Pre-Master's - Business

The Pre-Masters – Computing pathway gives students a deeper understanding in preparation for their chosen postgraduate degree.

Entry Requirements

The Pre-Masters programme is designed for those students who do not qualify for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at Edinburgh Napier University.

The Pre-Masters Programme will equip you with the advanced skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at Edinburgh Napier University. You can study this over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level.

Key Information



15 months:

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months:

6 months pathway + 1 year degree

Start Dates

April | January

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
One Term IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all components
Two Terms IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 minimum in all components

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Course Modules

The module’ focus in on the aims, scope and nature of communication within a professional context. It aims to introduce and develop communication skills directly relevant to the workplace and, in particular, to interactions in the business world. While maintaining this focus, the module also strengthens and develops English language skills relevant to the study of Business in an international context and through academic business investigation. You explore and interpret business source materials and use these and other learning materials to enhance your understanding of how businesses work in practice and, in particular, how good and poor communications along with cultural differences and perceptions can influence the effectiveness of business processes.

15 credits

The main aim of this module is to develop a greater understanding of some of the key activities and functions associated with establishing and managing a business. During your study of the module you will review the legal bases of different types of businesses, consider the nature and impact of varying management styles, learn about the fields of operations management and organisational behaviour and reflect on how change is introduced and managed within a business setting.

15 credits

The course offers a grounding in statistics, with an emphasis on practical applications within a business context, involving extensive use of the Excel spreadsheet and its associated functions. The module’s specific aims are to introduce you to the importance of mathematical techniques in a particular academic and professional context, to emphasise the importance of effective presentation of statistical date and to provide you with the background to make decisions about the relative importance of particular methods of collecting, collating and displaying data.

15 credits

The overall aim of this course is to provide you with a basic introduction to the study of business and management by introducing you to the standard departments within a business, such as finance, marketing and human resource management, The course covers the different types of businesses, business set-up, planning and financing of developments, considerations in marketing the company’s products or services, the importance of issues around work and people in organisations and how businesses respond to and manage change, quality control and strategic management.

15 credits

Available Degrees

MSc (Hons)
International Business Management
Whether you’re contemplating a career in international business or currently working and planning to enhance your qualifications, this course will give you the tools you need to be successful in the international business management arena.
MSc (Hons)
International Finance
Whether you are looking for a role in the provision and management of financial services or planning to undertake research in the area, this course will equip you with the appropriate theoretical and practical learning.
MSc (Hons)
International Human Resource Management
If you're interested in a career involving responsibility for the management and leadership of employees in a global environment then this course is for you. Human Resource Management (HRM) is a vital area of business. Successful people management, effective recruitment and a knowledge of employment law are keystones to the running and development of any company, whatever its size.
MSc (Hons)
Our course has been developed for students who have not previously studied Accounting but are interested in a career in accountancy or performance management or who are interested in conducting academic research in accounting and business reporting.
MSc (Hons)
Global Hospitality Management
Explore Global Hospitality Management in the world's foremost festival city. Based in the tourism capital of Scotland (UK), at the country's largest provider of postgraduate tourism education, this programme seeks to develop the global hospitality managers of the future.
MSc (Hons)
International Festival and Event Management
Visitors from all over the globe travel to this tourism-friendly capital city every year to experience its renowned arts and cultural festivals alongside its thriving portfolio of entertainment, business, and sporting events, making it a great place to study international festival and event management. This Masters degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully plan, coordinate and manage international festivals and events, and to devise policies and strategies for the festival and event industry.
MSc (Hons)
International Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management
The MSc International Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management programme is ideal for those with prior scholarship in tourism, leisure or travel-related subjects. This advanced degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate a heritage or cultural tourism business and devise policies and strategies for the industry. You will study alongside leading tourism academics to build an advanced knowledge of heritage management, natural area tourism, experience design and visual culture to enhance your career within the sector.
MSc (Hons)
International Tourism Destination Management
The MSc International Tourism Destination Management programme will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate in an international tourism business. You will study alongside leading tourism academics to build an in-depth knowledge of tourism management, destination marketing and experience design to enhance your career within the sector. This programme is ideal for those with no background in tourism wishing to upskill and move into a vibrant, fast-paced and diverse industry.
MSc (Hons)
Intercultural Business Communication
This course will give you a solid understanding of intercultural business communication and a range of issues related to cross-cultural business. You’ll be well prepared for a career in international tourism, commerce or marketing. Intercultural business communication deals with the study of communication in intercultural and cross-cultural business contexts. It plays a key role in the global economy and world commerce as it considers cultural differences between international business partners and clients.
MSc (Hons)
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Logistics and supply chain management throughout the world has never been the subject of so much public, organisational, and academic debate as in recent years. Logistics and supply chains have become a prominent and dynamic area in a wide range of industries and sectors.

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