Edinburgh Business School


Heriot-Watt University has been producing career-ready graduates for nearly 200 years and Edinburgh Business School continues in this tradition.

Our mission is to create tomorrow’s leaders for tomorrow’s markets and we specialise in industry-focused business degrees which embrace a truly international outlook.

With campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia, Edinburgh Business School boasts top-class learning facilities including a Bloomberg Business and Finance Lab and Business Incubator. 

We are Scotland's largest Business School and teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, offering MAs, MScs, MBAs, DBAs and PhDs. As a leader in online learning, we support 14,000 students based in more than 150 countries. 

Our teaching and research spans seven key areas of business:

  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Law
  • Logistics and Operations
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Strategy and Enterprise.

Experienced professionals and globally recognised academics deliver course content and guide research that is cutting-edge and up-to-date. We employ and work with industry leaders who put modern business theory through a real-world filter, developing the knowledge and social skills our graduates need to thrive in the modern business world.

Many programmes are delivered across Heriot-Watt campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia, offering students of Edinburgh Business School the unique opportunity to transfer between our worldwide locations for one semester or more. This international experience develops a global outlook that helps students grow personally and professionally.

Edinburgh Business School has established a reputation for producing high-calibre, career-ready graduates. Our former students include FTSE100 CEOs, several Prime Ministers, and entrepreneurs behind many successful start-up businesses.


When joining Edinburgh Business School, you join a network of industry professionals, top academics and people driven to succeed. We are here to prepare you to enter competitive job markets, excel professionally or even start a new business.

Prof. Heather McGregor, Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School