University of Edinburgh Business School

EFMD Equis Accredited
AACSB Accredited

At the heart of a university with a 400 year heritage that is consistently rated one of the world's best, and centrally located in one of Europe's most stunning business and cultural capitals the University of Edinburgh Business School offers an experience that few can rival.

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The University of Edinburgh Business School enjoys a long tradition of teaching and research. The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in business and management and provides a platform for research, discussion and debate on a wide range of business issues.

Triple accredited

We are in the top 1% of business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation. These have been awarded by:

  • The US Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • The European Quality and Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • The Association of MBAs (AMBA)

An international school

As one of the leading business schools of Europe, the School is comprised of an international student body representing more than 88 countries, enticing new ideas from different cultures and backgrounds. Our global alumni network extends over 120 countries allowing you access to numerous contacts all over the world.


We strive to produce theory-led, practically relevant research that addresses challenges faced by businesses, public organisations, regulatory bodies, and policy-makers. The School aims to create a supportive, collaborative, and vibrant research culture by raising the quality of our research output and by assisting faculty to achieve our goals.

Programme overview

The Business School offers academically rigorous and highly crafted programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students. The teaching and research cover six main subject areas, which are: accounting & finance, entrepreneurship & innovation, management science & business economics, marketing, organisational studies and strategy & international business.


Facilities and resources

This state-of-the-art building features lecture theatres, multiple syndicate rooms, an executive education suite, a café and significant space for students and staff. Students also have access to the Hub, a centre which provides comprehensive study facilities and access to research databases, online journals and leading financial information services.


Developing effective and responsible leaders by creating insightful knowledge and inspiring minds in dialogue with the world around us.


To be recognised as a progressive and connected community for thought leadership on the international business stage.


The Business School has identified 5 key values that will help us to achieve our vision and thus staff are being encouraged to adopt these wherever possible.

  • Visionary
  • Inspirational
  • Collaborative
  • Impactful
  • Sustainable

Why Edinburgh?

Edinburgh has consistently been named one of the best places to live and work in the UK. The city is notable for its fine Georgian and Victorian architecture, striking parks and remarkable skyline.

Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth and set on seven hills, Edinburgh City contains a royal palace, a cliff-top castle and an extinct volcano. The city has a modern dynamism juxtaposed with historical cobbled streets and is home to four universities, the infamous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, world class galleries, theatres, concert halls and shopping streets.

A city of culture

Edinburgh is an international city. People from all over the world have settled here giving rise to a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and bars with a strong ethnic flavour. The city is compact and easily navigable by foot yet it has all of the advantages of a major European capital.

A city for business

Edinburgh is also a city for business. It is the second largest financial centre in the UK with a thriving, diverse economy and a highly educated, motivated workforce. Several major global financial institutions - banks, insurance companies, investment houses and brokers - have their HQs in Edinburgh.

A city of innovators

The city, and indeed the University, are home to some instrumental thinkers, innovators, scientists and business people. Dolly the Sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal was born in Edinburgh University which is also home to the most powerful computer in the UK. The university boasts many notable alumni including Charles Darwin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson. The Business School itself is also the alma mater of some well-known entrepreneurs including John Boyd Dunlop of Dunlop Rubber and Arthur Young of Ernst & Young.


Beyond the city boundaries, Scotland is a land of rugged beauty, one of Europe's last great wildernesses with mountains, lochs and seven thousand miles of stunning coastline.

Within only a few miles of the School lies the rolling countryside of East Lothian, with beaches, villages and famous golf courses all of which are well worth a day trip or weekend visit. Edinburgh's neighbouring cities boast plenty of attractions: St Andrew's golf courses, Glasgow's ship heritage and Aberdeen’s stunning granite architecture are all easily accessible by the frequent bus or train services. Scotland is equally famous for its many beautiful isles dotted around the country which offer a welcome, relaxing break from the bustling city life.

The landscape of this striking, diverse country is ideally suited for the outdoor sporting life. Skiing, surfing, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking are just some of the exhilarating activities on offer, most just a few minutes from your doorstep.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Full-time MBA

Campus Full time 12 - 16 months August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

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

This programme focuses on developing your capability for incisive analysis, innovative thinking, leadership skills and entrepreneurial action in a global context. Both programmes aim to prepare you for strategic leadership in a rapidly changing world. The programmes 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 two programmes 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 Both programmes take a global perspective, although the opportunities for international travel on each programme are different in scope and extent. 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. On our International Business Pathway, the international opportunities are greater. You will spend 2-3 months on exchange with one of our international partner Universities (Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Mexico, Spain and... [-]

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Business School
The University of Edinburgh
29 Buccleuch Place

Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9JS GB
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