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World class MBA

The most powerful business qualification, delivered by world class faculty in a University ranked 23rd globally (QS World University Rankings 2018). Join an international MBA network of the very best leadership talent and progress with confidence into business leaders.

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Strategic leadership

Businesses need leaders who can succeed in a volatile environment of intense competition, economic turbulence and increasing resource insecurity. We will develop your capability for incisive analysis, innovative thinking, entrepreneurial action and strategic leadership.

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Collaborating with business

Located in the heart of a major financial capital, we work closely with business to bring you the latest insights. You will have access to a vast number of business practitioner speaker events and will work on a number of consultancy projects to solve real business problems.

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Career focus

Success in business requires accomplished interpersonal skills to bring about innovation and change. Through coaching and skills training, we will help develop your professional and personal capability.

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  1. World class MBA
  2. Strategic leadership
  3. Collaborating with business
  4. Career focus

The Edinburgh MBA enhances your career potential by giving you a clear focus on the role of the highly sought strategic leader in today's ever more volatile and uncertain world. Integrated professional development and a personal coaching programme combine into a boutique experience, with cohorts big enough for a diverse student body and personal enough for 1:1 attention.

4th

in global FT MBA ranking
for female students

13th

for career progress in 2018 FT MBA rankings

24%

MBA Alumni are
directors or MDs*

* Numbers refer to the class of 2014/15 for Full-time MBA
Strategic Leadership Professional Development Boutique Experience

Why Choose the Edinburgh MBA?

Discover the benefits of studying for an MBA at the University of Edinburgh Business School »

Learn the management power of Strategic Leadership

  • Expand your strategic horizon to encompass the nature and complexity of global challenges facing businesses
  • Use innovative strategic thinking to chart a successful course in a rapidly changing environment
  • Develop your strategic leadership skills to manage key functions associated with finance, accounting, strategic marketing, organisation and operations
  • Master the intricacies of international markets and economies
  • Embrace the responsibility of being a good steward of financial, social and natural capital.
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Accelerate your job search through Professional Development

  • Study the habits of success taught by business leaders and recognised experts who speak on the programme
  • Develop your professional narrative, the story that impresses recruiters, HR professionals, and employers
  • Experience the power of one-to-one coaching to help you grow your personal job-search strategy
  • Learn how social media and your online presence can extend your professional reach
  • Practice advanced communication and interpersonal skills for more effective interviews and professional interactions.
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Get personalised attention through our Boutique Experience

  • Develop deep, life-long professional and personal networks in a small cohort with constant interaction
  • Prepare for a global workplace with sensitivity to and appreciation of different cultures
  • Meet faculty and staff who know and care about your individual professional goals
  • Do away with a one-size-fits-all model, and join a tight-knit family of ambitious professionals.
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The Edinburgh MBA

We aim to provide flexibility and variety with our MBA by offering three different pathways:

1

Full-time MBA

Our intense yet inspiring twelve-month programme will build your capacity for incisive analysis, innovation and strategic leadership in a global context. Following on from our core courses, students may choose a specialisation in finance, strategy, entrepreneurship or sustainability.

2

Full-time MBA (with International Exchange)

Students will take the same core courses as the standard MBA but will also get to spend 2-3 months abroad as part of an exchange with one of our University partners.

3

Executive MBA (27 months)

This programme is specifically designed for working executives who prefer part-time study. The course is delivered in a modular format on Fridays and Saturdays, once a month. The taught part of the programme takes place over 21 months, followed by a Capstone Project.