Application Criteria & Process

Apply to the UCC Executive MBA

Apply to the UCC Executive MBA

Entry Threshold Requirements


To apply for this course, you will have:

an honours primary degree,

or

an ordinary primary degree + satisfactory GMAT 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 Text Score*

PLUS

2 referees’ reports 

Applicants may be required to attend for interviews

*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.

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 www.mba.com

Information on the GRE test can be found here https://www.ets.org/gre 

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 view the grades comparison site. 

https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/ 

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Additional Requirements (All Applicants)

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. You can view this here CKL11 MBA Supplementary Form 2021

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.  You can view this here CKL11 MBA Referee Form 2021

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 are limited we encourage early applications.

 

Application Process

Applications are made through the Postgraduate Applications Centre website www.pac.ie

The UCC Executive MBA course code is CKL11.

The closing date for applications is Friday 4th December 2020.

  • Go to www.pac.ie
  • Register to create an account
  • Search for CKL11
  • Complete supplemental application (see note below) - to be uploaded to PAC
  • Download the two referee forms (see note below) - to be returned directly to the UCC Executive MBA office
  • Source the supporting documentation (see note below) - to be uploaded to PAC

Additional Requirements (All Applicants)

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. 

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.  

Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary forms requested for your course.

 

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 are limited we encourage early applications.

 

Executive MBA

The UCC Centre for Executive Education, 1 Lapp's Quay, Cork

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