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BusinessManagement & Human Capital Leadership

Master of Science in Business Management (Leadership and Innovation)

Edinburgh Napier University, UK
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Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
24 months
Course Fee
£8,500 by 3 instalments;
(all fees are subject to change without prior notice)
How to Apply
Deadline on 26 Apr 2017 (Wed)

The MSc BM (L&I) is designed for current as well as aspiring managerial leaders. It equips students with an approach to management that blends leadership skills and the ability to synthesise innovative solutions to problems of modern management. The dissertation must reflect the study of leadership and innovation.


    • The programme is desinged for current as well as aspiring managerial leaders
    • Unique in Hong Kong
    • Focus on specific concepts that are relevant to the business world
    • Lecturers of Edinburgh Napier will visit Hong Kong to teach
    • Develop business practitioners capable of leadership and management in the dynamic global business environment.
    • Stimulate an analytic, creative and innovative approach to management decision making in diverse contexts.
    • Develop individuals who can integrate generalist and subject specific knowledge with organisations, and formulate and implement informed decsions. 
    • Graduates of the Postgradaute Certificate in Managerial Psychology programme offered by HKU SPACE can be granted exemption of one module, "Organisational Change and Management" (20 credits). 
  • Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Founded in 1964 and granted university status in 1993, Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest universities in Scotland with over 17,000 students from 109 countries. The University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2009, a highly prestigious prize, demonstrating the work of a world-class standard of excellence.

    Edinburgh Napier University's Business School is one of the largest and most modern Business Schools in Scotland that offers a wide range of internationally recognized courses leading to awards of Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate degrees, including BA ( Hons), MSc, MBA, DBA, and PhD. The Business School has extensive, world-wide experience of delivering programmes to students based overseas. Approximately 2,400 students in 2013 study on Business School Bachelor and Master degree programmes in Hong Kong every year.


Programme Seminar


  1. Is the Master degree recognized in Hong Kong?

    Quote from the Ordinance: “These are exempted courses under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead.”

  2. What is the ranking of the ENU?

    Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has rated Edinburgh Napier University one of the top universities in the UK for graduate employability.

    The study showed that 97.4% of our students are in jobs or further study six months after graduating, despite the challenging economic and labour market conditions that are affecting many in the UK at the moment. As a result, Edinburgh Napier is now ranked 8th from 156 institutions across the UK and 2nd from 18 in Scotland. By offering creatively designed courses, flexible study methods and accessible routes to higher education, our move up the UK league table demonstrates how well Edinburgh Napier equips our graduates for success in an increasingly competitive job market.

    HESA is the official agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about higher education in the United Kingdom. Graduate employability is given as a percentage of UK resident graduates, who six months after graduation, are either employed or have gone onto further study.
  3. I don’t have any Bachelor degree. Can I enroll in this programme?

    Yes, you can enroll in the programme via the “affiliate student” route. Affiliate student needs to complete two face-to-face modules first before enrolling in the third module.
  4. May I have more detail about the modules? Since there are no information in the leaflet and website.

    Below is the link for modules in the two programmes. Can be posted on the web.

    Leadership, Strategy and Innovation

    Global Economic Environment and Marketing

    Organisational Change and Management

    Managing Innovation (Online)

    Leadership Learning and Development (Online)

    Sustaining Organisational Performance

  5. Any exemption will be granted if I take similar subjects before?

    Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Managerial Psychology programme offered by HKU SPACE will be granted exemption of one module, "Organisational Change and Management" (20 credits).                      
  6. What are the qualifications for local lecturers?

    All the local lecturers are experienced practitioners and must have at least a master degree in related discipline. They are also experienced in teaching courses in master degree level. 
  7. What are the difference between MSc in Business Management and MBA?

    MBA is more general with more focus on teamwork project and peer learning. MSc allows student to focus on specialized area with more individual work and training. MBA is more suitable if you are in a position of general management while MSc in Business Management is more suitable if you would like to acquire a specialized skill set related management.
  8. If my schedule is tight, can I enroll in only one module, instead of two, in particular semester?

    Yes, but student should be reminded that each course is offered in cycle. For example, if student missed one module in Trimester 1 this year, s/he needs to wait until Trimester 1 in next year to enroll in the same module.
  9. How many enrolments in each term?

    The enrolment in each term depends on rolling of enrollment number. That is, students from different cohorts will have the same class in that trimester and usually the class size is around 20. 

Programme Structure*

First Year
Trimester 1

Leadership, Strategy and Innovation (20 credits)
Face-to-face Delivery Mode

Global Economic Environment and Marketing (20 credits)
Face-to-face Delivery Mode

Trimester 2

Organisational Change and Management (20 credits)

Face-to-face Delivery Mode

Managing Innovation (20 credits)
On-line Learning Mode


Trimester 3

Leadership Learning and Development (20 credits)
On-line Learning Mode

Sustaining Organisational Performance (20 credits)

Face-to-face Delivery Mode

Second Year

Trimester 4

Research Methods (20 credits)
Face-to-face Delivery Mode

Trimester 5

Dissertation (40 credits)

Trimester 6

* The order of offered modules in each semester is subject to change.

Study Duration and Teaching Mode

MSc BM (L&I) is a part-time programme. It is typically structured for a 2-year completion time. The maximum study period is 4 years. English language is the medium of instruction. 

Face-to-face Delivery Mode

Five modules are delivered face-to-face. Each module will begin with five lectures (15 hours) and then five tutorials (15 hours) in the remainder of the trimester. Each lecture is of 3-hour duration and is taught by Edinburgh Napier University lecturers over four consecutive days on weekday evenings and weekends. Each tutorial is of 3-hour duration and is taught by HKU SPACE lecturers. Students will be supported by learning materials which have been devleoped by Edinburgh Napier teaching team, consisting of a Student Study Guide, which outlines the modules aims and outcomes, lecture content, tutorial exercise, and assessment guidance. Students will also be directed to a core textbook, and recieve a copy of  the lecture PPT slides. 

On-line Learning Mode

Two modules are delivered on-line. Each module will begin with a face-to-face Module Workshop. Students will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive on-line learning materials and will be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions with diagnostic feedback will help to engage students in the learning process.


There are two types of assessment: (1) coursework and (2) dissertation. All will be assessed in English. Upon successful completion of all required assessments, you will be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Business Management (Leadership and Innovation) conferred by Edinburgh Napier University.


  • Master of Science of Business Management (Leadership and Innovation)

Upon the completion of 180 credits that include 4 core modules, 2 online modules, Module of Research Methods and a dissertation that reflect the chosen specilaism of the programme, i.e. Leadership and Innovation. 

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management

Upon the completion of 60 credits that include any combination of 3 modules selected from the core modules and online modules.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management (Leadership and Innovation)

Upon the completion of 120 credits that include 4 core modules (not including Module of Research Methods), plus 2 online modules.

Application Deadline

January Intake

May Intake

September Intake

Early December

Late March

Early August

Schedule (May Intake)

Sustaining Organisational Performance





Lecture 1

31 May 2017


7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Lecture 2

1 June 2017


7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Lecture 3

2 June 2017


7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Lecture 4

3 June 2017


10:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lecture 5

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

5 Tutorial Sessions will be conducted at night on weekdays


Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Applicants should

  1. a) hold a degree awarded by a recognized university or equivalent; OR

b) have other qualifications and/or experience, which demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to a degree.


2.    have proof of English Language Proficiency (IELTS 6.0 overall or equivalent), unless the medium of instruction of the university is English.

Entry as an Affiliate Student: If applicants do not meet the above requirements, they may apply and enter as an Affiliate Student. They will be allowed to study any two Face-to-face Delivery Modules (a total of 40 credits). Successful completion of 40 credits will allow an Affiliate Student to gain entry to the programme study leading to the master degree. 

Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • £8,500 by 3 instalments;
    (all fees are subject to change without prior notice)

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method
  1. Complete the application form
  2. Submit the application form with the following documents:
    (a)  Certified true copies of all relevant academic and/or professional qualifications
    (b) Certified true copies of HKID card / Passport
    (c)  A non-refundable application fee of HK$200 by crossed cheque made payable to "HKU SPACE"
  3. The complete set of application forms with all relevant supporting documents may be submitted in personor to any of HKU SPACE enrollment centers. 

# To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong for employment or as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Holding an acceptance letter to a HKU SPACE academic programme/course does not guarantee the issue of a student visa.