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National College of Ireland (NCI) MBA

You will be able to choose from a wide range of electives specialising in areas such as marketing and international business, human resource management, entrepreneurship, and information technology. There will be the opportunity to participate in an exciting management simulation game in your final semester. The programme will include an optional international field trip to China, India or the USA. The programme emphasises the development of effective business and management skills to solve management problems through structured analysis, problem solving techniques, effective decision-making, effective communications and leadership. The knowledge and skills acquired through our MBA will allow you to progress your own management career as well as encouraging you to consider creating a business of your own.

Who is the Programme for?

The MBA is aimed at candidates with at least three years work experience seeking to start or develop a career in management.

Faculty Profile

Prof. Jimmy Hill, Dean of School of Business - “The MBA is the most robust, enduring and internationally recognised of all management qualifications. It will shape you as a business leader and give you a tremendous educational experience.”


1 year - 3 Semesters


Monday to Friday approximately 10-12 classroom hours per week. End of semester examinations occur in January and May each year.

Your final semester will be largely independent learning. It will consist of our Enterprise Simulation Game for 10 credits and you will complete a 20 credit Dissertation OR a Practice of Management Project.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a level 8 qualification or equivalent on the National Framework of Qualifications and a minimum of three years work experience, ideally, but not necessarily, in management. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with very extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications may also be considered for the programme.


The Masters in Business Administration programme is placed at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral programmes at level 10 on the NFQ.

Programme Fee

Course Fee Listing. Fees include tuition, registration assessment and capitation fees (Fees revised annually).

You can spread the cost of fees with our direct debit plan.


For more information on the modules in this course see our Module Descriptor.

Programme Modules

Commercial Law

Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, & CSR
E-Business and Web Strategies
e-Business Infrastructure
Economics for Management
Effective Leadership in the Organisation
Enterprise Game Simulation
Enterprise Management
Financial Markets & Securities
International Finance
International Marketing
Managing e-Business Implementation
Managing Financial Resources
Managing People
Operations Management
Organisational Behaviour
Practice of Management
Research Methods
Services Marketing
Strategic HRM
Strategic Management and the Global Environment
Strategic Marketing Management

Programme Location

IFSC Campus

Tel: +353 1 4498 500
Fax: + 353 1 4972 200