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A Master of Business Administration is one of the most prestigious postgraduate qualifications, valued by leading employers Internationally

Overview

Designed for professionals, an MBA is different from other master's 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.  This internationally-recognised qualification will develop your managerial skills and give you the expertise you need to take on senior roles.

This programme is tailored to the dynamic, contemporary, global business environment, focused on developing skills in business administration and the application of conceptual management theories to current practice.

Typical entry points to this course are in September and January. Please enquire for more information.

Modules

  • Principles and Practice of Marketing
  • Global Business Economics and Finance
  • Management and Organisational Change
  • Leading Strategic Decision-Making
  • Managing Innovation
  • Global Logistics and Supply Chains 
  • Research Skills for Managers
  • MBA Project
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Mode of Study:

Full-time (available as Online-learning)

Duration:

1 year

Course details

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.

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

Employability focus

Employability Skills for Professionals is a series of workshops designed to help MBA students develop the key employability skills that are needed to be successful in their future careers.  

In addition, the Business School Masters Series features talks and panel discussions with senior professionals from across the business world who share their experience and expertise.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. On completion of your MBA, you will automatically be awarded with the CMI Level 7 Diploma. Being registered for the CMI Qualification also gives you membership of the CMI Professional Body and a community of over 170,000 managers and leaders, a wide range of digital resources and tools, and the opportunity to attend a rich range of events. Furthermore, if you have management experience of at least 3-5 years, you are eligible for the FAST TRACK pathway to gain CMI Chartered Manager Status.

What you'll study

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

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    How you’ll be taught

    This is a full-time course and is split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September.

    Duration:

    • September starts: 12 months
    • January starts: 16 months with a three-month break over the summer (after the first taught trimester)

    You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, interactive tutorials and independent study.

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    Assessments

    The MBA programme uses a combination of formative and summative assessments, which vary with each module.

    These include reports, case study analyses, exams, and group presentations. Your final module will involve designing and executing a research project in a relevant business/management area.

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    Facilities

    You will undertake your full time study at our Business School located on Craiglockhart Campus.

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Disclaimer

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

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for MBA?

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

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

Can I get admission into MBA based on my working experience in this sector?

This course has academic entry requirements which are assessed alongside relevant work experience. Full details of any relevant work experience, including references should be submitted with your application and may be considered for entry where the minimum academic entry requirements are below those required.

Usually, unrelated work experience is not considered sufficient for entry without meeting the minimum academic entry requirements. Please contact us with your specific circumstances by submitting an enquiry form above and we will be happy to discuss your options.

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the postgraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.

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.

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:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

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 2024/25 2025/26
Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £17,445 £tba
Overseas and EU £21,805 £tba
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
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


Please note:

The discount for Edinburgh Napier alumni can only be applied to year one of a full-time Postgraduate degree, any additional years are exempt from the discount.

For part time Postgraduate degrees the discount will apply to years one, two and three only and any additional years will be exempt from the discount.

Please read our full T&C here

Careers

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.

On completion of your MBA, you will automatically be awarded with the CMI Level 7 Diploma. Being registered for the CMI Qualification also gives you membership of the CMI Professional Body and a community of over 170,000 managers and leaders, a wide range of digital resources and tools, and the opportunity to attend a rich range of events. Furthermore, if you have management experience of at least 3 -5 years, you are eligible for the FAST TRACK pathway to gain CMI Chartered Manager Status.

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