Application Criteria for the UCC Executive MBA
To apply for this course, you will have:
an honours primary degree,
an ordinary primary degree + satisfactory GMAT or satisfactory GRE General Test Score*
an appropriate professional qualification
at least 3 years’ significant managerial experience/responsibility**
Significant senior managerial/professional work experience plus satisfactory GMAT score or satisfactory GRE General Text Score*
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.
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.
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.