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 in Business Administration - MBA

     

                  

     

    The Edinburgh Business School MBA, Heriot-Watt University has been ranked as Europe's Largest Distance Learning MBA and the second largest in the world by the Financial Times Newspaper survey of approximately 20 of the top global distance learning MBAs.

    With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made them one of the top UK universities for business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is a vibrant, forward-looking university, well known for the quality of their degrees with employers actively seeking out there graduates.

    Heriot-Watt is also Scotland’s most international university with an unsurpassed international in-country presence. They deliver programmes to 11,800 students in 150 countries around the world.

    ACCA graduates 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. Click here for further information.

     

    ACCREDITATION

    Heriot Watt University is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) UK

    Ranked in the Complete University Guide 2018

    • 28th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
    • Ranked in the top 25% in the UK for 10 subjects – Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering

     

    WHY CHOOSE THE EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL (EBS) HERIOT-WATT MASTERS’ PROGRAMMES AT SBCS GLOBAL LEARNING INSTITUTE?

    There are two tuition intakes per year for all courses:

    • January - May
    • July - November

     

    EVENTS

    REGISTRATION DATES FOR THE JANUARY 2018 SEMESTER:

    • November 18th – December 14th, 2017
    • Late registration will be accepted from January 3rd - January 20th, 2018

     

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  • MSc. Financial Management

     

                  

     

    The MSc. in 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. offers specialist study in the areas of corporate finance, investments and risk management. It will give students a relevant practical knowledge of finance that can be put into use straight away.

    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 graduates 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. Click here for further information.

     

    ACCREDITATION

    Heriot-Watt University is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) UK

    Ranked in the Complete University Guide 2018

    • 28th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
    • Ranked in the top 25% in the UK for 10 subjects – Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering

     

    WHY CHOOSE THE EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL (EBS) HERIOT-WATT MASTERS’ PROGRAMMES AT SBCS GLOBAL LEARNING INSTITUTE?

    There are two tuition intakes per year for all courses:

  • MSc. Human Resource Management

     

                  

     

    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

    Heriot-Watt University is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) UK

    Ranked in the Complete University Guide 2018

    • 28th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
    • Ranked in the top 25% in the UK for 10 subjects – Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering

     

    WHY CHOOSE THE EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL (EBS) HERIOT-WATT MASTERS’ PROGRAMMES AT SBCS GLOBAL LEARNING INSTITUTE?

    There are two tuition intakes per year for all courses:

    • January - May
    • July - November

     

    EVENTS

    REGISTRATION DATES FOR THE JANUARY 2018 SEMESTER:

    • November 18th – December 14th, 2017
    • Late registration will be accepted from January 3rd - January 20th, 2018

     

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  • MSc. Marketing

     

                  

     

    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

    Heriot-Watt University is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) UK

    Ranked in the Complete University Guide 2018

    • 28th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
    • Ranked in the top 25% in the UK for 10 subjects – Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering

     

    WHY CHOOSE THE EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL (EBS) HERIOT-WATT MASTERS’ PROGRAMMES AT SBCS GLOBAL LEARNING INSTITUTE?

    There are two tuition intakes per year for all courses:

    • January - May
    •         July - November

     

    EVENTS

    REGISTRATION DATES FOR THE JANUARY 2018 SEMESTER:

    • November 18th – December 14th, 2017
    • Late registration will be accepted from January 3rd - January 20th, 2018

     

     EBS Prospectus

    VIEW OTHER EBS HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY MASTERS DEGREE

  • MSc. Strategic Planning

     

                  

     

    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

    Heriot-Watt University is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) UK

    Ranked in the Complete University Guide 2018

    • 28th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
    • Ranked in the top 25% in the UK for 10 subjects – Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering

     

    WHY CHOOSE THE EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL (EBS) HERIOT-WATT MASTERS’ PROGRAMMES AT SBCS GLOBAL LEARNING INSTITUTE?

    There are two tuition intakes per year for all courses:

    •           January - May
    •           July - November

     

    EVENTS

    REGISTRATION DATES FOR THE JANUARY 2018 SEMESTER:

    • November 18th – December 14th, 2017
    • Late registration will be accepted from January 3rd - January 20th, 2018

     

      EBS Prospectus

    VIEW OTHER EBS HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY MASTERS DEGREE