• University of Edinburgh

Master of Business Administration

Accelerate your leadership career with an online MBA from the University of Edinburgh. Delve into business technologies, strategy, and finance to unlock senior positions across a wide range of industries and sectors.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    33 Months (Part-time)
  • Language


Master of Business Administration

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 33 Months (Part-time)

  • Join an online community of innovators and entrepreneurs

    This fully online MBA allows you to experience the benefits of world-class teaching at the University of Edinburgh from wherever you are in the world.

    You’ll join an international online community of executives, strategists, and entrepreneurs, helping you expand your network and accelerate your leadership career.

    Discover cutting-edge developments transforming business

    With the rise of AI and new technologies, the intensification of competition, and uncertainties around resources and the environment, the world of contemporary business is changing rapidly. Executives need to be able to innovate and think strategically to respond to emerging challenges.

    On this MBA, you’ll delve into the most pressing issues facing businesses today. Covering data and analytics, digital transformation, business ethics, and more, you’ll gain future-proof leadership skills and knowledge.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Decision-making
    • Strategy
    • Critical thinking
    • Data analysis
    • AI competency
    • Innovation
    • Entrepreneurial skills
    • Team leadership

    The entry requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year are as follows:

    • At least three years of work experience in a managerial role in any industry, including the public sector, charitable organisations and the arts. Note: Managerial experience is not defined by a job title or line management responsibility, but as any project, initiative, remit, or task (either permanent or ad hoc) where you are responsible for guiding the resources, teams, or individuals to a final goal.
    • A UK 2:1 honours degree in any subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification.
    • If you do not meet the minimum academic requirement, you may still be considered if you have professional qualifications involving substantial work experience or a very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility.

    English language requirements

    Non-native English speaker will need one the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:

    • IELTS Academic: total 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each component.
    • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 100 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
    • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 185 with at least 169 in each component.
    • Trinity ISE: ISE III with passes in all four components.
    • PTE Academic: total 70 with at least 59 in each component.

    Over the course of this degree, you’ll gain an understanding of essential aspects of business, core leadership skills, and specialist knowledge through the choice of option courses and a final Capstone Project.

    You will also gain applied knowledge through discussion with your peers and analysis of real-world cases from contemporary businesses.

    The degree aims to: enable all participants to recognise, understand, and apply the language and theory of the field of business, management, and leadership foster an ability to critically analyse, synthesise, and solve complex business problems encourage strategic, holistic, and cross-discipline thinking encourage an aptitude for business improvement, innovation, and entrepreneurial action encourage a global mind-set, which demonstrates sensitivity to the implications of differences in culture and context encourage the sharing of experiences to enhance the benefits of collaborative learning instil a sense of ethical decision-making and a commitment to the long-run welfare of organisations and the communities that they serve encourage participants to value diversity and equality in management and leadership develop higher-order interpersonal skills to contribute to effective leadership

    Master of Business Administration

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 33 Months (Part-time)

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