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Masterclasses

The University of Edinburgh Business School offers a series of interactive Masterclasses for senior professionals, partners and mid-level executives keen to advance their knowledge and skills.

Executive Education

Strategic Communications Masterclass
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Our masterclasses provide easy access to the latest innovative thinking. You will be working and networking in collaboration with other senior professionals and led by a team of world-leading academics and top practitioners in their fields of expertise.

Previous masterclasses have run on subjects as diverse as digital leadership, corporate governance, sustainable business, and behavioural finance. Our courses are applicable to most industry sectors and organisations, and offer an opportunity to network and share best practice with fellow participants.


Upcoming courses


4 October 2018
08:30
TBC

Digital Leadership Masterclass

From £895
Dr Jim Hamill - Director - Future Digital Leaders
The changes brought about by the internet over the last twenty years are nothing compared to what is to come over the next few years. No industry, no organisation is immune from the threat of digital disruption and with labour markets being transformed by artificial intelligence and automation, no individual is immune. A new breed of senior executive is required to drive digital transformation - Digital Business Leaders. Is your organisation ready for digital change? Are you ready?

4 October 2018
18:00
TBC

Non-Executive (NXD) Directors Programme: Session 1 - The Audit Committee and Boardroom Dynamics

£300
Jann Brown - Co Head of Business Development - SOCO International plc
This session will also cover many aspects of board dynamics. How do you manage a Board? How do you manage conflict round a Board? How can you influence as a NXD? How do you ensure you are asking the right questions at the right time? How do you manage the CEO? How can you develop skills to allow you to effectively respond to and challenge domineering senior executives?

15 November 2018
08:30
TBC

Leading Strategic Change Masterclass

From £895
Professor John Amis - Chair in Strategic Management & Organisation - University of Edinburgh
This 2-day programme on leading strategic change is designed to equip leaders with the ability to understand when and why change is needed in business, and how to deliver it effectively and sustainably.

Past courses


25 June 2018
09:00
TBC

Strategy as Practice - Scotland's Health

Professor Martin Kornberger - Professor in Strategy and Organisation - EM Lyon (et al.)

22 May 2018
09:00
TBC

Advanced Sustainability Programme (ASP)

Professor Kenneth Amaeshi - Chair in Business and Sustainability - University of Edinburgh Business School (et al.)

8 February 2018
08:00
TBC

A Practical History of Financial Markets

Professor Russell Napier - Co-founder - ERIC Electronic Research Interchange (et al.)

18 January 2018
18:00
TBC

Non-Executive (NXD) Directors Programme: Session Five 'The Audit Committee'

Gary Hughes - Chairman - Audit Committee, Booker Group plc (et al.)

1 December 2017
08:30
TBC

Compassion in the Age of Disruption

Dr James Doty - Director - CCARE (et al.)

20 November 2017
08:30
TBC

Leading Strategic Change Masterclass

Professor John Amis - Chair in Strategic Management & Organisation - University of Edinburgh

16 November 2017
08:30
TBC

Digital Leadership Masterclass

Dr Jim Hamill - Director - Future Digital Leaders

6 November 2017
09:00
TBC

Seeing, Thinking & Doing Design Masterclass

Nick Richmond - EODF Co-chair & Director - Tricordant Ltd. (et al.)

25 October 2017
08:30
TBC

Strategy as Practice Masterclass - Edinburgh 2050

Professor Martin Kornberger - Professor in Strategy and Organisation - EM Lyon (et al.)

8 June 2017
08:00
TBC

A Practical History of Financial Markets

Professor Russell Napier - Co-founder - ERIC Electronic Research Interchange (et al.)

4 May 2017
08:30
TBC

Leading Strategic Change Masterclass

Professor John Amis - Chair in Strategic Management & Organisation - University of Edinburgh

25 April 2017
09:00
TBC

Best Practice in Research Procurement Masterclass

Mr Alistair Haig - Early Career Fellow in Finance - University of Edinburgh Business School (et al.)

2 March 2017
09:00
TBC

Seeing & Thinking Design Masterclass

Nick Richmond - EODF Co-chair & Director - Tricordant Ltd. (et al.)

24 November 2016
08:30
TBC

Leading Strategic Change Masterclass

Professor John Amis - Chair in Strategic Management & Organisation - University of Edinburgh

13 October 2016
09:00
TBC

Digital Leadership Masterclass

Dr Jim Hamill - Director - Future Digital Leaders

25 May 2016
08:30
TBC

The Future of the Finance Function Executive Retreat

Prof. Paolo Quattrone - Chair in Accounting, Governance & Social Innovation - University of Edinburgh (et al.)

17 May 2016
08:30
TBC

Strategic Communications Masterclass

Professor Chris Carter - Chair in Strategy & Organisation - University of Edinburgh (et al.)

5 May 2016
08:30
TBC

Leading Strategic Change Masterclass

Professor John Amis - Chair in Strategic Management & Organisation - University of Edinburgh

28 April 2016
08:30
TBC

Reporting, Governance and Leadership Masterclass - managing the organisation in an uncertain world

Prof. Paolo Quattrone - Chair in Accounting, Governance & Social Innovation - University of Edinburgh Business School

19 April 2016
08:30
TBC

Advances in Behavioural Finance Masterclass

Dr Arman Eshraghi - Lecturer in Finance and Accounting and Director, MSc Finance & Investment - University of Edinburgh (et al.)

28 January 2016
09:00
TBC

Digital Leadership Bootcamp

Dr Jim Hamill - Future Digital Leaders

26 November 2015
08:30
TBC

Leading Strategic Change Masterclass

Professor John Amis - Chair in Strategic Management & Organisation - University of Edinburgh

13 July 2015
08:30
TBC

Sustainability Strategy, Leadership and Management

Dr Kenneth Amaeshi - Reader in Strategy & International Business and Director of University of Edinburgh Business School Sustainable Business Initiative - University of Edinburgh (et al.)

7 May 2015
09:00
TBC

Numbers, Governance and Leadership Masterclass

Prof. Paolo Quattrone - Chair in Accounting, Governance & Social Innovation - Univeristy of Edinburgh Business School

21 April 2015
09:00
TBC

Leading Strategic Change Masterclass

Prof. John Amis - Chair in Strategic Management & Organisation - University of Edinburgh

16 February 2015
09:00
TBC

Behavioural Finance Masterclass

Prof. Ben Jacobsen - Chair in Financial Markets - University of Edinburgh Business School (et al.)

27 January 2015
09:00
TBC

Strategic Communications Masterclass

Chris Carter - Chair in Strategy and Organisation - University of Edinburgh Business School (et al.)

Course fees include: all teaching materials, daytime catering and a formal networking dinner. Unless otherwise stated, the Masterclasses are held at the University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS.