Master of Business in Business

  • Master of Business in Business
  • NFQ Level 9
  • For full details, go to the Admissions - Postgraduate section
  • For full details, go to Admissions- Recognition of Prior learning
  • 1 Year Full-time/2 Years Part-time (2 nights per week 7-10pm)
  • Carlow/Wicklow/Wexford
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Level 9 - 60 credits)
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact


In a highly competitive global market place, a master’s degree sets you apart from other job applicants. Having a master’s degree makes a difference on your resume. It highlights your commitment to pursuing advanced study in business as well as your work ethic and commitment.
This programme complements your undergraduate degree and equips you with the management skills necessary to succeed in today’s globalised business environment. The course covers all the key facets of management, from managing people to finance to strategic planning and operations.
Graduates will gain the ability to work effectively as part of a team and to take responsibility for their work within a learning group. They will gain in-depth understanding of the contemporary business environment.
This programme can provide a basis and maturity that will enable students to proceed to doctoral level studies, if so desired.

What subjects will I study ?

  • Global Supply Chain Strategies
  • Strategic HRM Developments
  • Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Financial Analysis and Investment Appraisal
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Project Management and Communications
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Action Research Dissertation
  • Strategy Process and Leadership
  • Work Placement

Entry Requirements

Graduates of programmes in engineering, science, design and other disciplines are required to have completed the Higher Diploma in Business in Management (Level 8) or equivalent to be eligible for admission to the Master of Business programme.

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications, recognition of prior learning and/or the applicant’s performance in GMAT or equivalent.

South East Technological University reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Study & Career Opportunities

In a job market increasingly featuring primary honours degree holders, this Masters Programme, with its work experience element, significantly increases graduates’ chances of recruitment by highly attractive employers.

The Master of Business programme is aimed at producing creative, flexible and dynamic individuals, who can take up or enhance roles as business practitioners, in Ireland or overseas. A Master of Business is an internationally recognised qualification and opens the door to many careers.

Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

Course Codes & Fees

Course Code Course Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
SE41A Master of Business Carlow Full-time €5,500 Go to the postgraduate applications section for full details on all courses below
SE41L Master of Business Carlow Part-time €7,400  
SE42G Master of Business Wexford Part-time €7,400  
SE41Z Master of Business Wicklow Part-time €7,400
SE41B Postgraduate Diploma in Business Carlow Full-time €4,800  
SE41M Postgraduate Diploma in Business Carlow Part-time €5,500
SE42H Postgraduate Diploma in Business Wexford Part-time €5,500
SE42A Postgraduate Diploma in Business Wicklow Part-time €5,500

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your course from our wide range of postgraduate offerings.
  2. Check out all of the relevant entry requirements, course code and closing dates, taking time to read South East Technological University's FAQs and application instructions on the Admissions section of the website.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at SETU Carlow!

For admissions queries from Irish or European applicants, please email:

All Non-EU international applicants may refer to the International section of the website for further details or email:


Full-time applicants may contact;

Dr Ed Dennehy
BA (Hons), MBS, DBA
Head of Department

Part-time applicants may contact:

Eoin O'Brien
BA, DBS, CBS, Cert Mgmt, MBA
Faculty of Lifelong Learning Manager

International (Non-EU) applicants may contact:
P: 00353-59-9175205