MBA Programme Overview

MBA Programme Overview

The TU Dublin Executive MBA focuses on key themes: strategy & leadership; innovation & change; sustainability & a global business focus. The modules you will undertake during your time on the programme will keenly reflect these key themes.

Year 1: Will enhance your skill set in vital functional areas such as finance and marketing. We will also encourage you to begin to think more broadly about the concepts of leadership, strategy and entrepreneurship and how such concepts really apply to both your industry and your own career.

Year 2: Builds on this foundation and focuses very firmly on improving your strategic thinking, global perspective and innovative outlook through a suite of comprehensive modules and the Global Leadership Experience.‌

The TU Dublin teaching 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 2, to work on behalf of a company dealing with a challenge.

The teaching and administrative staff are committed to supporting you on your learning journey.

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How to Apply

Who should apply?

Participants from diverse backgrounds with the common aim of developing their management and leadership capabilities.

All backgrounds, we welcome applications from all sectors including IT, engineering, arts, public sector and science - you do not need a business degree to apply.

With practical on the job experience and an average age of 36 years, participants bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. We welcome applications from candidates with a minimum of five years post-graduation experience.

We seek individuals who want to develop their professional practice and make a positive impact on their industry and society.

Entry Requirements:

A primary degree from a recognised university in any discipline or an equivalent professional qualification.

A minimum of 5 years relevant post-graduate work experience including at least 3 years in a managerial or professional capacity.

Candidates who do not have a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification may be required to submit a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score of 500. For information on applying without a primary degree please email

At least one written reference attesting to the ability of the candidate to undertake the programme.

All applicants are required to attend an interview with the MBA Programme Manager and/or Academic Director

A minimum of 7.0 on IELTS for those of whom English is not their first language.

Non-EU applicants must have documentary proof of Irish residency or an Irish work permit to be eligible to apply (it is the responsibility of the applicant to maintain such eligibility across the lifestyle of the programme).