The course

Distance learning
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Entry date



The MBA with Specialism in Finance from Edinburgh Business School is the ideal way to extend your MBA to meet specific career requirements and gain a deeper understanding of financial management.

You work towards your MBA on a course-by-course basis. After completing three courses, you are eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, and after six courses for a Postgraduate Diploma. The certificate and diploma awards are formal recognition of your progress; they can also be used as exit awards. Specialist awards are available at diploma level depending on your choice of courses.

Programme duration

Approximately 200 study hours per course.

Course content

You must complete the seven core MBA courses, and four finance specialist elective courses.

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning

Specialist finance elective courses

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Practical History of Financial Markets
  • Quantitative Methods

Full details of the MBA with Specialism in Finance core and elective courses are available from EBS.