2018/2019

MBA

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Last updated 13 December 2018

The programme is designed for those who have already begun management and professional careers. For this reason, the Executive MBA Programme at UCC is offered on a part-time basis over 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Each 12 month period consists of two 12-week semesters. Parts 1 and 3 commence in January and Parts 2 and 4 commence in September. Classes are held on Fridays (full day) and Saturdays (mornings) during each semester.

Applicants should have:

an honours primary degree
or
an ordinary primary degree and satisfactory GMAT score or satisfactory GRE General Test score*
or

an appropriate professional qualification
and
at least 3 years' significant managerial experience/responsibility**
or
significant senior managerial/professional work experience plus satisfactory GMAT score or satisfactory GRE General Test score*.

*If you feel the skills covered by the GMAT or GRE General Test can be demonstrated elsewhere in your application then you may request a waiver - this may be granted at the discretion of the Director of the Executive MBA.

** If you feel that you possess significant managerial experience/responsibility, achieved in a period of less than 3 years, and this can be demonstrated elsewhere in your application, then you may request a waiver - this may be granted at the discretion of the Director of the Executive MBA.

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Programme Orientation Workshops
It is recommended that students attend the Programme Orientation Workshop(s) prior to the commencement of Part 1. There is no assessment for this workshop(s).

Students take 120 credits as follows:

Year One - Part 1
Students take 30 credits as follows:
AC6501 Accounting and Financial Management (5 credits)
CO6501 Study Visit 1 (5 credits)
EC6501 Economics of Strategy I: Microeconomics of Competitiveness (5 credits)
IS6501 Management Information Systems (5 credits)
MG6508 Management and Organisation (5 credits)
MG6509 Managing Human Resources (5 credits)

Year One - Part 2
Students take 30 credits as follows:
AC6502
Management Accounting and Control (5 credits)
CO6506 Leadership Development Workshop 1 (5 credits)
CO6508 Developing the Entrepreneurial Venture (5 credits)
EC6502 Economics of Strategy II: Macroeconomics of the Business Economy (5 credits)
MG6511 Markets, Customers and Brands (5 credits)

Choose from one elective:
FE6503 Sustainable Business Practices and the Food Sector (5 credits)
or

GV6503 Public Sector Elective (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Year Two - Part 3
Students take 30 credits as follows:
AC6503
Corporate Finance I (5 credits)
CO6503 Study Visit 2 (5 credits)
EC6503 Economics of Business Development and Innovation (5 credits)
LW6503 Business Law (5 credits)
IS6502 Management Information and Technology (5 credits)
MG6503 Project and Operations Management (5 credits)

Year Two - Part 4
Students take 30 credits as follows:
AC6504
Corporate Finance II (5 credits)
CO6507 Leadership Development Workshop 2 (5 credits)
EC6504 Economic Foundations for Strategic Thinking (5 credits)
MG6504
Leadership, Strategy and Business Capstone (10 credits)
MG6507 Ethics and Sustainability (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Programme Learning Outcomes for the Master of Business Administration (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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