University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Business Administration

The course is unusual in its holistic approach - it is not only focused on sustainable strategy, but also on sustainable selves. Consequently, participants will develop an understanding of both functional and operational demands as well as their personal role as an inspiring leader. The course combines academic theory with real-life business case study analysis, underpinned by personal and professional development support. Key components of the course include: Self-awareness and personal capability; education means business; masterclasses; organised field trips. As part of the Stirling Management School's focus on enhancing the employability of graduates, we run a week-long trading masterclass in conjunction with London-based Amplify Trading for students at the end of the Spring Semester.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. While at least 3 years' work experience is normally required, candidates with less but who have an outstanding academic record may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. If English is not the applicant's 1st language, evidence of proficiency must be provided such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 in all bands). If the applicant does not meet the required score it may be possible to register for 1 of our pre-sessional English courses. To register applicants must hold a conditional offer for a course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

Course modules

Semester 1 (core modules): Strategy and the international environment; accounting and finance; marketing management; economics for sustainable business; managing the human resource; personal and professional development (part 1).
Semester 2 (2 core modules and 4 elective modules*): Strategy for sustainable success; research project methods; personal & professional development (part 2); operations management; managing of change*; corporate governance*; managing in emerging economies*; project management*; new venture creation*; leadership & responsible business*.
Summer: students are required to carry out a significant piece of academic work on their own (MBA Project), utilising the skills and knowledge attained throughout the taught elements of the course.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mixture of examination and coursework (both individual and group-based), including written assignments, class tests and presentations. Successful completion of the taught element of the course leads to the award of the Diploma or allows the student to continue for the award of the MBA by completing a 15000-word dissertation based on an original research question agreed by the student and supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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