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When you choose to study for an MBA with us, you can rest assured of the fact that more people from around the world choose to do so with Edinburgh Business School (EBS). Our strengths lie in understanding what skills are needed to compete in the complex, real world of business. Our courses are based on long years of experience coupled with in depth knowledge of business processes and trends. We are well positioned to offer the very best. Our students are drawn to our courses due to the reputation we have built over the years, the intellectual challenges our course offer and the quality of teaching and flexibility of study options. This flexibility allows you to study which subjects you want, in your order of preference ensuring the educational programme is tailored to your personal and career preferences. Prospects realize the importance of self development as a stepping stone to higher and more challenging work as well as better career opportunities.

If you are serious about taking your career to a higher level and attaining greater success and financial compensation, we can teach you the advanced management skills, knowledge and expertise necessary to achieve this.

Our MBA courses focus on six crucial disciplines which are compulsory plus an additional two electives from a choice of 40 courses. The core subjects covered are: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour (People Skills), Project Management and Strategic Planning.

An appropriate starting point would be; Organisational Behaviour. This gives an insight into the human behaviour that affects management decisions and the smooth operations of a professional team. This is crucial for the understanding of all other disciplines. It is recommended that; Accounting, Economics, Finance and Marketing are tackled next. Project Management and Strategic Planning are normally the final courses taken with Strategic Planning as the capstone course of the MBA programme. It essentially builds on the various tools, techniques and business processes learned throughout the course and which is necessary to use in order to develop strategic thinking to solve a wide array of business problems.

The flexibility of our courses enable you to work at your own pace, in your own time, in order not to conflict with your other activities be they work or family. All our programmes are modular, therefore you are free to dictate your own study schedule. We will of course offer you full support and assistance throughout.

Some of the support benefits we offer exclusively are:

  • ­Comprehensive, detailed and course texts
  • State of the art comprehensive & interactive website ­
  • Direct web access to our faculty

­ Full use of the EBS Student Portal to administer your programme ­ Optional contact with fellow students

We will also provide you with everything you need to prepare for your exams and there are no additional reading lists or compulsory residentials.

All you need to bring with you is your passion and drive to learn. We will do the rest and give you the world class business qualification that will open doors for you and lead to improved and more lucrative prospects.



Bring your passion and drive to learn and we'll give you a world class business qualification.

More people from more countries study our MBA than any other. Across the globe, students are drawn by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge and its ability to greatly enhance their career prospects.

They’re also drawn by its sheer flexibility; no other MBA programme gives you as much freedom. You can study the subjects you want, in the order you wish.
You can begin and end whenever you choose.
You can study on-campus, at home or with one of our Learning Partners across the globe.

Our MBA programme covers key management disciplines, including people skills, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, strategic planning and project management.
To achieve your MBA you must pass seven core courses and two electives from a choice of 40 courses.


For your MBA you need to complete these seven core courses:

  1. Accounting
  2. Economics
  3. Finance
  4. Marketing
  5. Organisational Behaviour
  6. Project Management
  7. Strategic Planning


And choose two courses from this list of electives:

  1. Alliances and Partnerships
  2. Competitive Strategy
  3. Consumer Behaviour
  4. Corporate Governance
  5. Credit Risk Management
  6. Derivatives
  7. Developing Effective Managers and Leaders
  8. Employee Relations
  9. Employee Resourcing
  10. Finance for the Oil and Gas Industry
  11. Financial Risk Management
  12. Human Resource Development
  13. Human Resource Management
  14. Influence
  15. International Marketing
  16. Leadership
  17. Making Strategies Work
  18. Managing People in Changing Contexts
  19. Managing People in Global Markets
  20. Managing Personal Competencies
  21. Marketing Channels
  22. Marketing Communications
  23. Marketing Research
  24. Mergers and Acquisitions
  25. Negotiation
  26. Performance Management
  27. Practical History of Financial Markets
  28. Principles of Retailing
  29. Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry
  30. Quantitative Methods
  31. Research Methods for Business and Management
  32. Sales Force Management
  33. Services Marketing
  34. Strategic Negotiation
  35. Strategic Negotiation for the Oil and Gas Industry
  36. Strategic Planning for the Oil and Gas Industry
  37. Strategic Risk Management