Business Administration (Executive) MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Part time & Online distance learning available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
      September, January
    • Course Duration
      See Programme Description
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Are you an experienced professional looking to progress to higher leadership and management roles?

    The MBA Business Administration (Executive) is part of a brand new suite of MBAs, designed to provide leadership and management skills across the areas of Aviation, Environment, Executive and Resilience.

    The University of the Highlands and Islands MBA suite has been developed using insight from employers on skills necessary for executives operating in a challenging global environment, an environment where striving for growth and opportunity is based on ethical behaviour, appreciation of diversity and ability to adapt to the demands of a fast-changing world.

    The programme will develop your theoretical knowledge, practical wisdom, strategic managerial and personal skills essential for successful career enhancement in organisations with a global outlook. Our MBA programmes aim to provide you with the comprehensive knowledge, skillset and understanding required to enable you to become a senior manager or to enhance career progression to a higher level.

    The programme is distinguished by its emphasis on ethical and responsible leadership and management, with a focus on developing executive excellence for the global future. Embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and technology, our MBA suite builds on 4 underlying pillars and key values:

    • Ethical awareness
    • Cultural readiness
    • Future readiness
    • Identifying growth and opportunity

    Special features

    • The course is delivered online for maximum flexibility
    • Develop reflective learning skills based on your experience and peer-to-peer exchange, facilitated through the MBA hub
    • Participate in a wider dialogue via the MBA hub, between fellow students, business partners, local community and academic colleagues
    • An online induction programme will provide support and information, as well as an initial opportunity to interact and network via the hub


    You will study 5 core modules:

    • Responsible leadership and management in the global environment
    • Research for business
    • Growth and opportunity through innovation
    • Change for sustainable futures
    • Masters research project

    You will also study 2 option modules from the following:

    • Operations management
    • Corporate and competitive strategy
    • Supply chain management
    • Accounting and reporting for decision makers
    • Strategic marketing
    • Understanding social media

    How will I study my course?

    • Full-time
    • Part-time (structured)
    • Part-time (unstructured)
    • You can choose to study online, either full-time or part-time, and will undertake tutor supported study, learning entirely via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
    • Alternatively, an on-site option is available at our Perth College UHI campus. International students coming to the UK must study full time, on-campus, with an appropriate visa. You will study via a combination of face-to-face lectures, tutorials and seminars, plus online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)

    How long will my course last?

    • Full-time: 18 months
    • Part-time (structured): minimum of 2.5 years (3 years if completing the research project over 2 semesters)
    • Part-time (unstructured): minimum of 3.5 years

    Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness
    • Moray
    • North Highland
    • Perth

    You will apply to and be enrolled by Perth College UHI, who will deliver the course in conjunction with Inverness College UHI, Moray College UHI and North Highland College UHI.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    The MBA Business Administration (Executive) is a bespoke course, tailored to your individual needs. It will equip you with critical skills and analytic competencies enabling you to continue with your chosen professional or academic developments.

    Can I progress into further study?

    The MBA Business Administration (Executive) provides excellent preparation and training for further advanced study in many areas of research. As such, you may wish to pursue a PhD or professional Doctorate studies within your chosen field.

    Visit the Business Administration (Executive) MBA page on the University of the Highlands and Islands web site for more details!

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    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
    It is desirable that you have some post-study work experience
    You will be asked to give us academic references before you can enrol and, where appropriate, provide employer references
    You may be asked to undertake a short piece of assessment work

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