Taught course

Master of Business Administration

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Management

Entry requirements

Traditionally,postgraduate students have an Honours degree or equivalent and two years industry experience. We will consider recent graduates who can demonstrate additional capabilities. In addition, we also welcome applications from graduates with an Ordinary degree who can show a period of post-graduation work experience or from those with substantive industry experience and a commitment to CPD.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The QMU MBA fulfils the University’s vision of providing an industry relevant and interdisciplinary experience for students. We consulted widely with employers and industry experts in devising this course. We know that employers look ‘beyond the letters’ when recruiting and want employees with real-life experience; we’ve replaced the traditional
dissertation with a student-centred, business focused project that allows you to investigate, design and engage in a real world project. In a world that is constantly changing employers told us that they want staff that can apply their
knowledge effectively within the workplace; and critically within the dynamics of high performing groups and teams. By connecting our modular structure our programmes take a clear and consistent focus on team and project dynamics, and challenges you to take on different types of roles in delivering objectives.

The teaching team who deliver the Masters programmes have experience of leading high-profile teams in industry and academia as well as the public and third sectors. They are enthusiastic about their areas of expertise and just as enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with you. Your fellow students will come from a wide range of both geographical and business backgrounds, enhancing the overall experience. What our students have in common is an enthusiasm for learning and
an ambition to succeed. If you are considering applying and can add your mix of enthusiasm and ambition to the programme we would be delighted to discuss entry.

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-48 months
full time
12 months
part time
24-84 months


full time
12 months
part time
24-84 months


full time
12 months
part time
24-84 months

Course contact details

Gemma Blackledge-Foughali
+44 (0) 131 474 0000