Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Business Strategy, Leadership and Change

The course has been designed to equip the next generation of organizational managers with skills, which include business strategy, strategic change, leadership, systems thinking and analysis, project management, business economics, demand and inventory planning, and quality management and engineering. The programmes has a multidisciplinary approach to managing an organization to provide students with rich managerial and organisational insights. Furthermore, the programme aims to develop a critical understanding of the disciplines involved by exploring the nature of thinking strategically and the role and function of leadership in strategy formulation, implementation and change.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (1st or 2nd class) or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.

Course modules

Semester 1: business models: themes and issues; leadership; strategic change; competitive strategy. Semester 2: research philosophy and practice. 3 from: business economics; demand and inventory planning; international trade law; managing diversity in business; project management; quality management and engineering; strategic marketing; system thinking and analysis; supply chain risk and adaptation.

Sponsorship information

University and School scholarships are available on a competitive basis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,210 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,330 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,210 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
0131 4513284