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From entrepreneurship and marketing to HRM or global logistics at Edinburgh Napier Business School

As featured in The Scotsman, 13 November 2023

This year the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in recognition of its excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning – placing it among just six per cent of global institutions to have earned the accolade.

As well as gaining the globally recognised benchmark for business education excellence, the school offers a wealth of options, many of them online, meaning you can upskill or change direction in your career without needing to give up your current job.

As an applied school for business, teaching and research are closely linked to the current and developing needs of business with courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level accredited by a number of leading industry and professional bodies.

What can I study?

These close links with industry are reflected in the newly updated master’s in Human Resource Management which now aligns with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)’s new professional values – this course can also be studied online.

The school’s vision for “empowerment, employability and enterprise, for all” is demonstrated in the diverse courses on offer, all rooted firmly in the business world. The new Graduate Apprenticeship Business Management (Tourism) means you can study for a university degree while in full-time, paid employment; its Hospitality and Tourism Pathway offers hospitality and tourism-specific tutorials in relevant modules from Edinburgh Napier’s acclaimed hospitality and tourism department (ranked a top 10 Modern UK University for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023).

Post-graduate choices range from a master’s in Intercultural Business Communication (MSc) with its focus on global economy and world commerce to the chance to study the prominent and dynamic area of Global Logistics And Supply Chain Analytics (MSc).

If you want to start your own business, you can develop the skills you need to get started on the Business Management (Entrepreneurship) master’s course, or hone the digital skills and strategic marketing knowledge to benefit any business with the MSc Marketing with Digital Strategy.

Best for sustainability – and satisfaction

3 stduents sitting at Edinburgh Napier's Business SchoolThe school’s mission is “to empower communities to apply business knowledge for positive societal impact”, and it’s signed to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education which aim to realise the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals through responsible management education “and develop the responsible decision-makers of tomorrow to advance sustainable development”.

More widely, Edinburgh Napier works to embed practical actions into the curriculum to promote sustainability and relate these to the key ideas of sustainability; undergraduate and postgraduate programmes now reflect one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals. This has helped placed Edinburgh Napier in pole position among Scotland’s 19 universities for sustainability according to People and Planet, the UK’s largest student campaigning network and the only independent league table.

Plus, it’s the top university for Student Satisfaction in Edinburgh for the fourth consecutive year as ranked by the National Student Survey!

A university powered by research

With its research targeted to solve real world problems, it’s no surprise that Edinburgh Napier was the number one modern university in Scotland for research power and research impact in 2021’s Research Excellence Framework. By seeking to influence professional practice and policy nationally and internationally, it can help to drive key societal, economic and environmental impacts.

Find out more at these events

To find out about all the course options at the business school - including new courses launching for 2024 focused on digital transformations and managing smart cities - visit

Interested? Register for our next Open Day on Thursday 29 February 2024, to be held at SKYbar in Edinburgh’s Bread Street. Full details at

There you will be able to meet academics, student support teams, and current postgraduate students, who will all be available to share advice and answer your questions.

Don’t forget that Napier alumni can benefit from 20% off their first-year fees for MSc programmes!

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