Entry requirements

The most important consideration is that you are able to study successfully. Applications to join the MBM Programme often come from a range of backgrounds and disciplines including science, technology and other non business related fields. Entry qualifications will be accordance with those prescribed by Edinburgh Napier University regulations, specifically: An honours degree ( minimum 2:2 or above) or Other qualifications and/or experience which demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at SCQF level 10 English Language Requirement: If English is not your first language you will be required to provide evidence of competence in the language (IETLS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). Applicants without the required level of academic qualification, for example holders of a degree without honours may be considered if they have experience in a post of appropriate professional, administrative or managerial responsibility. It is anticipated that the additional experience will provide learning opportunities which will be regarded as equivalent to honours level outcomes. Those applicants who do not possess an honours degree, may be enrolled, in the first instance, as Associate students for the first trimester. Satisfactory completion on two modules may result in registration on the MSc Business Management programme. ​IELTS: ​6.0 with no element below 5.5 ​ ​TOEFL: TOEFL 550, ​TOEFL (computer based) 213, ​TOEFL (Internet based) 79/80 Applicants with other relevant qualifications from recognised academic or professional institutions may be considered for entry where the learning outcomes from these qualifications can be satisfactorily matched against those of the MSc Business Management. The admissions process is designed to assure the programme team and the applicant that they will be able to undertake the programme. It also acts as a diagnostic process allowing the identification of students who may need additional guidance and support in undertaking postgraduate study.

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Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

The current business environment requires graduates who are able to operate in a rapidly changing global environment. The Business School seeks to develop leaders and management practitioners who make a positive difference to organisations and society. In order to meet these objectives the new MSc Business Management has been designed to develop personal and professional skills of independent thinking, critical analysis and reflective learning.

The MSc Business Management qualification is designed to appeal to people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Recent graduates, business professionals and international applicants can all benefit from the programme. Similarly, the MSc Business Management has relevance to those seeking careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. In recent years, Our MSc Business Management students have come to the programme with degrees from many different disciplines and have found careers in all sectors.

This course will provide you with a sound theoretical grounding in the broad area of business management and stimulate an enquiring, analytical and creative approach to business management. You'll develop a range of analytical skills and personal skills for continuing personal and professional development.

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

You will be able to study on a part-time basis, at a pace which best suits your individual needs. However normally we would expect you to complete within 18 months to two years. With the support and guidance of our academic staff you will develop a bespoke programme of study that best suits you. To find out more about the flexibility in this course please contact us using the enquiries button.

You'll learn through a combination of self-directed independent online learning materials, online discussion topics and independent study.

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Sustaining Organisational Performance
  • Global Economic Environment & Marketing
  • Organisational Change and Management
  • Leadership, Strategy & Innovation
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

In addition, to those core modules listed above you then have a choice of two specialist modules depending on which MBM route you have chosen.

Fees and funding

UK students
All Students (per 20 credits): £770
International students
All Students (per 20 credits): £770

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
18 - 24 months
part time
18 - 24 months

Course contact details

Global Online Team
+44 (0) 8455 20 30 80