MBA with a Specialism in Strategy


Malta Institute of Management proudly introduces you to Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University’s online MBA with a Specialism in Strategy programme which has been designed for those looking to advance in their career or become a senior manager. You will cover the seven general MBA mandatory courses, which will arm you with a solid understanding of key business disciplines, such as economics, financial decision making, marketing, organisational behaviour, before completing four specialist optional courses, which include competitive strategy, corporate governance and strategic risk management.



Typically you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. Students whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Alternatively, formal entry can still be gained by passing three MBA courses one of which must be a core course.


Programme duration

It takes approximately 200 study hours per course. On average, it takes four years to complete a full MBA, but it can be completed faster or over a longer period. You can choose your own pace by picking up or setting aside your studies whenever it suits you best. Your schedule always takes priority.


Online learning delivery

Our progressive course materials are made available online through our virtual learning environment (VLE). The VLE links you with our expert academics and course materials through videos, webinars, articles, journals, assessments and discussion boards. With us, it’s completely up to you when and where you sit your exams and you need only pay for one at a time. To find out more about the online MBA programme structure, resources and support please visit our Online learning delivery and support pages.


Student support

Even the most gifted and most confident of students need a little help from time to time. Whether you study online at home or with a learning partner you’re never far from the support of our faculty and your fellow learners. Additional support is available through optional online tuition and revision sessions and other online resources such as tests, practice essays, collaborative discussion forums where you can engage with your fellow students around the world and tools to help you track your progress through the course materials. Online support is also available through our very popular Facebook community. Facebook community.


Course content

The MBA with specialism in Strategy programme covers various areas of business, which will arm you with the skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career. The programme comprises of seven mandatory courses, and four optional courses that focus on strategic planning techniques. Courses are assessed by a written examination and/or written coursework. Pass these and join our global network of EBS graduates and business professionals.


Mandatory courses

  • Delivering Successful Projects
  • Developing and Executing Strategy
  • Economics for Business
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Leadership, Theory and Practice
  • People, Work and Organisations
  • Strategic Marketing


Optional courses

  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Entrepreneurial Venturing
  • Research Methods for Business management
  • Negotiation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Making Strategies Work
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Risk Management

Students also have access to specific online material, amongst which are self-assessment test, FAQs and correspondence with EBS Staff.

All programmes are assessed by a 3hr written examination in Malta*, there are no additional assessment such as reports, assignments or thesis. Even though EBS programmes have no official timeframes for completion, an average student takes 2-4 years to complete the Masters programme on a part time basis.

Please note that all EBS Programme are internationally recognised and fall under NQF level 7 Postgraduate programmes.


Registration process

  1. MIM Individual Membership Form
  2. Student Registration Form
  3. Course Purchase Form
  4. CV
  5. ID card copy / Passport copy
  6. Passport photo
  7. Degree Certificates / Transcripts


Fee Structure

  • Module Registration – €1000/module*
  • Annual Membership – €65
  • Exam Registration – £160 (Payable directly to EBS/module)

*This can vary due to offers we might have at the time of registration or difference in rate of exchange. For further details kindly contact [email protected]

                                                                                 This course forms part of the Get Qualified Scheme. Get 70% back via Tax Credit