01 MBA New Programme Delivery 2021-22

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. 

International Applicants:  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 from students who require a study visa.  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 2022 applications until July/August,  it is however recommended to submit your application as soon as possible as places are competitive.

How much does it cost?

For 2021/22 fees were €14,355 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 €15,487p.a. in 2021/22.

MBA New Programme Delivery

MBA New Programme Delivery 2021-22

MBA Block Dates in 2022-23:

Semester 1

Block 1

Thursday 8th & Friday 9th September 2022

Block 2

Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2022

Block 3

Thursday 13th & Friday 14th October 2022

Block 4

Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th November 2022

Block 5

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th November 2022


Semester 2

Block 1

Thursday 19th & Friday 20th January 2023

Block 2

Thursday 9th & Friday 10th February 2023

Block 3

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd March 2023

Block 4

Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th March 2023

Block 5

Wednesday 20th, Thursday 20th & Friday 21st April 2023

 International Leadership Gateway trip to Fordham University takes place the first week of June in Year One.


Blended Activity:

At the beginning of the year some induction activities may 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:

  • Thursday 15th September (Week2)
  • Thursday 29th September (Week 4) 
  • Thursday 6th October (Week 5)
  • Thursday 20th October (Week 7)      
  • Thursday 27th October (Week 8)
  • Thursday 10th November (Week 10)

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

MBA Programme Coordinator
Martina Sweeney

MBA Programme Manager
Orla Naughton

Virtual Open Evening

Click here to watch our MBA Virtual Open Evening 2022