Open to prospective MBA candidates and graduates who are keen to refresh their knowledge, our MBA electives are a great way to stay up to date. Staff and graduates of the University also benefit from a 20% discount on course fees.

Each course has assessment component(s) which, if successfully completed, each participant will receive 10 credits which can be used towards an MBA or Executive MBA.

Please note: We can only advise on University of Edinburgh programmes, and cannot comment on whether or not it is possible to use your credits for a course at other institutions. This will need to be discussed with them directly, and is at their discretion.

Transferring credits to MBA and EMBA degrees

If you have any queries regarding the assessment process involved within any of the MBA Option Courses, please contact the Executive Education Team.

Before Applying

Before applying for one or more of our MBA option courses, please consider our minimum entry requirements, which include academic qualifications, managerial work experience and English language requirements.

Professional Experience

Normally five years' substantive work experience is required. Experience can be from any industry, including the public sector, charitable organisations or the arts.

Academic Requirement

UK 2:1 honours degree from a good university in any subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

If you do not meet the minimum academic requirement, you may still be considered if:

  • you have professional qualifications with substantial work experience or
  • you do not hold a degree or professional qualifications but you have a very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility

More Information

Course Fees for MBA Option Courses are £1,555 in 2019/20

This includes all tuition and course materials, but excludes any textbooks that may be required. Catering and accommodation are not included. Please contact the Executive Education Team for information on our preferred suppliers and special rates for accommodation.

Fees will be billed through the university fees office. For more information on payment, please contact the University fees office directly.

Alumni

We are pleased to be able to offer Alumni of the University of Edinburgh Business School a 20% discount on our MBA options course fees. Please contact the Executive Education Team for more information.

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Upcoming Courses

17

Feb

Economics of Strategy—MBA Option Course

  • with Dr Tong Wang; University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 09:00–17:00
  • Navigate 1st Floor MBA Suite

Being able to successfully analyse a company’s economic roles and stakeholder interactions is an essential aid to the development of its strategy and a guide to shaping its tactics.

Accredited Course

9

Mar

Governing Decision-making Through Data Visualisations—MBA Option Course

  • with Prof Paolo Quattrone; Professor and Chair of Accounting, Governance, and Social Innovation; University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 09:00–17:00
  • Navigate MBA Suite

Designed for managers looking to gain a critical understanding of data visualisation (e.g. dashboards), this 4-day course will equip them with practical tools to govern ambiguity, complexity, and the management of unknown-unknowns in decision-making processes.

Accredited Course

20

Apr

Business Strategy for Environmentally Suitable Futures—MBA Option Course

  • with Dr Kathi Kaesehage; Lecturer in Climate Change and Business Strategy; University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 09:00–17:00
  • Navigate 1st Floor MBA Suite

The dominant perspective of climate change and the business community is to explore the ways in which business is responsible for aspects of the climate crisis, or attempts they are making at being 'less bad'. However, business is a key participant and often driving in innovation, mobilisation of finance, and consumer opportunities to address environmental issues caused by climate change and attain a low-carbon society.

Accredited Course

27

Apr

Managing Stakeholder Communications—MBA Option Course

  • with Caroline Marchant
  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 09:00–17:00
  • Navigate 1st Floor MBA Suite

Traditional paradigms of corporate and marketing communications are now being challenged in an increasingly complex global environment.

Accredited Course

4

May

Financial Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions—MBA Option Course

  • with Jo Danbolt; Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets and Head of Accounting & Finance Group
  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 09:00–17:00
  • Navigate 1st Floor MBA Suite

In the competitive market of corporate control, developing the skills of negotiation and deal making is essential for successful mergers and acquisitions.

Accredited Course

11

May

Digital Strategy: Leading in a Digital Era—MBA Option Course

  • with Dr Jim Hamill
  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 09:00–17:00
  • Navigate 1st Floor MBA Suite

Using a live interactive audience polling tool to stimulate two-way dialogue and group discussion, this five-day programme disseminates best practice strategic and practical advice on how to lead digital supported change in your organisation.

Accredited Course