What our graduates say about their MBA experience

  • Sector: Retail

    Michelle Gallagher

    Global Marketing Manager, Vitalograph

    Balanced family and work, bolstered her management knowledge and capability, re-shaped her decision making and increased her confidence.

  • Sector: Public Sector

    Katie Clair

    Assistant Principal, Revenue Commissioners

    Katie explains the value of the UL MBA experience for those working in the public sector.

  • Sector: Healthcare

    Danny Rock

    Director of Global Sourcing, Stryker

    While on the MBA programme Danny balanced international travel, built a new network, advanced his leadership skills and received a promotion.

An MBA designed around you.

  • Developing leaders to succeed in times of change

    Studying for an MBA at UL provides you with vital skills to excel in a fast-changing world. Our programme will challenge your thinking, help you to improve your decision-making and enhance your communication skills, while supporting your development as an intelligent, proactive leader, the type of leader businesses urgently require today. The UL MBA will help you and your organisation; boosting resilience, equipping you with essential tools for improved communication to empower and engage others; enhancing critical thinking for strategic action; and developing superior data analysis skills for more informed decision making, ensuring that you are equipped to navigate rapidly evolving conditions with confidence.
  • A 3-day block is easier and more effective

    Students find that our MBA programme structure of eight blocks of 3 days each year works well for them. Work and family commitments are less affected than full-time study and while on-campus students can focus completely on their studies.
  • Triple Accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS

    In the top 1% of elite business schools globally, University of Limerick’s Executive MBA programme is accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS and is proven to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education. The Kemmy Business School at UL holds AACSB international accreditation demonstrating a keen focus on the three themes of engagement, innovation and impact. Kemmy Business School has also been awarded the prestige EQUIS accreditation for excellent standard in governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, and foremost, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as corporate engagement.
  • Gain international perspective

    Expand your business acumen by participating in our virtual online international workshop. Explore perspectives from multiple countries via video conference and gain international insights through discussion with senior leaders from corporations around the world. Our speakers are from across the globe; Europe, USA, South America, Africa and Asia. Previous participating companies include Embraer, Google, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Philips, Northern Trust, United Nations, IBM, Intel, Greencore, Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Students gain new perspective on international workplace culture, organisational behaviour, and global business practices. Senior business executives and business leaders from multinational and indigenous organisations share their learnings, experiences and advice, bringing to life themes discussed in class, while generating new global socio-economic insights.
  • Genuine business pedigree

    From its inception, the University of Limerick has forged deep relationships with industry. For the past three decades these connections have helped ensure our executive MBA programme teaching is current, relevant and immediately applicable. The MBA programme features guest lectures from industry leaders and, of course, the examination of real-world case studies.
  • PMI-GAC accredited

    The University of Limerick, Kemmy Business School, has been accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programmes (GAC). This widely recognised approval indicates the academic rigor and real-world applicability of our MBA curriculum. Graduates will develop PMI-GAC approved project management skills, tools and frameworks needed to manage diverse projects in today’s highly competitive world.
  • Strong calibre of professionals

    An executive MBA programme is a shared learning experience. To create such a dynamic, you need a group of students with a variety of experiences, perspectives and ideas. We are fortunate to attract a strong and varied cross section of high calibre people to our MBA, from both indigenous and international businesses and organisations.
  • A supportive environment and team

    Students often remark on the personable, supportive nature of our executive MBA programme team. We provide extra support where needed; including extra lunchtime tutorials on challenging subjects, guidance on thesis writing and one-on-one coaching. We also remain conscious that some flexibility is required to help facilitate urgent business needs.

More than an MBA

What could you do with greater leadership capabilities, more advanced business skills and a broader perspective? The UL MBA will empower you to discover how far you can go, personally and professionally. By working with challenging content, expert lecturers and accomplished peers, you will learn, examine, reflect, debate and grow in new and exciting ways.

Professional gains

Enhanced leadership qualities
The UL MBA develops resilient, adaptive leaders, ensuring that you, and your organisation, can navigate impact of today’s dynamic COVID-19 challenges successfully.
Strategic thinking
Our executive MBA programme places a strong emphasis on critical thinking skills to help you act strategically; and enhanced data analysis supports more astute decisions.
Communication skills
Gain enhanced communication skills to help you empower and engage others, and effectively lead teams.
An international perspective
Gain a deeper understanding of global markets and valuable insights into doing business internationally.
Managerial vision
Develop your understanding of the main concepts and disciplines important for managerial roles.

Personal gains

Personal effectiveness
As you progress through the MBA programme, you’ll acquire the latest business thinking and develop the confidence required for senior positions in international business, industry and the public sector.
Respond to accelerated change
Learn the skills and techniques to evaluate dynamic shifts in cultural, social, economic, and political conditions; assess their impact on the global business environment; and respond proactively.
Develop a lifelong peer network
As well as gaining new perspectives and insights by working closely with peers from a diverse range of industries, you’ll also form and build strong relationships with these leaders.