University of Edinburgh Business School

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University of Edinburgh Business School
2008 – as UEBS
Head of SchoolWendy Loretto
Academic staff
ca 100
AffiliationsAMBA, EQUIS, AACSB

Coordinates: 55°56′44.86″N 3°11′15.78″W / 55.9457944°N 3.1877167°W / 55.9457944; -3.1877167

The University of Edinburgh Business School (known as the University of Edinburgh Management School until 2008;[1] abbreviated as UEBS) is the business school of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The university has offered business education since 1918, and the MBA degree since 1980. The business school is tied to the University of Edinburgh, which received its royal charter in 1582.[2]


In 1916, the University was encouraged by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce to consider instituting a degree suitable for study by its members. And so, in 1918, the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) was launched. A year later, the Chair of Accounting and Business Method was founded, the first such Chair in Scotland. Originally part of the Faculty of Arts, these initiatives led to the creation of the Department of Business Studies and the Department of Accounting and Business Method. The BCom degree survived until the start of the 21st century before giving way to the Master of Arts (Scotland) (MA) in Business Studies.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) was first offered in 1980, followed by the Part-time MBA in 1984. Since then, over 3,500 students from a wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities and business specialisms have completed these programmes. The first Master of Science (MSc) was launched in 1996.[3] In August 2010 the School relocated to a nearby building located at the heart of the University campus. This state-of-the-art building houses all school staff, features eight lecture theatres, multiple syndicate rooms, an executive education suite and a cafe. It represents an investment of £17 million by the University. Beyond the School and the University, Edinburgh itself has a wide array of venues, both historic and contemporary.[4]


UEBS Main Entrance

At the UEBS, numerous research centres and institutes have been established.[5] UEBS offers a wide range of business-oriented degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

A strong focus is put on the following fields of research:[6]

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Management Science and Business Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organisation Studies
  • Strategy

Since 2005, the E Club promotes entrepreneurial activity and supports new venture creation.[7]


UEBS's global alumni network numbers around 16,000 members in over 120 countries.[8] The students are advised and trained by the MBA careers advisors and/or the student development team in career, personal development and soft-skills issues.[9]

Accreditation and Ranking Data[edit]

UEBS is accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. This gives the Business School triple crown accreditation.[10] Some selected rankings are shown below:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ann Hunter - Staff profile - The University of Edinburgh Business School".
  2. ^ "Business School - History". UEBS. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "History". UEBS. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Why Edinburgh?". UEBS. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Research Centres". UEBS. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Research Areas". UEBS. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  7. ^ "E Club". Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Alumni". UEBS. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Career development". UEBS. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Business School - Accreditation". UEBS. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -".
  12. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -".
  13. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -".
  14. ^ Scotland, National Records of. "Tartan Details - The Scottish Register of Tartans".

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