Business Administration MBA

UCAS code N220
Information line 0845 272 3600*

What is special about this course?

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

  • 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

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 provide proof of qualifications held prior to enrolment. Additionally, we may also ask for evidence of work experience

 

*Funding support notice*

A limited number of funded places may be available for full-time, Scottish or EU fee status students.

Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scottish domiciled and EU students)

Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.

(see fees/funding tab for more information)

MBA

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

How will I study my course?

  • Full time
  • Part time: on campus or online

*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.

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.


How long will my course last?


  • Full time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • January (part-time only)

 

Fees

 

The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:

2017-18Scottish
on-site
(inc EU)
Scottish
online
Rest of UK
on-site
Rest of UK
and EU online

International
(non EU)
on-site

Per module (20 credits) £1,080 £680 £1,080 £680 £1,080
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £9,720 £6,000 £9,720 £6,000 £9,720

 

2016-17Scottish
on-site
(inc EU)
Scottish
online
Rest of UK
on-site
Rest of UK
and EU online

International
(non EU)
on-site

Per module (20 credits) £1,080 £680 £1,080 £680 £1,080
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £9,720 £6,000 £9,720 £6,000 £9,720

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.

Funding

A limited number of places may be available with full tuition fee support for Scottish-domiciled/EU students, studying full time, on this course starting in September 2018 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 from end of June onwards. There is no separate application process, applicants holding an offer will be considered against the eligibility rules.

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.

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.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of your MBA course you will be suitably qualified to take up management positions in a wide range of sectors; start up or grow your own business; and develop research further through PhD study.

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

I am undertaking the MBA as part of my career development. The qualification will allow me to expand my career into teaching at higher education level. By studying part-time, I can continue working full-time as a lecturer.

Scott Innes, MBA student, Perth College UHI

Apply for Business Administration MBA

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2018 or Aug/Sep 2018 or Jan/Feb 2019

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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