Master of Business Administration MBA
- Delivery: Full Time, Part Time, Distance Learning
- Programme type: Taught Programme
- Study location:
- Entry date:
As a busy and ambitious professional, you may want the range of skills and expertise that an MBA can provide, but do not have time to accommodate the schedule of a less flexible MBA programme. Firm on standards and quality, the EBS MBA programme allows you to tailor your study route to meet your own specific requirements.
The EBS Master of Business Administration programme is specifically designed to provide an intellectually demanding and rigorous programme that enables you to study when and where you wish and to take examinations anywhere in the world.
You work towards your MBA on a course-by-course basis. After completing three courses, you are eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, and after six courses for a Postgraduate Diploma. The certificate and diploma awards are formal recognition of your progress; they can also be used as exit awards. Specialist awards are available at diploma and MBA level depending on your choice of courses.
Approximately 200 study hours per course.
You must complete the seven core courses, and two electives.
The courses can be studied through self-managed distance learning, through an Approved Learning Partner or as the Executive MBA on campus in Edinburgh (see Study options). EBS also offers 4-day seminars and 2-day revision seminars in certain courses on campus in Edinburgh (see Study options).
- Organisational Behaviour
- Project Management
- Strategic Planning
- Alliances and Partnerships
- Competitive Strategy
- Consumer Behaviour
- Corporate Governance
- Credit Risk Management
- Developing Effective Managers and Leaders
- Employee Relations
- Employee Resourcing
- Financial Risk Management
- Human Resource Development
- Human Resource Management
- International Marketing
- Making Strategies Work
- Managing People in Changing Contexts
- Managing People in Global Markets
- Managing Personal Competencies
- Marketing Channels
- Marketing Communications
- Marketing Research
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Performance Management
- Practical History of Financial Markets
- Principles of Retailing
- Quantitative Methods
- Research Methods for Business and Management
- Sales Force Management
- Services Marketing
- Strategic Negotiation
- Strategic Risk Management
Executive MBA programme
Entry onto the Executive MBA programme is by application and admission. Students are expected to have:
- A first- or second-class honours degree, or a qualification deemed to be equivalent, or passes in three of the MBA courses (one of which must be a core course).
- A minimum of 4 years' post-qualifying full-time work experience of a responsible nature.
- Evidence of competence in the English language (where English is not the first language of the applicant), in the form of an acceptable IELTS or TOEFL score.
Fees for this programme can be found on the EBS website.
Scholarships & bursaries
African Scholarship Programme
Applicants from all over sub-Saharan Africa. Further information and application form from the Canon Collins Trust
Alumni Scholarship Scheme
British Chamber of Commerce in Germany Foundation Scholarship (German students)
Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursaries
Applicants must be Scottish by birth, have at least one parent born in Scotland or have been continuously resident in Scotland for a period of three years for the purpose of secondary or tertiary education.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
International (Commonwealth citizens)
Department for International Development (DFID) Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
East Lothian Educational Trust
Applicants must be a resident of the old county of East Lothian (ie excluding Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig.)
Edinburgh Business School Scholarship for On-Campus Programmes
Awarded on the basis of prior academic achievement, financial hardship and the use to which the qualification will be put.
Entente Cordiale Scholarships
French nationals aged 35 or under.
Japan Scotland Association Scholarship
Japanese nationals planning to enter a postgraduate course at Masters level at a Scottish University.
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust
Restricted to residents of the UK who are a son, daughter, spouse, widow or widower of a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer.
Local Education Authority Awards
Part-time Fee Grant (SAAS)
See SAAS residence conditions.
Postgraduate Student Allowance Scheme (SAAS)
EU and UK applicants who meet the SAAS criteria on eligible courses
Remission of Fees (families of staff)
Spouses/civil partners and children of members of staff, also retired members of staff of the University
Royal Caledonian Schools Trust
Applicants must be of Scots parentage (conditions apply - see below)
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
Citizens of Canada, the People's Republic of China, India or USA (2 awards for each country)
Employees of Heriot-Watt University
West Lothian Educational Trust
Individuals must have originated in West Lothian or have lived there for the last 3 years.