01 MBA New Programme Delivery 2021-22

Application Requirements

Entry is open to graduates who have at least three years of relevant post-graduation business experience. Applications from non-graduates who have a minimum of five years relevant business experience may also be considered. To meet the criteria for relevant experience, prospective candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in areas such as management of projects, leadership of teams or business functions/units, responsibility for budget control, strategic level administration and planning.

All qualifying applicants must attend an interview, after which successful candidates are chosen. 

International Applicants:  Unfortunately, we do not currently offer a full-time MBA. As this programme is only offered part-time, it does not satisfy the requirements to apply for a visa to study in Ireland,  therefore we are not in a position to accept international applications from students who require a study visa.  International applicants may be interested in our wide range of full time Business Masters programmes, which you can read more about here: https://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/courses/taught/ 

How do I apply?

Application for the MBA programme is made online via our new centralised system.  Click here to access our Personal Statement Guidelines.

Candidates are required to submit the following
  • Application form including references and education history
  • Personal statement outlining how the programme fits into your career objectives
  • CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • Other supporting documentation including, but not limited to, university transcripts and birth certificate

When are applications due?

We assess applications throughout the year, and we will continue to do this for September 2023 applications until July/August,  it is however recommended to submit your application as soon as possible as places are competitive.

How much does it cost?

2024/2025 EU students Fees:                     €15,500 per annum 

2024/2025 Non-EU Student Fees:               €17,250 per annum

EU students have the option of paying their fees in two equal instalments in September and January each academic year.

MBA New Programme Delivery

MBA New Programme Delivery 2021-22

MBA Block Dates in 2023-24:

Semester 1

Block 1

Thursday 7th & Friday 8th September 2023

Block 2

Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd September 2023

Block 3

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th October 2023

Block 4

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd November 2023

Block 5

Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th November 2023


Semester 2

Block 1

Thursday 18th & Friday 19th January 2024

Block 2

Thursday 8th & Friday 9th February 2024

Block 3

Thursday 29th February & Friday 1st March 2024

Block 4

Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd March 2024

Block 5

Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th & Friday 19th April 2024

 International Leadership Gateway trip to Fordham University takes place the first week of June in Year One.


Blended Activity:

At the beginning of the year some induction activities may be conducted online.

In addition to the block dates there will be blended academic content.  

  • Off-block hours will generally consist of one evening per week of live online lectures. These lectures will be approximately 3 hours in duration and will take place between each block.
  • The extent to which we can deliver on-campus, will be subject to the prevailing public health advice (particularly with respect to social distancing) 

Provisional dates for off-block hours are:

Semester 1:

  • Thursday 14th September (Week 2)
  • Thursday 28th September (Week 4)
  • Thursday 5th October (Week 5)
  • Thursday 19th October (Week 7)     
  • Thursday 26th October (Week 8)
  • Thursday 9th November (Week 10)

Semester 2:

  • Thursday 25th January (Week 2)
  • Thursday 1st February (Week 3)
  • Thursday 22nd February (Week 6)
  • Thursday 7th March (Week 8)
  • Thursday 14th March (Week 9)
  • Tuesday 26th March (Week 11)

Click here to view our MBA Prospectus

Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information.

MBA Programme Manager
Orla Naughton

MBA Programme Administrator
Nicola Reilly 

Virtual Open Evening

Click here to watch our MBA Virtual Open Evening 2023