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.

Our Masterclasses

Our suite of programmes covering leadership and strategy are perfect for members of senior management looking to make more of an impact in their organisations.

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.

Executive Leadership Programme

A joint venture between FWB Park Brown and the Business School, the Executive Leadership Programme focuses on making future business leaders 'Boardroom Ready'.

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Climate Change Risk in Finance Programme

A fundamental course for financial professionals focused on the consequences of climate change on finance – how to navigate data, measure risk, gain accurate insights for financial decision making, and capture opportunities related to transitioning to net zero.

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Non-Executive Director (NXD) Programme

This programme, a joint venture between FWB Park Brown and the University of Edinburgh Business School, focuses on the key issues every NXD should be aware of.

NXD Programme

Upcoming Open Programmes



Developing a Data Driven Creative Company (Bespoke course for the creative sector)

  • with Caroline Parkinson, Sector Engagement Manager, Creative Industries, Edinburgh Futures Institute
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Clock 15:30–17:00
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Develop your creative practice, business, or cultural organisation by harnessing the power of your data to develop insights and inform decisions, and maximise your creative service, product, or experiences for audiences.

Executive Education



Digital Influence: Methods, Insights, and Impact

  • with Professor Laura Cram, Director, the University of Edinburgh’s Neuropolitics Research Lab
  • Calendar Thursday
  • Clock 09:00–17:00
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A two-day online course on the 17 and 24 of June, covering aspects of digital strategy and influence, hosted by the Digital Influence and Intelligence Lab (DIIL), part of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI).


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