Specialist MBAs

Getting to the top in your career is tough.

It takes skill, determination and, of course, specialist knowledge. 
Our specialist MBAs give you just that depth of understanding.

This programme encompasses the same seven core courses of the standard MBA. But, instead of the two elective courses, you take four specialist courses in your specialist subject.

We offer five specialist MBAs; Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Strategic Planning and Oil and Gas Management.

Study options

Our specialist MBAs are typically studied by distance learning, however, you have the option to study the seven course courses on our campuses, and complete the specialism by studying the four specialist electives by distance learning. 

(only available in English)

Our MBA students

We have current students and alumni across the world.

Studying our MBA programmes in all our locations.

Active MBA students

Studying our MBA programmes in all our locations.

Graduates from our MBA programme.

MBA Alumni

Graduates from our MBA programme.

Average number of years students take to study our MBA.

How long will it take?

Average number of years students take to study our MBA.

<span style="line-height: 23.1111106872559px;">Our students study by distance learning, on-campus or with our Learning Partners.</span>

How do our students study?

Our students study by distance learning, on-campus or with our Learning Partners.

Designed around you

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


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.



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.



Choose the one that suits you best

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


Try our student portal site

This is where you organise your studies; where you book exams, order courses and generally keep on top of things.

The username and password are: demo

Go to the student portal

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What course should you start with?

Download the MBA Handbook for more

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?


Want to find out more?

Our whole ethos is centred around the student. So if you’d like to find out what the School can do for you, fill out the form and we’ll get back to you. Quickly.

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