Department profile

Edinburgh Business School

Institution
Heriot-Watt University
Edition
2019/20 edition

About Edinburgh Business School

Real-world knowledge for real lives.

Edinburgh Business School Online offers unique learning experiences to match the circumstances, motivations and commitments of our students so they can study at their own pace. Our online MBA, MSc, DBA or PhD qualifications are designed to inspire and develop a global community whilst supporting students to succeed on their own terms. Regardless of location or lifestyle commitments, students are at the heart of the learning experience and benefit from programmes that provide practical knowledge to be put into action.

Programmes for tomorrow’s leaders, today

From working professionals to busy parents, and often those who are both – we’re passionate about bringing out the best in ambitious talent through our programmes. You can study for an MBA, MBAs with specialisms, MScs in Marketing and Financial Management, and our DBA and PhD online, from the comfort of your own home.. We also have a part and full-time MBA programme in Dubai, and a part-time MBA programme in Edinburgh and Malaysia. Whether you’re looking to study on-campus or online, we’re ready to help you achieve your goal

Study your MBA online with Edinburgh Business School

The online MBA programme is rigorous, intellectually challenging and has a proven ability to greatly enhances our students’ career prospects. It covers key management disciplines, including people skills, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, strategic planning and project management.

To complete the programme, you must pass seven core courses and two electives. On completion, you will graduate with a prestigious British Master’s degree from one of Scotland's most international universities, and receive our ongoing support post-graduation and beyond.

“Completing a masters was always in the plan and something I dreamed of achieving academically. Progressing in my current career path and improving my employment prospects were always top priorities for me personally. However, with such a golden opportunity to work at a prestigious firm, I could not make the move to leave my job especially knowing how much the firm invested in me and the endless opportunities it was providing. The programme at Heriot Watt ticked all the boxes.”

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Study your MBA online with Edinburgh Business School

The online MBA programme is rigorous, intellectually challenging and has a proven ability to greatly enhances our students’ career prospects. It covers key management disciplines, including people skills, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, strategic planning and project management.

To complete the programme, you must pass seven core courses and two electives. On completion, you will graduate with a prestigious British Master’s degree from one of Scotland's most international universities, and receive our ongoing support post-graduation and beyond.

The core courses are:

Questions? We’ve got the answers

Our advisors would love to hear from you, and help you personalise your MBA programme.

T: +44 (0)131 451 3090

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Ready to go? Enrol for your online MBA today, or find out more about studying on-campus.

Meet Corinne, an online MBA graduate from Vancouver, Canada

Like anybody else with a natural disposition for personal and professional growth, Corinne was always looking for new challenges and ways to keep her options open.

Already an established chartered accountant, her goal was to “extend beyond finance”. Fast forward a year and a half and she’s now Chief Operating Officer of a prosperous real estate association, putting her newly unlocked strategic mindset to good use.

“Taking on Edinburgh Business School’s online MBA was really important in making that leap towards the strategic and operational side of things.”

The programme has given her a new sense of purpose. “The biggest change is my new-found ability to consider options, to be able to spread my wings a bit more. I’m no longer pigeon-holed.” She’s even a voluntary board member for several organisations that work with wildlife, a personal passion of hers.

Corinne, you inspire us. Watch here.

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New full MBA scholarships launched in Lebanon

Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Business School and the educational charity Theirworld have teamed up to offer full scholarships for refugees and Lebanese nationals.

The programme will offer up to 20 individuals the opportunity to study for a Master of Business Administration degree online in Arabic.

Successful applicants will benefit from access to tools helping them to complete their studies as well as receiving local academic support. The students will sit their exams in Lebanon and will be awarded a master’s degree from UK-based Heriot-Watt University at the end of their studies.

The organisers are particularly keen to see applications from individuals who are hoping to use their skills to make a positive contribution to their communities and the economy, either in the country where they currently live, or after they have moved elsewhere or returned home.

Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School, said:

“We are committed to making business education accessible to anyone who has the desire to learn and advance their skills to gain employment, enhance their career or start their own business. Our partnership with Theirworld is designed to remove barriers to education and to empower individuals as they seek to build a better future for themselves and their families."

“Our online MBA is the ideal mode of study for working professionals and people who for a variety of reasons might not be able to relocate and commit to full-time studies. While studying with us, our students gain a range of core business, management and leadership skills and one of the UK's most prestigious management qualifications, an MBA at the end of their studies.”

Sarah Brown, Chair and founder of Theirworld, said:

“We are delighted to enter this partnership with Edinburgh Business School for this new MBA, which will give Syrian refugees displaced from their homes and from their ambitions and disadvantaged Lebanese nationals the chance to restore their education. Only three percent of refugees have any form of higher education, and it is so important to find ways to offer them a pathway to a brighter future.

“Conflict and deprivation will have forced applicants to abandon their studies after an undergraduate course and confront the simple battle to survive. Theirworld is dedicated to equipping vulnerable young people with the skills they need for the future of work and the tools they need to rebuild their lives and move on from a day to day existence. Looking further ahead, we are hoping this partnership may provide a model that could be replicated in other contexts and locations.”

Edinburgh Business School and Theirworld are accepting applications for the MBA programme until 19 April 2020. For more information and to apply please visit

These scholarships have been made possible due to the support of the players of the People's Postcode Lottery, a subscription lottery which raises money for charities.

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Address
Edinburgh Business School
Heriot-Watt University
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Edinburgh
Midlothian
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