MBA Master of Business Administration (MBA)

NUI Galway

Course Overview

The Executive MBA at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is one of the leading MBA programmes in the country.

The NUI Galway Executive MBA recently attained AMBA accreditation which is the global mark of excellence for MBA education. The following are some of the distinguishing features of our MBA:
• Real-world learning including company-based consultancy projects
• 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
• MBA Distinguished Lecturer Series featuring leading international academic and business experts
• Flexibility to tailor the programme to your requirements
• Community-based learning in charitable and voluntary organisations providing opportunities for learning through civic engagement
• Small classes that allow for rich staff-student interaction
• State-of-the art facilities including a purpose-built Executive MBA room
• Networking opportunities with the MBA Alumni Association
• Exceptional return on investment

What you need to know

Where is the course located?


What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,550

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • Our MBA provides you with the knowledge, transferable skills and confidence required for innovative and effective management and leadership.
  • MBA graduates from NUI Galway are employed by leading organizations in both the private and public sector in a variety of different industries ranging from: Alkermes, Allergan, AIB, An Post, Atlantic Aviation, Bank of Ireland, BBraun.
  • The NUI Galway MBA integrates an academically rigorous and challenging real-world business education with industry engagement and global learning.
  • Career, personal and professional development is an integral part of the NUI Galway MBA programme. Individually-tailored leadership and skills development with personal mentoring.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry 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.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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

Career Prospects

Graduates have found employment in such companies as Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Genesys, Electric Ireland, The Irish Times, Allied Irish Banks, Big SpaceShip, Ernst &Young.