- Full Time: 12-18 months
- Full Time: €4,400 per year
International Students: €11,350 International GDL
The Molnar Business School MBA. We focus on improving you as a manager, rather than simply teaching you about management.
Emphasising the development of practical management skills, the MBA offers you the opportunity to study alongside, and share cross-cultural insights with people from other countries.
This is supported by the Enhancing Business and Management Skills theme which runs throughout the first two stages of the programme, providing guidance related to academic, personal and managerial competency development, as well as research skills.
You have access to academic and administrative staff to assist your studies, careers advice; Business School resources and a range of supported IT equipment; as well as the services of the Faculty librarian.
Additionally, to help support your studies, the core text (where applicable) is provided free of charge for each module that is studied.
A range of educational methods are used on the course, such as lectures, group discussions, case study workshops, individual investigative projects and a variety of audio and visual methods.
The 12 month course is run over four terms, the first three consisting of 12 weeks each and the fourth lasting for eight weeks.
The 18 month course is run over four terms, the first three consisting of 12 weeks followed by a two month summer break and completing with a final term of 20 weeks. On this route, you have the opportunity to concentrate solely on your dissertation in the final term. You can also benefit from a longer period of time for career enhancement and planning activities, time to experience UK life (for international students) and the potential to search for paid work during the summer break.
Drawing on many actual case studies and emphasising the practical application of accepted theory, the Molnar Business School MBA is a challenging, innovative and respected course that gives you a comprehensive understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed.
It offers an understanding of advanced theories, concepts and methods related to the functional aspects of business and management, how to apply relevant techniques to the solution of business and management problems, and how to critically evaluate their utility in practice.
Supported by the expertise and real-life experience of lecturers and guest speakers, you consider specific issues such as the strategic impact of operations and process management; the supply network and how it is configured and managed; resource planning and control; as well as inventory and quality management.
With businesses facing increasingly unpredictable and complex environments where ongoing change is the norm for both organisations and individuals, you consider organisational dynamics and culture, approaches to change, characteristics of a good leader, and issues of change and sustainability.
The course explores strategic analysis, development and implementation. It covers crucial topics such as the external environment and the role of culture in the delivery of strategy. It also investigates developing competitive advantage through resource and market-based opportunities; as well as issues linked to the process of managing the strategy process.
The vital area of entrepreneurship is considered in depth, allowing you to look at entrepreneurial activity in a local, regional and international context. You explore family and non-family businesses, issues in business start-up and sources of finance. You also examine business plans from research to design to implementation.
Not only that, you gain knowledge of the vital relationship between governance and risk, allowing you to provide high quality assurance on the effectiveness of risk management in the context of good corporate governance.
Finally, you will be able to apply the skills of data collection, analysis and synthesis to form defensible conclusions and, where relevant, appropriate recommendations in a 10,000 word dissertation on a chosen research topic.
- Managing Marketing-15 Credits
- Managing Financial Performance-15 Credits
- Managing People and Organisations-15 Credits
- Managing Business Processes-15 Credits
- Thinking and Managing Strategically-15 Credits
- Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing-15 Credits
- Leading and Managing Change-15 Credits
- International Management-15 Credits
- Contemporary Issues in Business and Management-15 Credits
- Corporate Governance and Risk-15 Credits
- Dissertation-30 Credits
Assessment is of a practical nature and is undertaken both individually (summative) and as a member of a team (formative). The programme uses different types of assessment, which range from assignments, reports, presentations and examinations. The most common form of assessment is reports, which involve some form of problem solving analysis
After your studies
Further study opportunities include MPhil, DBA and PhD programmes.
Molnar Business School MBA programmes are designed to enable you to seek employment in a wide variety of posts ranging from careers in consultancy, financial services, marketing, IT, MNCs and SMEs.