Join our European community

Professor Keith Lumsden pioneered the world’s first distance learning MBA programme from our University campus in Edinburgh in 1990, and since we have expanded our programme portfolio and footprint in Europe.

We have a number of trusted learning partners across Europe including in Sweden, Ireland, Greece, Norway and Switzerland, who offer academic support and advice on throughout your study journey. In addition to our learning partners, we work closely with two of our collaborative partners in Germany who offer our DBA programme. 

Our students and graduates have experienced great successes. Our graduate, Patricia Armstrong, Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO), received an Order of the British Empire (OBE), for her services to voluntary organisation. And two of our students won the Pitch@Palace on Tour in Edinburgh. 

Our students in Europe

Students currently studying our programmes.

Active students

Students currently studying our programmes.

Graduates from our programmes in Europe.


Graduates from our programmes in Europe.

We have students and graduates across Europe.


We have students and graduates across Europe.

Study our MBAs and Masters programmes online

You can study your MBA, MSc or DBA and PhD at your own pace. You can start the programme when you like and finish it when you like; you can even take a break and resume when you’re ready.

Self-paced distance learning

Study our MBA on campus in Edinburgh, or go international and try Dubai or Malaysia

We have modern, welcoming campuses in three key global locations: UK, Dubai and Malaysia. Delivering our Dubai MBA, full-time and part-time, our part-time Executive MBA in Edinburgh, and our part-time Malaysia MBA. Each Heriot-Watt University campus presents dynamic opportunities for interaction with faculty and fellow students alike.

On-campus study at Heriot-Watt University

Our Learning Partners in Europe

When you study with one of our learning partners you benefit from specialist support, delivered at a local level. Contact them direct for more details...

  • Executive Management Institute

    Executive Management Institute was established in 1989, providing executive management education programmes throughout Sweden. Edinburgh Business School began working with Executive Management Institute in 2002, when the Institute became an Approved Learning Partner. Executive Management Institute provides support for the MBA programme, including all specialisms and the MSc programmes.


    Nina Nyqvist Executive Management Institute Danderyd, Sweden
    T: +46 (8) 544 715 70 E:
  • Griffith College

    Griffith College was established in 1974, and is now Ireland's largest independent third level institution. Edinburgh Business School began working with Griffith College in September 2011 when Griffith became an Approved Learning Partner. Griffith College offers both full-time and part-time scheduled, taught programmes in English, as well as virtual support for distance learning students.


    Richard Mullane Griffith College Limerick, Ireland
    T: +353 (61) 310031 or +353 (61) 310043 E:
  • HK House of Knowledge Ltd

    Collaborative Partner
    Edinburgh Business School and House of Knowledge (HK) entered into a new Collaborative Partnership in July 2018.  HK offers management education and supports international executive education programmes at its facility in Ukraine.  HK provides tuition support for Edinburgh Business School courses in both Russian and English.


    Maria Starkova HK House of Knowledge Ltd Ukraine
    T: +38044 221-1771 E:
  • Høyskolen Kristiania Nettstudier

    Høyskolen Kristiania Nettstudier is part of Kristiania University College, a non-profit organisation with over 100 years of experience in education and learning. Edinburgh Business School began working with (then OMH/NKS Nettstudier) in 1998, and the School was approved as an Approved Learning Partner in 2002. Høyskolen Kristiania Nettstudier offers flexible tuition options to support students on the MBA programme.


    Frode Andersen Høyskolen Kristiania Nettstudier Oslo, Norway
    T: (+47) 22 59 61 00 E:
  • iCon

    iCon was established in 1989 and is still owned and run by academics with a long history of teaching and research.  iCon is an Approved Learning Partner of Edinburgh Business School and is also fully approved as a College by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.  iCon provides a structured programme of tuition support, delivered in Athens, for students resident in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Turkey, Northern Macedonia and Romania. iCon also offers virtual support sessions. Tuition is available to support the MBA programme, including specialisms, and the MSc programmes.


    Dr Mania Papapanayotou iCon Athens, Greece
    T: +30 21 0924 8534 or +30 21 0924 8065 E:
  • Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE)

    Collaborative Partner
    The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) of the Munich University of Applied Sciences is one of the most successful entrepreneurship centers in Germany. SCE offers training and research programmes in the field of entrepreneurship, and encourages innovation processes and the development of entrepreneurial personalities. SCE supports business start-ups from science and guides young businesses from idea development to marketable innovation. In this way SCE actively contributes to shaping the future of our society and to establishing a comprehensive start-up culture. SCE was founded in 2002 as an affiliated institute of the Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS). SCE and MUAS are one of the six EXIST Start-Up Universities in Germany. SCE and MUAS offer the Doctorate of Business Administration in cooperation with Edinburgh Business School.


    Michael Hack Munich University of Applied Sciences
    T: +49 (89) 55 05 06 36 E:
  • The University of Applied Sciences (FHNW)

    Collaborative Partner
    The University of Applied Sciences (FHNW) is a long standing academic partner of Edinburgh Business School, established as a state-accredited University designed to meet professional needs in education, research and consulting. Edinburgh Business School began working with The University of Applied Sciences in 2004. The University of Applied Sciences is a collaborative partner of Edinburgh Business School and offers a dual degree programme leading to two awards, one from each institution. The University of Applied Sciences offers a scheduled, taught programme to support the dual degree.


    Laura Merten University of Applied Sciences (FHNW) Basel, Switzerland
    T: (+41) 61 279 17 02 or (+41) 61 279 18 04 E:

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