Your business is your career

Our full-time MBA combines key management disciplines with entrepreneurship and creativity.

The MBA runs for one year, starting in September. Students will be based on our Edinburgh campus, but will spend one term studying in Dubai.

Our full-time MBA is equally relevant whether you’re starting a new business or looking to develop your entrepreneurial spirit within an organisation. You'll develop the skills, and discover the tactics needed to effectively refine, apply and test your business ideas; analysing industry data, supply chains, market conditions and competitor environments, to name a few.

You'll hear from international industry leaders on how they've used innovation to drive their organisations. And, with a schedule of 20 company visits you'll have multiple opportunities to grow your international professional network.

You'll be supported by our leading British faculty, and be assigned your own business mentor who will guide you throughout your studies. You’ll study the foundations of traditional business-planning techniques and the emerging tactics of today’s entrepreneurs, such as, social media and crowdfunding. Finally, you’ll create a business plan for your venture complete with marketing strategy, capitalisation plans and aspirations.

You’ll graduate with a prestigious British Master’s degree from a world-class business school, with an investor-ready business plan, and our ongoing support post-graduation and beyond.

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We have a full scholarship available for our full-time MBA in Edinburgh in association with the 30% club for women. See our scholarships page for more...


Your year will look like this; there are nine courses, starting in September:

Term MBA courses
1: Sep–Dec 2017 Entrepreneurship and Creativity
2: Jan–Mar 2018 (Dubai) Organisational Behaviour
3: Mar–Jun 2018 Finance
Strategic Planning
Project Management
4: Jun–Aug 2018 Entrepreneurial Venturing,
or you can choose an 
elective and study via
distance learning.

Our full-time MBA in Edinburgh

has entrepreneurship at its heart.

You'll receive access to top business leaders, the chance to visit 20 businesses in the UK and Dubai, your own business mentor, employability masterclasses by Professor McGregor, ongoing careers advice and an expert-peer-vetted investor-ready business plan.

One year, two locations

Ten months in Edinburgh, six weeks in Dubai

While in Edinburgh you'll be based on Heriot-Watt University's Riccarton campus, and for six weeks you'll be based on our Dubai campus. In both locations you'll have opportunities to broaden your professional network with multiple industry visits.

Your business mentor

We'll provide a top business mentor

Your one-to-one business mentor will be with you throughout your MBA offering expert help and guidance.

Graduate with an investor-ready business plan

You'll be ready to hit the ground running after graduating.

20 industry visits!

in Edinburgh and Dubai

We'll schedule 20 visits to local and international companies from a variety of sectors so that you can experience the issues and challenges that businesses face first hand.

Entrepreneurial courses

Entrepreneurship and Creativity and Entrepreneural Venturing

These courses will help you develop, refine and apply your business ideas. They'll give you the skills to test your business' feasibility in the marketplace and create a business plan for your venture.

Employability masterclasses

Monthly live and interactive events

Professor Heather McGregor will lead a series of seminars giving advice on career progression, post-study career support and more.


Total fee £20,000

Following your successful application you will pay a 10% deposit, followed by two instalments of £9,000. Fees include return flights between Dubai and Edinburgh and six weeks accommodation in Dubai.

Guest speaker series

Talks from international industry leaders

Get inspired; hear from top business leaders who will impart invaluable advice from their vast knowledge and experience.

You are not alone

Post-graduation support

We'll support you after you've graduated, as will your mentor. And, you'll have access to our ever-growing global alumni network.

Admission criteria

What do you need?

Admission to the MBA programme is by application and acceptance
You are expected to have:

A recognised first- or second-class honours degree, or a qualification deemed to be equivalent, a minimum of five years' post-qualifying work experience of a relevant nature.

Is English your first language?

The on-campus programme is taught in English so you must provide evidence of competence in the English language with: Academic IELTS: 6.5 (achieved within two years of your application date, and with no score lower than 6.0 in each section) or other HWU recognised qualification.

When can you start?

The programme starts in September. We recommend you submit your application at least two months before the start date. This will allow time for processing and visa applications.

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