Ken Brown is the MBA Programme Director at Edinburgh Business School, responsible for the suite of finance courses.

 Ken teaches finance in various locations around the world. His main areas of interest revolve around the stock market and how companies’ interact with the market. This extends to mergers and acquisitions and risk management. A particular interest is in the valuation of stock markets and the tendency of markets to develop bubbles and how these evolve and burst.

He is currently working on developing new materials for an advanced finance and accounting course. Ken is aware that finance is not most student’s first choice of reading, so he builds in real company stories with the teaching to bridge the gap between theory and practice with the subject - this leads to a better understanding of why companies take certain actions.

Ken has worked for Edinburgh Business School directly since 2000 and indirectly since 1994, previously having worked for Heriot-Watt University in the finance area in a lecturing capacity.


1989 – MSc International Banking & Financial Studies, Heriot-Watt University
1981 – MA Economics, University of Edinburgh


Fadel, L., Brown, K. and Mustafa, A. (September 2017) ‘Intercultural Issues in Finance’, Intercultural Issues in Business Management, Edited by Máiréad Nic Craith and Katerina Strani. (Y2 core course in the International Business Management Programme at SoSS).

Brown, K. Moles, P. Vagneur, K. and Robinson, C.V. (2016) ‘Finance for the Oil and Gas Industry’ Edinburgh Business School Distance Learning Text.

Brown, K. Moles, P. (2014) ‘Credit Risk Management’ Edinburgh Business School Distance Learning Text.

Brown, K. Danbolt, J. (1998) ‘Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring’ Heriot Watt University Undergraduate Text.