University of Edinburgh Business School

University of Edinburgh

Business Administration

The full-time MBA is an intensive programme designed for students with a minimum of three years' managerial experience who wish to progress to more senior and leadership roles in business. The programme immerses students in a world of academic thought, current business practice and applied projects. Studied over 12 months, this is a taught programme delivered by world class faculty complemented by guest business practitioners. Successful businesses in the future will be those that can confidently and capably steer a path through a world characterised by intense competition, rapid technological development, economic turbulence and increasing resource insecurity. Businesses need leaders who can think and act strategically in this volatile environment, managing the risk and challenges involved, but also spotting and seizing opportunities for efficiency, innovation and new business models. Businesses also need leaders who will act responsibly in delivering value to all stakeholders. The Edinburgh MBA will prepare participants to progress with confidence into leadership roles in this new world. We will: deepen participants' 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 instil a passion for business improvement, innovation and entrepreneurial action to help participants lead in the growth or creation of new business opportunities develop participants' ability to think strategically and beyond disciplinary silos Successful leadership also requires accomplished interpersonal skills to bring about change in organisations. Through skills training and professional development, we will work with participants to understand their leadership strengths and weaknesses and provide support for improvement.

Course modules

The MBA is delivered full-time starting in September each year. The programme combines intensive academic study with practical application. This is achieved both in the classroom through case studies, but also via consultancy-style projects with external organisations to broaden participants' insights into alternative business models and approaches. Compulsory courses include: Strategic Leadership Strategic Marketing Organising for Effectiveness Operations Improvement Understanding Economies Finance Accounting Qualitative Methods and Tools Entrepreneurial Leadership Creative Strategy Critical Eye for Business Professional Development Programme The programme is delivered in four parts: September-December: students focus on core business disciplines January-March: students develop integrative and strategic thinking, and choose a number of specialist elective subjects April-June: students' specialisation continues June-August: students undertake a Capstone Project as the final part of the 12-month MBA


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA Full-time September 2017 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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MBA Admissions Team (Business School)
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