Typically you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. Students whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language proficiency.
Rewarding previous study
Edinburgh Business School recognises that some students entering our online MBA or MSc programmes wil have completed prior academic study in subjects that align closely to certain EBS courses.
The qualification being presented for exemption consideration should have been gained within the last five years. Qualifications gained over five years ago may be considered if additional supporting evidence shows that you have keep abreast of the current developments and trends in the subject area.
Exemptions are considered only on the basis of qualifications which have been gained through formal assessment. No consideration will be given for life/work experience.
Exemptions will not be awarded on the basis of courses which have been used towards the award of another degree (of the same discipline) at Master's level, whether this was awarded by Heriot-Watt University or any other institution. For example, a student who has gained an MSc in Accounting will not be given an exemption in Accounting from Edinburgh Business School’s MBA or MSc degree programmes.
If you would like to enquire about your eligibility, please complete an Exemption Application Form.
Months of entry
Students choose Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University’s online MBA for its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects.
They’re also drawn by its sheer flexibility; no other MBA gives you as much freedom. You can study the subjects you want, in the order you wish. You can begin and end whenever you choose.
Our MBA covers key management disciplines, including economics, financial decision making, leadership, marketing, people skills, project management and strategy.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time18 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Admissions Office