The Edinburgh MBA, which includes the Full-time and Executive MBA, encompasses the School's unique approach to our flagship programme in preparing you for a role as a strategic leader of your business sector.




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Why choose the University of Edinburgh Business School?

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Strategic leadership

The business world is changing rapidly and this requires a new approach to leadership. Our MBA is designed to prepare business managers for the new global challenges ahead, by focusing on new ways of thinking and developing your personal and leadership capabilities.

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World class faculty

Our faculty includes international academics at the forefront of their field as well as experienced business practitioners. We also invite senior directors from industry and the professions to lead discussion on the very latest business practice and issues.

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Collaboration with business

Working with the corporate sector lies at the heart of the School's approach to teaching and learning. We work with an aim to bring you the latest insights, to enable you to learn through tackling real business problems and to expand your network and connections for the benefit of your career.

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Career focus

An MBA is usually undertaken as a means to progress your career. For some, the objective is to prepare for a step-change into a more senior leadership role. For others, the motivation is to switch sectors or to prepare for establishing their own business. We will work closely with you to understand your career objectives and to help facilitate your next move.

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Social activities

Joining a university for postgraduate study should not only be about academic study. We will encourage you to build relationships with colleagues and experience the city and the cultural heritage of Scotland.

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Accreditation and rankings

We are in the top 1% of business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation. Triple accreditation underscores the quality of everything we do and has been awarded by the three most influential business school accreditation bodies.

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MBA facilities

The MBA is taught in dedicated state-of-the-art facilities within the Business School at the heart of the University campus. MBA participants have access to executive teaching facilities, the Business School Café, and exclusive use of an additional MBA Basement Suite.

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MBA support team

Our MBA is noted for the personal support we provide to help you along this path, and more specifically to help you get the most from your academic courses and the leadership and professional development programme.

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Alumni network

After your MBA, you will join the Business School's network of more than 3,600 Edinburgh MBA alumni worldwide. This network extends across 90 countries and provides a valuable source of contacts, information and advice.

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