Edinburgh Business School Dubai

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The Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University Dubai offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate business management, accountancy and finance degrees including its internationally recognised MBA programme. The school is known for its cutting-edge programmes and dedicated support to student entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is long established and highly successful with over 9500 students enrolled in the programme. To date, more than 19,000 students from 160 countries have graduated from the MBA, making it the world’s largest international MBA programme.

Additionally, our programmes are designed to match the diverse interests and career pathways that students are seeking through combining business management with other fields of study. For example, the school offers International Business Management with Finance, International Business Management with Marketing, HRM and more.

  • According to the 2021 Complete University Guide, our accounting and finance subjects are ranked 15th out of 103 UK universities while our business and management programmes place 27th out of 123 UK universities.
  • Ranked 5th in the UK for Marketing in The Complete University Guide 2022.
Accreditations and Professional Bodies

Business and Management programmes

Association of Business Schools (ABS)

Edinburgh Business School is a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and benefits from a network of business schools for sharing best practice as well as developing initiatives and policy.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Accreditation of undergraduate programmes in Business Management with Marketing. To obtain the exemptions students must have completed the marketing courses specified by Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) as part of their degree.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Reduced cost student membership of Chartered Management Institute (CMI), benefits of which include access to dedicated online management resources & information sources for students.


Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT UK)

Our MSc degrees in Logistics and Supply Chain Management are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport. Students who successfully graduate from the above degrees will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require. Find out more about CILT accreditation and membership in the link above.

Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

Our MSc degrees in Logistics and Supply Chain Management are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. Whilst you are studying you can join as a Student Member becoming an Affiliate Member and then Member (MCIPS).

Accounting and Finance

Our accountancy and finance programme is accredited by a number of institutions for exemptions from some professional examinations:

Accredited by the CPA Australia for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Strategic Project Management

The MSc Strategic Project Management reflects the content of the Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Key facilities

Bloomberg Trading Suite

You can enhance your employability in the area of finance through use of our state-of-the-art Bloomberg Trading Room. This professional-standard facility provides access to live financial data from global markets and organisations. Integrating use of Bloomberg Terminals into our teaching develops professionally relevant skills in data analysis, financial reporting, financial risk management and financial modelling.

Enterprise Floor and Business Incubator Space

Undergraduate and Postgraduate can benefit from our Enterprise Floor which offers an entire level at our campus dedicated to supporting student entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as hosting businesses in our partner suites and educating business leaders in our executive education facilities. You will also have the opportunity to access to our Entrepreneurship programme offered in conjunction with Dubai Future Foundation, which offers a programme of activities and supporting eco-system to help bring your business start-up ideas to fruition.

Global Research Innovation Discovery (GRID)

GRID at Heriot-Watt is a ground-breaking facility to advance our global research, innovation and discovery. It's designed to create cohesion between academic research and business enterprise, where students, entrepreneurs, academic researchers and businesses can work together to solve real-world challenges. It operates as an ecosystem, extending beyond its Edinburgh base to connect with all of our UK and international campuses, including the Dubai Campus.

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