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Partnerships with Practice

At EBS, we partner with businesses and organisations to deliver innovative, industry-focused solutions that add value. Our global campus network and strategic partnerships will shape social and economic futures around the world.

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Strategy and Change Management Consultancy

Our team of leading academics and experienced practitioners are ready to help your business transform. Get in touch to learn more about how our industry-leading research and practice-oriented consultancy services can support your business goals.

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Global Changemaker Series 2024

The Global Changemaker Series (GCS) is a seminar series designed to demonstrate the transformational benefits that arise from translating knowledge into practice. While hosted by EBS, GCS is aimed inclusively at all Heriot-Watt students. The 2024 list of presenters includes:

Wilfred Mijnhardt, Honorary Edinburgh Business School Professor and Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management

Debbie Keeling, Regional Editor for the European Journal of Marketing

James Whittaker, Industry-leading Technology Executive

Mary Portas, English Retail Consultant and Broadcaster

Chris Ford, Accounting & Management Industry Expert

Edinburgh Business School Business Incubator

Business Incubator

We are proud to have a Business Incubator at our Edinburgh Campus for fledgling businesses looking for support, space and to grow

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Dr April Henning
"Practice-based research is key to ensuring impactful research. By engaging directly with industry, organizations, and policymakers, we can be confident we are asking and answering questions that will inform and change practice on the ground. "

Dr April Henning ,
Assistant Professor, Head of Research (Management)

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Help to Grow

Edinburgh Business School is offering the government-backed Help to Grow course where businesses and employees can benefit from 50 hours of in-depth training, 1:1 business mentoring, and the opportunity to grow their business. 

The 12-week programme is 90% subsidised by the government and is aimed at senior leaders of small and medium businesses.

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Industry Advisory Board

Knowledge Exchange

Our Industry Advisory Board is a group of multidisciplinary senior executives who meet regularly to provide insights to our senior management team to ensure that our teaching, research and executive education remain relevant to industry needs.

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Consultancy Bootcamp

Consultancy Bootcamp

Through our Consultancy Bootcamp, we connect ambitious organisations with talented students for innovative, transformational results. Our Bootcamp offers a wide variety of analytical services and reporting offerings that can help your business transform.

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International Business Management - with Placement

We are committed to supporting our MSc With Placement students in taking up substantive work experience opportunities.

Our International Business Management programme offers employers an opportunity to recruit a placement student from our MSc International Business programme.

We are keen to work with local, national and international employers that are looking to access our talented students by creating placement year opportunities that will build the skills and knowledge they desire.

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Our partners

We work with many industry partners in a variety of ways. We have partnered with companies such as Baxters Food Group, Array Marketing, Linn Products, Clydesdale Bank and many more through thought leadership, placement experiences and guest lectures.


We would love to work with you in the future. Please complete the enquiry form below and we will respond to you quickly.