University of Edinburgh Business School

University of Edinburgh

Business Administration

This is an intensive programme that immerses students in a world of academic thought and current business practice; it is suitable for those who are looking to change direction in their career or to add significantly to their knowledge and business expertise; the programme is designed upon the 2, interlinked principles of collaboration and developing the individual; throughout the programme students participate in an extensive personal development programme focusing on individual and team skills, as well as key competencies such as persuasive communication and problem solving; the course includes a week-long leadership module taking place in the Scottish Highlands; in the 1st semester, students study 10 courses in major disciplines; in semester 2, students take a course in corporate strategy, followed by a 1-week integrative project as well as specialist option courses; from April to June, students undertake a week-long leadership course, more specialist options and a consultancy project with locally-based companies; the conclusion of the MBA, the MBA Capstone project, brings all of the year's learning together in a piece of work unique to each student.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 or 1st Class Honours degree from a good university in any subject, or an appropriate professional qualification, plus at least 3 years' continuous work experience in substantial positions; students with a lower class of degree than a 2.1 (or equivalent) but with professional qualifications and substantial work experience will be considered; applicants who do not hold a degree or professional qualifications may be considered if they have a very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility; generally a GMAT score is an essential part of the application (although under certain conditions a GMAT may be waived); applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Sponsorship information

About 50 per cent of current students receive some funding from their employers, about 50 per cent are self-funding; loan scheme is available which is administered by AMBA.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MBA Full-time £ 27,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MBA Full-time £ 27,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MBA Full-time £ 27,100 per Whole course (home fees) 16 months
MBA Full-time £ 27,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

MBA Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
031 650 9663