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Edinburgh Business School - Heriot-Watt
Scotland, UAE, Malaysia
European MBA

Our qualifications among the most highly regarded.

  • Study by distance learning or at one of our three Campus Locations, or with a Learning Partner
  • Specialist MBAs in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Strategic Planning and Oil and Gas Management are offered
  • Courses have been developed by leading academics with extensive international teaching, consultancy and research experience.
  • Over 19,000 alumni in over 160 countries and over 11,900 active students worldwide
  • In September 2015 Edinburgh Business School launched a new specialism in MBA for Oil and Gas Management. The specialism offers a new on-campus blended learning programme from both the Dubai and Edinburgh campuses and also through partners in Nigeria and Trinidad.

The Full-Time and Part-Time MBA in Edinburgh

  • Study in an inspirational European capital in an atmosphere of mutual learning with like-minded individuals
  • Programmes commence in January and September each year
  • Students come from across the globe to study at Edinburgh Business School: for example Europe, India, China and the Middle East

 The Full-Time and Part-Time MBA in Dubai

  • The Full-Time and Part-Time pathways are offered in Dubai over 12 months or 22 months
  • Flexible Part-Time MBA programme, where you can work at your own pace, in your own time with full on-campus and online academic support 
  • Interact with fellow students across the Gulf area and become part of our growing network of active students and alumni in the Gulf
  • Meet & learn from our Distinguished Faculty.
  • Students can schedule their studies to suit their lifestyle, by attending either two 2-day seminars (Friday and Saturday) plus a 2-day revision session (Friday and Saturday). Alternatively there is a 4-day intensive seminar (Wednesday to Saturday) plus a 2-day revision session available.
  • Students studying by distance learning who want focused classroom time for a core course can join the relevant 4-day intensive seminar.

The Part-Time MBA in Malaysia

  • The Part-Time MBA is delivered over a series of weekend seminars spread over a two year period
  • Taught by Edinburgh Business School faculty at our brand new campus in Putrajaya
  • Approved by the MQA: (N/345/7/0228) MQA/FA2182.

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Programme Info

Type of Course: Full-Time, Part-Time & Distance Learning.
Accreditation: Royal Charter – United Kingdom
Starting Dates: Sept & Jan every year.
Length of Course: Full-time 12 months. Part-time – spread over two years.

Student Body

Number of Nationalities: 130 Nationalities.
Europe: 30%
North America: 30%
Oceania & Asia: 20%
Africa & Middle East: 20%
Men 65%
Women 35%
Age Range 24 – 50
Degree Background:
Business/Commerce: 55%
Engineering: 25%
Economics: 4%
Science/Tech: 10%
Other 6%
Length of Work Experience:
Average 7 Years
Minimum 2 Years


- A recognised first or second-class Honours degree
- A minimum of 2 years' post-qualifying full-time work experience
- Evidence of competence in English language if English is not the student's first language.


Tuition fees: For Academic Year 2016/2017: £17,085 in UK, AED 88,000 in Dubai, RM 56,300 in Malaysia



Edinburgh Business School
EH14 4AS
Tel: +44 (0) 131 451 3090
Fax: +44 (0) 131 451 3002

Edinburgh Business School
Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus
Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)
PO Box 294345 Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 (4) 435 8770 or +971 (4) 435 8768

Edinburgh Business School
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
No. 1, Jalan Venna P5/2
Precinct 5, 62200
Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: +603 8894 3888  
Fax: +603 8894 3999

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