MBA Master of Business Administration


The University of Stirling MBA is designed to transform capable managers into successful business and organisational leaders. Our MBA qualification is unique in the way it focuses on the practices, processes and outcomes of managing in a range of contexts, from large multinationals to small and medium sized enterprises. There is an emphasis on responsible leadership, sustainable strategy, creativity and change management that helps inform contemporary debates about how to effectively manage limited resources with maximum impact. These are supported by the professional and personal development modules that are deisgned to help each individual focus on developing current skills as well as identifying and developing new skills.

This sought-after qualification will give you a thorough understanding of the functional areas of business and management including:

  • accounting and finance
  • marketing
  • economics
  • operations management
  • human resource management

By completing this course, you'll gain the confidence and resilience to respond to continually developing circumstances, the skills to build and lead a team, and the theoretical knowledge and its link to practice to successfully manage the challenges of the modern business environments.

Course objectives

Understanding the practices and processes of business in terms of inclusion, environmental, cultural, social and economic sustainability is central to the course. These concerns and perspectives are explored in the context of a wide range of industries and economies. Throughout the world, such issues are increasingly being taken more seriously, as a response to the current financial crisis. This course is the first MBA in Scotland specifically designed to cater to this important agenda.

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  • Flying Start Leadership Programme (MANPFSL)
  • Personal & Professional Development (BUAP001)
  • Strategy and the International Environment (BUAP002)
  • Accounting and Finance (BUAP003)
  • Managing the Human Resource (BUAP004)
  • Marketing Management (BUAP005)
  • Economics for Sustainable Business (BUAP006)
  • Operations Management (BUAP008)
  • Strategy for Sustainable Success (BUAP012)
  • Personal & Professional Development (BUAP014)
  • Research Methods (BUAP098)
  • Project Management (BUAP009)
  • Leadership and Responsible Business (BUAP010)
  • Managing Change (BUAP007)
  • Business Analytics (BUAP018)
  • Innovation Management (BUAP016)
  • Business Consulting (BUAP020)
  • Consultancy Project (BUAP097)
  • Dissertation (BUAP099)
  • £23,825 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024
    • September 2025

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time