This programme focuses on developing your capability for incisive analysis, innovative thinking, leadership skills and entrepreneurial action in a global context.


in FT ranking for
female students


Accepted a job within 3 months of graduation*


MBA Alumni are
directors or MDs*

* Numbers refer to the class of 2014/15

Why Choose the Edinburgh MBA?

We explore the unique features of the Edinburgh MBA, explaining what makes it a popular choice »

The Edinburgh MBA aims to prepare you for strategic leadership in a rapidly changing world.

The programme will develop an understanding of:

  • the nature and complexity of the global challenges facing businesses
  • the importance of strategic leadership as an approach to achieving success in a rapidly changing environment
  • the key management functions associated with finance, accounting, strategic marketing, organisation and operations
  • how markets and international economies work
  • the responsibilities of businesses as stewards of financial, social and natural capital.

In addition the programme will develop:

  • your confidence in decision-making through the applied analysis of real business problems
  • your ability to think strategically and holistically when planning new business solutions
  • a passion for innovation and entrepreneurial action
  • a global mind-set with sensitivity to the impact of differences of culture and context on strategy
  • advanced communication and interpersonal skills for effective leadership.

The Edinburgh MBA takes a global perspective on Business, through either the study of non-UK markets or international exchange.

On our MBA, there is an opportunity to study International Business in Context (a one-week intensive module located in an emerging market) and to undertake your Capstone Project focused on a country outside of the UK.

Our MBA with International Exchange offers additional international opportunities. You will spend 2-3 months on exchange with one of our international partner Universities (currently located in Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Mexico, Spain and the USA).