The TU Dublin Executive MBA is a journey towards excellence in leadership. Our mission is to enable transformational learning that leads participants to build on their professional experience while enhancing their ability to lead teams strategically and with integrity.

The TU Dublin learning approach is interactive and engaged, focused on in-class discussion and collaborative team projects. Teaching staff introduce new concepts and challenge students to critically evaluate and consider real-world application. Many modules focus on a case study method, engaging with real-life company challenges. Students have the opportunity to hear from industry experts as guest lecturers and, in year two, to work as a consultant to companies dealing with a specific challenge. Our experienced teaching and administrative staff are committed to supporting you on your learning journey.

We are currently meeting candidates on a one-to-one basis for our January 2023 intake – contact maria.k.fitzgerald@tudublin.ie, arrange a one-to-one meeting or request a brochure

The TU Dublin Executive MBA Global Leadership Immersion is a uniquely immersive experience, challenging but rewarding. The course entails a week-long exploration of business practices and participants gain insights into cultural, legal and political aspects of the local market through company visits and discussions with leading academics and industry practitioners. For the past number of years, the course has taken place in the San Francisco Bay Area with access to the most dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem of the world – Silicon Valley.

The central aim of the course is to equip students with the knowledge to innovate, create lean start-ups and learn to scale in the global economy. Participants engage with current thinking on: entrepreneurship, psychology and the culture of entrepreneurship, open innovation, lean start-up, cross-cultural communication and building effective partnerships. The students are exposed to an ethos of risk-taking, growing for scale and collaboration. 

The cost of this course is included in the Executive MBA fee; however, students must budget for subsistence.

A dedicated Leadership Development Course runs throughout the two year Executive MBA. Through confidential psychometric testing, one-to-one mentoring and group work, the Executive MBA will develop your personal reflective practice and support your ability to lead effectively. You will critically evaluate how your own personal leadership style can affect the team environment and the wider organisation.

Leadership Development Programme

Personal Effectiveness: Strong, persuasive communications skills are vital for any business person. MBA participants will hone their ability to listen, understand, empathise and persuade.

Effective Teamwork: Understanding effective team dynamics is an essential skill for any manager. Commencing at induction, MBA participants engage in an intensive set of team building activities.

Reflective Practice and Self-awareness: The NEO PI-R is internationally recognised as the ‘gold standard’ instrument with which to measure personality. Working with our in-house coach you will reflect on your NEO PI-R results in confidence and will engage in follow-up one-to-one coaching.

Leadership and Impact: Participants will be equipped with the tools and techniques needed to strategically analyse issues and to make evidenced-based decisions. Working with experienced classmates, participants learn about other industries and organisations combined, with insights from expert lecturers, guest speakers and the Global Leadership Immersion.

Career Development: Our award-winning Career Development team will deliver group and one-to-one sessions to assist you in identifying and achieving your personal career goals.

Our unique learning environment combines an understanding of the needs of enterprise with an understanding of the practical and professional development needs of the individual. The Executive MBA leverages an ethos of enterprise engagement and applied learning to provide a strong foundation in core business functions while enhancing participant’s ability to think critically, manage group dynamics, plan strategically and approach problem solving through the lens of both innovation and integrity. Focusing on individual engagement, the Executive MBA encourages participants to reflect upon, challenge, critique and improve their own professional practice and apply these learnings to their professional practice for the immediate benefit of their organisation.

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The Executive MBA Consultancy Project provides the opportunity to shape a major piece of research which will yield actionable recommendations. This project reflects the applied nature of the TU Dublin Executive MBA course, providing participants with an opportunity to apply their learning to a live company challenge and to hone their consultancy skills. Participants select a challenge facing their own organisation, industry or a particular area of interest to them and utilise the skills they have acquired to suggest recommendations.

Participants are given extensive support in research and consultancy skills, enabling them to conduct quality research and to provide a detailed set of recommendations in the form of a management report. Past students have used the concepts and frameworks covered throughout the course to successfully compile recommendations on a pertinent business issue or to devise a plan for a new product or service. 

The MBA Consultancy project was a fantastic opportunity to collate my learnings from the MBA course and apply them to a live challenge facing project management offices (PMO)…The extensive support I received from my project tutor helped ensure that my research was both structured and focused…I was invited to present my findings at the TU Dublin PMO Roadshow. This afforded me a great opportunity to showcase my work to my project management peers. I have since incorporated my research, framework and findings on a number of training course within my organisation, including our Graduate Impact Course. In Feb 2021, I was delighted to have my research published in The Engineer's Journal.

- Carl Bernie, Software Services Group Manager, DPS Group

Sponsoring organisations will benefit immediately as participants complete real-time projects within the organisation. This includes a large scale consultancy project on a pertinent business issue with support from research and consultancy experts. Email mba@tudublin.ie for our Employer Brief.