Master of Business

  • Master of Business
  • NFQ Level 9
  • For full details, go to the Admissions - Postgraduate section
  • 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


This postgraduate programme brings theory to life through its exciting work placement element and applied learning focus, enabling participants to apply acquired knowledge and competencies in a real-world workplace environment.

The programme equips graduates with the attributes required by business to make an immediate contribution to the organisation through its work placement experience element.

The industrial placement is of four months duration, from May to August, and affords the student a unique opportunity to implement and reflect on the theories learned on the programme. It will complement the student’s education and broaden his/her skill set. A number of progressive local enterprises partner with us in this initiative.

Work placement is recognised by prospective employers and students alike as being a very sought after aspect of an academic programme.

Another new aspect of this programme is the module ‘Communication for Professional Life’. As communication skills are generally deemed an integral element of enquiry-based learning, this module will prepare graduates for executive and leadership scenarios which require negotiation and persuasive expertise and ability with the written word.

What subjects will I study ?

  • Leadership & Strategy
  • Corporate Governance, Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Research Methods
  • Financial Analysis & Investment Appraisal
  • Research Project
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
  • Communications for Professional Life

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. Institute of Technology Carlow 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.

Graduate Profile

Prashant Kumar, MB

Supply Chain Analyst, PerformanSC

‘The Master in Business programme allowed me to gain insights into different streams of Industry. My core area is supply chain management but this course gave me the leverage to integrate finance and marketing with supply chain management. It also helped me to develop an in-depth understanding of critical writing and critical thinking as well as overcoming a fear of presentations and public speaking. In addition, it helped develop my management and interpersonal skills. The Master in Business course provided me with a work placement that led to an internship and, ultimately, a full time role at PerformanSC.’


Graduate Profile

Lisa Daxenbichler, MB

'The Master of Business in IT Carlow has really enhanced my academic and my professional life. Academically, I really learned how to reflect critically on theories and apply theories to real world problems. After finishing my work placement in a big international company I found a job in procurement with a consumer electronic distributor. Professionally, this course has prepared me for the real world and above all has taught me to think critically.'

Course Codes & Fees

Course Code Course Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
CWB01 Master of Business Carlow Full-time €5,500 Go to the postgraduate applications section for full details on all courses below
CWL03 Master of Business Carlow Part-time €7,400*  
CWX03 Master of Business Wexford Part-time €7,400*
CWW03 Master of Business Wicklow Part-time €7,400*
CWB02 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Carlow Full-time €4,800  
CWL04 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Carlow Part-time €5,500
CWX04 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Wexford Part-time €5,500
CWW04 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Wicklow Part-time €5,500
  * Fees for IT Carlow major award graduates only €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 Institute of Technology Carlow's FAQs and application instructions on the Admissions section of the website.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at IT 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 Edward Dennehy
BA (Hons), MBS, DBA
Programme Director


Martin Meagher
Head of Department - Business
t: 059 917 5302

Part-time applicants may contact:
Faculty of Lifelong Learning
P: 059 917 5280

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