Executive MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The part-time weekend Executive MBA Programme, which begins in January every year, is designed for working professionals aiming to further develop their cross-functional capabilities and improve their business skills.

Classes are held on Friday evenings and Saturdays every other week and include study trips abroad to leading partner business schools. Elective courses offer the unique possibility of the look in-depth in strategy, marketing and finance. Candidates will benefit from the academic rigor of a general management programme with an emphasis on examining the key drivers that transform our fast-moving business environment.

Admission criteria

We look for exceptional candidates for our EMBA programme. We consider each applicant on his or her on own merits, but you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Professional achievements and goals:
    Four years post-graduate work experience and a set of professional targets.
  • Academic excellence:
    A university degree or equivalent*.
  • English proficiency:
    A strong knowledge of English.
  • Personal qualities:
    Flexibility and a good sense of humour - these qualities will help in any and all situations in such a diverse community.


To apply for RSM’s Executive MBA Programme we require the following:

  • Submit two letters of recommendation on the reference form provided;
  • Send us scanned copies of transcripts and diplomas from your university or equivalent institution;
  • Complete three essays**;
  • Submit the €100,- application fee.

*The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request that applicants to the Executive MBA programme take a GMAT test as part of the evaluation process, if deemed necessary.

** Your three essays should address the following topics (for the 2017 intake) and be around 500 words per essay:
1. How do you see your career developing and how will this programme help you achieve your goals?
2. Describe how the socio-economic environment in which you live/work impacts your business decisions. Please explain your answer and use examples from your own experience whenever possible.
3. Describe the most difficult decision you have made and its effect on you.