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Modular Executive MBA

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

24 months
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As an aspirational business leader, your time is at a premium but don’t let that stop you advancing your career.  With only two days attendance required each month, the Modular Executive MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is the flexible choice for those with busy professional and personal schedules.


Unlock your leadership potential with the Modular Executive MBA at one of the world’s leading business schools. It’s your future, on your terms. 

Why consider a Modular Executive MBA?

Flexibility is the distinguishing feature of the modular Executive MBA programme from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, allowing busy executives and managers to progress their careers (managing personal and professional responsibilities) while gaining an EMBA from UCD Smurfit School. 

This programme is really well suited to those juggling demanding careers and for those with young families as well as those based outside of Dublin looking to study at UCD.

One of the main advantages of Smurfit’s modular EMBA in terms of time management is the freedom it gives to participants to plan ahead. Dates are locked in and modules are typically spread out evenly over the course of the programme, which allows participants to make fixed arrangements with colleagues and employers before the start of the programme. 

Another feature is that the flexible delivery also allows for participants to come from further afield nationally. Typically students will be on campus once a month (Friday and Saturday) and will undertake a number of week-long modules over the course of the two year programme.

Career Opportunities

The Modular Executive MBA gives you the flexibility to maintain your career momentum and earning power while you study. Working while you study also means you have the opportunity to make swift gains in the workplace by applying what you learn on an ongoing basis. 

Many participants on the Executive MBA change roles within their organisation either during the programme or shortly after. Some graduates choose to use their EMBA to pursue opportunities with new employers on completion of the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Perfomance-driven Marketing
  • Financial Reporting 
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategies for HR 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UCS encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications as early as possible.


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Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A university degree
  • A minimum of three years’ quality professional experience (excluding summer placements, part-time or temporary work experience).  
  • A valid score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) 
  • GMAC Executive Assessment (EA): EA score of 149 and above required. More information on the EA available here. Please note the EA is accepted for EMBA applicants only.
  • Alternatively to the above, candidates for both the full-time and EMBA can submit a valid GRE Test Score. Indicative equivalencies are available through GRE 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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