MBA with Specialism in Strategy

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School

Course Award: MBA

Entry Date: Open enrolment


Designed for individuals who are, or intend to become, senior managers holding substantive positions in organisations.

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.

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

The programme comprises of seven mandatory courses, and four optional courses that focus on strategic planning techniques. Courses are assessed by a written examination and/or written coursework.

Mandatory courses

  • 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
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Entrepreneurial Venturing
  • Making Strategies Work
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiation
  • Research Methods for Business and Management
  • Strategic Risk 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

Most courses assessed by final examinations

Exams come in multiple formats from one course to another

Case studies/Essays/Scenarios/part pre-exam work/pitch.
The full details of the exam format for each course are available on the respective course portals.

Exam Diet

April, August, and December

Exam Results

Results are released six to eight weeks after the exam

Enquiry Form

Executive Education Enquiry Form