The School works with the corporate sector with an aim to bring to you the latest insights, allowing you to tackle real business problems and giving you the opportunity to expand your network for the benefit of your career.
The School has enviable connections with businesses all over the world which, as an MBA student, you will be able to benefit greatly from. You will have the opportunity to engage with business practitioners in a variety of ways.
Corporate practitioner speakers
We host an extensive range of speakers throughout the year. Within each MBA course you will hear from a number of business practitioners who will contribute their particular insights, or case study examples.
We also host an MBA Strategy Speaker Series to enable you to engage in debate with senior directors and CEOs.
In the past our MBA students had access to over 150 business practitioner speakers, including:
|Rt Hon John Bercow||Speaker of the House of Commons|
|Ian Marchant||Chairman of the John Wood Group and former CEO of SSE|
|Niall Stuart||CEO of Scottish Renewables|
|Lord Stephen Green||Former Chair of HSBC|
|John Waddell||CEO, Archangels|
|Tom Britton||Co-founder, Syndicate Room|
|Clive Reeves||Scottish Enterprise|
|Poly Toynbee & David Walker||Columnists|
|Laura Lee||CEO, Maggie's Centres|
|Richard Solomons||CEO, InterContinental Hotels Group|
|Lord Mervyn King||Professor of Economics and Law, New York University|
|Dougal Sharp||CEO, Innis & Gunn Brewing Company|
|Marcus Pickering||Director, Summerhall Distillery|
|Rt Hon Charles Hendry||Former Minister of State, DECC, BIEE President and Honorary Professor|
|David Pyott CBE|
|Stella Morse||CFO, Genius Foods|
|Ross McEwan||Chief Executive, Royal Bank of Scotland|
|Jim Pettigrew||ICAS President|
|Gregor Lawson||Co-founder, Morphsuits|
|Jonathan Moules||Business Correspondent, Financial Times|
|Alan Mahon||Manager, Social Bite|
|Fergus Ewing||MSP, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, Scottish Government|
|Jim Pettigrew||Chairman of Clydesdale Bank|
|Keith Luck||Finance & Commercial Director, Strategic Partnerships, Serco plc|
|Upcoming speakers include:|
|Benny Higgins||Chief Executive, Tesco Bank|
|Rt Hon the Lord Darling of Roulanish||Former Chancellor of the Exchequer|
Entrepreneurship Club (E Club)
The E Club is a consortium of students, alumni, researchers, faculty, business owners and investors who share a common goal of fostering the entrepreneurial spirit.
The E Club hosts an extensive range of speakers and workshops to which MBAs are invited to participate and contribute.
MBA students can engage with business, extend their experience and develop new insights through working on consultancy assignments as part of the programme.
In Strategic Marketing, students will be given assignments in which they will engage with start-up and spin-out ventures. The elective Consultancy Project module provides an opportunity to work with a larger corporate.
Students also have the opportunity to choose a further consultancy assignment as the basis of their final Capstone Project. Past clients have included:
- Annandale Distillery
- Barclays Wealth
- Cairn Energy
- Costa Coffee
- EDP Renewables
- GE Energy
- Johnson & Johnson
- Lloyds Banking Group
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- One Eyed Dog Films
- Proctor & Gamble