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Admission & Fees

To apply for this course, you will have:

an honours primary degree,
or
an ordinary primary degree + satisfactory GMAT or satisfactory GRE General Test Score*
or
an appropriate professional qualification

AND

at least 3 years’ significant managerial experience/responsibility**

OR

Significant senior managerial/professional work experience plus satisfactory GMAT score or satisfactory GRE General Text Score*

PLUS

2 referees’ reports 

Applicants may be required to attend for interviews

*If you feel the skills covered by the GMAT or GRE General Test can be demonstrated elsewhere in your application then you may request a waiver – this may be granted at the discretion of the Director of the Executive MBA.

** If you feel that you possess significant managerial experience/responsibility, achieved in a period of less than 3 years, and this can be demonstrated elsewhere in your application, then you may request a waiver - this may be granted at the discretion of the Director of the Executive MBA.

The GMAT test can be taken at any time and the results generally are valid for three years.  To arrange a test contact the Graduate Management Admissions Test.

Information on the GRE test can be found here.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison site

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

FOR APPLICANTS WITH QUALIFICATIONS COMPLETED OUTSIDE OF IRELAND

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here. 

INTERNATIONAL/NON-EU APPLICANTS

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Applications are currently administered by the Executive MBA office.

The next cycle of the UCC CUBS Executive MBA will commence in January 2023.

Please Contact us at mba@ucc.ie or at 021-490 4915 to request the application documentation.

Applicants are required to: 

  • Complete a general application form, detailing biographical information, educational qualifications, current job title and name of current employer
  • Complete a supplemental application form detailing career history and reasons for undertaking the MBA 
  • Arrange for two referee forms to be completed (see note below)
  • Source any supporting documentation (see note below)

The completed documents must be returned, in soft copy format, to the Executive MBA office.

Referee Form Requirements 

All applicants must submit two Referees' Forms as part of their application to the MBA Programme. 

A copy of the Referee Form should be sent to each of your referees for completion.  

Your referee will return this, in soft copy format, directly to the Executive MBA office.

Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be returned in support of your application.

Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register for the UCC CUBS Executive MBA.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary forms requested for your course.

The EU fee for this course is Year 1: €13,500 and Year 2: €13,500.

Total for the two-year cycle: €27,000.

* The Non-EU fee - this course is not currently open to Non EU applicants.

Fees may increase for the 2023-2024 programme cycle.

Deposits:
The course does require a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your MBA Part 1 fee payment in January 2021.

Fees are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in January and the second in August, of each year.

How can I pay?
By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.

If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie.

Cork University Business School in association with the 30% Club, has established this scholarship to help promote women in taking on leadership roles within companies and organisations

The scholarship consists of 100% of tuition fees for the UCC CUBS Executive MBA 2021/22 programme for one successful female applicant.

About the Scholarship

Application information

For programme queries please contact:

Executive MBA Programme Administrator
Mr. Senan Ensko, M.A., HDip.ArtsAdmin.
The UCC Centre for Executive Education
1 Lapp's Quay, Cork

E: s.ensko@ucc.ie

30% Club Scholarship

New Scholarship to promote women in business

Cork University Business School in association with the 30% Club, has established this scholarship to help promote women in taking on leadership roles within companies and organisations

The scholarship consists of 100% of tuition fees for the UCC CUBS Executive MBA 2021/22 programme for one successful female applicant.

 

 

Your Career

Our UCC CUBS Executive MBA students have full access to the UCC Careers Service. Our students have ongoing access to specialist advice to help you focus on your career planning.

  • Career Planning
  • Digital Resources
  • Personal Branding
  • Signature Strengths
  • Career Anchors
  • Mapping Exercises
  • Career Upgrade Strategies
  • Executive Search Agencies
  • Networking
  • Interviews & Assessments
  • CVs & Applications
  • Pay Negotiations