday 26th Nov 2021

Semester II
 
Block 1:   Thursday 20th & Friday 21st Jan 2022
 
Block 2:   Thursday 10th & Friday 11th Feb 2022
 
Block 3:   Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th Mar 2022
 
Block 4:   Thursday 24th & Friday 25th Mar 2022
 
Block 5:    Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st & Friday 22th Apr 2022
 

Blended Activity:

Prior to coming on-site, there will be induction activities that will be conducted online.

In addition to the block dates there will be blended academic content.  

  • Off-block hours will generally consist of one evening per week of live online lectures .These lectures will be approximately 3 hours in duration and will take place between each block.
  • The extent to which we can deliver on-campus, will be subject to the prevailing public health advice (particularly with respect to social distancing) 

Provisional dates for off-block hours are:

Semester I: 16 Sept, 30 Sept, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov and 18 November 2021.

Semester II: 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb and 10 March 2022.

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 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.

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

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

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