University of Edinburgh Business School

Introduction
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At the heart of a university with a 400 year heritage that is consistently rated one of the world's best, and centrally located in one of Europe's most stunning business and cultural capitals the University of Edinburgh Business School offers an experience that few can rival.

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The University of Edinburgh Business School enjoys a long tradition of teaching and research. The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in business and management and provides a platform for research, discussion and debate on a wide range of business issues.

Triple accredited

We are in the top 1% of business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation. These have been awarded by:

  • The US Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • The European Quality and Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • The Association of MBAs (AMBA)

An international school

As one of the leading business schools of Europe, the School is comprised of an international student body representing more than 88 countries, enticing new ideas from different cultures and backgrounds. Our global alumni network extends over 120 countries allowing you access to numerous contacts all over the world.

Research

We strive to produce theory-led, practically relevant research that addresses challenges faced by businesses, public organisations, regulatory bodies, and policy-makers. The School aims to create a supportive, collaborative, and vibrant research culture by raising the quality of our research output and by assisting faculty to achieve our goals.

Programme overview

The Business School offers academically rigorous and highly crafted programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students. The teaching and research cover six main subject areas, which are: accounting & finance, entrepreneurship & innovation, management science & business economics, marketing, organisational studies and strategy & international business.

facilities

Facilities and resources

This state-of-the-art building features lecture theatres, multiple syndicate rooms, an executive education suite, a café and significant space for students and staff. Students also have access to the Hub, a centre which provides comprehensive study facilities and access to research databases, online journals and leading financial information services.

Mission

Developing effective and responsible leaders by creating insightful knowledge and inspiring minds in dialogue with the world around us.

Vision

To be recognised as a progressive and connected community for thought leadership on the international business stage.

Values

The Business School has identified 5 key values that will help us to achieve our vision and thus staff are being encouraged to adopt these wherever possible.

  • Visionary
  • Inspirational
  • Collaborative
  • Impactful
  • Sustainable

Why Edinburgh?

Edinburgh has consistently been named one of the best places to live and work in the UK. The city is notable for its fine Georgian and Victorian architecture, striking parks and remarkable skyline.

Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth and set on seven hills, Edinburgh City contains a royal palace, a cliff-top castle and an extinct volcano. The city has a modern dynamism juxtaposed with historical cobbled streets and is home to four universities, the infamous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, world class galleries, theatres, concert halls and shopping streets.

A city of culture

Edinburgh is an international city. People from all over the world have settled here giving rise to a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and bars with a strong ethnic flavour. The city is compact and easily navigable by foot yet it has all of the advantages of a major European capital.

A city for business

Edinburgh is also a city for business. It is the second largest financial centre in the UK with a thriving, diverse economy and a highly educated, motivated workforce. Several major global financial institutions - banks, insurance companies, investment houses and brokers - have their HQs in Edinburgh.

A city of innovators

The city, and indeed the University, are home to some instrumental thinkers, innovators, scientists and business people. Dolly the Sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal was born in Edinburgh University which is also home to the most powerful computer in the UK. The university boasts many notable alumni including Charles Darwin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson. The Business School itself is also the alma mater of some well-known entrepreneurs including John Boyd Dunlop of Dunlop Rubber and Arthur Young of Ernst & Young.

Scotland

Beyond the city boundaries, Scotland is a land of rugged beauty, one of Europe's last great wildernesses with mountains, lochs and seven thousand miles of stunning coastline.

Within only a few miles of the School lies the rolling countryside of East Lothian, with beaches, villages and famous golf courses all of which are well worth a day trip or weekend visit. Edinburgh's neighbouring cities boast plenty of attractions: St Andrew's golf courses, Glasgow's ship heritage and Aberdeen’s stunning granite architecture are all easily accessible by the frequent bus or train services. Scotland is equally famous for its many beautiful isles dotted around the country which offer a welcome, relaxing break from the bustling city life.

The landscape of this striking, diverse country is ideally suited for the outdoor sporting life. Skiing, surfing, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking are just some of the exhilarating activities on offer, most just a few minutes from your doorstep.

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Programmes

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MSc

MSc in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance provides theoretical understanding and key skills to further your career in a range of finance-related professions. We aim to equip you with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced numeracy. [+]

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance provides theoretical understanding and key skills to further your career in a range of finance-related professions. We aim to equip you with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced numeracy. Programme overview Our MSc is designed to give students a specialist education in accounting and finance, suitable for a range of careers in the finance sector. It will provide you with an understanding of international accounting standards, global financial markets and the factors behind success and failure in different organisations. The programme will also help you to develop practical skills, such as the ability to evaluate financial statements, estimate fair values and compare different investments. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and two more in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also be able to choose two specialised option courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. The course is structured to allow you to gain a strong foundation in accounting and finance, whilst allowing you to specialise and tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. Knowledge exchange The School's location in the UK's second largest financial centre allows students on the MSc to learn from visiting speakers with extensive experience in accounting and finance, such as the Head of Finance at AEGON and the Managing Director of Citigroup Scotland. The programme also maintains strong relationships with accounting... [-]

MSc in Banking and Risk

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The aim of our MSc in Banking and Risk is to give you the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable you to be effective risk analysts and managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world. [+]

The aim of our MSc in Banking and Risk is to give you the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable you to be effective risk analysts and managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world. Programme overview Our MSc in Banking and Risk differs from the majority of similar programmes because it meets the demands of specialist departments within financial firms. As a student you will learn about the role of banking in the economy and the different risks that banks face and how to manage them. You will also gain practical skills in understanding financial statements, predicting the risks associated with a potential borrower and estimating predictive risks models using computer software. Overall, the programme treats banking as a multifaceted industry rather than an academic discipline. Programme structure In the first term (Sep-Dec) you will take four core courses, including Introduction to Banking and Statistics for Finance. During the second term (Jan-May), you will take two remaining core courses and will also have the opportunity to choose two option courses, enabling you to tailor your learning towards your chosen career path. The dissertation is written over the summer (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor, with the possibility of researching a live issue faced by a real company. Knowledge exchange As a student on our MSc in Banking and Risk you will benefit from the knowledge and research carried out by members of the Credit Research Centre (CRC), which specialises in credit... [-]

MSc in Business Analytics

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This is the age of Big Data. Organisations hold more information about their business environments than ever before. Increasingly, these organisations are recognising the role of data in gaining insights and out-thinking competitors. As a result there is a growing demand for employees and managers who have analytical skills and can make informed decisions that can drive organisational success. [+]

This is the age of Big Data. Organisations hold more information about their business environments than ever before. Increasingly, these organisations are recognising the role of data in gaining insights and out-thinking competitors. As a result there is a growing demand for employees and managers who have analytical skills and can make informed decisions that can drive organisational success. Programme overview Given the ever-increasing volume of data that businesses have access to today, there is a demand for employees who have computational and analytical skills and who can inform business decisions to increase efficiency. Our Masters in Business Analytics has been developed with just that in mind and our aim is to teach students how to apply descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics of big data concepts and techniques to generate valuable insight that can assist with decision making. Industry links A strong academic base alongside our passionate faculty and international student body will ensure a rewarding learning experience in our city-centre campus. The School has some major partnerships with organisations such as Carphone Warehouse/Connexity and further widespread industry links which will enable you to benefit from the expertise of a range of guest speakers. Industry projects are incorporated into the curriculum and students will learn to use Matlab, a key global platform, amongst other key systems thus preparing them with practical skills and insights for future employment roles. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and then select four option courses in the second... [-]

MSc in Carbon Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc in Carbon Finance is the world's first programme dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment. Designed to develop your understanding of how the challenges of climate change are driving trillions of pounds of new investment in a huge range of sectors, including energy production, housing and infrastructure, the programme will also prepare you to deliver this investment with advanced knowledge and skills. [+]

Our MSc in Carbon Finance is the world's first programme dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment. Designed to develop your understanding of how the challenges of climate change are driving trillions of pounds of new investment in a huge range of sectors, including energy production, housing and infrastructure, the programme will also prepare you to deliver this investment with advanced knowledge and skills. Programme overview Our programme will provide you with an understanding of climate change science and policy, their relationship to finance and investment, and the procedures and issues within the energy sector and carbon markets. It is dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment, focusing on the business opportunities and financial flows driven by society's response to climate change. The MSc is fundamentally interdisciplinary in nature, and therefore welcomes applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including business, economics and science. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and three in the second term (Jan-May), including a group Carbon Consulting Project, which will foster vocational and teamwork skills. In the second term you will also have the opportunity to take one option course, to enable you to specialise in an area relevant to your future career path. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Knowledge exchange The School hosts the Centre for Business and Climate Change, a leading international centre for... [-]

MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

With organisations seeking to employ individuals with the ability to spot and take advantage of new opportunities, entrepreneurial and innovation skills are increasingly sought after. Our MSc prepares you for a wide range of careers in business including business development and running a start-up. [+]

With organisations seeking to employ individuals with the ability to spot and take advantage of new opportunities, entrepreneurial and innovation skills are increasingly sought after. Our MSc prepares you for a wide range of careers in business including business development and running a start-up. Programme overview Our MSc is designed to foster entrepreneurial and innovation skills in students, to enable you to have a career managing innovation in existing firms and to found new ventures. You will learn how organisations build value through the application of entrepreneurial practices, the challenges and opportunities typically facing new and existing businesses, and the ability to design and implement creative strategies. The programme places a strong emphasis on the application of your skills and knowledge to real-life situations and organisations. Programme structure You will take five core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and two in the second term (Jan-May). The core courses in the second term will be project-based courses within existing organisations requiring you to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life situations. You will also be able to choose two option courses in the second term, to allow you to specialise in an area relevant to your future career path. The dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Career opportunities Our programme will help you to develop business skills that are essential in a wide range of different organisations, as well as preparing you for the possibility of one day starting your own business.... [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Combining up-to-the-minute theory with practical application, our Masters in Finance will prepare you for a great number of career options. This Masters programme has been devised for 2017 by combining key elements from our current Finance programmes (running in 2016), including our Finance and Investment MSc that was ranked 38th by the Financial Times, in order to give you the opportunity to tailor your learnings to your career aspirations. [+]

Combining up-to-the-minute theory with practical application, our Masters in Finance will prepare you for a great number of career options. This Masters programme has been devised for 2017 by combining key elements from our current Finance programmes (running in 2016), including our Finance and Investment MSc that was ranked 38th by the Financial Times, in order to give you the opportunity to tailor your learnings to your career aspirations. The programme allows you to mix different areas of finance or specialise in: Corporate Finance Energy Markets Finance & Investment Programme overview The practical, theoretical and numerical skills learnt through the programme, as well as the global perspective that will be gained through classroom learning and discussion, will leave you well qualified for a range of finance related professions. We expect graduates to take up positions with companies like the Big 4, with investment and commercial banks; market and consumer research centres; fund management firms; energy utilities and consultancies; as well as with public sector departments responsible for finance sector, energy and climate-change policy. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and one more in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also be able to choose to specialise either in: Corporate Finance, Energy Markets, or Investment. Alternatively you can choose a mixture of electives without specialising. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. The course is structured to allow you to... [-]

MSc in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) aims to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations. [+]

The MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) aims to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations. Programme overview As the portfolio of Human Resource Management responsibilities evolves, the next generation of managers will embrace broader policies connected to areas such as incentive design and work-life balance. Keeping pace with advances, our fully CIPD accredited MSc develops knowledge of HRM concepts and the people management skills crucial to modern business. Our MSc is at the forefront of research-led, practical and theoretically informed education. Programme structure The MSc in HRM has been designed to provide a combination of courses that will enable the professional development of future HR managers. In their first term (September-December) students will take induction and core course. During the second term (January-May) students choose optional courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-August). Learning is achieved through lectures, set readings, exercises, case studies and presentations. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. These speakers have represented a number of businesses including AEGON, Cairn Energy, International Accounting Standards Board, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland and Procter & Gamble. Career opportunities Your MSc will prepare you for a wide range of potential positions across the human... [-]

MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc will develop your understanding of emerging markets and how businesses can benefit from the globalisation of the world's economy. We aim to equip you with the key business skills to deal effectively with people and businesses in a multicultural context. [+]

Our MSc will develop your understanding of emerging markets and how businesses can benefit from the globalisation of the world's economy. We aim to equip you with the key business skills to deal effectively with people and businesses in a multicultural context. Programme overview Our MSc will help you to appreciate the dynamism of individual nations and emerging economies, and to understand the key issues relating to the competitiveness of international business. It will also help you to develop the practical techniques and skills needed for working with companies on international business projects. Overall, the programme aims to inform you of how businesses can take advantage of economic globalisation and negotiate the rapid development of new economic powerhouses. Programme structure You will take three core courses in your first term (Sep-Dec) and two more in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also have the opportunity to choose two option courses from an extensive, annually reviewed list, which will allow you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a hands-on company project working with real business clients. The final dissertation will be written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Career opportunities The success of our MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates. Students come from all over the world, looking for objective, in-depth insights into global business practice. The knowledge they... [-]

MSc in International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Globalisation and a shifting economic landscape are introducing new opportunities and practices to effective HR management. Our MSc in International Human Resource Management will develop your understanding of real-world HR issues and equip you with the necessary skills to operate across national borders as a human resources professional. [+]

Globalisation and a shifting economic landscape are introducing new opportunities and practices to effective HR management. Our MSc in International Human Resource Management will develop your understanding of real-world HR issues and equip you with the necessary skills to operate across national borders as a human resources professional. Programme overview Based on the success of our MSc in Human Resource Management, the recently introduced MSc in International Human Resource Management provides managers key practical, theoretical and research skills specific to the demands of working for multinational organisations and across national borders. On this MSc, you will gain an understanding of the key theories in HRM, an in-depth knowledge of specific IHRM practices, as well as an understanding of international personnel management issues. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and two in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also have the opportunity to choose two option courses that will enable you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. The final dissertation will be written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Overall, the programme is designed to incorporate the rapid practical and theoretical developments in the field of IHRM. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international student body will ensure a rewarding learning experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links enabling you to benefit from the expertise of a range of guest speakers. In the past,... [-]

MSc in Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc will give you an understanding of contemporary management issues in an ever-changing business environment, and the chance to apply your knowledge to real-life management challenges. This programme, ranked in the top 10 in the UK in 2015 by the Financial Times, is valuable to both those starting out in business, and those looking to progress in their existing careers. [+]

Our MSc will give you an understanding of contemporary management issues in an ever-changing business environment, and the chance to apply your knowledge to real-life management challenges. This programme, ranked in the top 10 in the UK in 2015 by the Financial Times, is valuable to both those starting out in business, and those looking to progress in their existing careers. Programme overview Our MSc in Management will give you an in-depth understanding of the management techniques used in a variety of business situations, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge in relevant scenarios. You will learn to conduct methodological research into corporate and management issues and to devise your own concepts incisively and sensitively. Blending classic management techniques with the very latest in management thinking, the programme encompasses international issues and diverse national business characteristics and settings. Programme structure You will take five core electives in the first term (Sep-Dec) and the core Methods of Research course in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also be able to choose two option courses which will allow you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Learning is achieved through lectures, set readings, case studies, workshops and practical simulation exercises. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international student body will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry... [-]

MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc will give you an in-depth knowledge of marketing from both an academic and practitioner's perspective, enabling you to address marketing challenges in critical and creative ways. The programme is designed to help those from general business or management-related disciplines develop into innovative marketing professionals who can drive strategic decisions in the creation of successful products and services. [+]

Our MSc will give you an in-depth knowledge of marketing from both an academic and practitioner's perspective, enabling you to address marketing challenges in critical and creative ways. The programme is designed to help those from general business or management-related disciplines develop into innovative marketing professionals who can drive strategic decisions in the creation of successful products and services. Programme overview Our MSc in Marketing will give you a theoretical understanding of consumer behaviour, marketing research methods and marketing management, as well as the competence and creativity to apply this knowledge in real-life marketing situations. The programme will also provide you with ample opportunity to build key management skills such as communication and independent action, through group work and individual presentations. The MSc incorporates current and emerging trends in marketing theory and practice to give you the research-led knowledge and skills that are required by companies and employers. Programme structure The first term (Sep-Dec) of the programme will consist of a comprehensive welcome week followed by four core courses. In the second term (Jan-May) you will have the opportunity to choose four option courses that will enable you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. As a whole, our programme is structured with a career focus, allowing students to study aspects of marketing related to their interests and intended profession. Industry links Our MSc attracts a broad range of marketing practitioners... [-]

MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis will provide you with the theoretical foundations of marketing and the data analysis and business modelling techniques that are increasingly being used to shape and inform business decisions. Combining expertise in both marketing and management science, the programme prepares students for careers in both of these fields. [+]

Our MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis will provide you with the theoretical foundations of marketing and the data analysis and business modelling techniques that are increasingly being used to shape and inform business decisions. Combining expertise in both marketing and management science, the programme prepares students for careers in both of these fields. Programme overview Delivered by the School's Marketing faculty in collaboration with its Management Science Group, our MSc will give you a theoretical understanding of marketing and management science from both an academic and practitioner's perspective, as well as the ability to apply business analysis techniques to address marketing and business problems. The programme will also enable you to understand how marketing research methods are applied and to undertake qualitative and quantitative research of your own. Programme structure The first term (Sep-Dec) of the programme will consist of four core courses. In the second term (Jan-May) you will have the opportunity to choose four option courses, many of which are devised by the School's Management Science Group, and which will allow you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. Option courses include Marketing and Society, Understanding Brands, Credit Risk Management and Data Mining. The dissertation is written over the summer (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international student body will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The school has widespread industry links and as a student you will benefit from the... [-]

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