MBA M B A

Postgraduate, Full-Time

Gain the skills and expertise you need to take on senior management and leadership roles in the global business environment.

  • Napier code:

    31500MM

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    1 year, or 18 months for January start

  • Award:

    MBA

  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

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Course introduction

Designed for professionals from all industries and sectors, this internationally recognised qualification will develop your managerial skills and give you the expertise you need to take on senior roles.

It offers a curriculum which is tailored to the dynamic contemporary global business environment, focused on developing skills in leadership, and the application of conceptual management theories to current practice.


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You’ll acquire creative problem solving, critical reasoning and strategic thinking skills, and apply these to your learning about global economic principles, strategic business issues, organisational management and the realities of the competitive marketplace.

You’ll utilise and augment your written and verbal communication techniques, giving you the confidence to present your ideas and strategies to the business world.

Your learning experience will be complemented by participation at a residential weekend and enhanced by masterclasses with guest speakers from various business sectors.

You'll be enrolled as an Affiliate member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

On graduation you’ll join our MBA Alumni community, giving you access to future masterclasses and networking.

This is a full-time starting in either January or September. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Alternatively, if you're unable to study on a full-time basis then you may be interested in our Flexible Executive MBA or our Global Online distance learning MBA.

Subjects include

  • Building High Performance Organisations
  • Marketing within the Global Economy
  • Management and Organisational Change
  • Leading Strategic Decision-Making
  • Managing Innovation
  • Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
  • Research Skills for Managers
  • MBA Project

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

The Edinburgh Napier MBA will provide you with the opportunity to realise your full career potential. 

You’ll be in demand as employers worldwide seek graduates with a recognised portfolio who are able to deliver solutions in complex organisational settings.


The entry requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above plus 2 years work experience order to be eligible for this programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. Applications from individuals who do not possess the two years’ relevant work experience requirement, but who have significant potential to develop work-related skills, may be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements 

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.



Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol on our nursing courses.

Admissions policies

We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Home/EU £13,620 £13,658
Overseas £15,630 £15,670

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