Taught course

Executive Master of Business Administration

National University of Ireland Galway · J E Cairnes School of Business and Economics

Entry requirements

Entry to the EMBA is open to graduates who have at least three years of administrative or business experience. Individuals who have professional qualifications recognised by the Cairnes School as being equivalent to a primary degree, may also be considered for admission. Applications from non-graduates who have a minimum of five years business or administrative experience, may be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management, which is equivalent to the first year of the EMBA programme. Candidates who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma programme are eligible for admission to the second year of the EMBA.

Months of entry


Course content

The objective of the EMBA programme is to prepare qualified and experienced people for wider responsibilities in the field of management, or administration. The EMBA is a general management programme with a prime emphasis on strategic decision making, founded on the basic discipline of business.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Alma McCarthy/ Dr. Ann Torres
+353 91 49 28 46/ +353 91 49 27 10