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Welcome. to. Heriot-Watt University. Established in 1821 in Edinburgh Royal Charter in 1966 One of 4 Universities in Edinburgh Specialises in Science, Engineering and Business 16,000 students 30 % postgraduate. Heriot-Watt University Accreditation. The Royal Charter (UK):

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heriot watt university
Heriot-Watt University
  • Established in 1821 in Edinburgh
  • Royal Charter in 1966
  • One of 4 Universities in Edinburgh
  • Specialises in Science, Engineering and Business
  • 16,000 students
  • 30 % postgraduate

Heriot-Watt University Accreditation

  • The Royal Charter (UK):
    • The highest level of accreditation in UK
    • Degrees accepted in all commonwealth countries and in the US
  • Approved by US Dept of Education
about edinburgh
About Edinburgh
  • Scotland’s capital city
  • A major financial and business centre
  • Edinburgh Festival - the worlds largest arts festival
edinburgh business school
Edinburgh Business School
  • The Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University
  • Postgraduate programmes and executive education
  • Largest business school in Europe
  • Unique, flexible approach to learning
ebs approach
EBS approach
  • Flexible delivery
  • Practical Content
  • International Perspective
  • Rigorous Standards
ebs assessment
EBS assessment
  • Each EBS course assessed by 3 hour examination
  • Examinations in June & December
  • 350 centres worldwide
  • Students must apply 3 months in advance
  • All exams marked by EBS faculty
  • Exams held in English, Chinese and Spanish
ebs study routes
EBS study routes

Study at EBS in Edinburgh

Study by distance learning from anywhere in the world

  • No time limit on completion time
  • You can study in any order sequence
  • Over 350 exams centre to apply for exam
  • Online and/or classroom teaching available

Study with an Approved Learning Partner (21 partners globally)

approved learning partners
Approved Learning Partners
  • Provide regional administrative and academic support
  • Offer a range of ‘value added’ academic support
  • Programme delivery and tutors are all approved by EBS
the mba programme
The MBA programme
  • One of the world’s most successful MBA programmes
    • 10,000 graduates
    • 7,000 active students
    • 150 countries
    • Listed as second largest MBA programme in the world by FT (March 2006)
the mba programme1
The MBA programme
  • Practical, applied, rigorous
  • Created for mature, ambitious professionals
  • All learning content and design is embedded within course texts and websites
  • Tutors and EBS faculty add value and context if required
mba structure
MBA Structure












23 elective courses
Alliances & Partnerships

Competitive Strategy

Consumer Behaviour

Corporate Governance

Decision Making Techniques


Financial Risk Management

Government, Industry & Privatisation

Human Resource Management


International Marketing


Making Strategies Work

Marketing Channels

Marketing Communications

Marketing Research

Practical History of Financial Markets

Mergers & Acquisitions


Quantitative Methods

Sales Force Management

Services Marketing

Strategic Risk Management

23 Elective Courses
mba with specialisms
MBA with Specialisms
  • General MBA degree with specialisms in specific subjects
  • Awarded in
    • MBA (Marketing)
    • MBA (Human Resource Management)
    • MBA (Finance)
    • MBA (Strategic Planning)
  • Each requires 7 core MBA courses plus 4 specialist electives
msc programmes
MSc programmes

Specialist degrees with entire focus on one subject

  • MSc Human Resource Management
  • MSc Financial Management
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSC Strategic Focus

Adopt the EBS approach and study routes

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MSc programmes
  • 9 courses in each subject discipline
    • 5 core
    • 4 elective
  • Admission by first or second class honours degree in relevant subject – or 3 course passes
  • All assessed by examination
the dba programme
The DBA programme
  • Doctorate in Strategic Focus
  • For senior executives who want to use subject knowledge and research tools to solve business strategy problems
  • Duration 4-6 years by distance learning
the dba programme1
The DBA programme

8 Compulsory Courses:

Strategic Planning, Making Strategies Work, Project Management,Strategic Risk Management, Competitive Strategy - plus courses on business research techniques

3 Elective Courses:

Mergers & Acquisitions, Alliances & Partnerships, Corporate Governance, Stakeholder Management, Strategic Negotiation, Leadership, Corporate Venturing, Competency Management

45,000 words dissertation

online learning for all courses
Online learning for all courses

Personalized website: Only Courses purchased will be displayed for access


The Profiler

Profiler feeds back performance by key topic to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses


Past Examination Papers

Past Papers with Solutions

Selected Student answers also available

edinburgh business school1
Edinburgh Business School
  • Full information at
  • Enquiries to +44 (0) 131 451 3090