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The University of Edinburgh Business School

About the University of Edinburgh Business School

The University of Edinburgh Business School sits at the heart of the University of Edinburgh and of Scotland’s The Business School upholds a long tradition of top-grade teaching, stand-out research, and community connection, first opening its doors to students in October 1919. The Business School’s portfolio of postgraduate degrees explores critical themes that drive positive impact, including Climate Change Finance & Investment and Finance, Technology, & Policy. The MBA programme flexes to fit the needs of students, welcoming new members to an expansive, international network. With world-leading Masters and MBA courses in Edinburgh and online, the students of the Business School are equipped with the expert knowledge to put them at the forefront of their chosen fields.

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Why Edinburgh?

  • Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh has a unique legacy and continues to be featured amongst top international rankings.
  • The Business School is triple accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA – assurance of its quality and achievement as an institution.
  • As a city, Edinburgh blends medieval history, hip culture, and a world-renowned arts scene with the entrepreneurial energy and ultra-modern thinking you would expect from the UK’s second largest financial centre.
  • Our 2022/2023 Masters intake comprised students from 67 different nationalities which contributes to a truly diverse learning experience.
  • With a faculty of over 100 specialist academics, many of the Business School’s instructors are active in industry-based research or current consultancy and reflect these experiences through their lessons.


  • MBA, with varous study formats: Full-time (with or without International Exchange), Part-time Executive, Online
  • MSc Accounting and Finance 
  • MSc Banking Innovation and Risk Analytics
  • MSc Business Analytics
  • MSc Climate Change Finance and Investment
  • MSc Data and Decision Analytics (Online)
  • MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Finance, Technology, and Policy
  • MSc Global Strategy and Sustainability
  • MSc Human Resource Management
  • MSc International Human Resource Management
  • MSc Management
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc by Research

Masters in Management 

Our MSc will give you an understanding of contemporary management issues in an ever-changing business environment, and the chance to apply your knowledge to real-life management challenges. This programme, ranked joint 5th in the UK in 2023 by the Financial Times, is valuable to both those starting out in business, and those looking to progress in their existing careers.

Key areas you will develop include effective management in an ever-changing business environment, an awareness of how to analyse and resolve contemporary management problems, and the ability to acquire, analyse, and validate data.

As emphasised by Nadine Timmer-Bodenstein, MSc Management alum and Product Lead for 11:FS, the programme offers invaluable benefits beyond a technical skillset – “the school gave me the confidence I needed to believe that I could excel in a new field, the skills I needed to manage people and teams effectively, and the friends I needed to support me through these changes.

Please check our website for more details on entry requirements, application deadlines, fees, scholarships, and more.

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 is the backing of a supportive faculty delivering robust, relevant learning geared to maximising your potential. Giselle Gonzales, MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation alum and Founder and CEO of EqualReach, shared that she was “impressed by their drive to equip students to learn, innovate, and help shape the world.” The Business School’s Student Development team is also dedicated to helping our Masters students maximise their potential in the global market, and similarly an MBA-specific team for our MBA students

Strong corporate links and alumni network 

Much more than simply a source of knowledge, the Business School connects our Masters students with local, national, and international businesses, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Our commitment to corporate engagement and our strong sector-wide links are evidenced by our sponsored research, guest speaker events, and themed events.

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 Business School’s own MBA alumni who act as an invaluable resource in terms of guidance to students.

Our alumni network now numbers over 20,000 and stretches across 141 countries, including representation in virtually all major companies and industry sectors. We look after our alumni, and after graduation our students can take advantage of extensive alumni facilities and the offer of lifelong learning through MBA and Executive Education offers.

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