Many Irish Americans read recent articles on how easy it is to find a job in Dublin in one of the American Tech companies such as Google or eBay or Hubspot. It’s almost impossible to get hired by one of these companies in America. The competition is insane. So some people consider doing an MBA in Ireland to get an even better chance to get hired by Google. So let’s see what it’s like to study in Ireland for a higher degree.
You would not believe how inexpensive it is over there. Right now, I’m studying at the University of Limerick, or rather, I’m getting ready to do so, but there are so many more options in Ireland. This country is also really a great destination for experienced business professionals looking to earn an MBA degree. Let’s take a closer look.
Studying in Ireland
All over the world, Ireland’s extensive and famous history of academic excellence is acknowledged. Reaching back as far as the Middle Ages, Ireland always has been known for its strong educational strength and has one of the best academic reputations in the western world.
Despite economic situations during the past decade, respective governments have persisted in regarding quality education as a crucial objective, and they have continued to invest heavily in the educational areas. This attitude has generated one of the greatest schooling participation levels across the world. According to a recent IMD World Competitiveness Report, the education system in Ireland belongs to the very best worldwide.
Find out more about low-cost MBA programs in Ireland right here.
Griffith College Dublin MBA in International Business
S Circular Road, Dublin, Ireland, Phone: +353 (0) 1 4150415
Griffith College recognizes that busy professionals are under continuous pressures today. The school understands that learning for an MBA degree should be highly flexible. At the school’s Dublin and Limerick campuses, full-time and part-time MBA programs are presented to busy professionals. The school also offers a partly online MBA program specifically developed to enable students to learn for their academic degree without compromising their personal obligations or work responsibilities.
Tuition fee €8,000, duration one year full-time, two years part-time
Dublin Business School, MBA in Executive Leadership
13/14 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland, Phone: +353 (0) 1 4177500
This MBA program is one of a kind and allows students to select a specific route for their MBA degree. Graduate students are able to receive a degree in one of these concentrations: Finance, HRM, Project Management, Information Systems, Cloud Computing, and General Business Management and Marketing. The DBS MBA may perhaps not be as famous as some other programs, it definitely is a more affordable option for many students who wish to enhance their careers. The program takes two years to complete.
Tuition fee €12,000, duration two years part-time
NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics,
University Road, Galway, Ireland, Phone: +353 (0) 91 524411
The National University of Ireland at Galway boasts the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics. The Executive MBA at this school will produce a fantastic ROI (return on investment). The results will be an increased level of responsibility an acceleration in your career, higher income, increased confidence, and improved competence and skills. NUI Galway ranks among the 300 best on the QS World University Rankings, and the MBA program will take two years to complete.
Tuition fee €12,900, duration two years part-time
Dublin Institute of Technology
143-149 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, Ireland, Phone: +353 (0) 1 4023000
The DIT MBA program is accessible for people from every background and this includes non-business graduate students as well. Applicants must have substantial practical experience at management level. The school’s part-time MBA program provides a thorough education in key practical aspects of corporate management. The program also concentrates on a wide variety of essential topics such as sustainability, leadership and innovation, entrepreneurship and international business operations.
Tuition fee €18,000, duration two years part-time
Queen’s University Management School
Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT9 5EE, Phone: +44 (0) 28 90974200
In the North, you will find Queen’s University in Belfast. The school offers a highly recognized part-time MBA program and is ranked among the 20 best research-based management schools in Great Britain. Queen’s University’s International MBA is an excellent education to prepare you for the role of a business leader in corporate management. The MBA program is designed to equip you with the instruments and the tactics to comprehend, foresee and strategically adjust to changes in today’s international marketplace.
Tuition fee £22,020, duration two years part-time
Dublin City University Business School
DCBS School Office, Room Q316, Dublin 9, Ireland, Phone: +353 (0) 1 7005000
Dublin University presents a widely respected part-time MBA program. The Executive MBA developed by the school is regarded as one of the best for aspiring and ambitious corporate executives and managers. DCU Business School offers a fascinating and groundbreaking MBA program that will prepare college graduates for the demands and challenges of the future marketplace.
Tuition fee €25,500, duration two years part-time
University College Cork
O’ Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland, Phone: +353 (0) 21 4902394
UCC is a respected Irish university and the business school features an MBA program on a part-time basis that is developed to further educate business professionals and to help them boost their careers and to be able to make more effective contributions to their businesses. The part-time program provides an extensive comprehension of every crucial element of an enterprise: Finance, Accounting, HR and IT, Business Strategy and Marketing.
Tuition fee €27,000, duration two years part-time
University of Limerick, Kemmy Business School
Plassey, Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland, Phone: +353 (0) 61 202700
The University of Limerick presents several MBA programs developed for business professionals who wish to boost their careers through further academic study. All MBA programs are part-time and are perfect for professionals both in the private and the public sector with major management assignments.
Tuition fee €27,2600, duration two years part-time
Trinity College Dublin, School of Business
College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland, Phone: +353 (0) 1 8961000
Trinity College is one of the oldest universities in the world, and the school’s MBA program was one of the first in Europe. Trinity College boasts an international tradition and students and teachers have a well developed international orientation. The Trinity MBA is a very demanding and personal program developed to cultivate basic leadership and management capabilities.
Tuition fee €29,500, duration one year full-time, two years part-time
University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Phone: +353 (0) 1 7168934
The MBA program presented by this graduate business school is probably the most renowned MBA in Ireland. The program is the only Irish MBA program in the MBA rankings of The Financial Times and The Economist. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of relevant professional work experience. The business school holds the “triple crown” of accreditation by the best-respected accreditation agencies AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.
Tuition fee €29,500, duration one year full-time, two years part-time
Attention: all tuition fees relate to those available for EU students. Fees may well be substantially higher for non-EU college students so also for Americans. All costs are estimates and based on 2015/16.