MBA & Business Education Guide Autumn 2009: University of Edinburgh Business School

A profile of the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Name of establishment: University of Edinburgh Business School
Address: 7 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 9663
Fax: +44(0)131 650 8077
Contact for admissions: Trish Fraser, MBA admissions
Status of establishment: The University of Edinburgh is a registered
charitable trust
Date founded: University founded in 1582, the Edinburgh MBA launched in
Head/principal directors: Prof Nick Oliver
Business school ranking: Economist (2008): 22nd in Europe; FT MBA
(2009): 28th in Europe; FT EMBA (2008): 20th in Europe
Staff/student ratio: 1:2
Number of full-time employees/academic staff: 60 academic staff, 50
support staff
Numbers of students, full-time: 40-50
and part-time: 90 (intake of 30 per year)
Proportion of female staff (%): 28%
and of female students: Full-time and MBA in International Business,
32%; part-time MBA, 39%
Proportion of overseas students: Full-time and MBA in International
Business, 87%; part-time MBA, 18%
Proportion of MBA students: sponsored (%): Full-time MBA and MBA in
International Business, 12.5%; part-time MBA, 67%
self-funded (%): Full-time MBA and MBA in International Business, 87.5%;
part-time MBA, 33%
Typical course costs: Full-time MBA, £22,600 (inc VAT); MBA in
International Business, £24,000; part-time MBA, £17,300


The Edinburgh MBA blends academic rigour and the latest business thinking with a focus on global economic developments. This is an intense programme designed to develop personal and career management skills. Our faculty has extensive commercial experience and an impressive track record in the publication of original research. With an international student body typically representing more than 25 countries, the School is located in the centre of Edinburgh, a lively, cultural and historic city and one of Europe's leading financial capitals. Our outdoor development weekends in the Scottish Highlands explore aspects of leadership and group dynamics in a unique setting. Our MBA students also benefit from a specialist career and personal development team. The School holds both EQUIS and AMBA accreditation. In 2010, the school moves to a purpose-designed state-of-the-art building that will be a true hub for business.


As one of the leading business schools in Europe, at one of the most well-known universities, we have achieved an enviably high quality of teaching and research, as well as a natural connection to business. The School's extensive links with the business community are enhanced by its many research centres and institutes, and many leading business figures contribute to our guest speaker series. As a school, we have three main focus areas - business and climate change; financial services and innovation; and entrepreneurship backed up by strength in underlying business disciplines. What really sets us apart, however, is a willingness to look beyond accepted business thinking, to create debate and start new ideas.

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