Why choose this course?
Looking for a qualification that will lead to a clearer career path? You may have experience in your chosen field and want to enhance your promotion prospects, or convert your years of expertise into a formal qualification. Or perhaps you're looking for a change of career.
Whichever applies to you, an MBA could offer you the pathway you need. Designed for students from all walks of life, and commanding a very high level of credibility in almost every line of work, this globally-recognised qualification will develop your business skills and give you the expertise you need to take on senior roles in major companies or organisations
You can also choose to introduce a specialisation to your MBA to reflect your area of interest. This may include:
Human Resource Management
Alternatively, if you are unable to study on a full time basis then you may be interested in our Flexible MBA.
You'll develop a variety of skills related to business, including creative problem solving, critical reasoning and strategic thinking. You'll apply these skills to your learning of global economic principles, strategic business issues, organisational management and the realities of the competitive marketplace. Communication techniques, both written and verbal, will also be highlighted, giving you the confidence to present your ideas and strategies to the business world. You'll graduate with business competence, insight and effective management skills, ready to make your mark at the highest level in whichever industry you choose.
As Edinburgh's top university for Graduate Employability (HESA 2010) and one of the top in the UK for Graduate Prospects (The Independent and The Times University Guides for 2009), we can offer you a valuable head-start in your chosen career.
With an MBA qualification, you'll be in demand in business, as employers worldwide seek out graduates who have demonstrated their commitment to a higher level of learning. Previous graduates are currently working in a variety of management positions all over the world.
What can Edinburgh Napier offer?
As a highly rated modern business school, we offer tuition that is supported by highly experienced teaching staff and strong industry links. Guest speakers from the corporate, government and financial worlds add value to the course.
Regularly assessed and updated to ensure it mirrors current thinking in the economic and business world, the course is supported by:
an online working environment, giving you instant access to lecture notes, coursework, exams and reading lists
24 hour access to the 500-seat Jack Kilby computer centre, where you will have use of relevant software packages, plus unrestricted email and web access
access to our fully-networked library, offering an extensive collection of materials and required course texts
specialist staff who are on hand to offer support in learning, language development or personal issues
our Library Information Service, which can provide a number of useful aids that will help develop study skills
a personal development tutor.
This course is based at Craiglockhart Campus, located in a leafy hillside setting just west of vibrant Morningside. It offers advanced resources for business, law and language-based studies, including two large lecture theatres, cyber café, language labs and computing facilities, in an environment that combines beautiful listed buildings and cutting-edge contemporary design.
Based over three trimesters, the course will involve lectures, tutorials and independent study. Duration is 12 months if you commence in September, 18 months for January starts.
Below is an indication of the subjects you will most likely study.
Trimesters 1 and 2
Creating Competitive Advantage, Organisational Behaviour and Management, Business Economics in a Global Environment, Creativity to Sustainability, Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management, Skills for Managers, Finance for Management Decision-Making.
Core option modules:
Choose one module from a range of specialist areas, such as HRM, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Leadership, International Business, and Operations Management.
Please ensure that if you are seeking a course which leads to accreditation with a professional body you have checked what the requirements are or have contacted us for specific advice
International Student Requirements:
Typically, you will need either an honours degree or equivalent and at least three years' relevant work experience. Similarly, an ordinary degree or equivalent with at least four years' relevant work experience, preferably from a professional occupation or a management or supervisory role, are also considered.