MBA with Specialism in Finance

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School

Course Award: MBA

Entry Date: Open enrolment


Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University’s online MBA with a Specialism in Finance will equip you with the financial knowledge and understanding you need to boost your career.

Designed with the finance professionals in mind, you will complete eight mandatory MBA courses, which will arm you with a solid understanding of key business disciplines, including economics, financial decision making, leadership, marketing, people skills, project management and strategy, before completing three optional courses which include corporate governance, credit risk management, financial risk management and quantitative methods.

Programme Duration

it can take a student four years to complete a full MBA, but it can be completed faster or over a longer period. It is self-paced.

Programme Outline

Mandatory courses

  • Advanced Financial Decision Making
  • Delivering Successful Projects
  • Developing and Executing Strategy
  • Economics for Business
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Leadership, Theory and Practice
  • People, Work and Organizations
  • Strategic Marketing

Elective courses

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Research Methods for Business and Management

Programme Fees

790 pounds per course

11 courses x 790 pounds= 8690 pounds

NB: Payment is Pay as You Go (you pay on a module-by-module basis). This affords you the flexibility around payment and helps you better plan your finances.

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. Alternatively, formal entry can still be gained by passing three MBA courses one of which must be a core course.

Student Support

Students in Nigeria can also attend scheduled exam-intensive lectures and tutorials with EDC either in person in our Lagos center and Abuja center or online via Zoom ahead of each examination diet. The lecture timetable is released in advance of these sessions.

Exam Structure

Exam Diet

April, August, and December

Exam Results

Results are released six to eight weeks after the exam

Enquiry Form

Executive Education Enquiry Form