Course Brief

A thorough understanding of the methods and processes of business research is the key component of this course. It looks at the concept of research, both original and applied, and examines how information can provide a greater understanding of your business and its successful Management.


  • Distance Learning
Topics covered
  • Research methods and your dissertation.
  • The project process.
  • The research process.
  • Using what’s already known.
  • Semi-structured primary data techniques.
  • Fully structured primary data techniques.
  • Writing the dissertation.
  • Master of Business Administration - MBA

     

                  

     

    An MBA for tomorrow's leaders, today!

    The Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA programme covers key management disciplines, including people skills, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, strategic planning and project management.

    Students are drawn to the MBA programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects.

    The MBA encompasses seven core courses and two elective courses.

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 30 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2021 UK University League table.  In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners(ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year .

     

    WHY CHOOSE THE EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL (EBS) HERIOT-WATT MASTER'S PROGRAMMES AT SBCS GLOBAL LEARNING INSTITUTE?

     

    EVENTS

    • Registration for the January 2021 semester commences on November 2nd, 2020
    • The January 2021 semester starts on January 17th, 2021

     

    Master's Online Tuition Schedule: January to May 2021

     

    For further information

    Download our January 2021 prospectus

     

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  • MSc. Financial Management

     

                  

     

    The MSc. Financial Management is targeted at finance professionals and other professionals who want to develop a career in financial management, and who require a wide-ranging understanding of financial techniques and their application - but do not require high-level mathematical understanding of finance theories.

    The MSc. Financial Management encompasses five core courses and four elective courses in Finance.

    Careers in finance depend upon a strong understanding of the foundations of finance, investment behaviour and the dynamic nature of finance, and the MSc. will provide a strong preparation for a career in a wide variety of positions within the finance profession.

    ACCA members can gain a fast-track entry through free-of-charge credit transfer and exemption when they matriculate for the MSc. in Financial Management or the MBA programme offered by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

    Entitlement to credit transfer or exemption will be assessed on an individual basis. A maximum of four exemptions from the nine-module programme may be available.

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 30 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2021 UK University League table.  In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners(ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year .

     

    WHY CHOOSE THE EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL (EBS) HERIOT-WATT MASTER'S PROGRAMMES AT SBCS GLOBAL LEARNING INSTITUTE?

     

    EVENTS

    • Registration for the January 2021 semester commences on November 2nd, 2020
    • The January 2021 semester starts on January 17th, 2021

     

    Master's Online Tuition Schedule: January to May 2021

     

  • MSc. Human Resource Management (Continuing Students only)

     

                  

     

    Built around the key roles of Human Resource Management, this programme will help develop the HR Manager’s strategic, functional and personal skills.

    Ask any organisation to identify the key to their success and they’ll say “our people”, but for those people to perform at their best, they need to work in an atmosphere in which they feel valued and rewarded. The HR professional is one of the keys to delivering just that.

    This programme will enable managers, whatever their present level of experience, to develop the strategic, functional and personal skills they need to meet the increasingly demanding roles of HR. The programme also addresses the increasingly important interfaces between HR and other key business functions, including marketing and communications, information and communications technologies and knowledge management.

    The areas of study include the HR function as a strategic partner, change agent, administrative expert and employee champion. It also addresses the interface between HR and other key business functions. Graduates of the MSc will come away with invaluable insights, increased understanding and new knowledge.

     

    ACCREDITATION

     

    EVENTS

     

    REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR THE JULY 2020 SEMESTER:

    • June 27th - July 11th, 2020

     

    SEMESTER STARTS:

    • July 13th, 2020

     

    Masters PT July - December 2020 Tuition Schedule

     

    For further information:

    EBS Prospectus

     

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  • MSc. Marketing (Continuing Students only)

     

                  

     

    An MSc for those keen to gain a greater understanding of the role marketing can play in the running of successful businesses and organisations.

    This intellectually challenging programme will help to create the marketing leaders of tomorrow. It will allow you to solve real problems and make the kind of informed decisions that can transform the marketing of your organisation.

    This MSc will provide you with an understanding of the key marketing concepts, tools and techniques enabling you to add real value to your business and advance your career in the process. The programme appeals to graduates in non-business
    subjects who wish to develop a career in marketing and individuals who have business-related work experience and now wish to move into marketing, or upgrade their skills and decision-making capability in the discipline.

    You’ll study issues of consumer behaviour, research and communications and the part they play in a coherent marketing programme. The programme will appeal equally to non-business graduates and marketing executives alike.

     

    ACCREDITATION

     

    EVENTS

     

    REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR THE JULY 2020 SEMESTER:

    • June 27th - July 11th, 2020

     

    SEMESTER STARTS:

    • July 13th, 2020

     

    Masters PT July - December 2020 Tuition Schedule

     

    For further information:

    EBS Prospectus

     

    VIEW OTHER EBS HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY MASTERS DEGREE

  • MSc. Strategic Planning (Continuing Students only)

     

                  

     

    The MSc. in Strategic Planning is the capstone of the core modules in the MBA programme as it draws from the main business disciplines covered in the other six core modules.

    This course is designed to assist managers to develop an overall strategic understanding of the organization beyond any one functional area. It looks at the fundamental questions at the heart of strategic planning “What does an organisation want to achieve? How does it go about achieving it?” and helps to formulate suitable answers.

    In a world of rapid change, organisations that can identify, design and effectively and efficiently implement these needs are more likely to survive and prosper.

     

    ACCREDITATION

     

    EVENTS

     

    REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR THE JULY 2020 SEMESTER:

    • June 27th - July 11th, 2020

     

    SEMESTER STARTS:

    • July 13th, 2020

     

    Masters PT July - December 2020 Tuition Schedule

     

    For further information:

    EBS Prospectus

     

    VIEW OTHER EBS HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY MASTERS DEGREE