Course Title: Master of Business Administration (Life Sciences Leadership)
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 mba@TUDublin.ie.
At least one written reference attesting to the ability of the candidate to undertake the course.
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 course).
TU Dublin's Graduate Business School, in partnership with the School of Chemical Pharmaceutical Sciences, has launched Ireland’s first Executive MBA in Life Sciences Leadership. Building on our award-winning, internationally-accredited Executive MBA programme, this new course has been designed to enhance leadership capability in one of Ireland’s fastest growing and most exciting sectors.
The Executive MBA is a journey towards personal growth and career transformation. Our exciting and innovative programme design caters for individuals seeking to take up senior leadership roles in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors along with those looking to establish or scale their own businesses.
The MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned by only the top 2% of MBA courses globally.
Leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of sectors engage with our expert Faculty and exciting guest speakers and in sharing their own significant experience create a unique environment of peer learning and networking.
The broad range of modules, along with a specialist Leadership Development Programme (LDP) and a week-long Global Leadership Immersion, prepares graduates for success in a dynamic global business environment. An Expert Seminar Series featuring a range of national and international Life Sciences Thought Leaders brings together MBA students to engage with world-class speakers on topics relating to emerging technologies, sustainability and global leadership.
Through a combination of exciting learning approaches, live case studies and simulations, MBA participants learn to apply a range of business frameworks and analytical tools to problem solve and innovate.
Our highly supportive learning environment, small group teaching and individual coaching and feedback helps participants to identify their core strengths and to significantly enhance their leadership capabilities.
Scholarships are available for TU Dublin graduates, along with two scholarships for female applicants to the Life Sciences programme through a partnership with the 30% club. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or request a brochure.
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- Expert Seminar Series featuring a range of national and international Life Sciences Thought Leaders
- Specialist conferences on Digital Transformation, Leadership and Sustainability in Life Sciences
- Individually focused Leadership Development Programme
Building on a long history of Executive Business, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences education, this course has been developed in partnership with the School of Chemical Pharmaceutical Sciences. This course blends TU Dublin's accredited MBA with specialist Life Sciences modules, experiences and international thought leaders. The course creates an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in an innovative peer-learning environment and to engage with international thought leaders to explore the current issues facing the sector.
The course offers a comprehensive grounding in core functional areas, while also focusing on a number of key themes including: strategy & leadership; innovation & change; sustainability; global business; and financial and data analysis. The modules you undertake during your time on the course keenly reflect these key themes.
Each semester of the Executive MBA programme is composed of four unique modules; the course consists of 16 modules in total plus an individual Consultancy Project. The broad range of modules, along with a specialist Leadership Development Programme (LDP) and a week-long Global Leadership Immersion, prepares graduates for success in a dynamic global business environment. Modules are scheduled to maximise learning and the integrated nature of modules will enhance participants’ ability to tackle complex business challenges.
Year 1 enhances your skillset in vital functional areas such as finance and marketing. You are encouraged 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 on improving strategic thinking, a global outlook and an innovative mind-set through a suite of comprehensive modules and the Global Leadership Immersion.
Orientation Programme: This involves engaging and interactive workshops focusing on team building, personal leadership and presentation skills, along with supports to prepare you for the MBA journey. You get to know MBA classmates over dinner and meet with MBA Alumni who share key tips and advice based on their MBA experience.
Global Leadership Immersion: A week long exploration of business practices in an overseas market developed in conjunction with our US partner. You interact with Silicon Valley's dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem, attend intensive workshops, seminars and lectures, and explore inter-culturalism and digital entrepreneurship in a 'learn by doing' environment.
Consultancy Project: This provides the opportunity to shape a major piece of research which will yield actionable recommendations.
Leadership Development Programme (LDP): A dedicated Leadership Development Programme runs throughout the two year Executive MBA, helping you to enhance specific skills and your personal and professional leadership competencies. Knowledge of the core management frameworks and concepts is only one part of the leader’s toolkit. To be truly effective as a leader you must also develop a range of leadership ‘skills’ and heightened levels of self-awareness, social and emotional intelligence. The range of offerings in this area includes: personal effectiveness; effective teamwork; reflective practice and self-awareness; leadership and impact; transformation and change and career development.
Expert Seminar Series: Featuring a range of national and international Life Sciences Thought Leaders, this brings together MBA students and Alumni to engage with world-class speakers on topics relating to emerging technologies, sustainability and global leadership.
Friday afternoons (3pm-7pm/9pm) and Saturdays (9am-1.30pm/5pm)
The TU Dublin MBA provided me with the knowledge, tools and confidence to drive impactful change in my career. As part of a diverse MBA cohort, I gained insights into a variety of industries, allowing me to see beyond pharma and life sciences and discover new ways to approach problems. This new MBA Life Sciences Leadership provides an exciting developmental pathway for current and aspiring Life Sciences leaders.
Laura Kennedy, Campaign Associate Director – Novartis