Obituary: Professor Alex Scott


The University is sad to announce that Professor Alex Scott recently passed away.  

Alex was Director of Learning and Teaching in Edinburgh Business School, from its very early days in the Esmee Fairbairn building, until 2016. He was one of the founders of the Edinburgh Business School MBA and made a significant contribution to life at Heriot-Watt over many years.

An economist by training, Alex was part of the team that used real options evaluation to plan the university’s move from the Grassmarket to Riccarton over a number of years. He wrote the original MBA Strategy course, which was known for its intellectual rigour and challenging examination.

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