Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Masters of Business Executive Masters of Business Administration

Course Overview

  • 2

    Years P/T

  • 9


Why take this course?

The Executive MBA from the Business School at Athlone Institute of Technology is a prestigious Master’s degree designed for middle managers, senior executives and consultants. The MBA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of both practising or aspiring middle and senior managers. Whilst there is a strong emphasis on academic content, much of the assessment has been designed to ensure that this is applied to a variety of organisational contexts.

The Executive MBA programme at Athlone Institute of Technology is characterised by applying the latest thinking in management and leadership to solve real-world business problems. You’ll be challenged by faculty who have extensive experience of industry, and whose teaching connects ground-breaking theory with the business stories making the news. The culture of the AIT MBA is one of teamwork; where you’ll work together with classmates to solve complex business problems. With students drawn from the private and public sectors, start-ups and multinationals, you will develop the analytical skills and acumen to appreciate business forces and decision making scenarios from a wealth of different perspectives.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: Due to visa restrictions, this programme is only available to legal residents of Ireland and the EU.

What will I experience?

On the AIT MBA, you will encounter a variety of teaching and learning approaches. For example, you will spend a significant proportion of your time participating in case exercises and working on assignments in small groups. This will provide an opportunity for understanding different viewpoints, as well as sharing experiences and ideas. Group work will also allow you to practice skills of analysis and, through discussion, to argue for and negotiate solutions to problems.

The taught elements are delivered over two academic years on Friday afternoons and evenings (2 p.m. – 9p.m) and occasional Saturdays (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Included in the fees are all books plus overnight residential teambuilding weekend in a local hotel.

What opportunities might it lead to?

The executive MBA programme is designed for middle and aspiring managers and as such the programme provides opportunities for promotion and career progression.

Additional Information

Please note: Applications will re-open on the 15th of August. Apply now! There are a limited number of places remaining.

Applications can be made via the AIT online application link: https://ssb.ancheim.ie/ait/app/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Once you have made the online application, you will receive a request for an up to date CV.

Applicants will then be invited to attend an interview.

Assessment Information

Students are assessed in a number of ways that include: group and individual projects, assignments, peer review, reflective practice and presentations. Some modules also have an exam component. A novel feature of the programme is the consulting project that takes place in Semester 2 of year 2, where students have to work on a group project in a real-world scenario, with a real client (which can be nominated by the student). In addition, students will be expected to deliver a 20,000 word thesis.

Course Details

Course Fees:
€7,850 per annum
Course Duration:
2 Years P/T
Registration Closing Date:

August 31st 2019

Course Commencement Date:

Friday September 6th 2019

Course Award:
Masters of Business
Course NFQ Level:
Level 9
Dept of Accounting & Business Computing
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Entry to the executive MBA requires you have 7-10 years work experience, ideally in a management role. In addition, you should hold one of the following:

  • A recognised Level 8 degree in any field
  • A postgraduate diploma in management
  • A relevant professional qualification, equivalent to Level 8 (e.g. accountancy)

Entry is via a competitive interview, places are limited.

Course Prospectus


Course Structure

Year 1

Semester 1:

Strategic Management

Financial Statement Analysis

Research Methods

Semester 2:

Applied Strategic Marketing

Economics and the Business Environment

Supply Chain Management

Year 2

Semester 1:

Strategic Human Resource Management

Innovation and Project Management

Organisational Development, Leadership and Change

Semester 2:

Corporate Finance

Management Consulting Project


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