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  • Qualification

    MBA - Master of Business Administration

  • Location

    Heriot-Watt University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Our Executive MBA is an intellectually rigorous programme taught by globally experienced faculty. Self-development masterclasses sit alongside weekend courses to build vital understanding of modern business, shaping your learning to match your ambitions.


Taught with your career in mind, Edinburgh Business School's Executive MBA is led by experts in finance, strategy, accounting, marketing and business here at our Edinburgh campus. As part of your studies, we organise guest lectures and workshops from leaders in various industries, taking place on campus. Get inspired, hear their stories, and take away invaluable advice from their first-hand experience as they showcase real-world examples of the challenges businesses face.

Professional skills workshops

Develop your business acumen with our professional skills workshops, taking place every term during your Executive MBA. We also conclude every term with a social event for you and your fellow students, to get a break from the classroom after your hard work for those exams.

An executive programme of study

The Executive MBA is part of our executive postgraduate qualifications taught and led by academics at Edinburgh Business School. This programme of study is suitable for those with a number of years work experience who wish to explore advanced principals of business and management.

How the programme is delivered

This two-year, part-time MBA programme is studied over eight terms. You’ll study nine courses in total – seven core and two electives. Each core course is taught through four-day intensive seminars (Thursday to Sunday), offering class discussions, simulations and case studies. Our seminar structure gives you the opportunity to share your experiences, exchange knowledge and learn from your fellow students, creating a rich learning environment. The programme is supported on campus by a full-time, dedicated professional support team.

For your electives, you can choose two from our extensive range of self-study courses, or you could choose to study Research Methods for Business and Management, a double-credit taught course centred on developing a business proposal, and a 10,000–15,000 word individual project.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 123 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    164 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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