The Edinburgh MBA is set to inspire and develop the next generation of strategic leaders. As the world continues to change, our MBA prepares you to change with it.

We offer a range of MBA programmes, all of which enhance your career potential by giving you a clear focus on the role of this highly sought-after strategic leader in today's ever more volatile and uncertain world.

Learn from world-class faculty who bring practical and research-led coursework into the classroom and will help you understand organisations holistically, think strategically, and manage effectively.

An integrated professional development programme will hone your soft skills for more effective communication, influence, and leadership. For those on our on-campus programmes, our cohort size allows for a certain level of customisation and the ability to build strong connections with cohort members. Meanwhile, those on our online programme benefit from a single international cohort community.

We offer the following MBA variants

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Full-time MBA

Start your MBA by building your capacity for incisive analysis, innovation, and strategic leadership.

Full-time MBA
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Executive MBA

Specifically designed for working executives who prefer part-time study.

Executive MBA
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Online MBA

Experience the benefits of our world-class teaching from wherever you are in the world.

Online MBA

Compare our MBA programmes

Details Full-time MBA Part-time Executive MBA Online MBA
Programme length 12 months 28 months 33 months
Minimum work experience 3 years 5 years 3 years
Workload commitment Full time Majority delivered over 1 weekend per month (Friday-Saturday); 6 week-long course blocks; one 3-hour online session per month 10-15 hours weekly
Start date September December March and September
  • Live and study in Edinburgh
  • Achieve your MBA in just one year
  • Graduate visa scheme
  • Gain friendships and experience in a diverse class
  • Study in Edinburgh
  • Continue to work alongside your studies
  • Apply your knowledge to your current role
  • Gain friendships and experience in a diverse class
  • Study at your own pace
  • Continue to work alongside your studies
  • Apply your knowledge to your current role
  • Gain friendships and experience in a diverse class
Why choose this programme? The Full-time MBA suits professionals who:
  • Are able to take a year away from work
  • Wish to relocate and immerse themselves in a new location
  • Prefer to focus efforts and learn best in an intensive environment
  • Are motivated by frequent in-person interaction with peers and faculty
  • Want to work in a different country and use the opportunity of the graduate visa route into the UK
The Executive MBA suits senior professionals who:
  • Are located within commuting distance of Edinburgh
  • Have employers who will allow them to take time out of work to attend
  • Want to apply learning immediately in their work
  • Are motivated to study independently, but also enjoy regular interaction with peers and faculty
The Online MBA suits professionals who:
  • Don't want to relocate
  • Prefer to plan their own study schedule
  • Want to have flexibility to study around personal or professional commitments
  • Are highly motivated to work independently and in groups from a distance and/or virtually
More information Full-time MBA Executive MBA Online MBA