MBA MBA (Engineering Management)

Postgraduate, Full-time

MBA (Engineering Management) MBA

Develop your managerial skills and gain the necessary expertise in engineering management needed to take on senior roles.


The Edinburgh Napier MBA (Engineering Management) appeals to people with a wide range of backgrounds and experience; be they recent graduates or business professionals with perhaps many years’ experience, or specialist managers who are looking for a formal qualification to consolidate their experiential knowledge. It has equal relevance to those in the public, private and third sectors.
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Mode of Study:



2 years

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Course details

This programme will provide you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate problem solving at a strategic level, as well as your knowledge and understanding of leadership skills and management theories applied in practice; and to develop your practical, critical and analytical skills and attributes.

You will study organisations, focusing in particular on the role of leaders and managers in determining the organisation’s mission, vision and strategic direction.
You will develop critical reflection and engagement skills to understand, apply and challenge the relevance of academic theories in a rapidly changing business context.

You will to widen your perspective beyond the limitations imposed by your own experience and develop insights, critical thinking and the management skills necessary to function effectively in a management role.

You will enhance your interpersonal, cross-cultural, and complex problem-solving skills, enabling you to work more effectively with key stakeholders.

You will develop your knowledge and skills across specialist routes congruent with your career and professional development plans and goals.

You will apply subject specific knowledge to a range of practical problems in line with organisations overall strategic objectives.

What you'll study

You will study eight compulsory taught modules including Management & Organisational Change, Production Management and Leading Strategic Decision Making to qualify for this specific award. Each module is equivalent to 200 hours of learning. You will also undertake personal research and complete a final project in the field of engineering management.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught There will be active student participation, using student-led seminars & discussion groups, tutor-led discussion and debate, guided reading and independent research of library and internet resources. The relevance of study will be shown through work-based assignments and projects, guest speakers, topical case studies, and assignment topics. Finally, independent learning will be encouraged with significant emphasis on student research / seminars / small group work rather than didactic approach.
  • library Facilities You will have access to the wide range of university equipment and IT facilities, including personal email accounts and Moodle.


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

Placement and study abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. In addition, applicants must have two years' relevant work experience.  We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. 

Applications need to be supported with a personal statement detailing the reasons for choosing the particular specialism.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

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.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult or Mental Health)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2021/22 2022/23
Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £7,830 tba
Overseas and EU £9,000 tba
You study this course over two academic years, fees listed are per annum.

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships


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On successful completion of this programme you will have the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to gain postgraduate-level employment in a senior management/leadership role within engineering management, in the global business environment. Alternatively, you will be eligible to progress to doctoral- level study at the University or to seek entry to doctoral-level study at another higher education institution.

The MBA (Engineering Management) Programme is designed to offer students a general management education with the ability to specialise in engineering management.

Students on the Programme have used it to either consolidate their knowledge and progress in their organisational/industry career ladder or have used it as an opportunity to change career.