One Year MBA at Edinburgh University, 5th Round Applications Close on March 11


Admission is open for the one-year full-time MBA September 2020 intake at the University of Edinburgh Business School with the 5th round applications closing on March 11.

The School says its MBA program is tailored to build the student’s capacity for inclusive analysis, innovation and strategic leadership. It also provides specialisation in finance, strategy or entrepreneurship.

5th Round Applications Close on March 11 for One Year MBA at Edinburgh

MBA Program Highlights

The first six months from September will be devoted to nine foundation courses in major disciplines including strategic leadership, finance, and economics, strategic marketing, and operations improvement. You will also be participating in the integrated Personal Development program.

You will have a choice of two specific electives and a Capstone project. You will also get a business school certificate in your chosen specialization in Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation or Strategy. Specializations must be agreed in advance with the program team.

The Capstone project will give you a hands-on opportunity for in-depth research on significant, real-world problems through a business plan, a consultancy, or a specialist research topic.

Application Deadlines

The school says you will be able to submit the application until the final deadline on July 22. If seats are still available after that date, fresh applications may be considered.

The 5th round application deadline is March 11 with the decision by April 23. The 6th round deadline is April 22 with the decision by June 4. The 7th deadline is on June 3 with the decision by July 23 and the 8th deadline on July 22 and the decision by August 20. International applicants requiring a visa should apply by the July 22 deadline.

Eligibility Criteria

You should have a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in any subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification. In terms of work experience, you should have completed at least 3 e years’ in a managerial role after earning the degree. The work experience can be from any industry, including the public sector, charitable organizations or the arts.

If you do not meet the minimum academic requirement, you may still be considered if you have professional qualifications with substantial work experience. Those candidates with a  very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility will also be considered for admission.

If you do not meet the minimum academic requirement, you will have to sit for the GMAT test and present a minimum score of 600.

Application Process and Selection Criteria

The cohort is selected through a highly competitive process, using the information you have provided on your application form to compare you against your peers. Educational achievements, managerial work experience and any other aspects demonstrated in your application are taken into consideration. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview that will be focused mainly on your background and potential.

You should include a personal statement as part of your application which should indicate your reasons for applying to the program. The statement should be approximately 500 words in length and answer the questions about Why have you selected this particular program, the motivating factors and additional relevant information in support of this contention and what contributions do you feel you can make to the program.

The overall decision on your application will be based on academic results as described in the entry requirements section, your work experience demonstrated in your CV and other non-academic qualities. Applications are given a score in each area and offers are made to those with the highest overall scores.

The decision will be based on 40% weighting for Academic Performance and 60% for Non-Academic Qualities.

Fees & Other Expenses

The fee for Home/EU & Overseas candidates is £32,500. You will also be asked to pay a deposit of £1,500 within 28 days of the offer to secure your place.

Apart from the fees, you will need to budget for additional costs, including textbooks, Capstone Project expenses and optional extra-curricular treks. The program fee includes a print allowance and optional development weekends.

In the case of the MBA with International Exchange, the fee does not include the additional costs incurred by the exchange with a partner institution. Although exchange students will not be liable for tuition fees at the partner institution, all additional costs such as books, travel and living are payable by the student.

Class Profile

The average age of the current batch (2019-20) is 30 signifying a mature cohort with years of work experience. Female representation is a high 54%, much more than those in MBA programs at other schools.

The class has 52% of the students from Asia/Australasia followed by 26% from North America, 8% each from South/Central America and the UK and 6% from Europe.

In terms of previous employment, Engineering tops with 23% followed by Finance & Financial Services 13%, Consulting and Technology & Telecom 12% each, Not for Profit 8%, Auditing, Creative Industries and Retail 4% each, Food Drink and PR & Marketing 2% each and Others 17%.

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