A qualification for each stage

The award you receive - certificate, diploma, MSc, MBA or DBA - depends on the number of courses you complete.

If you pass three MBA courses, you will be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration. After six courses you gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. Pass all nine and you will leave with the prestigious Master of Business Administration.
The same applies for the MSc courses. After three and six courses, you will be eligible for the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma respectively. Pass all nine and you will achieve the full MSc. Students on the DBA course can only graduate with the full DBA and must successfully complete all three stages and the thesis before doing so.

All degrees, certificates and diplomas are awarded by Heriot-Watt University.

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 advisors.



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.


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


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.



Choose the one that suits you best

Study for your MBA in English, Spanish, Chinese or Arabic.


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What course should you start with?

Download the MBA Handbook

Organisational Behaviour and Economics
Marketing and Accounting
Finance and Project Management
Strategic Planning
Your chosen two electives

MBA student handbook

Are you ready to apply?

Our MBA is open to all

Typically you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. But for those who don’t, entry can still be gained by passing three MBA courses one of which must be a core course.

How to apply

How do you want to study?

There are many ways to learn with Edinburgh Business School.

Study in your home. Attend classes full- or part-time in Edinburgh, Malaysia or Dubai. Or join your fellow students at a partner institution in your home country.  

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

Where do you want to study?

We think your current location is USA. Is this where you want to base your study?


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