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Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe to host MBA Online Information Session for prospective students

Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe, partner of Edinburgh Business School in the countries of Eastern Europe and CIS will be hosting an MBA Online Information session on the 7th of August 2014.

Find out more about the world renowned Edinburgh Business School MBA and the prospects offered for personal and career development. Learn about the modular and flexible programme structure, course options and study support available. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the session, which will be delivered in the Russian language.

If you have friends who may be interested in studying with Edinburgh Business School, please share this information with them.

You will be able to ask questions and receive answers through the live chat platform.

We look forward to meeting you online.

Date: 07 August 2014, 5 pm (MSK)

Language: Russian

To receive a link to attend the online meeting and further details, please, register at: http://ebsee.net/registration-tasteofmba/

(Posted on 30th July 2014)

Edinburgh Business School and Toronto Watt Club host alumni event

A cocktail reception was held on June 10th by Edinburgh Business School in Canada and the Toronto Watt Club to mark the visit to Toronto by Alick Kitchin, Joint Head of Edinburgh Business School.

Edinburgh Business School and Toronto Watt Club host alumni event. Edinburgh Business School and Toronto Watt Club host alumni event.

The event gave students and graduates the opportunity to meet Alick Kitchin, to do some networking with fellow EBS students and graduates and also get an update on the Business School and its global activities.

Edinburgh Business School and Toronto Watt Club host alumni event. Edinburgh Business School and Toronto Watt Club host alumni event.

(Posted on 30th July 2014)

Edinburgh Business School Alumni Club, Swedish Chapter hold May discussion event

On May 8, 2014, the Swedish Chapter of the EBS Alumni Club arranged an event which focussed on a topic which can have a huge effect on both businesses and individuals, both professionally and privately – deregulation.

Mrs. Ann-Britt Östlund, Praktikertjänst AB was the keynote speaker at the event, which was attended by some 15 alumni at the Executive Management Institute in Danderyd.

Under the title “From Monopoly to a Free Market, Market and Strategy Related Challenges” Ann-Britt initially took the attendees on a fascinating tour from the middle ages to present time, and paid particular attention to the nationalization of industries during the period of 1970 to 1985 and the deregulation of industries in 2009.

Edinburgh Business School Alumni Club, Swedish Chapter hold May discussion event Edinburgh Business School Alumni Club, Swedish Chapter hold May discussion event

Ann-Britt then went on to elaborate on the various challenges these changes pose from a strategic point of view, and how an MBA qualification may help to navigate these unknown new territories.

The evening provided an excellent opportunity for the attendees to discuss how an ever changing environment impacts on strategic thinking and how risk management has become more central than ever in businesses’ efforts to remain relevant in their respective fields.

(Posted on 1st July 2014)

EBS Alumni/Watt Club social event and Information session in Accra, Ghana

On Thursday 12th June 2014 at the Z Bar within the World Trade Centre located in the heart of Accra, the capital city of Ghana, EBS Alumni in conjunction with New Enterprise Consultancy, Edinburgh Business School’s local representation in Ghana, held a social event and information session.

Attended by alumni of Edinburgh Business School/Heriot-Watt University, both existing students and prospective students were invited to discuss the formal inauguration of the Ghana Chapter of the EBS Alumni & Watt Club, from which a seven-member planning committee was formed.

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Prospective students were also given the chance to learn more about Edinburgh Business School and its flagship programme, the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

(Posted on 1st July 2014)

Edinburgh Business School hold Guatemala information session

Luis Ortega, Regional Manager for Edinburgh Business School Latin America, and Dr. Juan Cachanosky, Director of CMT-Group, Edinburgh Business School’s Approved Learning Partner in Guatemala, recently delivered a information session at the residence of the UK Ambassador to Guatemala which was well attended, with around fifty potential Guatemalan students in attendance at the session.

The UK Ambassador Sarah Dickson gave a welcome speech to the audience in which she highlighted the prestige of British higher education and daily growing interest by Guatemalans to gain access to British universities and institutions, after which Luis Ortega and Dr Juan Cachanosky delivered a presention explaining the Edinburgh Business School’s flagship MBA programme.

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The presentation is the first offering of its type from a British institution to students in Guatemala and centred around the flexible method of study associated with the Edinburgh Business School MBA programme which allows students to study via distance learning, while receiving real-time online support wherever they are in the world.

After the presentation, attended were able to network with peers and enjoy some light refreshments.

(Posted on 30th June 2014)

Graduates and Students get together in Dubai

Over 250 graduates, students and their guests from across the Middle East gathered at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Conference Centre on Friday 23rd May 2014 to enjoy a great evening full of networking opportunities and a chance for meeting and re-uniting with friends old and new.

The Dubai event was hosted by Edinburgh Business School’s Founder and Academic Head of School, Professor Keith Lumsden, Director of Marketing, Sally MacLeod, Director of Quality and Standards, Dr Moira Storey, EBS MBA Programme Director, Dubai campus, Shirin Jarrar and Marie-Betsy Sayegh Akl, EBS’s strategic partner in the Middle East and CEO of EBS Arab World.

Graduates and Students get together in Dubai Graduates and Students get together in Dubai Graduates and Students get together in Dubai Graduates and Students get together in Dubai

Other events held prior to the Reception included an economics revision session for students with Professor Lumsden and an information session for over 40 prospective students interested in studying the programme on-campus in Dubai.

Please click here to view more photos taken during the event.

(Posted on 10th June 2014)

EBS Australia & New Zealand hold networking sessions in Auckland and Perth

The Australia and New Zealand regional office has recently held a series of networking events across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Wellington and Auckland. Face to face interaction is something our students have shown interest in for some time and so the events were introduced from the start of 2014.

EBS Australia & New Zealand hold networking sessions in Auckland and Perth EBS Australia & New Zealand hold networking sessions in Auckland and Perth

These social events began with an update from the EBS Regional Director Malcolm Kinns and were followed by drinks and canapés. The evenings have been centred around the students and their communication with each other, meeting local EBS representatives and providing exciting updates about Edinburgh Business School.

At this stage the goal is to run these events twice a year in each of the major cities our students are located in and to help nurture the EBS community in the region.

(Posted on 27th May 2014)

Taste of MBA from Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe: Marketing

Following the success of our first session on Taste of MBA, which featured the Organisational Behaviour course, Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe, partner of Edinburgh Business School in the countries of Eastern Europe and CIS, is delighted to invite current students and those considering studying the MBA, to participate in an online event Taste of the MBA, featuring Marketing, another core course of the MBA programme. The session will be delivered in the Russian language!

During this online event we will introduce Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe, which offers support in the Russian language.

If you are considering studying the MBA programme, we invite you to join and get acquainted with the structure of the Marketing course and its logics. Tutor Olexiy Cherepyn will say a few words about the most common expectations from the course and actual opportunities offered and will present the “test-drive” of the course showing practical example of elaboration of marketing strategy. You will have the opportunity to ask the Russian speaking tutor and event hosts any questions you may have about studying the MBA programme.

If you are already enrolled on the distance learning Edinburgh Business School MBA you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the programme.

Tutor: Olexiy Cherepyn

Duration and date: 40 minutes, 14 May 2014

Language: Russian

Plan of the meeting:

- Introduction of Edinburgh Business School Eastern European support in the Russian language

- Marketing course in the structure of Edinburgh Business School MBA programme

- Structure and logics

- «Yes» and «No» in the list of expectations from the course

- Is it easy to pass an exam?

- «Test-drive» of the course: creating marketing strategy

- What is the course’s benefit for real business?

- Answer your questions

To receive a link to attend the online meeting and further details, please, register at: http://ebsee.net/registration-tasteofmba/

(Posted on 05th May 2014)

UK business school scholarship opens doors for junior NRZ official

Ermion Maundu, a recent graduate of Edinburgh Business School is featured as a case-study in an article published by The Zimbabwean newspaper online.

Ermion, who studied for his MBA via distance learning, started his career as a junior official for the National Railways of Zimbabwe before joining the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority where he completed a bachelor’s degree, and latterly his MBA.

"I wanted to remain relevant in the world of today as well as to keep abreast with modern ways of conducting business. An MBA adds value not just to me, but to everyone and everything around me as a result of the knowledge and skills acquired in the programme." he says in the article which can be read in full by clicking here.

Edinburgh Business School has been active in Africa for over 20 years and it established The Africa Scholarship Scheme, of which Maundu was a beneficiary, in 2010. More about the Africa Scholarship Scheme can be found here.

(Posted on 30th Apr 2014)

Telegraph Article: An MBA via distance learning offers a world of opportunity

Edinburgh Business School has featured in a recent article published in The Telegraph newspaper, and online on The Telegraph website.

The article, entitled 'An MBA via distance learning offers a world of opportunity' explains the merits of studying for an MBA via distance learning, and includes input from Alick Kitchin, Joint Head of School.

The article is can be read here

(Posted on 4th April 2014)

Ceremony of achievement at AAU

Al-Ahliya University in Amman, Jordan recently celebrated the achievement of their first four students to achieve Edinburgh Business School’s MBA.

Ceremony of acheivement at AAU. Ceremony of acheivement at AAU.

Al-Ahliya and Edinburgh Business School have an academic partnership providing a jointly taught programme in Jordan leading to the Heriot-Watt University degree award.

(Posted on 25st March 2014)

Edinburgh Business School Australia & New Zealand welcome students and prospects

Malcolm Kinns, Regional Director, Edinburgh Business School Australia & New Zealand, welcomed twenty students and prospects to a networking event in Sydney on Thursday 20th March 2014.

Celebration of Achievement in Africa. Celebration of Achievement in Africa.

(Posted on 21st March 2014)

Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe host the Grand Opening Ceremony of their new facility in Kiev, Ukraine

On February 15th 2014, Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe hosted the Grand Opening Ceremony of their new facility in Kiev, Ukraine.

Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe welcomed both current and new students as they presented their remarkable new campus, and launched their new academic semester.

For the second successive year, new students have taken part in a ceremony of admittance at Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe, where their first challenge - the log of the Yale - where students must walk across a tree-log placed on the floor, represents their first challenge. All of the students have enjoyed this challenge, many with great success and we are sure that future challenges will similarly be overcome!

Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe alumni also joined the Grand Opening ceremony, where they told students of their own successes and answered questions, as well as chatting to the students throughout the evening.

(Posted on 21st March 2014)

Edinburgh Business School alumni featured in the Financial Times – “Quality helps students go the distance”

A recent article featured in the Financial Times centres around the debate whether online learning can ever match the classroom experience; to help answer the question, the Financial Times article features a case study of Edinburgh Business School alumni, Brenda Phiri, from Zambia.

The article also features commentary from Alick Kitchin, Edinburgh Business School’s Joint Head of School.

The full article can be read on the Financial Times website – “Quality helps students go the distance”

(Posted on 17th March 2014)

Celebration of Achievement in Africa

On Saturday 8th February 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, Edinburgh Business School welcomed over 400 alumni and guests to a very special Celebration of Achievement event.

The first African student enrolled on the Edinburgh Business School MBA programme over 20 years ago, and since then over 1,500 students from sub-Saharan Africa have graduated with the degree.

This special event was to recognise and celebrate the intellectual ability, dedication and hard work of our students in sub-Saharan Africa who have graduated over the years and also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those students who were selected for the Edinburgh Business School African Scholarship scheme and who have now achieved their goal of an MBA degree.

Alick Kitchin, Joint Head of School and Business Director welcomed guests from all over Africa including; Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Mauritius, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Botswana. He talked of how proud Edinburgh Business School was to launch its Africa scholarship scheme in 2010 and how the successful scheme had led to its first twenty ‘scholar graduates’ being in Johannesburg for the celebratory ceremony.

Celebration of Achievement in Africa. Celebration of Achievement in Africa. Celebration of Achievement in Africa. Celebration of Achievement in Africa.

150 graduates donned with gowns and Heriot-Watt University hoods crossed the stage to shake hands with Professor Keith Lumsden, Founder and Academic Director of Edinburgh Business School. Great cheers and ululating from family and friends accompanied each graduate as they accepted their certificate of attendance – a celebration indeed!

Naadiya Moosajee, a student of the scholarship scheme then spoke with great passion about the importance of education in Africa and how essential it was to harvest the amazing human talent and keep it within the communities and countries for Africans to benefit from. Naadiya has too many accolades to mention here, but among them are that she is co-founder of the non-profit organisation, South African Women in Engineering where she promotes education, awareness and personal and professional development of females in the engineering environment. Naadiya was also selected as one of the top 100 Brightest Young Minds in South Africa.

The ceremony was followed by a cocktail party where graduates had the opportunity to network and continue with their celebrations.

Celebration of Achievement in Africa. Celebration of Achievement in Africa.

To view more photos of the event please click here to visit our Facebook page.

(Posted on 7th March 2014)

Alick Kitchin featured in Telegraph article "MBA applications: Join the classroom that never closes"

A recent article featured in the online version of The Telegraph newspaper talks of the importance of balance between work, study and private like, and how distance learning can help.

The article includes comment from Alick Kitchin, joint head of school at Edinburgh Business School and also Wei Wei Weber-Tan - a recent graduate from the MBA programme.

“In a blended/distance-learning environment, students can put into practice what they are learning in their day jobs with immediate effect,” explains Kitchin in the article. “This adds value but crucially makes the learning real and effective.”

The full article can be accessed on the Telegraph.co.uk website by clicking here.

(Posted on 9th December 2013)

Joshelene Roxana González Cruz is first Mexican graduate of the EBC/EBS dual-degree programme

On November 13, 2013 the graduation of Joshelene Roxana González Cruz , the first student of the dual-degree MBA programme of Edinburgh Business School, and its learning partner in Mexico, Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC), took place at the Center for Study and Living at Escuela Bancaria y Comercial.

The event was hosted by Ms. Valeria Avila, Head of Campus Teaching at the Dinamarca Campus in Mexico City, with EBC Rector and President of the Jury, Dr. Carlos Prieto Sierra presiding over the graduation ceremony.

The presidium was integrated by:

  • Dr. Carlos Prieto Sierra;
  • Mtro. Luis García Vázquez, EBC Director of the Postgraduate School Division and Secretary of the Jury;
  • Mtro. Rodrigo Sergio Ramirez Arciba, Director of EBC Campus Dinamarca and member of the Jury.M
Joshelene Roxana González Cruz is first Mexican graduate of the EBC/EBS dual-degree programme. Joshelene Roxana González Cruz is first Mexican graduate of the EBC/EBS dual-degree programme. Joshelene Roxana González Cruz is first Mexican graduate of the EBC/EBS dual-degree programme. Joshelene Roxana González Cruz is first Mexican graduate of the EBC/EBS dual-degree programme.

Opening the ceremony, Mtro. Luis García Vázquez told a short story about how he met Roxana for the first time and how she impacted his life. This was followed by a few words of congratulation from Mr. Luis Ortega, Regional Manager for Edinburgh Business School Latin America.

At the end Roxana spoke a few words and thanked her family, her teachers and both institutions for their support.

The graduation ceremony was very moving and attendees commended the character and overall academic level of the programme.

(Posted on 20th November 2013)

Scottish Confucius Institute established at Heriot-Watt University

Scotland’s educational links with China have been further established, following an agreement to establish a Confucious Institute at Heriot-Watt University - the first to specialise in business and communication. The Institute, the fifth Confucius Institute in Scotland, will aim to help Scottish companies to engage with China and increase the provision of Chinese language learning for business purposes.

Scottish Confucius Institute established at Heriot-Watt University.

(The First Minister with Heriot-Watt University Deputy Principal Professor Gillian Hogg and Madame Xu Lin, Director-General of Hanban and Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters)

The new Institute will build on Heriot-Watt University’s well-developed China strategy to help forge new partnerships; attract more well-qualified students to study in Scotland and help foster joint research collaborations across Heriot-Watt University.

The announcement was made during the First Minister's meeting in Beijing with Hanban - the organisation that is charged with promoting Chinese learning and language across the globe. Heriot-Watt University, which already has expertise in applied languages, will launch an undergraduate degree in International Business and Management and Chinese Language in 2014.

This will form the core of the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication (SCIBC) although further development of degree programmes in Chinese will follow.

Heriot-Watt’s Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies in the School of Management and Languages, already runs Chinese teachers’ programmes and expanding this CPD activity is an important part of the initiative.

Speaking about the announcement, Heriot-Watt University’s Principal Steve Chapman said:

“We look forward to working together with existing Confucius Institutes in Scotland and throughout the worldwide network.

"Given the increased business collaboration between Scotland and China and Heriot-Watt's leading expertise in business and communication, we believe it is good timing to set up a dedicated Confucius Institute to meet the needs for the business, cultural and languages exchanges in Scotland.

"The Institute draws on our particular strengths in teaching interpreting and translating. We already have state-of-the-art digital interpreting labs, among the best in Europe. It will enable us to promote understanding of Chinese business, language and culture, attract more students to train as Chinese interpreters and to support the Scottish Government’s China strategy.”

A 'Scotland China Exchanges Bridge' will also be set up to facilitate the joint conferences, joint research collaboration, joint funding application and partnerships with Chinese universities.

(Posted on 12th November 2013)

Edinburgh Business School to host Information Sessions in Zimbabwe & Botswana in November for prospective students

Edinburgh Business School is pleased to invite you to an information session hosted by EBS Southern Africa. The session will give you more information about the business school and the programmes we offer by distance learning: the MBA, MSc and the DBA programmes, and to answer any questions you may have about us and our programmes.

Edinburgh Business School has the experience and expertise to help you succeed - in Zimbabwe we already have 30 alumni and 64 active students, while in Botswana we already have 10 alumni and 36 active students.

Details of the Information sessions as follows:

ZIMBABWE

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2013

Time: 6pm

Venue: Crowne Plaza, 54 Park Lane, Harare, Zimbabwe

BOTSWANA

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2013

Time: 6pm

Venue: The Gaborone Sun Hotel Conference Centre, Chuma Drive, Gaborone, Botswana

To confirm your attendance please email Tetica on EBSSA before close of business on 8th November 2013.

Sessions normally run for approximately 1.5 hours depending on the number of questions.

(Posted on 28th October 2013)

Swedish Alumni Chapter hold Whisky Tasting Event

Swedish Alumni Chapter Whisky Tasting Event keynote speaker, Mr. Anders Gjörling.On October 10, 2013, the Swedish chapter of the EBS Alumni Club arranged a whisky tasting event; the event displayed the chapter's strong ties in their relationship with Edinburgh and Scotland.

As is usual the Executive Management Institute kindly hosted the eventing, and provided an excellent buffet to consummate the event.

The keynote speaker at the event was Mr. Anders Gjörling. Anders is a member of the Keepers of the Quaich Society, and has been working with whisky tasting on a professional basis since 1997. Among other things he is the whisky editor of the Swedish magazine 'Whisky & Bourbon'.

Anders’ presentation was divided into four segments; A historic expose of Scottish and Irish whisky production, a discussion on different types of whisky, how malt whisky is produced and finally the tasting of six distinctly different whiskies:

  • Glengoyne 21 yo
  • Redbreast 12 yo
  • Glenlivet Nadurra 16 yo
  • Clynelish Destillers Edition 15 yo (2009)
  • Old Pulteney 12 yo
  • Caol Ila 12 yo
Swedish Alumni Chapter hold Whisky Tasting Event. Swedish Alumni Chapter hold Whisky Tasting Event. Swedish Alumni Chapter hold Whisky Tasting Event. Swedish Alumni Chapter hold Whisky Tasting Event. Swedish Alumni Chapter hold Whisky Tasting Event. Swedish Alumni Chapter hold Whisky Tasting Event.

Anders frequently travels to Scotland and a wider range of distilleries and thus he has an impressive knowledge of the whisky trade, so his presentation triggered a most interesting discussion on current challenges to both large and small producers and issues related to everything from to branding and market positioning to strategic planning on quite a challenging global market.

The twelve alumni participants and the participating EXMI staff enjoyed an evening of intellectual, as well as culinary and gastronomic stimulation, at the highest level.

EXMI has compiled a small video sequence describing the event:

The Swedish chapter plans to have its next event early spring 2014. The success story continues!

(Posted on 25th October 2013)

Edinburgh Business School to host Information Sessions in South African Cities for prospective students

We are pleased to invite you to an information session hosted by EBS Southern Africa. The session will give you more information about the business school and the programmes we offer by distance learning: the MBA, MSc and the DBA programmes, and to answer any questions you may have about us and our programmes.

Edinburgh Business School has the experience and expertise to help you succeed - we already have 580 alumni in South Africa!

Details of the Information sessions as follows:

JOHANNESBURG

Date: Tuesday 26 November 2013

Time: 6pm

Venue: The Pivot Conference Centre, Montecasino, Fourways

CAPE TOWN

Date: Wednesday 27 November 2013

Time: 6pm

Venue: The Business Centre, No. 1 Bridgeway, Bridgeway's Precinct, Century City

DURBAN

Date: Thursday 28 November 2013

Time: 6pm

Venue: The Business Centre, 2 Ncondo Place, Ridgeside, Umhlanga Ridge

To confirm your attendance please email EBSSA before close of business on 15th November 2013.

(Posted on 24th October 2013)

Scottish Rugby teams with Edinburgh Business School to provide postgraduate business programmes for players and staff

Scottish Rugby has chosen Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University as one of its preferred providers of postgraduate business programmes for players and staff. Paul Kesterton, Education Manager at Scottish Rugby said:

"My role at Scottish Rugby is to support our professional players and help them to plan for life post-rugby, whether that involves academic or direct work experience. We are grateful to Edinburgh Business School for providing postgraduate management programmes to a number of our players and support staff and look forward to many more being supported by Edinburgh Business School in the future.”

Bosman du Plessis, Scottish Rugby’s Positive Coaching Scotland Manager, recently became eligible to graduate with Edinburgh Business School’s MBA and said;

"I have thoroughly enjoyed doing an MBA through Edinburgh Business School. The course provided me with the flexibility to align studies with a full time career. The standard of the study materials and personal support from lecturers at EBS are world class."

"I am very excited about the partnership between Edinburgh Business School and my employer, Scottish Rugby. I believe there is a very strong cross-over between sport and business. I apply the practical business skills gained through the MBA to my job in a rugby environment every day. I also believe that former professional rugby players have a lot to offer the business world, with the numerous management and leadership skills attained on the rugby pitch. EBS will provide the catalyst for this necessary skills transfer. Current players will gain the crucial theoretical grounding in business, which will enable them to enter the business arena when they get to the end of their playing careers. In my opinion this is a complimentary partnership which will benefit both organisations."

(Posted on 21st October 2013)

Edinburgh Business School - Meet with us in Manchester and Edinburgh in October

Edinburgh Business School will be hosting an information session in Manchester and an open evening at the School in Edinburgh in October.

Hosted by Business Director and Joint Head of School, Alick Kitchin, and Prospect Manager David Kelly, you will have the opportunity to find out more about the world renowned programmes we offer including our flagship MBA which can be studied by distance learning, on-campus in Edinburgh, Dubai or Malaysia or through our strong network of Approved Learning Partners around the world.

This will be followed by a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about joining one of the world's leading business and management schools.


Evening Information Session - Manchester

  • Date: Wednesday, 16th October 2013
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Venue: Malmaison Manchester, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 1LZ, Mal Five Room.

To register for the Manchester information session, click here.


Open Evening - Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh Campus

  • Date: Wednesday, 23rd October 2013
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Venue: Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

To register for the Edinburgh Business School Open Evening, click here.


Sessions run for around 90 minutes and refreshments will be provided. Friends and colleagues who you think would be interested in studying with Edinburgh Business School are also welcome.

If you wish to attend a particular session you can register by clicking the relevant 'Register' link above or contact David Kelly directly at djk@ebs.hw.ac.uk or 0131 451 4482 confirming your attendance.

(Posted on 2nd October 2013)

Edinburgh Business School hold Information sessions & Alumni events in Ghana

New Enterprise Consultancy, Edinburgh Business School’s local representative in Ghana, recently held a series of information sessions in the capital city of Accra, and also in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city between 14th July and mid-August 2013.

The sessions were well attended by participants from all walks of life including professionals from academia, accounting, banking, finance, insurance, and mining sectors amongst others.

Some information sessions were taken to prospective students in their work places upon their request as they were too busy to attend at the main venues; others were arranged to allow those unable to attend at the specified times to attend individually or in smaller groups at their own convenience. Most participants to the sessions were impressed with the added flexibility in the way the information sessions were delivered, which is perceived as a trademark of EBS programmes.

New Enterprise Consultancy also held an information session for participants, including prospective EBS students at a Heriot-Watt University Alumni Event hosted by Professor Kevin O’Gorman and Ms Michelle Beagan of SML at the Novotel in Accra on 31st July 2013 from 6pm to 9pm. Attendees include 23 prospective students, 16 current HWU/EBS students and 10 Alumni.

An onformation session held at N&E Office premises. Information session at Ghana Union Insurance, Accra EBS' Alumni Ambassador, Mr Eric Nii Amaah Ashitey, addressing audience EBS students at the Alumni Social Event at NOVOTEL ACCRA

Speaking at the event the incoming EBS Ghana Ambassador, Mr Eric Nii Amaah Ashitey, addressed the audience and among others encouraged Alumni to regularly attend meetings so as to become excellent EBS Ambassadors in Ghana, and concluded by looking forward to the formal inauguration of the Ghana EBS Alumni Group to be announced soon.

(Posted on 23rd August 2013)

Heriot-Watt University graduate returns to Edinburgh to graduate again!

On June 17 & 18, Edinburgh Business School and Heriot-Watt University welcomed over 280 new graduates and their families to Edinburgh as the graduates received their awards from Heriot-Watt Univeristy Chancellor, Dr Robert M Buchan.

Amongst those graduates receiving an award was Teresa Garnett (nèe Simpson), who had previously graduated from Heriot-Watt University some 32 years earlier, having successfully completed her first degree in Interpreting and Translating.

Heriot-Watt University graduate, Teresa Garnett, returns to Edinburgh to graduate again!

Teresa, originally from Peterhead, Aberdeenshire but who now lives in the south of France, began her MBA studies with Edinburgh Business School in 2009 while living in Edinburgh. The flexibility of the MBA programme meant she continued her studies after moving to France. In addition to receiving her MBA during her return visit to Heriot-Watt University, she was also awarded the Edinburgh Business School prize, which is awarded to students who successfully complete the MBA programme with an average exam pass mark greater than 80%.

Edinburgh Business School would like to congratulate Teresa, and each of its new graduates on their achievements and wish them every success in their future careers.

(Posted on 05th July 2013)

Edinburgh Business School Dubai holds Information Session and Alumni Event in June 2013

Edinburgh Business School welcomed 100 of its UAE alumni, students and guests in Dubai on Saturday, 8th June 2013 at The Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai.

It was pleasing to see our alumni and students enjoying the afternoon of informal networking, renewing friendships and meeting new members of the alumni community or student body over a nice lunch.

Earlier on the day, the MBA Programme Director at Dubai Campus, Shirin Jarrar, held an information session for prospective students prior to lunch, which was well-attended by working professionals residing mainly in Dubai & Abu Dhabi.

The prospective students had got the chance to ask questions to our alumni panel, which was formed of the following names:

  • Dr Mark Pierotti, Chief Operating Officer – AJA Private Jets
  • Mr Mohannad Ghazaleh, General Manager – Said Al Saghir General Trading
  • Mr Ahmad Muhamad Salih, Manager, Project Management Section – Khatib & Alami CEC

Mark, Mohannd & Ahmad each had approached our same MBA programme in a different route and therefore were all able to share their individual experiences with the prospective students.

Edinburgh Business School Dubai holds Information Session and Alumni Event in June 2013 Edinburgh Business School Dubai holds Information Session and Alumni Event in June 2013 Edinburgh Business School Dubai holds Information Session and Alumni Event in June 2013 Edinburgh Business School Dubai holds Information Session and Alumni Event in June 2013

After the information session, prospective students joined the alumni and students for lunch which was a very good opportunity to meet a larger number of our alumni and students and learn their first-hand MBA experience.

Feedback from most alumni was that the networking events are highly regarded and gives them an opportunity to renew friendships and make new ones, while feedback from the information session was particularly excellent.

To view more photographs taken at the event, please click here to view the gallery.

(Posted on 03rd July 2013)

HKU SPACE classes add value to distance learning MBA

An article published in the Education Post section of the South China Morning Post online, features comment from Professor Keith Lumsden, founder and Academic Director of Edinburgh Business School, and also Alick Kitchin, Director of Business and Joint Head of School.

The article discusses the flexibility of Edinburgh Business School’s MBA programme, which provides students with flexible distance learning study, along with the chance of revision classes, extra tuition and group interaction with fellow students.

Edinburgh Business School Hong Kong Reception

(Left-to-right): Tammy Kwok, assistant programme director at HKU SPACE; Prof. Keith Lumsden, founder and Academic Director of Edinburgh Business School; Alick Kitchin, Director of Business and Joint Head of School; Dr Josephine Jim, senior programme director for the College of Business and Finance at HKU SPACE.

Also included is comment from Dr Josephine Jim, senior programme director for the College of Business and Finance at HKU SPACE – Edinburgh Business School’s Approved Learning Partner in Hong Kong.

"There are all the benefits of a distance learning MBA, but we also have the facilities, academic staff, and contacts with local business practitioners to enhance learning and help students improve their all-round skill sets," says Dr Josephine Jim. "Our focus is helping in terms of time management, studying core subjects, and preparing for examinations."

The Edinburgh Business School programmes can be studied by distance learning, by full-time or part-time study at any of its campuses – in Edinburgh, Scotland; in Dubai; or in Putrajaya, Malayasia – or via its network of Approved Learning Partners.

Edinburgh Business School has over 11,500 active students and over 17,300 alumni; as well as 26 Approved Learning Partners globally.

To read the full article, click here

(Posted on 03rd June 2013)

Hong Kong Reception

On Friday 10th May 2013 we were delighted to welcome over 100 alumni, students and guests to an Edinburgh Business School cocktail reception at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

Another great opportunity for students and alumni in the region to meet and network with one another, form new business relationships and catch up with old friends.

Speakers included Professor Keith Lumsden, Founder and Academic Director of Edinburgh Business School, Alick Kitchin, Joint Head of School and Bassanio Tam, Edinburgh Business School’s alumni club ambassador in Hong Kong. Keith and Alick welcomed guests, some who had travelled from mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia. They officially welcomed our new approved learning partner in Hong Kong, HKU SPACE who recently started teaching the MBA programme and who Edinburgh Business School hopes to form a long and lasting relationship with.

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Bassanio spoke of the importance of the alumni network in the region and how active the chapter was in holding a calendar of events throughout the year for both graduates and students to participate in. Members of the HK Watt Club had recently visited the Malaysia Watt Club to swap ideas and good practice.

The evening was spent in the company of wonderfully engaging guests, with beautiful views across Victoria Harbour and splendid food – what more could you wish for on a Friday night in Hong Kong!

To view more photographs taken at the reception, please click here to view the gallery.

(Posted on 15th May 2013)

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Attend the Postgrad Asia Education and Careers Fair

The team from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia attended the Postgrad Asia education and careers fair on 20th and 21st April.

As part of the programme of events, Acting Head of School Craig Robinson gave a presentation on the Value of an MBA in today’s uncertain job climate. Craig highlighted the shift in the global job market towards a more dynamic model where people do not stay in one career for their entire working life, and the need to maintain one’s competitive advantage in the workplace with a strategic combination of experience and qualifications.

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The MBA degree is designed for working professionals who have technical expertise in a particular field who want to move into management and get a wider perspective.

The talk turned out to be the most popular of the various presentations over the two-day event with more than 40 people attending and a lively Q&A session afterwards.

(Posted on 2nd May 2013)

Edinburgh Business School China Director On The Rise Of The MBA In China!

Zhongyi Wang, a graduate of Edinburgh Business School has been featured in a news article by online business school portal ‘Business Because’.

Wang, a former advertising entrepreneur, is now the head of Heriot-Watt University’s China and East Asia office. He graduated from Edinburgh Business School, the graduate school of Heriot-Watt University in 2003.

“I have always had close ties with my alma mater and especially Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Business School. When I accepted the job I knew that I had a distinctive advantage other MBA grads perhaps didn’t have: knowing both Scottish and Chinese culture, I could successfully promote this cultural and educational exchange.”

The full article is available to read online. Click here to read the article.

(Posted on 25th April 2013)

Dr Iain S. Henderson delivers 'Leading Yourself and Leading Others' seminar

On Friday 19th February 2013, Dr Iain S. Henderson, during his visit to HKU Space, Edinburgh Business School’s approved learning partner in Hong Kong, delivered a seminar entitled "Leading Yourself and Leading Others" to the assembly. Dr Henderson is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Research at Edinburgh Business School, as well as the programme leader for the MSc Human Resource Management.

Dr Henderson also teaches Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Planning and Research Methods, and supervises DBA theses.

Dr Iain S. Henderson delivers his seminar 'Leading Yourself and Leading Others' to the assembly at HKU Space, Hong Kong Dr Iain S. Henderson delivers his seminar 'Leading Yourself and Leading Others' to the assembly at HKU Space, Hong Kong

Leading Yourself and Leading Others - Dr Iain S. Henderson, Friday 19th February

Please click on the links below to view and listen to each of the seminar chapters. Each link will expand to show the relevant video.

Part 1 (Introduction & Personal Managerial Competencies)

Part 2 (Hierarchy of Competencies 1/2)

Part 3 (Hierarchy of Competencies 2/2)

Part 4 (The Kolb Learning Cycle)

Part 5 (Self-Awareness)

Part 6 (Emotional Intelligence 1/2)

Part 7 (Emotional Intelligence 2/2)

Part 8 (Managing Oneself)

Part 9 (Communication and Interpersonal Skills)

Part 10 (Influence Processes 1/2)

Part 11 (Influence Processes 2/2)

Part 12 (Golemans' Six Leadership styles 1/2)

Part 13 (Golemans' Six Leadership styles 2/2)

In the 2-hour seminar, Dr Henderson delivered an analysis of managerial competencies which drew upon issues of self-awareness and control, emotional intelligence and Coleman’s six leadership styles before concluding with a question and answer session.

(Posted on 17th April 2013)

Edinburgh Business School to host Information Sessions in South Africa and Namibia for prospective students

Edinburgh Business School are to hold information session in April, in Namibia and South Africa, where prospective students can discover more about the school and the programmes it offers by distance learning: the MBA, MSc and the DBA programmes, and to answer any questions prospective students might have about the school and its programmes.

Hosted by EBS Southern Africa, the guest speaker at the information sessions is Craig Knowles, Regional Director Canada & USA. Each session will last approximately 1.5 hours, and attendance can be confirmed via email to David at ebssa@ebs.hw.ac.uk before close of business on 12th April, 2013.

Namibia Information Session

  • Date: Tuesday 16th April, 2013
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: Protea Hotel Furstenhof, 4 Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek

South Africa Information Session

  • Date: Thursday 18th April 2013
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: The Pivot Conference Centre, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg

(Posted on 05th April 2013)

Edinburgh Business School featured in Independent news article 'Narrowing the MBA gender gap'

A recent news article in the Independent newspaper has investigated the reasons why the number of women studying business school programmes is rising.

The article, authored by Helena Pozniak, and published on Wednesday 3rd April, 2013, cites figures by several business school in the UK and Europe, including Edinburgh Business School, where statistics show the numbers of woman students at each school has risen dramatically in recent times.

Over the past three years, the number of women studying for Edinburgh Business School's MBA has increased steadily to around 40 per cent. Read the full article here.

(Posted on 05th April 2013)

Edinburgh Business School remains the most popular MBA programme provider in the world

Results of the 2013 Financial Times Online MBA programme listing released on 11th March 2013 show that for the 6th year running, Edinburgh Business School remains the most popular online MBA programme in the world with just under 11,800 enrolled students.

Now in its eighth year, 46 business schools participated in the 2013 listing with Edinburgh Business School continuing to lead the way by providing the MBA in more languages in more countries than any other in the world.

(Posted on 13th March 2013)

EBS holds its largest event ever!

On Friday 1st March 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, we welcomed over 900 alumni, students and guests to our Edinburgh Business School cocktail reception. It was by far the largest event we have held anywhere in the world to date and it was wonderful!

Quite amazing in a country with a population of 1.2 million, that Edinburgh Business School currently has over 1,500 students studying its programmes and 1,200 graduates. Even more extraordinary; Trinidad and Tobago currently accounts for 10% of Edinburgh Business School’s 11,800 active students worldwide.

It was a great chance for students and graduates to meet and network with one another, and undoubtedly some new business relationships were formed and many new friendships were made on the night.

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Professor Keith Lumsden, Founder and Academic Director of Edinburgh Business School spoke of the high regard he has for students and graduates of our programmes and noted the high quality of the students and graduates of the Caribbean. He also spoke of the long and successful relationship with SBCS, who have been Edinburgh Business School’s partner for over 20 years. Professor Steven Chapman, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University reminded the audience of the accolades Heriot-Watt has received in recent months, including the Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year for an unprecedented two years in a row.

It was a great evening. The buzz and enjoyment was tangible. We will be back I’m sure!

To view more photographs from the event, click here to visit the Edinburgh Business School Facebook page.

(Posted on 13th March 2013)

Graduates, students and Marabou storks make the visit to Kampala memorable...

Each year Edinburgh Business School hosts two or three major events around the world for alumni and students of our programmes. This year got off to a great start with an excellent visit to Kampala, Uganda for five members of the Edinburgh Business School team. We welcomed over 300 guests to our Cocktail Reception at the Serena Kampala on Thursday 24th January and it was an evening filled with reunions, laughter, a good deal of networking and a great deal of chat!

Sally MacLeod and Prof. Alex Scott welcomed guests from Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe – an amazing representation of the strong network of students and graduates the Edinburgh Business School programmes have touched from across Africa.

Enid Katorobo, EBS alumni ambassador in Uganda spoke of her own experiences of studying and how the MBA had made a difference to her life and encouraged all other graduates to take an active interest in the Uganda chapter and to grow the strong network of professionals it had.

It was also a tremendous pleasure to meet and spend time with Jeff Thompson, Managing Director of MAT Uganda and his team. MAT Uganda has been a partner of Edinburgh Business School for over 10 years and has seen tremendous growth in Ugandan Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University graduates in that time.

Although an everyday sight for Kampalans, it was wonderful to see Marabou storks flying overhead and nesting in trees in the middle of crazy traffic islands! David Kelly, Prospect Manager braved a ride on a boda boda so that was interesting!, but best of all was the warm and welcoming smiles of our 300 graduates and students.

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(Posted on 06th February 2013)

Nigeria Get-Together December 2012

On Sunday Dec 16, 2012, over 50 EBS alumni and students in Nigeria met for an end-of-the-year get-together at Eko Hotel and Suites.

After a welcome address by the regional alumni ambassador, Amos Olujide, the event featured highlights, such as, a business presentation by Mr Kelechi Nduka, distinguished EBS alumnus and CEO of I-GASP (I Got A Shoe Problem) Limited. Kelechi gave a entertaining presentation stressing how his EBS study, combined with his passion, gave rise to his unique company. He stressed the immense benefits that EBS' portfolio of courses delivers and explained the importance of understanding and applying fundamental business concepts helps differentiate oneself from the 'pack' to enhance future professional career prospects and business plans.

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Other highlights included talks and experience sharing from alumni and current students and the induction of some fresh graduates. All who attended agreed that the networking opportunities at the event were extremely beneficial.

There was much to eat and drink, good music, dancing and so much fun and laughter as popular Nigerian comedian, Emeka Smith, treated the guests to some rib-cracking jokes. Overall it was such a lovely day and the memories are still very fresh in the minds of those who attended. The group plans to host more events for other upcountry groups in the Port-Harcourt and Abuja areas during 2013.

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(Posted on 06th February 2013)

Edinburgh Business School's part-time MBA Programme is up and running in Malaysia

The first cohort of students on the MBA programme at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia started their journey on 5th January 2013 with a day of induction activities. The students, from diverse backgrounds such as engineering, IT, medicine and education met and with staff from Edinburgh Business School and from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia at the new campus facilities in Putrajaya.

The day started with an introduction from Provost and CEO of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, Prof. Bob Craik, which was followed by a session outlining the programme from Iain Lauder, Senior Teaching Fellow at EBS. In the afternoon the students worked on a team building exercise known as "Over the Bridge" which saw them compete to build a product to sell to EBS staff.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia welcomes the first cohort of students onto the MBA programme.

The day was successful and enjoyable and allowed students to meet each other in preparation for the two year programme which lies ahead.

(Posted on 08th January 2013)

Edinburgh Business School Alumni, Sweden Get-Together

Christer Colliander, Edinburgh Business School's alumni ambassador in Sweden organised a get together for EBS alumni at the offices of EBS partner, ExMI in Stockholm on 15th November 2012.

Over 15 graduates and industry colleagues gathered to hear presentations from, Mikael Jensen, Managing Director of ExMI about leadership and leadership training.

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Christer then presented a review of his 25 years at Swedish Space Corporation entitled; "From Svenska rymdaktiebolaget to SSC, an awesome journey in space and time".

(Posted on 05th Decemer 2012)

Heriot-Watt University Officially Opens the Doors of its Malaysia Campus

On Friday 30th November, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Simon Featherstone CMG, officially opened Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus at a ceremony at their new premisies at Menara PjH - the prestigious headquarters of Putrajaya Holdings (PjH). The ceremony also marked the Ministry of Higher Education's recognition through the award of Registration to Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

During his address, HE Simon Featherstone, British High Commissioner, said:

"I am delighted and honoured to be officially opening Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's leading Universities. Its campus in Putrajaya, the only foreign university awarded this honour following a very competitive bidding process, will give students in Malaysia a further opportunity to experience British education at its best. I congratulate Heriot-Watt University Malaysia on reaching this important milestone."

Heriot-Watt University's Malaysia campus will be the Univeristy's fifth campus, adding to its three campuses in Scotland, and its campus in Dubai, which opened in 2005. Edinburgh Business School's world renowned MBA programme is the first programme to be run at the campus, and enrolment for the programme is underway.

Heriot-Watt University Officially Opens the Doors of its Malaysia Campus

(L-R) Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad, Chairman of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Board; Steve Chapman, Heriot-Watt Principal and Vice-Chancellor; The British High Commissioner, Simon Featherstone CMG and Professor Robert Craik, Provost and CEO of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia)

Professor Robert Craik Provost and CEO of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia said:

"I am delighted to be leading the development of this new campus and bringing high quality teaching and research programmes for which Heriot-Watt is known to Malaysia. Our new campus in Menara PjH provides us with an excellent environment, in the heart of the city, to deliver excellent student experience and highly employable graduates."

Professor Steve Chapman, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, said:

"Our vision for Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is to create another centre of excellence alongside our campuses in the UK and Dubai, and our focus will be on delivering the same exceptionally high quality education and cutting edge research.

"The campus in Malaysia will offer programmes in line with the Government's '10th Malaysia Plan'. We will also seek collaborations with other Malaysian universities and industry partners in areas relevant to the economic development of the country."

The university, together with Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, will construct a purpose-built campus in Putrajaya in 2014. The new campus will create opportunities for up to 4,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students to study a range of professionally relevant Heriot-Watt degrees tailored to the needs of industry, commerce and wider society and will not only serve students from across Malaysia, but will offer opportunities to students from countries in the surrounding region.

Datuk Azlan, Chief Executive of PjH, said:

"The setting up of Heriot-Watt University's branch campus in Putrajaya is an important milestone in our young city's history and we are indeed proud and honoured to have Heriot-Watt University Malaysia in Putrajaya. The University, with its commendable achievements being Scottish University of the Year, Number 1 in UK for student experience and voted Number 1 in Scotland by students in the year 2012, will definitely help Malaysia produce the next generation of global leaders in business and technology. This is very much aligned to the Malaysian Government's aspirations in the 10th Malaysian Plan and the Economic Transformation programme to transform the economy of Malaysia into a high income, knowledge based country."

"We welcome and look forward to the University's presence in Putrajaya and are certainly excited to welcome the first batch of the MBA students in Menara PJH here in January 2013. We continue to hope that this collaboration between Putrajaya Holdings and Heriot-Watt University will provide the impetus to attract the much-needed young, imaginative and creative individuals to Putrajaya, to add life and vibrancy to the city. This in turn, will spearhead more interesting development and activities in the city, thereby making our city more alive."

This latest Heriot-Watt international development responds to Malaysia's drive for economic growth and development, offering high quality British education to students from Malaysia and across Asia.

(Posted on 03rd Decemer 2012)

More MBA Graduates Than Ever Cross the Dubai Stage

The seventh annual Heriot-Watt Postgraduate Graduation ceremony in Dubai took place on Wednesday 21st November, 2012.

Among those present at the graduation ceremony was special guest, HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research. HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan also gave a speech in which he praised Heriot-Watt University Dubai campus.

"The accomplishments of Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus over these seven years are remarkable and its graduates have contributed to the growth and development of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates"

HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research addresses the graduates.

(HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research addresses the graduates.)

Mrs Shirin Jarrar, MBA Programme Director at Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus presented 37 Edinburgh Business School MBA awards, along with one MSc Marketing award to successful graduates, on behalf of the Head & Director of Edinburgh Business School, Professor Keith Lumsden. Graduates travelled from Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Mauritius, Nigeria and Zambia to attend the graduation ceremony.

HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research with Mrs Shirin Jarrar, MBA Programme Director at Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus

(HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research with Mrs Shirin Jarrar, MBA Programme Director at Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus)

The event brought postgraduate students from seven schools across Heriot-Watt University together with University staff, including Principal & Vice Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, Professor Steve Chapman, in the Safinah Ballroom, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai to receive their awards.

Professor Steve Chapman, Principal & Vice Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University with new graduates Mrs Shirin Jarrar, MBA Programme Director at Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus pictured with new graduates

(Left: Professor Steve Chapman, Principal & Vice Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University with new graduates; Right: Mrs Shirin Jarrar, MBA Programme Director at Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus pictured with new graduates)

(Posted on 27th November)

Professor Alex Scott visits South Africa

Professor Alex Scott gave a talk to assembled Edinburgh Business School alumni in Johannesburg during a recent visit to South Africa. The talk, which was hosted by alumni ambassador, Tony Savides, later saw Professor Scott give further classes in both Economics and Strategic Planning.

Professor Alex Scott visits South Africa

The visit marked Professor Scott's first visit to South Africa in 20 twenty years; the previous visit coming when he initially promoted the MBA programme in a series of talks in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

(Posted on 26th November)

EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL LAUNCHES ITS PART-TIME MBA PROGRAMME IN MALAYSIA

Edinburgh Business School's world-renowned MBA programme will be delivered by top UK and Asian faculty in Malaysia from January 2013 at the newly established Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus in Putrajaya. A senior delegation from Edinburgh Business School hosted a series of events at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur to mark the launch during the week of 15th October 2012:

  • a Press lunch with local journalists, at which Annie Yu Mei Ying, a graduate of Edinburgh Business School told how she had achieved great success in her Sales Manager's role at Hewlett Packard due to studying the MBA programme.
  • An Information Session, where Alick Kitchin, EBS Business Director presented to over 50 guests interested in joining the new part-time programme due to start in Putrajaya in January'13.
  • A Cocktail Reception for graduates, students and guests on Friday 19th October.

Prominent guests included Tan Sri Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman, Chairman of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, who told guests that; "Malaysia will need support from international universities to achieve its ambition of 70% of the population reaching tertiary education. The Ministry of Education was so happy to receive Heriot-Watt because we know about Heriot-Watt. It is University of the Year in Scotland and is now in the top 10, so it is a natural choice".

Heriot-Watt University launches MBA in Malaysia

(From left: Hassan Ramadi, Head of Project Development Division, Putrajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd.; Datuk Azlan Abdul Karim, Chief Executive Officer, Putrajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd.; Alick Kitchin, Business Director, Edinburgh Business School; Tan Sri Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Arshad, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Board Chairman; Dato Stewart Seatter, Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Business School MBA alumnus; Professor Robert Craik, Provost and Chief Executive Officer, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia)

Dato Stewart Seatter, CEO of Source Venture Consultants and one of Edinburgh Business School's most successful MBA graduates in Malaysia, told the reception that the MBA had changed his life: "All my jobs are now like MBA questions - and I know the answers! I am so proud that we have Heriot-Watt here. It is so respected in Malaysia."

Datuk Azlan, CEO of Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, the company behind the delivery of the new Heriot-Watt Malaysia campus also was also in attendance. At the announcement event of Heriot-Watt winning the global tender last year, Datuk Azlan said; "As an established provider of international and transnational education, coupled with its success in Dubai, Heriot-Watt University was the clear choice for delivering a stellar education offering and a new campus in Malaysia".

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To view more photographs from the events, click here to visit the Edinburgh Business School Flickr page.

For full information on the programme contact MalaysiaMBA@ebs.hw.ac.uk or call +603 8881 0918 (Fax: +603 8881 0194) or see; http://www.ebsglobal.net/programmes/mba-part-time-malaysia

(Posted on 30th October)

The New York Times and Digital News Asia report on Edinburgh Business School launch of its MBA in Malaysia

The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times and Digital News Asia are among those who have reported on Edinburgh Business School's announcement to offer its MBA programme in Malaysia at Heriot-Watt University's Putrajaya campus from January 2013.

Beginning from a temporary location, at the headquarters of Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, Heriot-Watt University will move to a new £35million state-of-the-art campus in 2014. Heriot-Watt University, established in 1821, is ranked in the top 5% of universities worldwide. In addition to the announced Malaysia campuses, it also has further campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney and Dubai.

The Digital News Asia article 'Heriot-Watt U to kick off next Jan, offers renowned Edinburgh MBA' was published online on Friday 19th October, and can be read in its entirety by clicking here.

The New York Times article is a summation of an article which appeared in print on October 20th, in The International Herald Tribune and can be read here.

(Posted on 22nd October)

Edinburgh Business School featured in The Independent article 'Schools must also keep learning'

Published on 17th October in The Independent newspaper, the article 'Schools must also keep learning' on Wednesday 17th October, centred on the requirements for business schools to keep abreast of, and incorporate, new innovations and approaches to help develop teaching structures and add value to students' learning.

Along with contributions from several business schools, the article also featured commentary from Alick Kitchin, Edinburgh Business School's Director of Business, who spoke of the school's Profiler tool which helps to measure students' grasp of a particular subject. He said:

"Whatever the approach, its critical to use technology to add real value ... using an online 'profiler' tool, EBS students can produce a report that measures their grasp of a particular subject, where they are strong and which need more work. This is more than even an experienced tutor could do for every member of a conventional class in every topic."

The full article can be read by clicking here.

(Posted on 22nd October)

Edinburgh Business School featured in The Times MBA Supplement article 'Sisters are doing it for themselves'

The Times MBA supplement published on Wednesday 17th October carried an article entitiled 'Sisters are doing it for themselves' which focussed on women leaders and their influence on other helping other women realise their own potential and developing future female leaders.

The article includes a case study of Naadiya Moosajee, an Edinburgh Business School student living in South Africa. Naadiya founded SAWomEng in 2005, a non-profit organisation which seeks to motivate and empower women in the engineering profession where only 8 percent of engineers in South Africa are women.

"The most valuable part of the programme has been studying organisational behaviour and learning how to get the best from our team of 70 volunteers... in my turn I mentor others, for we must support those who come after us." comments Naadiya.

(Posted on 22nd October)

Press Release: Top UK University Launches MBA Programme At Its Malaysia Campus

One of the most successful MBAs in the world is launching at a major new UK university campus in Malaysia.

The world-renowned MBA programme developed by Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University UK, will be delivered by top UK and Asian faculty in Malaysia from January 2013 at the newly established Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus.

The MBA programme will be taught in a brand new facility at the headquarters of Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, in 2013, and during 2014 the MBA and other university programmes will move to a new, prestigious state-of-the-art campus at Putrajaya. In 2011 Heriot-Watt won a global tender to establish the multi-million pound campus at Putrajaya and is investing £35 million (173 million MYR) to develop the campus where 4,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students will study a range of degree programmes.

Professor Robert Craik, Chief Executive Officer and Provost of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, says the new campus will have a wide and significant impact:

"We are committed to offering high quality British education to students from Malaysia and across Asia, providing quality degrees to educate the next generation of leaders in a wide range of fields and building education and research links around the region."

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus, Putrajaya, Malaysia

The Edinburgh Business School MBA programme will build on the school's long history in Malaysia. The MBA has been available to students since 1992, through study in the UK, independent study, or academic partner institutions. There are more than 1,200 graduates from this MBA in Malaysia.

Business Director of Edinburgh Business School, Alick Kitchin, says the launch of the MBA in Malaysia marks a new chapter in the school's relationship with the country:

"Malaysian students have enjoyed access to the most flexible MBA programme in the world for the last 20 years, but now we are delighted to be able to offer our programme to Malaysian managers on campus, via part-time study. Many successful Malaysian leaders and thinkers hold our MBA, and the development of the state-of-the-art campus at Putrajaya will open up the programme to the next generation of Malaysia talent – on home soil."

Malaysian MBA graduates have been unanimous in their support for the new development – many credit the Edinburgh Business School programme for their career success.

Kim Leong Wong, Head of Marketing and Sales for Cheng Hua Engineering Works (Asia Pacific Region), says:

"I know that my Edinburgh Business School MBA has made my employers look at me in a new light. I have gained so much knowledge from my studies and I use my MBA knowledge every day in my work and in my life in general."

Jasbir Sekhon, Head of Next Generation Broadband at Maxis Communications, says his MBA helped reignite the passion he felt for business and made him a more effective senior manager:

"I am proud of my career and all I have achieved but holding an Edinburgh Business School MBA is solid proof that all my experience stacks up and I can deliver. It's a worthwhile investment for everyone."

Dev Ananth, Director of Devi's Corner restaurant franchise, attracts more than 4.5 million customers to his three restaurants every year. He says:

"My Edinburgh Business School MBA has made me realise more than ever that anything is possible and I can achieve my dreams, which includes diversifying across many business sectors and being successful at whatever I do."

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The MBA programme will comprise of a series of weekend seminars spread over a two year period and a dedicated team will be based on campus in Putrajaya to support and interact with students on the part time MBA programme.

The Edinburgh Business School MBA, launched in 1989, is listed as the largest, most popular MBA programme in the world by the Financial Times (March 2012) with more than 11,800 active students in 160 countries and 17,300 alumni.

(Posted on 16th October 2012)

Edinburgh Business School to hold UK information sessions in Leeds, in November

Edinburgh Business School are to hold an information session for prospective students in November in the UK.

Hosted by Edinburgh Business School's Business Director, Alick Kitchin, and the Prospect Manager, David Kelly, the information session will bring some real insights into the School and our hugely successful programmes: the world's most flexible MBA; specialist MSc; and the deeply analytical DBA.

This will be followed by a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about joining one of the world's leading business and management schools.

Information Session Details:

  • Leeds

    Thursday 22nd November 18:30 - 20:00 - Malmaison Leeds

    1 Swinegate

    Leeds, LS1 4AG

The session will run for around 90 minutes and refreshments will be provided. We would also welcome any of your friends and colleagues who you may think would be interested in studying with Edinburgh Business School.

If you wish to attend, you can register by emailing djk@ebs.hw.ac.uk or by phone on +44(0)131 451 4482 confirming your attendance.

(Posted on 16th October 2012)

Heriot-Watt University named Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year for second successive year

Heriot-Watt University, the parent university of Edinburgh Business School has been named by the National Students Survey (NSS) 2012 as the top in the UK for student experience and has been named Scottish University of the Year – the same week as being voted by students as best university in Scotland.

The National Student Survey (NSS) 2012 charts the University's meteoric rise in clinching Number 1 university in Scotland (up from Number 3 last year) and Number 4 university in UK (up from Number 29 last year).

The accolades come in the wake of Heriot-Watt University also being named in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 as Scottish University of the Year for the second consecutive year, as well as also becoming the UK University of the Year for student experience.

Professor Steve Chapman, Principal and Vice-Chancellor said:

"Being Scottish University of the Year, Number 1 in UK for student experience and voted Number 1 in Scotland by students is a fantastic hat-trick.

"At Heriot-Watt, we put great effort into exceptional student experience by striving to consistently deliver excellent facilities, teaching, and support services.

"These positive results represent a real strength of feeling among our students and real professionalism on the part of the staff."

Heriot-Watt University is the Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year for second year running

Mike Ross, President of Heriot-Watt University Student Union, added:

"These results represent the excellent work that has been done by students and staff working together to enhance the student experience."

The Sunday Times University Guide 2013

  • Scottish University of the Year 2012/13, for the second year running
  • UK University of the Year for student experience
  • Number 9 in the UK overall

National Student Survey 2012

  • Number 1 in Scotland (up from Number 3 last year) (based on responses from full-time degree students (excluding part-time and non-degree students) and "agree" responses across all 22 questions of NSS)
  • Number 4 in UK universities (up from Number 29 last year)
  • In the Top 10 for graduate employment in the UK - over 94% of graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduation
  • Top in UK for Chemical Engineering, Psychology and Planning

Heriot-Watt University specialises in subjects across science, technology, engineering, business and design, with a particular focus on developing solutions to critical global issues, such as climate change and energy. It is ranked in the top 5% of universities worldwide. Established in 1821, it has campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney and Dubai, and is investing £35 million in a new campus in Malaysia.

(Posted 2nd October 2012)

Edinburgh Business School to host information sessions in Africa

Edinburgh Business School are to host a series of information sessions for prospective MBA, MSc and DBA students in selected African countries, starting in October 2012.

Hosted by its' regional office, EBS Southern Africa, Edinburgh Business School will present at locations in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.

Edinburgh Business School will be present in Harare, Zimbabwe on Tuesday 23rd October 2012 and in Gaborone, Botswana on Wednesday 24th October, 2012. Edinburgh Business School will then present in Durban, South Africa on Thursday 25th October and in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday 30th October, 2012.

  • Harare, Zimbabwe - Tuesday 23rd October 2012 @ 6.00pm
    The Meikles Hotel, Jason Moyo Avenue, Harare
  • Gaborone, Botswana - Wednesday 24th October 2012 @ 6.30pm
    The Gaborone Sun Hotel Conference Centre, Chuma Drive, Gaborone
  • Durban, South Africa - Thursday 25th October 2012 @ 6.00pm
    The Business Centre, Ncondo Place, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban
  • Johannesburg, South Africa - Tuesday 30th October 2012 @ 6.00pm
    The Pivot Conference Centre, Monte Casino Boulevard, Fourways, Durban

For information on any of the dates, and to reserve a place at one of the sessions, please email EBS Southern Africa.

(Posted on 10th September, 2012)

Australian Student talks to The Sydney Morning Herald about Edinburgh Business School Distance Learning MBA

Veronica Bainton, a student of Edinburgh Business School currently living in Papua New Guinea, was recently published in the Australian newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald. The article, titled 'Master of her Own Study Time' tells of Veronica's experience with Edinburgh Business School's Distance Learning MBA programme as she studies towards her MBA with Specialism in Strategic Planning.

Veronica, from Australia but residing on a remote Papua New Guinea island, spoke of the school's online study capability and how the mode of study best suited her individual lifestyle. In the article, Veronica says:

"It has been especially enjoyable given that I recently relocated overseas and am juggling settling into another country, culture, working and studying."

Veronica's full article can be read by clicking here.

(Posted on 04th September 2012)

Edinburgh Business School welcomes its academic partners from all over the world.

Edinburgh Business School welcomed partners from every continent bar Antarctica to its 5th International Partner Conference at Edinburgh Business School's headquarters between 1-3 August 2012.

The main purposes of the conference were to share experiences of partnership models and different types of academic support, to enhance activities across all aspects of the partnerships, and most importantly, to reinforce the good working relationships and develop further the international network delivering and managing the programmes.

Edinburgh Business School Staff, Faculty and Partners

(Photo: Edinburgh Business School staff, Faculty members and delegates from Edinburgh Business School's regional offices, partners and representatives gather together for the 5th International Partner Conference.)

More than 50 delegates comprising Edinburgh Business School regional offices and partners and representatives from 19 learning partners that provide academic support for students in their respective countries were in attendance. Some 23 countries were represented and the international nature of Edinburgh Business School programmes and partnerships was reinforced by various partners providing insights into the student experience they offer in some of EBS's most successful markets; Zambia, Uganda, and Ukraine.

The largest delegation was from Edinburgh Business School's largest and longest standing partnership; the School of Business & Computer Science in Trinidad and Tobago. There was also a great representation from our collaborative partner in Switzerland, FHNW. The conferences would not be the same without these lively colleagues!

Edinburgh Business School Partner Conference 2012

We were also delighted to welcome new partners to conference from our growing network around the world.

Edinburgh Business School Partner Conference 2012

Presentations were made on a number of new developments, including: E-Books, new course websites, initiatives to enhance the content of the course websites using new technologies, the launch of the business blog and the launch of a new Partner Network website, designed to support Approved Learning Partner processes, interactions and communications. More information on all of these initiatives will be available later this year.

A celebratory evening was held at Dundas Castle where delegates had time to unwind over dinner and enjoy some Scottish dancing accompanied by some rather funky upbeat Scottish music by the band, Tartanium.

(Posted on 17th August 2012)