MBA with Specialism in Finance

EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL

The Edinburgh Business School Master of Business Administration with a Specialism in Finance from Heriot-Watt University is designed for individuals wishing to gain advanced management skills and expertise. The MBA is a broad-based management degree and appeals to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. The degree is aimed at people with experience who wish to develop themselves as effective managers. The programme includes the opportunity for students to extend their study to meet specific career requirements by taking one of the specialist awards. The specialisms provide students with a deeper understanding of the application of a specific discipline.

The programme offers general coverage of the key management disciplines – people skills, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, and project management. The capstone Strategic Planning course develops strategic thinking and the ability to recognise and use the various tools and techniques of the other core courses to identify and solve a wide range of business problems.

Programme Objective

To understand the business environment and the influence of both consumers and micro and macro influences that shape the industry.

To understand the role of different cultures in shaping national, regional and global business practice.

To develop in graduates, both within the business curriculum and in the context of their degree programme, a range of transferable skills appropriate to employers needs.

To develop analytical and evaluative skills

Career

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to seek management trainee, junior management or supervisory positions in any business establishment.

Possible careers:
Office Manager
Administrative Manager
Human Resource Manager
Small Business Owner

Delivery Method

Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks each. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 50 contact hours per module. Lectures are 3-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.

Delivery Schedule

 2019 Quarter 1 
18 Mar 2019 -  09 Jun 2019 

 2019 Quarter 2 
10 Jun 2019 - 18 Aug 2019 

 2019 Quarter 3 
19 Aug 2019 - 08 Dec 2019 

 2019 Quarter 4 
09 Dec 2019 - 15 Mar 2020 

FRM

Financial Risk Management

MA

Merger &Acquisitions

PR

Project Management

FI

Finance

QM

Quantitative Methods

 

 

SP

Strategic Planning

EC

Economics

MBA with Specialism in Finance

Mode & Duration
Full-time: 18 mths
Part-time: 18 mths

(Typical Delivery Structure for MBA with Specialism in Finance – 18 months)
3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months
Term 1
(2 modules)
Term 2
(2 modules)
Term 3
(2 modules)
Term 4
(2 modules)
Term 5
(2 modules)
Term 6
(1 module)

Intakes
Mar  /  Jun  /  Aug /  Dec

Registration

One Month Prior to Intake Dates

Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30

Assessment
Written Examination

Academic Requirement:
A first or second class business-related honours degree from a recognised university;
or
Passes in 3 of the MBA courses (one of which must be a core) obtained by self-study;
and
A minimum of 2 years full-time work experlence of a responsible nature;

AND

English Proficiency Requirement:
Proficiency in English Language (Minimum IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Application Procedure
You may apply to EASB either by visiting EASB Balestier Campus
or
mail your application to East Asia Institute of Managment,  9 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329975

Course Fee
  International students
  Full-Time
  Tuition Fees
S$ 35,200
  Examination Fees
S$ 3,600
  Application and Enrolment
S$ 450
  Administrative Fee
S$ 1,000
  Study Material
--
  TOTAL
S$ 40,250
  Singaporean / PR
  Full-Time Part-Time
  Tuition Fees
S$ 29,400
Tuition Fees
S$ 28,400
  Examination Fees
S$ 3,600
Examination Fees
S$ 3,600
 Application and Enrolment
S$ 150
Application and Enrolment
S$ 150
 Administrative Fee
S$ 500
Administrative Fee
S$ 500
 Study Material
--
Study Material
--
  TOTAL
S$ 33,650
TOTAL
S$ 32,650
 Medical Insurance Waived
 FPS Insurance or Escrow Bank Charge Waived
 Other miscellaneous fees may apply ( Please click here  for more information)
 Application and Enrolment Fee is non-refundable.
All prices are subject to prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 7%.
All prices are effective for intakes from August 2014.
Start of class is subjected to minimum class size achieved.
Accounting

This module, which focuses on key developments in accounting including areas such as target costing, life-cycle costing and time-based activity costing, is aimed at sensitising students towards the changes in their organisations

Finance

This module aims at enhancing the students’ portfolio of financial concept and providing industry-specific examples. Through this module, students will be able to build their understanding of the underlying principles of finance and the application of tools of financial arithmetic when making financial decisions.

Marketing

This module encompasses topics such as marketing management process, corporate strategies, marketing implications, and business strategies. It provides in-depth marketing topics such as environmental analysis, industry analysis, competitive advantage, consumer and organisational buying behaviour, product life cycle and evaluating marketing performance.

Organisational Behaviour

This module clarifies how organisational behaviour (OB) and management are similar disciplines and also exposes students to the different ways to measure job satisfaction. It equips students with the knowledge of various organisational designs and new forms of service driven organisations, as well as organisational culture and change.

Strategic Planning

This module clarifies the meaning of strategic planning in business and explains how visioning can be applied to the complex strategy process. It also exposes to students why the understanding of the economy is important for managers.

Project Management

This module aims to familiarise students with the main concepts and the philosophies of project management. It also explores how project management may differ from traditional management, what the different organisational structures employed by companies are and what are the potential benefits and challenges of using a project management approach.

Economics

This module is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge of the main concepts in economics such as market demand and supply and the operation of markets, changes in market equilibrium, intervention and dynamic adjustments in the market and the concept of marginal analysis and opportunity cost. Students will also learn about fiscal and monetary policies in this module.

Corporate Governance

This module is aimed at guiding students in distinguishing between internal and external corporate governance, and how economic development and corporate governance are interrelated. It also explains the foundations of the present system of corporate governance and how they have been developed. Students are also equipped with a better understanding of the driving forces that have shaped corporate governance reform efforts and learn about some of the leading codes of best practice today.

Financial Risk Management

This module explores in detail the sources of risks and also the methods used to measure and minimise it. Managing risk and the range of different approaches are also outlined in this module.

Quantitative Methods

In order to make decisions it is necessary to have access to information. In the world of business, that information will often be in numerical form. The objective of this course is to enable students to make good decisions and to be able to organize and understand numbers.

Merger & Acquisitions

This module clarifies what a merger is, how it differs from an acquisition, and also what some of the explicit and implicit merger rationales are. Through this module, students would be equipped with the understanding of some some of the basic measures of success for mergers, as well as the difference between long-term and short-term measures of success.