MBA Leadership Practice

Edinburgh Napier University

Program Description

MBA Leadership Practice

Edinburgh Napier University

Enhance your leadership and managerial skills and gain the practical experience on a placement on this postgraduate course.

Course introduction

Are you a recently-qualified ambitious graduate who has acquired experience in areas such as the voluntary sector, family businesses or held leadership positions in associations such as student unions, sports clubs or societies? If so, then this innovative MBA programme is for you.

It recognises the rise of young entrepreneurs and demand from graduates to acquire higher-order managerial skills to develop their careers quickly.

What you'll learn

The MBA (Leadership Practice) programme is designed to develop you as a manager and leader of the future through supporting you in analysing environments, formulating strategy, taking decisions and leading change programmes.

The course incorporates a placement to help you develop practical experience and insight as well as build valuable links between theory and practice and enhance your overall employability.

Through this placement, you’ll formulate a project plan with the aim of introducing a new approach or strategy into a public, private or voluntary sector organisation.

The programme covers the full range of MBA skills as well as additional action learning and critical reflection skills – essential for the modern manager.

You'll acquire creative problem solving, critical reasoning and strategic thinking skills, and apply these to your learning about global economic principles, strategic business issues, organisational management and the realities of the competitive marketplace.

You'll utilise and augment your written and verbal communication techniques, giving you the confidence to present your ideas and strategies to the business world.

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, group discussions and other interactive learning experiences. Classroom-based learning is complemented by attendance and participation at a residential weekend, and enhanced by masterclasses with guest speakers from various business sectors, keeping you in touch with contemporary business solutions.

You'll be enrolled as an Affiliate member of the CMI.

On graduation you’ll join our MBA Alumni community, giving you access to future masterclasses and networking.

Subjects include

  • Building High-Performance Organisations
  • Management and Organisational Change
  • Marketing within the Global Economy
  • Leading Strategic Decision-Making
  • Reflection on Practice
  • Action Learning in Organisations
  • MBA Project


The Executive MBA (Leadership Practice) will provide you with the opportunity to realise your full career potential. You’ll be in demand as employers worldwide seek graduates with a recognised portfolio who are able to deliver solutions in complex organisational settings.

In recent years, students have come to our MBA with first degrees from many different disciplines, and have gone on to build careers in a range of industries in the public, private and voluntary/ not-for-profit sectors.

Entry requirements

  • An Honours degree at 2:2 or above.
  • Comparable alternative qualifications or professional qualifications, and experience may also be considered at the discretion of the Programme Leader.
  • If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.
  • This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. If requirements are not mentioned above, our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Admissions policies

We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Tuition fees

Students from 2016/17 2017/18

  • Home/EU £6,810 £6,829
  • Overseas £7,815 £7,835

For this course you study over two academic years, the fees listed are per annum.

Students starting in 2016/17 will be invoiced the 2016/17 fee in both years of their study.

Students starting in 2017/18 will be invoiced the 2017/18 fee in both years of their study.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 31, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
4 semesters
Full time
6,810 GBP
Home/EU students. Overseas: £7,815, 2016/17.
United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Scotland
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United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Scotland
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