All about this master, MBA College of Business - TU Dublin
Ireland - Western Europe
Executive MBA

College of Business - TU Dublin


Program overview

The DIT MBA has at its core, general management and leadership development. Designed as a transformative process, the curriculum develops individuals from functional specialist roles to holistic, strategic problem-solvers. The programme changes the way participants think about business, marrying analytical rigor and relevance to practice throughout. Participants learn to manage in an entrepreneurial way through the application of proven concepts and frameworks, which they are challenged to tailor to their organisational and competitive contexts.

The DIT programme attracts participants from diverse backgrounds; multinational corporations, SMEs, entrepreneurial start-ups, government agencies and NGOs.  Designed for experienced professionals working in management positions, DIT’s MBA programme prepares students for senior management challenges and responsibilities through an intense and internationally oriented professional development experience.

For experienced managers who want to advance to more senior roles, or perhaps lead their own enterprise, the programme commences with a comprehensive grounding in core functional areas, and transitions rapidly to focus on wider strategic management and leadership engagement in a globally oriented practice-based learning paradigm.

The aims of the DIT MBA programme are to:

  • Prepare students for transformational and leadership roles while leveraging prior management experience;
  • Provide graduates with strategic thinking abilities and methods to deliver innovative and entrepreneurial outcomes;
  • Imbue graduates with a global business ambition and orientation;
  • Embed learning in a global context, embracing corporate social responsibility and sustainability;
  • Facilitate learning through practice encompassing managerial ‘decision-making fit’ to market and organisational contexts;
  • Develop personal and professional skills including team working, self-appraisal and communication; and
  • Enhance graduate career potential.

Curriculum (courses, subject modules)

DIT MBA Programme Delivery Schedule


Programme Modules

Pre-Programme Induction and Team Building

Financial Analysis


Modelling and Analysis

Mid Sept – Mid Dec

Economics for Managers

12 taught weeks


Organisation Behaviour and Theory


Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Jan. – 1st week of May

Corporate Finance

12 taught weeks

Management Control and Decision Making

Consultancy Project

Strategic Management


Strategic Human Resource Management

Mid Sept – Mid Dec

Strategic Operations Management

12 taught weeks

Innovation and Commercialisation

Consultancy Project

International Study Visit

Corporate Governance and Ethics


Global and Strategy / Capstone

Jan. – 1st week of May

Elective 1

12 taught weeks

Elective 2

Finish in Sept.

Consultancy Project (submission deadline 2nd week in Sept)

Admission conditions

Required diploma(s) :

  • Bachelor

Minimum working experience required : 5 years

Tuition & Fees

Between 18 and 20000 €

The DIT MBA is intended for a variety of able candidates including graduates of any primary degree from a recognised university in any discipline.   Equivalent professional qualifications such as accountancy, legal or engineering chartered qualifications identified at Level 8 on the Irish National Qualifications Framework will also be accepted.  Applicants must also have a minimum of 5 years relevant post graduate work experience and

i)              A minimum of 7.0 on IELTS for those of whom English is not their first language; and

ii)            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 candidate to maintain such eligibility across the life cycle of the programme).

Employment opportunities & career impact

Average time for obtaining the first job offer : MBA Candidates are normally in employment

Employment opportunities :

The DIT Careers Service provides direct support to MBA students to facilitate them in developing (i) awareness of personal skills, interests and motivations in relation to career choice; (ii) awareness of appropriate employment opportunities; (iii) increased effectiveness in making and implementing career plans; and (iv) an ability to market effectively to potential employers.

The Careers Service offers advisory support and access to information on career planning, occupational research, CV preparation, interview skills, assessment centres and psychometric testing. A range of group workshops are combined with follow up one-to-one coaching, where required. These supports are available to both current MBA participants and alumni.

Individual guidance is provided through confidential career consultation with the College of Business Careers Adviser.  A drop-in service is also available and careers emails and a general vacancy website are maintained.  In relation to careers education, an extensive programme of workshops, courses, seminars and guest lectures is run across the College of Business throughout the year.

Choose a Master, an MS or an MBA in Executive MBA

Pictogramme The sector of Executive MBA

The Executive MBA encompasses all the necessary requirements for any directive position in a company. The overall goal of any Executive MBA is to propel the strategic vision, the accuracy of the decision making, the access to the company's employees, the international perspective and the entrepreneurial initiative of each of their students. The purpose is to prepare with the best knowledge and skills them to the business world of our days

Pictogramme Follow a Masters/MS/MBA in Executive MBA

The Executive MBA is designed to improve and expand the managerial skills of the participating professionals, who occupy positions of responsibility in leading companies and organizations. During this master's degree, the participant develops the necessary managerial competences of a business project of any sector, with a clear objective: lead your organization towards developing competitive advantages that are sustainable over time. Another focus of the program is to procure the alumni the knowledges and capabilities to undertake on their own.

Pictogramme To have an Executive MBA

Studying an MBA can offer you multiple benefits. Management skills are strengthened and the future entrepreneur is filled with reasons to open his own business. To take an Executive MBA can be a good chance to update because the direction sector is not fixed or static, it moves fast and demand new challenges. Also, an Executive MBA is an excellent opportunity for candidates to expand their contact schedule. Those who have aspirations to remain in their sector or even to climb positions within it, the Executive MBA equips them with new and better tools that, in the face of labor selection processes or internal promotion, have an added value. Another focus of the program is to procure the alumni the knowledges and capabilities to undertake on their own.

Pictogramme Executive MBA in 2024

An Executive Master in Business Administration must respond to the increasing levels of demands that managers and entrepreneurs face on a daily basis. Aspects such as strategic vision, value addition, international perspective, corporate culture, social responsible behavior, the care of stakeholders and human capital management. They force us into lifelong learning if we are to be effective and efficient in discharging our responsibilities.

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