The DCU Executive MBA is a two-year
part-time programme that is widely recognised as the degree
of choice for rising executives with ambitions to be Senior
Managers/CEOs, whatever their specialist backgrounds.
DCUBS Centre for Executive Programmes also offers a
Corporate MBA, which is tailored to meet the requirements of
the sponsoring organisation and the programme participants.
Customised modules on the Corporate MBA mean that the
programme delivers tangible value for corporate clients.
10 Key Features of the DCU MBA
1. Accredited and internationally recognised
DCUâ€™s Executive MBA is accredited by the Association of
MBAs (AMBA), which assesses the quality of MBA
programmes worldwide. Leading national and multinational
firms in Ireland have consistently supported employees on
2. Develops leadership capabilities
The DCU MBA offers a unique set of practical leadership
development skills. The MBA begins with an intensive two-day
â€˜Team Building Eventâ€™. This is followed by extensive team
work and a reflective diary is kept on the team journey
throughout the programme. The programme also includes an
extended action-based leadership development exercise that
links in to the classroom and the workplace.
3. Offers flexible delivery
Candidates can choose to study one day per week (from
2pm through to 9.15pm) or 3 full consecutive days per month
(typically Thursday, Friday and Saturday). DCU provides
extensive online supports for students.
4. Small class sizes facilitate a
collaborative and participative learning environment
We believe that an interactive and participative
learning environment is best achieved in small classes. To
facilitate this we limit classes to 25 students.
5. Academically rigorous
The DCU MBA programme offers a strong core curriculum
with an overarching emphasis on strategy, leadership and
renewal, which examines the implications of management
theories for the understanding of senior management roles
and responsibilities along with detailed specialist
knowledge, informed by current management research in
functional aspects of business such as: accounting, business
operations, finance, human resources, information systems,
law, and marketing.
6. Delivered by national and international
The teaching faculty on the MBA are recognised as
experts in their fields. MBA modules are delivered by DCU
Business School faculty, by visiting international faculty,
and by industry practitioners.
7. International in its orientation
There is an option to participate in an international
week to Boston in the first semester of second year. In
recent years this has included a workshop on Leadership at
Harvard, classes with MBA students at Bostonâ€™s Northeastern
University and company visits.
8. â€˜Linked -Inâ€™
The DCU experience includes opportunities to connect to
business leaders and managers in Ireland. The MBA includes
guest lectures each semester from leading Business Leaders.
The MBA also offers opportunities to meet and link in with
current students and alumni.
9. A â€˜holisticâ€™ approach to learning
Optional seminars to assist with work/life balance will
be delivered by the teaching faculty of DCUâ€™s School of
Health and Human Performance and by experts from DCU Sports
Centre. These seminars will be offered over the two years of
the MBA. Membership of the DCU Sports Centre for the two
years of the MBA includes use of the state-of-the-art
fitness centre, 25 metre swimming pool with spa facilities,
sports arena, and fitness classes. There is also access to
experts on nutrition and exercise.
10. Facilities, ser vice and support that
are â€˜highly ratedâ€™ by our students
The MBA is delivered in a new customised teaching and
study facility in DCU Business School. We offer a dedicated
service from the Centre for Executive Programmeâ€™s
Administrative Team, led by Bernadette McCulloch. The DCU
MBA has a dedicated Academic Programme Director, Professor
Full details of the DCU MBA