Taught course

Business Administration

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
MBA

Entry requirements

  • Honours degree, normally at 2:1, and not less than 2:2, or international equivalent
  • There is no barrier to entry based on the subject studied to degree level
  • Other professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • International students whose first language is not English must also meet the language competency standards are detailed on the International page of the website.
  • It is desirable that you have post-study work experience
  • You will be asked to give us academic references before you can enrol and, where appropriate, provide employer references

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Masters in Business Administration (MBA) aims to equip business leaders with a detailed knowledge and understanding of effective management strategies, enabling you to function effectively and efficiently in a national and international business context.

You will gain a crucial understanding of the volatility and uncertainties that influence global politics, the distribution of wealth, resource ownership and regulatory regimes in both emerging markets and other transitional economies.

Special features

  • A limited number of funded places are available for full-time, Scottish or EU fee status students.
  • Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
  • You will undertake an induction programme which will allow you to become familiar with the teaching methods used, course requirements, and the teaching team.
  • During your induction you will also complete a personal development plan to prepare you for suitable posts on graduation
  • You may have the opportunity to undertake an industrial work placement as part of your MBA, working within a UK organisation on live projects in areas such as: engineering, aeronautical engineering, energy, IT, business and finance

Study Options

*International students can only study this course on a full-time basis*

If you wish to study online please select the part-time option in the apply link and include your study preference in your personal statement on the application form.

If you are studying full-time or part-time on campus you will learn through face-to-face lectures and tutorials at Perth College UHI and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE).
You can also study part time on a fully online basis if you live in the UK.

January start date is for part-time study only

You will experience a wide range of teaching and learning methods including co-operative learning, problem-based learning, and presenting information in order to engage with various learning styles.

Modules

  • Organisational leadership and management
  • Entrepreneurship: Theory and practice
  • Management accounting and finance
  • The global business environment
  • Operations management
  • Strategic marketing
  • Masters research project

Locations

This course is available at Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX

How to apply

If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the Apply button above which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select our Apply tab to complete the online application.

If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.

* If you wish to study online please select the part-time option in the apply link and include your study preference in your personal statement on the application form.

Top five reasons to study at UHI

1. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff

2. Choice of campuses - from small, rural and island communities, to the busy towns and cities of the region, our 13 friendly, safe campuses offer something for everyone

3. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep

4. Do something different and special - UHI has expertise in a variety of specialist subjects, including: renewable energy; adventure tourism; Gaelic; archaeology; marine science; art and textiles, and more!

5. Flexible learning options mean that you can study part time or full time, online from home or work, or at one of our campuses or local learning centres, and fit your study into your life

Information for international students

If you would like to study in a country of outstanding natural beauty, friendly communities, and cities buzzing with social life and activities, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland should be your first choice. We have campuses across the region each one with its own special characteristics from the rich cultural life of the islands to the bright city lights of Perth and Inverness. Some courses are available in one location only, for others you will have a choice; we also have courses that can be studied online from your own home country. .http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international

English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page. http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): Scottish (inc EU) on-site £1080; Scottish Online £680; Rest of UK on-site £1080; Rest of UK and EU Online £680. Masters degree is 6 modules + dissertation
International students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): International on-site £1080. Masters degree is 6 modules + dissertation

The University of the Highlands and Islands is pleased to offer a limited numbers of places with full tuition fee support for Scottish-domiciled/EU students, studying full time, on this course starting in September 2017 to help talented students join this key growth sector for the Scottish economy. Fees will be funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council as part of Developing Scotland’s Workforce in the Scotland 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programmes.

To be eligible for this funding students must meet the criteria for Scottish domiciled or EU fee status and be domiciled in the Highlands and Islands Transition Region for the duration of their studies. In accordance with funding regulations, tuition fee support will only be available to students who meet the funding eligibility criteria and are self-funding i.e. who are not in receipt of funding for tuition fees from other sources, including employers. Funded places will be allocated and successful applicants notified in June.

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants. Students who do not meet the eligibility for the tuition fee support, or are not successful in being allocated one of the limited places, will be responsible for paying their own fees. However, there are other potential sources of funding support available.

For more details, please see Funded Postgraduate Places

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.

Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company

You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan

For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website

Qualification and course duration

MBA

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

Course contact details

Name
UHI Information Line
Email
info@uhi.ac.uk
Phone
0845 272 3600