The course

Full-time, Part-time, Distance learning
Course type
Edinburgh, Online
Entry date



The MBA with specialism in Strategic Planning from Edinburgh Business School is the ideal way to extend your MBA to meet specific career requirements and gain a deeper understanding of strategic planning.

You work towards your MBA specialism on a course-by-course basis. After completion of three courses, you are eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, and after six courses for a Postgraduate Diploma. The certificate and diploma awards are formal recognition of your progress; they can also be used as exit awards. Specialist awards are available at diploma level depending on your choice of courses.

Programme duration

Approximately 200 study hours per course.

Course content

You must complete the seven core MBA courses, and four strategic planning specialist elective courses.

Core courses

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning

Strategic planning specialist elective courses

  • Alliances and Partnerships
  • Corporate Governance
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Making Strategies Work
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Negotiation
  • Strategic Risk Management

Full details of the MBA with specialsm in Strategic Planning core and elective courses are available from EBS.