October 9, 2015

What is an Edinburgh Business School DBA and is it for you?

graduation DBA

Achieving a doctorate from any university is a major achievement that stays with recipients their whole lives regardless of the direction that future careers take. At Edinburgh Business School, DBA theses are examined against the same general criteria as PhDs and follow the identical procedures as laid down by Heriot-Watt University. Independent, external and internal […]

Small world

The Edinburgh Business School DBA programme, like its MBA, is characterised by its international reach.  In the case of the DBA this includes both candidates and expert supervisors as this recent web board exchange between a candidate and her supervisor illustrates: Candidate : “Thanks so much – so you are German and living in France […]

June graduation for six DBA candidates

EBS graduation

Six more Edinburgh Business School DBA candidates are due to graduate next week alongside their fellow EBS MBA and MSc graduands.  The DBAs are an interesting group: not only do they come from three continents and a wide range of countries (Eygpt, Greece, Switzerland, USA and UK), but the work that they have done is […]

University without walls!

20 November 2014 and it’s EBS graduation day again. Today we have four new DBA graduates bringing to 35 the number from the programme since its inception.  26 of the 35 have graduated in the past couple of years as the DBA has gathered pace. Today’s four graduates come from South Africa, Hong Kong, the […]

Photos from Putrajaya, Malaysia campus

View from the balcony of Heriot-Watt University temporary campus, Putrajaya, Malaysia

One of our second cohort MBA students in Putrajaya, Malaysia, took three photos from the temporary campus balcony. Thanks for sending these in Kamarul. You can read more about the second cohort of MBA students in Malaysia in one of my colleague’s blogs, here.

Joshelene Roxana González Cruz is first Mexican graduate of the EBC/EBS dual-degree programme


On November 13, 2013 the graduation of Joshelene Roxana González Cruz , the first student of the dual-degree MBA programme of Edinburgh Business School, and its learning partner in Mexico, Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC), took place at the Center for Study and Living at Escuela Bancaria y Comercial. The event was hosted by Ms. […]

Scottish Confucius Institute established at Heriot-Watt University

The First Minister with Heriot-Watt University Deputy Principal Professor Gillian Hogg and Madame Xu Lin, Director-General of Hanban and Chief Executive of the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

Scotland’s educational links with China have been further established, following an agreement to establish a Confucius Institute at Heriot-Watt University – the first to specialise in business and communication. The Institute, the fifth Confucius Institute in Scotland, will aim to help Scottish companies to engage with China and increase the provision of Chinese language learning […]

Swedish Alumni Chapter hold Whisky Tasting Event

Swedish Alumni Chapter Whisky Tasting Event keynote speaker, Mr. Anders Gjörling.

On October 10, 2013, the Swedish chapter of the EBS Alumni Club arranged a whisky tasting event; the event displayed the chapter’s strong ties in their relationship with Edinburgh and Scotland.As is usual the Executive Management Institute kindly hosted the eventing, and provided an excellent buffet to consummate the event. The keynote speaker at the […]