Flexible and professional, the University of Edinburgh’s undergraduate programmes create a unique and enriching experience based upon integrating practical skills and theoretical learning. These degrees have also been designed to give students fundamental attributes with a choice that allows them to be as specialised or generalist as they wish. The school draws on a variety of disciplines, such as psychology, law, economics, sociology, and mathematics. The courses cover topics in businesses and also in other types of organisation, for example charities and voluntary organisations. All students are given an opportunity to study abroad in the third year of their programme.
The Masters degrees on offer are hugely respected by employers and highly sought after by graduates. These programmes also provide an ideal balance between academic theory and the latest industry practice. Ideal for both the first-time management student and those looking for a highly focused, in-depth programme, an MSc from Edinburgh is a qualification of real substance. Our range of Masters courses are designed to help you enhance your career prospects. On our postgraduate courses you will be studying:
- Under the guidance of top academics to whom you’ll have genuine access.
- With the assistance of a Student Development Team, working on key skills that employers seek.
- Within a famous University founded in 1583 and ranked 15th in the world (QS 2023).
The courses on offer are:
We also offer research focused postgraduate programmes such as our Masters by Research or our PhD. Please visit website for further information.
The Edinburgh MBA
If you are looking to significantly enhance your career prospects - either within your current organisation or somewhere new - the Full-time MBA offers a dynamic, intensive opportunity for progression. There are two variants to this MBA, both of which last only 12 months. The first programme is entirely in Edinburgh whereas the second option includes an international exchange during Semester 2.
As well as key skills like advanced communication, decision making and strategic thinking, you will gain an understanding of:
- The nature and complexity of the global challenges facing businesses
- Strategic leadership as an approach to achieving success in a rapidly changing environment
- Key learnings across 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
The research activities at the Business School establish policies and procedures at the local, national, and international levels. The School’s diverse research faculty possess expertise which encompasses a wide-range of subject areas, such as Climate Change and Sustainability; Corporate Finance; Entrepreneurship; Interdisciplinary Accounting; Leadership, Organisations and Society; and Management Science.
The School advances knowledge through theoretical and applied discipline-based research, which is published in top academic journals, and creates impact through peer recognition, corporate and community engagement and the support of student learning.
The School’s research centers and laboratories provide a venue that supports long-term commitment to a particular research area.
The doctoral programmes are globally relevant and attract a diverse group of PhD students. The powerful, distinctive research specialisms provide students with the knowledge, expertise and skills necessary to develop their academic or business career.