Executive MBA MBA

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Course Code: CKL11 Part-time

Course Title: Executive MBA

College: Business and Law

Executive MBA

Duration: 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday and weekend working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: MBA

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: Irish/EU fee for Year 1 January-December 2017 - €13,500 and €13,500 Year 2 [January-December, 2018].

Entry Requirements: The next intake is in January 2017.

2017 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements below for 2017 intake.

Closing Date: 11 November 2016

Next Intake: Lectures commence start of January 2017


Our MBA course offers a broad understanding of all the important functions of an organisation: accounting, finance, strategy, human resources, IT, marketing and operations. It is designed to help you simultaneously contribute more effectively to your organisation and enhance your career prospects. It is aimed at working executives who are looking to make the move to upper management levels.

Course Details

The UCC Executive MBA is designed to prepare its participants to become organisational innovators, managers and leaders.

It provides a strong understanding of the core organisational functions and skills, but moves beyond that to provide an integrative, critical understanding of the role of the leader/manager.

Essential to this integrated understanding is the development of team and individual skills allowing the participant to work in a variety of settings and contexts.

Programme participants develop an understanding of the core disciplines including accounting, finance, strategy, economics, marketing, IT and operations.

Participants develop from this base an appreciation of the interconnectedness of all aspects of the organisation, and an appreciation of the role each function must play in delivering on organisational goals.

For most participants this requires an understanding of functions outside of their existing professional competence. Central to the development of this understanding of the complexity of organisations is our careful approach to class composition, intended to ensure that class participants are exposed to a variety of professional and personal backgrounds. 

Considerable emphasis is placed on creating an environment conducive to the peer-to-peer learning we believe is vital to the UCC Executive MBA experience.


Detailed Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you will have:

an honours primary degree,


an ordinary primary degree + satisfactory GMAT*


at least 2 years’ significant managerial experience/responsibility


Significant senior managerial/professional work experience plus satisfactory GMAT score


2 referees’ reports.


Applicants may be required to attend for interviews

*If you feel the skills covered by the GMAT 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

The GMAT test can be taken at any time and the results generally are valid for three years.  To arrange a test contact the Graduate Management Admissions Test at


If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Application Procedure

‌‌‌‌‌‌Application for this programme is on-line at The closing date for this course is Friday 28th October, 2016.

N.B.  Applications to the programme are considered and offers of places on the programme are made, on an on-going basis.

As the number of places on the programme is limited, we encourage early applications.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: CKL11 Supplementary Form 2017  

All applicants must also submit TWO Referees' Forms from their referees for the application to the MBA Programme.  A copy of the Referee Form should be sent to each of your Referees for completion.  Please download and print two copies of the Referee Form (and write your name in the space provided) by clicking on the following link: CKL11 MBA Referee Form 2017

Course Practicalities

The Executive MBA is a part-time, two-year, four teaching period course.

Each year is made up of two teaching periods (January to March and September to December) and each teaching period is made up of 12 lecture weeks.

Each lecture week is made up of 10 lecture hours, delivered on Fridays 9am - 4.30pm and

Saturdays 9am-1.30pm.

Lectures are held in Room 2.55 of the O’ Rahilly Building on UCC’s main campus.


Continuous assessment of individual and group assignments is the most commonly used form of assessment on the course.

Who Teaches This Course

Our teaching team is drawn from the following Departments of the College of Business & Law, UCC

Accounting, Finance & Information Systems


Food Business & Development



Management & Marketing

The course also utilises the expertise of many industry practitioners and guest lecturers.


Contact us

E: Senan Ensko

P: + 353 21 490 2394
W: Website

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