In Year 1 you will follow a common course in the principles and practices of modern international business management. In Year 2 you will be introduced to functional areas of Business Management such as marketing, human resources, business law and economic policy. Then in Years 3 and 4, you will complete a number of optional and specialist courses which introduce advanced learning across the key principals of Economics and Business Management from a global perspective.
Detailed course guide
- Management in a Global Context
- Introductory Economics
- Introduction to Accounting
- Enterprise and its Business Environment
- Business Skills - Professional Development Track
- The Economy
- Introduction to Finance
- Fundamentals of Marketing
- Human Resource Management
- Commercial Law
- Intercultural Issues in Business Management
- Management Theories in Practice - Professional Development Track
- Contemporary Economic Policy
Optional courses are a free choice from the Business Management portfolio, including: Business Entities, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Perspectives.
- Business Research Methods
- International Trade
- Strategic Management
- Business Analysis and Consulting - Professional Development Track
- Economics and the European Union
Elective courses are a free choice from across the university portfolio.
- International Business
- Topics in World Economics History
- Dissertation 1
- Global Trends and Ethics - Professional Development Track
- Developmental Economics
- Dissertation 2
Standard entry requirements
- Highers AAAB (over two sittings)
- A-Levels BBB
- Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
- BTEC DDM (Business preferred)
- HNC B in graded unit (Business preferred)
- HND B in graded unit (Business preferred)
Minimum entry requirements*
- Highers BBBC
- A-Levels BCC
* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:
- live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
- are care experienced.
We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our Minimum and standard entry requirements
- Advanced Highers BB including one of Accounting, Business, Economics or Maths, plus AAAB at Higher
- A-Levels ABB including one of Accountancy, Business, Economics or Maths
- Int. Baccalaureate 34 points (with Higher Level Business at 5)
- HNC A in graded unit (Business)
- HND BB in graded units (Business)
- BTEC DDD (Business-related subjects preferred)
- HND AA in graded units (Business)
English language requirements
- If English is not your first language, you have to demonstrate that your English language ability is strong enough to succeed on your course. Please refer to our English language requirements.
Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
||Scotland / EU**
||England / Northern Ireland / Wales***
||Paid by SAAS
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).
*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).
You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020
In addition to government loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
Merit Awards for international students starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020
If you are an international fee-paying, self-funded offer holder you may be eligible for:
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.