Taught course

Master of Business Administration

Heriot-Watt University · Edinburgh Business School

Entry requirements

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.

Exemption eligibility

If you would like to enquire about your eligibility, please complete an Exemption Application Form.

Months of entry


Course content

The online MBA blends rigour with flexibility to bring you a truly transformative learning experience without limits.
Students are drawn to our online MBA by its global reputation 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

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    full time
    18 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office