Taught course

MBA with specialism in Strategic Planning

Heriot-Watt University · Edinburgh Business School

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Entry requirements

Our MBA is open to all.

Typically you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. Students whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Alternatively, formal entry can still be gained by passing three MBA courses one of which must be a core course.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you set on advancing your career and becoming an effective senior manager in even the largest of organisations? Each part of our MBA with a specialism in Strategic Planning course targets the development of your strategic skillset by teaching you indispensable thinking skills within core business disciplines and beyond.

You can earn qualifications as you go. On completing your first three core courses, you will gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration. A further three core courses will earn you a Diploma in Business Administration. To achieve the full MBA you will need to pass seven core courses in total, plus two elective courses (four for an MBA with specialisms), and will cover key management disciplines including people skills, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, strategic planning and project.

Fees and funding

How much will it cost?

You can study course-by-course and pay as you learn, or sign up for two or three courses at once. Our fees are flexible. Learn more via the Edinburgh Business School fees page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    8-12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • Diploma
    12-15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MBA
    24-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations100

Course contact details

Craig Buchanan
+44 (0)131 451 3090