University of Edinburgh Business School

University of Edinburgh

Business Administration

The programme will prepare students to progress with confidence into leadership roles. We will deepen their understanding of how businesses and markets work, how value is created through innovation and marketing, how strategies are crafted, how businesses are financed, how performance is measured, how value is delivered efficiently and effectively, and how organisations should be governed, managed and led through change. We will instil a passion for business improvement, innovation and entrepreneurial action to help participants lead in the growth or creation of new business opportunities. We will develop students' ability to think strategically and beyond disciplinary silos. Successful leadership also requires accomplished interpersonal skills to bring about change in organisations. Through coaching and skills training, we will work with participants to understand their leadership strengths and weaknesses and provide support for improvement.

Entry requirements

Applicants require five years' continuous work experience in a managerial or supervisory position. Applicants also require a 1st class or 2.1 Honours degree from a recognised university in any subject, or an appropriate professional qualification. Applicants who do not hold a degree or professional qualification may still be considered if they have a strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility. We may also require GMAT (minimum 600 score preferred) if further evidence of ability is needed. If English is not your 1st language, you must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: IELTS, total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test, total 100 (at least 20 in each module); PTE(A), total 67 (at least 56 in each of the 'communicative skills' sections); CPE grade B; CAE grade A.

Course modules

Core courses include: strategic leadership, strategic marketing, organising for effectiveness, operations improvement, understanding economies, finance, accounting, leadership and responsibility, entrepreneurial leadership, creative strategy and leading strategic change. Capstone project; leadership and professional development programme; personal coaching. Participants can also select from a range of option courses.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MBA (Executive) Part-time - 27 months

Campus details

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

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