The UCC Executive MBA at CUBS prepares you to become an organisational manager, innovator and leader. It focuses on core organisational functions and disciplines, providing an integrative, critical understanding of the foundations and practice of management and leadership.

You will understand how all aspects of a complex organisation interconnect, while also developing your strategic thinking, decision-making, self-leadership and your ability to lead others in organizational change and transformation settings.

Professional Growth
New Knowledge

You will develop by exploring:

Organisational decision-making and strategy; Operations management; Human resource management; Financial analysis and performance; Business innovation and transformation; Sustainability and governance; Leadership development



Executive MBA
2023 Webinar

Take a look back at the UCC Executive MBA at CUBS Online Open Evening 2023. Hear from Programme Directors and lecturers about the content and delivery structure of the Executive MBA, it's benefits and learning outcomes. You'll also get insight from individuals who have completed the programme.

Personal Benefits
Organisational Benefits

You will explore your own personal leadership preferences in the key areas of analysis, decision-making and relationship building, leading to an increased capacity for critical thinking and mind-set change. The Executive MBA not only benefits your career, by identifying you as an individual with a high level of leadership ability, but also your organisation, through the transformation in your personal effectiveness, decision-making and judgement.

Programme Structure

Professional Growth
Leadership Development

On the Executive MBA you will work on Personal Learning and Leadership Development goals through a series of workshops and reflective reporting. You will work to improve your personal leadership capability and effectiveness. You will explore the scope and nature of your strategic thinking; define learning patterns that you will utilise throughout your career; and become an innovative leader, adaptive to change.

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Accredited and
Internationally Recognised

The UCC Executive MBA at Cork University Business School is accredited by the Association of MBA’s (AMBA), which is a global accrediting body that reviews MBA programmes worldwide. You will graduate with an internationally recognised and accredited qualification. Cork University Business School is one of the two largest business schools in Ireland and generates the largest business research income of any Irish University. Our leading faculty and alumni network are driving business regionally, nationally and internationally.

Accreditation and Memberships