Taught course

MBA with specialism in Strategy

Heriot-Watt University · Edinburgh Business School

Entry requirements

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.

Rewarding previous study

Edinburgh Business School recognises that some students entering our online MBA or MSc programme will have completed prior academic study in subjects that align closely to certain EBS courses.

The qualifications being presented for exemption consideration should have been gained within the last five years. Qualifications gained over five years ago may be considered if additional supporting evidence shows that you have kept abreast of the current developments in the subject area.

Exemptions are considered only on the basis of qualifications which have been gained through formal assessment. No consideration will be given for life/work experience.

Exemptions from mandatory and optional courses may be granted on the basis of master's/postgraduate level qualifications and professional qualifications only. Undergraduate level qualifications cannot be considered.

Exemptions will not be awarded on the basis of courses which have been used towards the award of another degree (of the same discipline) at Master's level, whether this was awarded by Heriot-Watt University or any other institution. For example, a student who has gained an MSc in Accounting will not be given an exemption in Accounting from Edinburgh Business School’s MBA or MSc degree programmes.

Exemption eligibility

If you would like to enquire about your eligibility, please complete an Exemption Application Form.

Months of entry


Course content

The Online MBA with a Specialism in Strategy is designed to give senior managers the tools they need to advance in their career or become a senior manager.

Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University’s online MBA with a Specialism in Strategy degree has been designed for those looking to advance in their career or become a senior manager.

You will cover the seven general MBA mandatory courses, which will arm you with a solid understanding of key business disciplines, such as economics, financial decision making, marketing, organisational behaviour, before completing four specialist optional courses, which include competitive strategy, corporate governance and strategic risk management.

Fees and funding

UK students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    full time
    18-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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