The MBA course will provide you with a strong theoretical foundation in the broader disciplines of management as well as focusing on the practical application of theory in real-world settings and cases. You will be exposed to the latest thinking in the core disciplines of enterprise, leadership, management organisation, people management, strategy, management of financial resources and economics for managers.
You will be able to choose from a wide range of electives specialising in areas such as marketing and international business, human resource management, and information technology. There will be the opportunity to participate in an exciting enterprise management simulation game in your final semester.
The course is underpinned by a strong foundation in enterprise and leadership and emphasises the development of effective business and management skills to solve management problems through structured analysis, problem solving techniques, effective decision-making, and effective communications.
The knowledge and skills acquired through our MBA will allow you to progress your own management career as well as encourage you to consider creating a business of your own. It will allow you to develop a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial perspective. As part of the programme, each student will be afforded an opportunity to work with a personal coach to develop a plan for their professional development both during and after the end of the course to maximise the direct benefits of completing a programme such as an MBA.
Block teaching is used to provide the opportunity for more in-depth development of knowledge within modules. An applied approach to teaching is used within the programme with lectures interspersed with exercises, use of case study analysis, group activities in class, debate on contemporary issues as well as independent learning.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications and a minimum of three years’ postgraduate work experience, ideally but not necessarily, in management.
You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.ncirl.ie/Courses/NCI-Course-Details/course/MBA
The MBA is aimed at candidates with at least three years’ of work experience, seeking to start or develop a career in management.