MBA in Ireland

Entry Requirements

Funding/Scholarships

Master’s in business administration is an immersive programme designed to challenge your thinking, realize your potential and can offer you a unique opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to management. There are many MBA programs in Ireland, offered through a range of business schools in the country. Some of the MBA programs are accredited by international accreditation - such as AACSB, AMBA, or EQUIS - and some are featured in one or more of the international MBA rankings publications.

An MBA in Ireland may be offered with specializations, such as finance, supply chain management, accounting, or business analytics, among many others. Some business schools in Ireland may also provide general MBA programs, which provide a well-rounded education in many areas of business, and which may also address soft skills such as negotiation, presentations, and more. Students who pursue their MBA in Ireland have access to many networking resources, right at their doorstep. Some students who pursue business studies in Ireland choose to stay after graduation, many finding work in Ireland. As an MBA graduate, you will be able to confidently manage a business, particularly in a turbulent economic environment and be an expert in business management and business strategy in a global context.

The average tuition fee of MBA from an Irish institution costs about €10,000 to €30,000 per year for full time MBA. The course fees may vary largely from university to institution to college.

Common Entry Requirements for MBA in Ireland


  • If you are applying for a postgraduate course at an Irish university, you need to have a relevant bachelor's degree or diploma. Your undergraduate course must be consistent and relevant to the course you wish to pursue your masters in. Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree (60%) or an equivalent result from a university in India or an equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA or Higher Diploma in Business Level 8 conversion programme.
  • Some top tier business schools might require a minimum of three years’ professional experience (excluding summer placements, part-time or temporary work experience).  
  • Some top tier business schools might require a valid score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Alternatively, candidates can also submit a valid GRE Test Score.
  • All applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language. If English is not your first language you must present with the minimum standard in a recognised English language test, as outlined below.

Minimum English language requirement for MBA in Ireland


English language test

Institution Type

Minimum requirement

TOEFL University/Institute of Technology 90/100
TOEFL College 79
IELTS University/Institute of Technology 6.5/7.0
IELTS College 6.0
PTE University/Institute of Technology 62/63
PTE College 59

Some universities may ask for a higher score or additional proficiencies. It is always advisable to contact the university before applying.

For all proficiency tests the results must normally have been issued within two years prior to the start of your programme.

Funding/Scholarships for postgraduates in Ireland

International students who pursue MBA are eligible for various funding options offered by the university and charitable endowments. Scholarships for MBA students may vary with the institution and it is suggested that you visit the institution’s website for further details or get in touch with GoIreland scholarship team.

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