Designed for early career professionals, an MBA is different from other masters degrees in that it draws very much on your life and personal experiences. You’ll have group work, real-life examples, and case studies to work through in addition to learning business strategy in a simulated environment.
Our MBA programme is designed to develop your skills as a manager and leader on an international stage. We do this by supporting your study in analysing environments, formulating strategy, taking decisions and leading change programmes.
The course helps you develop practical experience and insight as well as build valuable links between theory and practice and enhances your overall employability.
The programme covers the full range of MBA skills as well as additional action learning and critical reflection skills – essential for the modern manager.
You'll acquire creative problem solving, critical reasoning and strategic thinking skills, and apply these to your learning about global economic and finance principles, strategic business issues, organisational management and the realities of the competitive marketplace.
You'll develop your written and verbal communication techniques, giving you the confidence to present your ideas and strategies to the business world.
On graduation you’ll join our MBA Alumni community, giving you access to future masterclasses and networking.
How will my degree reflect sustainability and sustainable development?
The Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) – established under the UN Global Compact – places a clear onus on Higher Education to ‘transform management education and develop the responsible decision-makers of tomorrow to advance sustainable development’. The Business School is a PRME signatory, and we seek to influence professional practice and policy nationally and internationally, helping to drive key societal, economic and environmental impacts.
Our mission is ‘to empower communities to apply business knowledge for positive societal impact’ and we work constantly to embed practical actions into our curriculum, to promote sustainability and relate these to the key ideas of sustainability, as reflected in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes now reflect one or more of the SDG, and our research is targeted to solve real world problems, mapped against the criteria used in the Times Higher Education’s Impact Ranking.
The most recent annual league table for Sustainability - compiled by People & Planet, the UK’s largest student campaigning network - again places Edinburgh Napier in a top 3 position among Scotland’s 19 universities. This reflects their assessment of our performance across a range of environmental and ethical considerations, which include carbon reduction and management, and education.
What is distinct about equality, diversity and inclusion?
Edinburgh Napier University is enriched by the diversity of perspectives, cultures and backgrounds brought by all within our global community. We are committed to a positive environment where diversity and inclusiveness is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability, age, ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status or whether pregnant or on maternity leave. We commit ourselves to providing a learning, working and social environment that is free from discrimination, prejudice, intimidation, stigmatisation and all forms of harassment and bullying.
The Business School's vision: 'To be the Business School for empowerment, enterprise and employability for all'.
Our mission statement: 'Empowering our communities to apply business knowledge for positive societal impact'.
What you'll study
You will study one skills module and a foundation module on business to level up your knowledge in academic skills and business at the start of the programme, and six core modules including Leadership of People and Organisational Change, Business Operations for Leaders, Business Economics in Practice, Financial Analysis for Business Leaders, Marketing Strategy for Business Leaders and Strategic Management. You will also undertake individual research and complete a Business Practice Project. You will complete 200 credits to qualify for the award.