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.

Or, study with Al-Ahliyya University, our Collaborative Partner in Jordan.

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.

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 Ahman Younis Alderbashi

Ahman studied for his MBA by self-paced distance learning in Jordan.

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 Approved Learning Partners in Jordan and Egypt.

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

Learning Partners

  • Al-Ahliyya Amman University

    Collaborative Partner
    Al-Ahliyya Amman University was established in 1990 as the first private University in Jordan and the first Arab private university in the Middle East. Edinburgh Business School began working with Al-Ahliyya Amman University in 2010 and has an academic collaboration to deliver the MBA programme at Al-Ahliyya Amman University’s campus in Jordan.  The programme is licensed and accredited by the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education. Al-Ahliyya Amman University offers a part time programme, in English, to support students locally.


    Enas Al-Hourani Al-Ahliyya Amman University Amman, Jordan
    T: +962 5 3500211 Ext: 4047, 4048 E: mba-ebs@ammanu.edu.jo

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.