Taught course

Masters Business Administration

Edinburgh Napier University · Business School

Entry requirements

The most important consideration is that you are able to study successfully. Applications to join the MBA Programme often come from a range of backgrounds and disciplines including science, technology and other non business related fields. In general, applicants will meet the following broad criteria. Academic Qualifications: An Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years appropriate full time work experience. An Undergraduate Honours degree and at least 2 years appropriate full time work experience. If you do not hold the required level of academic qualification, you may be considered if you have maturity and evidence of substantial appropriate work experience (five years plus). If you have Part Time work experience, this may be considered if the accumulation of working time provides you with sufficient amounts and levels to merit consideration. International Gained Qualification: If your qualification was gained outside the UK, we will support applications by comparing the equivalent standards between the UK Higher Education system and the institution from which your degree or equivalent was obtained. English Language Requirement: All modules and programmes are provided and taught in English. It is therefore essential, if English is not your first language, that you have the following minimum IELTSor TOEFL scores (or equivalent), or that your previous degree studies were in English. ​IELTS: ​6.0 with no element below 5.5 ​ ​TOEFL: TOEFL 550, ​TOEFL (computer based) 213, ​TOEFL (Internet based) 79/80 References: A work reference is a requirement for all programme applicants. Academic references are acceptable always in addition (or accompanied with) to a work reference.

MBA Banking, MBA Finance, MBA Events, MBA Health Management, MBA Human Resource Management, MBA Marketing & Sales, MBA Entrepreneurship

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

This course will appeal to leaders and managers from a range of backgrounds and experience in public, private and voluntary sectors, and is suited to graduates or business professionals with a number of years of work experience. It is also suited to individuals looking for a formal qualification to consolidate their experiential knowledge. Our MBA students have traditionally come from a range of backgrounds including health, social care, engineering, police, GPs, business consultants and those who have decided to take a career break or who wish to change career direction.

Most important for todays business and commercial climate, this course provides a vehicle for you to continue your personal and professional development. Many potential MBA students find it impossible to step out of their career to continue studies, this online course has been designed to fit your needs by offering the opportunity to study at a time, place and pace that fits in with your personal and professional commitments.

Our MBA will further develop and enhance your specific business competence in all areas of study. It will develop your ability to examine and analyse the impact of the constantly evolving environment both at national and international level. The course will further enable you to respond timely and appropriately at operational and strategic level. This in turn will enable you to develop insights, critical thinking and the skills necessary to function effectively within your role, and to widen your perspective beyond the limitations imposed by your own experience.

Our MBA is designed to promote the development of intellectual capability, research skills and creative thinking in order that you can generate original solutions to management problems, and also provide you with the platform to continue your personal and professional development.

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 an individualised programme of study that best suits you. To find out more about the flexibility in this course please contact us using the enquiries button.

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

You will study the following modules:

  • Building High Performance Organisations
  • Management and Organisational Change
  • Marketing within the Global Economy
  • Leading Strategic Decision Making
  • Research Skills for Managers
  • MBA Project

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

Fees and funding

UK students
All Students (per 20 credits): £868
International students
All Students (per 20 credits): £868

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
18 - 24 months

Course contact details

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