Edinburgh Business School,
Heriot-Watt University 

You can study our MBAs, MScs and DBA from anywhere in the world by online distance learning.
Or, study your MBA on campus; in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia.

Choose any programme; from MBA to DBA. Our online distance learning programmes have a flexible structure that lets you choose when to start and when to take your exams.

Study your MBA on a Heriot-Watt University campus.
In the UK, choose from full-time, MBA (focused on entrepreneurship) or part-time MBA.
On-campus in Dubai choose from full- and part-time MBA.
On-campus in Malaysia we offer a part-time MBA.

We have an international faculty, thousands of like-minded students and alumni across the globe.
Graduate with us and you’re ready to take your career to a whole new level.

You can also study with our Learning Partners in Egypt: Ain Shams University and The American University in Cairo.

How many students do we have?

Currently there are:


active students



Our EBS Arab World Regional Director

Marie-Betsy Sayegh Akl explains how to get started.

Meet MBA graduate Alex Latif

Alex studied his MBA in Egypt

How do you want to study?

There are many ways to learn, in the Middle East, with Edinburgh Business School.

Study in your home. Attend classes full- or part-time on-campus in Dubai. Or join your fellow students at our Learning Partners in Jordan and Egypt.

You can choose one route or combine them. It’s up to you.
Study options

Learning Partners

  • Ain Shams University

    Ain Shams University was established in 1950 and is the third oldest university in Egypt.  The University has 15 faculties and 2 institutes. Edinburgh Business School began working with Ain Shams University in 2008, when it became an Approved Learning Partner. Ain Shams University students study the MBA programme in Arabic.  Ain Shams University also offers the MSc in Marketing and Human Resource Management in English.


    Walaa Youssif Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt
    T: (+2) 01062444413 / 01011433778 E: ainshamsebs@gmail.com
  • School of Business Executive Education of The American University in Cairo

    The School of Business Executive Education of The American University in Cairo  is a prestigious, high quality institution with a strong reputation across the Arab world.  The School of Business Executive Education at the American University in Cairo was established in 1977 to provide management training to professionals in Egypt and the region. Edinburgh Business School began working with the School of Business Executive Education of The American University in Cairo  in 2005, when it became an Approved Learning Partner. The School of Business Executive Education of The American University in Cairo  offers a scheduled, taught programme to support the MBA in English.


    Ms Shireen El Kaluobi Cairo, Egypt
    T: +202 2797 6527 E: hwmba@aucegypt.edu

Designed around you

Our programmes fit the way you work, the way you live.


Do you already have academic qualifications?

You may be entitled to exemptions from core and elective courses on our masters programmes.



All our programmes come with full support

From faculty message boards, past papers and online self tests to peer-to-peer networks and dedicated adivsors.


Try our Student Portal

Read and download your course materials

Access Faculty message boards, view past exams papers and more. You can also organise your studies, order your next course and book your exams.
The username and password are: demo

Student Portal

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Sit your exams locally

We offer local examinations to all our students. Each course is assessed by a one three-hour examination. You can sit your exams in March, June, August and December.



How much will it cost?

You can study course-by-course and pay as you learn, or sign up for two or three courses at once. Our fees are flexible.