The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

About The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

A world class School

The University of Edinburgh Business School mission is to develop effective and responsible leaders by creating insightful knowledge and inspiring minds in dialogue with the world around us.

The University of Edinburgh Business School, is part of the University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s top 20 universities. The University benefits from a rich heritage having delivered education for more than 400 years.

Why Edinburgh?

  • University of Edinburgh is ranked 18th in the world by QS (2019).
  • Employability is high, for example, the MBA seeing 88% of graduates finding a job within 3 months of graduating.
  • The School delivers a variety of different Masters programmes catering to the requirements of employer demands and the career aspirations of our students. They range from Masters in: Finance (with specialisms available in Corporate, Investment and Energy), HR and International HR Management, Management, Business Analytics, to Marketing.
  • In 2016/17 there were students from over 60 nationalities studying for a postgraduate. A great opportunity to learn from others.
  • The School is triple accredited: AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. Giving you reassurance of quality.
  • A 100-strong teaching faculty representing a substantial body of experience; many are active in industry-based research and consultancy. This experience feeds into the quality of the teaching, particularly in immersing students in business issues.
  • Edinburgh is one of Europe's leading financial centres and combines a dynamic business community with its status as a World Heritage Site. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the  School is perfectly placed to engage with the local, national, and international business community. In addition, it is a fun place to live being host to one of the biggest festivals in the world and also having been voted one of the most beautiful places in the world (4th by Lonely Planet in 2014).


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A commitment to your professional development

Each of our Masters and MBA students undertakes a personal, professional development journey that challenges, engages and prepares for real-world success. We encourage you to take ownership of your professional development so your experience is tailored and unique. At your side will be the backing of a supportive faculty delivering robust, relevant learning geared to maximising your potential.We also have a Student Development team dedicated to help our Masters students maximise their potential in the global market and similarly an MBA team to help our MBA students.

Strong corporate links and alumni network

The School fosters strong corporate links with visiting speakers drawn from the local and international business community. Some of our programmes also give students the opportunity to work closely with corporates and other organisations in terms of student led projects and dissertations. Some of these senior industry practitioners are the Schools own MBA alumni who provide an invaluable resource in terms of advice and contacts to students. Our alumni network now numbers over 3500 and stretches across 120 countries, including representation in virtually all major companies and industry sectors. We look after our alumni, and after graduation our students are able to take advantage of extensive alumni facilities and also the offer of lifelong learning through MBA+ and Executive education offers.

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Courses at The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

There are 51 courses listed from The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Scholarships at The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

We offer a number of generous scholarships across the University and Business School. For more details look under the relevant programme pages on our website. There are sometimes different scholarships available depending on the programme. Below are a couple of examples:

MSc Accounting and Finance Scholarships

MBA Scholarships

Please look at the individual course pages on our website and from there you will find out more about scholarships available by programme.

Services Offered for International Students

Accommodation Information for Students

The University offers accommodation in a number of places within Edinburgh for our Postgraduate students.

Private accommodation

Many MBA and MSc students prefer to live in private rather than University accommodation, particularly if they are accompanied by partners and families. If you are interested in renting privately, there are a wide range of flats and apartments in close proximity to the School. To help in your search for privately-available accommodation, the links below may be helpful. Equally, the School is sometimes notified of properties that are available for rent, for example, when current students leave Edinburgh, or if an alumnus has a property to rent.

For further information on accommodation options click here.

Fast Facts about The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

Within the School there is a library for postgraduate students and Study Centre (24 hour access for students via swipe card). In addition postgraduate students have access to the main university library.

09.00-22.00 (main university library), 24 hour access to the School and its electronic resources.

The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh International Links

Our international links are extensive and include links with partner schools such as: ENPC in France; EADA in Spain; Copenhagen Business school; Kellogg in USA, Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Australia, and Peking University Guanghua School of Management in China.

Links also through our international advisory board, 3500 strong alumni network represented in over 120 countries, our international teaching faculty and research centres. The Schools international links are strengthened by the universitys extensive global links.

Some of our postgraduates will also have access to going on student treks. Some of these happen internationally. For example in 2016/17 there were treks and student trips that went to Ireland, Columbia, Germany and India.

Other Information

Fully accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.

Central location, purpose built premises, wireless enabled Extensive electronic resources through the MIRACLE (Management Information Research Access Centre and Learning Environment) which acts as the electronic hub for the school, including business information databases and on-line journals 5 strong team dedicated to MBAs in areas of career management, skills development, alumni and corporate relations.

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