The world's most flexible MBA programme
This is your MBA. Not ours. That means you start when you like and finish when you like. You can study from home or on campus. At EBS, our courses are designed to fit round you.
One of the world's largest MBA programmes
Edinburgh Business School is one of the world's pre-eminent business schools. We have more than 11,900 active students. More than 17,900 alumni. And partners across six continents.
One of the world's most innovative business schools
Our rigorous courses can be studied in any order. You take exams when you're ready. At Edinburgh Business School, we take a different view. Come and see for yourself.
Some of the most talented students – and teachers – in the business world
We have students from more than 40% of Fortune 500 companies. Our courses are written by prize-winning business authors. For more than 20 years, our programmes have challenged, inspired – and rewarded.
All EBS courses are assessed by examinations. And the examinations are the same regardless of study pathway or language.
You apply for examination when you feel fully prepared. Simply register online through the student portal three months before the exam is scheduled and choose the exam session, course and approximate location. You will then be allocated to an examination centre in your region, supervised by an invigilator or proctor appointed by EBS. If you need help in applying for an examination, please contact the School.
Examination sessions, known as diets, are held in all exam centres for all courses in June and December each year. Minor exam sessions are held in March and August in selected locations for selected courses. A full examination timetable up to 2016 is available here.
Each exam for each course is a three-hour written examination. All questions are compulsory: you do not have a choice. Exam scripts are marked by EBS Faculty and are rigorously scrutinised by external examiners from other UK universities.
You are permitted a maximum of two examination attempts for each core course. There is a fee of £125 for each examination attempt.
Results are issued by EBS approximately 6 weeks after the relevant diet. You will receive both a grade and a percentage, as follows:
- X for 80% or above.
- A for 65% to 79%.
- B for 50% to 64%.
- C for 45% to 49% (fail).
- D for less than 45% (fail).
If you have failed an exam and would like feedback on your performance you may request an analytical report on each case study and essay question. You will be required to indicate this by correspondence and to include a fee of £125 for each course for which the report is requested.
The course materials contain plenty of practice exam papers and worked examples as well as ProfilerTM, the unique interactive software that measures your strengths and weaknesses in each aspect of every subject — before you sit your examination.