Edinburgh Business School,
Heriot-Watt University 

You can study our MBAs, MScs and DBA from anywhere in the world by online distance learning.
Or, study your MBA on campus; in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia.

Choose any programme; from MBA to DBA. Our online distance learning programmes have a flexible structure that lets you choose when to start and when to take your exams.

Study your MBA on a Heriot-Watt University campus.
In the UK, choose from full-time, MBA (focused on entrepreneurship) or part-time MBA.
On-campus in Dubai choose from full- and part-time MBA.
On-campus in Malaysia we offer a part-time MBA.

We have an international faculty, thousands of like-minded students and alumni across the globe.
Graduate with us and you’re ready to take your career to a whole new level.

You can also study with our Learning Partner, Griffith College in Ireland.

How many students do we have?

Currently there are:


active students



We're here to support you

David Kelly explains the programme structure and introduces our online resources.

Meet DBA graduate Nicholas Ingle

Nicholas studied for his MBA in Ireland

How do you want to study?

There are many ways to learn with Edinburgh Business School.

Study in your home by self-paced distance learning. Study on campus in the UK. Or join your fellow students at our Learning Partners in Sweden, Ireland, Greece, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.

You can choose one route or combine them. It’s up to you.

Study options

Learning Partners

  • 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: richard.mullane@griffith.ie

Designed around you

Our programmes fit the way you work, the way you live.


Do you already have academic qualifications?

You may be entitled to exemptions from core and elective courses on our masters programmes.



All our programmes come with full support

From faculty message boards, past papers and online self tests to peer-to-peer networks and dedicated adivsors.


Try our Student Portal

Read and download your course materials

Access Faculty message boards, view past exams papers and more. You can also organise your studies, order your next course and book your exams.
The username and password are: demo

Student Portal

Join the conversation

Vist our open Facebook group

Our students have lots to say about studying, the Edinburgh Business School experience and life in general.
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Sit your exams locally

We offer local examinations to all our students. Each course is assessed by a one three-hour examination. You can sit your exams in March, June, August and December.



How much will it cost?

You can study course-by-course and pay as you learn, or sign up for two or three courses at once. Our fees are flexible.