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Edinburgh Business School Heriot Watt MBA

Edinburgh Business School Heriot Watt MBA


Prestigious MBA programme designed for experienced professionals to develop their skills in business administration

This online Master of Business Administration (MBA), run by Griffith College Limerick in association with Heriot-Watt, offers both intellectual rigour and applied business experience. Griffith College is a trusted learning partner for Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.   

Why Study Business Administration at Griffith College

Our online MBA is available on a part-time basis and is fully available online. It has been designed for experienced professionals to grow their skills and prepare for new challenges and opportunities. 

  • A programme designed to fit your life. Work where and when you can, and take time off as you need.  
  • Students will gain an internationally recognised qualification from Edinburgh Business School, which has 43 Approved Learning Partners in over 30 countries worldwide. 
  • Study what interests you, with the choice of two electives from a list of 37. 
  • Take only the modules you need to, with exemptions for a range of academic and professional qualifications. 
  • Earn a degree from a university ranked sixteenth in the UK by The Economist and in the top 250 in the world for business & economics in 2019.

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • January 2020*
  • September 2020

*subject to sufficient numbers

What our students say


The cultural mix in this college is just fascinating. I felt like I had the opportunity to travel the world in only a few seconds. The amount of things you learn from others is just amazing but the amount of things you learn about yourself thanks to these people is even more incredible.

Natacha Amadoru
MSc in International Business 2014
Course details

The MBA is broken down into 3 major awards:

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
  3. Master of Business Administration
Year One

Success in competitive markets is contingent on numerous factors, not least of which is marketing. Learners in this module will have the opportunity to explore the Marketing Management Process, Targeting Attractive Market Segments, Product and Pricing Decisions and more.

Human Resource Management

The people in a business are one of its most important assets; in this course learners will gain an understanding of the theory and practice of Human Resources. Topics examined will include Models of HRM, Key Themes of HRM, Training and Development, Careers and Career Management and more. 


A vital introduction to the discipline of accounting, this module will give learners the tools they need to make informed decisions about company accounts. Topics covered include Cash Flow Statements, Framework for Financial Reporting, Investment Decisions and more. 


An understanding of economic principles is vital to the success of any business manager. This module will help students gain an understanding of economic principles and practices. Topics covered will include Fiscal Policy, Inflation and Unemployment and more. 

Year Two
Project Management

Too many projects fall apart because of poor planning. This module will provide learners with the toolkit to establish and follow through on strong plans that identify and solve pressing organisational issues. The module will cover topics including Project Risk Management, Organisational Structures & Standards and more. 

Competitive Strategy

A successful business takes advantage of the good opportunities that come its way, and this module will teach learners how to make the right strategic choices around those opportunities. This module will look at Vertical Links and Moves, International Strategy and more. 

Organisational Behaviour

Success begins in your workplace, and this module gives learners the tools to implement changes that improve structure and well-being. Topics covered range from contemporary theories of motivation to workgroup dynamics to managing transitions and more. 


Finance is about making decisions, and in this course, learners will gain the necessary knowledge and insight to make those decisions in an informed way. Topics this module explores include Investment Decisions, Estimating Cash Flows, Company Dividend Policy, International Financial Management and more. 

Strategic Planning

A business strategy needs to consider a huge number of factors, not least of which are the opportunities and challenges that come in many forms. In this module, learners will have the opportunity to think deeply about the objectives and strategies that lead a company to success. Subjects covered include Company Objectives, Internal Analysis, Implementing and Evaluating Strategy and more.  

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

A recognised Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent. Students who do not meet the undergraduate degree criteria may still be eligible onto the programme if they possess relevant work experience along with recognition of prior learning.

How to Apply

Step 1: Fill out the online application form.

Step 2: Send a copy of prior qualifications by email.

Step 3: Our Admissions Team will endeavour to contact you within 3 working days if you are successful in gaining a place.

Step 2

Complete the Student Registration Form

Tuition Fees

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Part-Time/Distance

Irish/EU living Ireland: EUR 11,250 (1,250 per MBA subject x 9 subjects)

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.


Academic Progression

Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies at Griffith College. We offer a number of options including:

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression

Through the Master of Business Administration, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of communication and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • International Banking
  • Business Development Executive
  • Digital Marketing Director
  • Sales Assistant
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Accounts Receivable/ Payable Accountant

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