Master of Business Administration with a Specialism in Strategy

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Programme Introduction

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

This programme covers 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.

The programme comprises of seven core courses, and four elective courses.  

Programme Objective

  • To equip students with key management knowledge and skills, so that they can be effective and immediate contributors to the industry.
  • To develop students with a functional understanding of the roles and responsibilities of key management in the organisation.
  • To cultivate leadership and project management strategy and work effectively in teams

  Key features and benefits:

  • The HWU-EBS MBA (Chinese or English) program is a top-notch, world-class MBA program;
  • #270 QS World-wide 2022 ranking;
  • The program is a 16-month face-to-face program, in view of Covid-19 and travel/border restriction, the program is delivered on-line and/or face-to-face hybrid mode.

Entry Requirements:

Minimum Age Requirement: 22 years (at the time of application)

Candidates need to have:

• A Degree recognised by Heriot Watt University or a qualification deemed to be equivalent, and with minimum 2 years of post-qualifying full-time working experience of a relevant nature, or

• A Diploma or non-degree holder. Student needs to pass in three courses / modules (one of which must be a core course for the MBA), and has minimum 2 years post-qualifying full-time working experience of a relevant nature

English Language Proficiency:

• MBA & MBA with Specialism required IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Modules

Applicable to the new May 2022 and later intakes. Any changes in modules will not affect the Dec 2021 and earlier intakes.

Core Modules:

1. Delivering Successful Projects

This course equips managers and business professionals with knowledge, understanding and skills to manage projects using integrative concepts, tools and techniques.  The course opens the mind-set for project decision-making and covers the fundamental concepts of the project management discipline and how it assists organisations in materialising their strategic and change objectives.

The course concludes with a closer look at current topics trending the project management profession, such as the project management office function, ethics, sustainability and agile project management.

Elective Modules:

1. Negotiation

This course develops sound negotiation skills and helping managers make the right decisions, for both themselves and their business. The course provides a thorough grounding in the science and practice of negotiation, looking at how academic disciplines have contributed to the science of negotiation.

Topics covered include distributive bargaining, preparation for negotiation, debate in negotiation, proposal not bargain, bargaining for an agreement, styles of negotiation, rational bargaining, streetwise manipulation, personality and power in negotiation, culture and negotiation, and retrospection.

Study Mode & Duration: 
Full-time: 16 months
Part-time: 16 months

Intakes

May 2022/2023, Aug 2022/2023, Dec 2022/2023
 

The Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School MBA programme shall be taught in 4 semesters as follow:

For MBA ( English / Chinese )

For MBA with Specialism

 
Average Teacher-Student Ratio

1:49 (Classroom-based delivery)

1:250 (Online*)

*The program is a 16-month face-to-face program, in view of Covid-19 and travel/border restriction, the program is delivered on-line and/or face-to-face hybrid mode.

 
Assessment:
100% Written Examination
 

Graduation Requirement

• Must passed all modules

• Must achieve an overall attendance of 90% (International Student) and 75% (Local Student)

 

Minimum Age Requirement: 22 years (at the time of application)

Candidates need to have:

• A Degree recognised by Heriot Watt University or a qualification deemed to be equivalent, and with minimum 2 years of post-qualifying full-time working experience of a relevant nature, or

• A Diploma or non-degree holder. Student needs to pass in three courses / modules (one of which must be a core course for the MBA), and has minimum 2 years post-qualifying full-time working experience of a relevant nature

English Language Proficiency:

• MBA & MBA with Specialism required IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

International Students  
Full-Time  
Tuition Fee
S$ 40,300
Assessment Fee
S$ 3,550
Application Fee
S$ 540
Administration Fee
S$ 1,000
Material Fee
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TOTAL
S$ 45,390
TOTAL WITH GST*
S$ 48,567.30
   
Singaporean / PR  
Full-Time
 
Tuition Fee
S$ 36,600
Assessment Fee
S$ 3,550
Application Fee
S$ 150
Administration Fee
S$ 500
Material Fee
--
TOTAL
S$ 40,800
TOTAL WITH GST* S$ 43,656.00
   
Part-Time
 
Tuition Fee
S$ 36,600
Assessment Fee
S$ 3,550
Application Fee
S$ 150
Administration Fee
S$ 500
Material Fee
--
TOTAL
S$ 40,800
TOTAL WITH GST* S$ 43,656.00
   
Medical Insurance Waived
FPS Insurance Waived
Other miscelleneous fees may apply ( Please click here for more information)  
   
Application and Enrolment Fee is non-refundable.
*All prices are subjected to prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST)of 7%.
All prices are effective for intakes from Dec 2021.
Start of class is subjected to minimum class size achieved.
 
 
HWU EBS MBA with SPECIALISM IN STRATEGY (ENGLISH) COURSE SEQUENCE TABLE - MAY 2022 INTAKE
2022 Semester 1 2022 Semester 2
FM Financial Decision Making (Core) DP Delivering Successful Projects (Core)
EC Economics for Business (Core) SD Developing and Executing Strategy (Core)
SR Strategic Risk Management (Elective) CG Corporate Governance (Elective)
2022 Semester 3 2022 Semester 4
LT Leadership Theory and Practice (Core) PW People, Work and Organisations (Core)
NG Negotiation (Elective) SM Strategic Marketing (Core)
MA Mergers and Acquisitions (Elective)
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