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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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The NUI Galway Executive MBA is AMBA accredited. AMBA accreditation is the global quality benchmark for MBA programmes. AMBA accreditation gives business schools international credibility and status. AMBA has accredited 200 MBA programmes in business schools in over 70 countries. The number of MBA qualifications available worldwide is now in the thousands, but only a small percentage of these have attained AMBA accreditation.
The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a Master of Business Administration course that offers you a general management programme designed to develop and enhance your business and management capabilities and prepares you for strategic leadership roles. The programme places an emphasis on strategic decision making and develops practical and professional skills for success in business environments. The Executive MBA:
- Develops managerial knowledge and skills that have immediate applicability;
- Provides an opportunity to meet like-minded, ambitious executives from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences;
- Challenges participants to think differently.
The NUI Galway MBA has a suite of videos on an MBA playlist on YouTube, ranging from such topics as Why Do an EMBA to MBA Teaching at NUI Galway to International Study Trips. You can view these here.
Applications and Selections
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
2 years, part-time (EMBA) | 1 year, part-time (PDip)
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes
Closing DateThis programme is offered annually, with next entry 2018.
Mode of study
• Accounting for Managers
• Management and Organisation
• Managing the Digital Entreprise
• Financial Management
• Human Resource Management
• Enterprise Architecture Management
• Marking for Executives
• Company-based Interdisciplinary Consultancy Study
• Strategic Management
• Leadership Development
• Performance Management, Ethics and Governance
Elective modules, offered at NUI Galway may include*:
• International Study Visit
• Business Negotiations
• International Management
• Strategic Sales Management
• Technology Management
• Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Enterprise
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Strategic Marketing
• The Irish Economy in a Global Context
• Information Systems Innovation
Why Choose This Course?
The Executive MBA represents a common factor in the careers of many successful managers in large multinational companies, SMEs, government agencies, NGOs, professional consultancies, and arts organisations.
Executive MBA graduates from NUI Galway are employed by leading organisations in both the private and public sector including Alkermes, AIB, An Post, Bank of Ireland, Bord Gáis, Boston Scientific, C&D Foods, Cancer Care West, Creganna-Tactx Medical, Department of Education and Skills, Dycon Ltd., Glanbia, Hewlett Packard, Hollister, HSE, Medtronic, mykidstime.ie, O2, The City Bin Co., Thermo King, VHE and Transitions Optical.