Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt University is the eighth oldest educational institution in the UK. It is also the first mechanics’ institute in the world. Consistently ranked as one of the top universities for graduate employment, Heriot-Watt graduates are among the most highly sought after employees in the UK.

Today the university offers one of the world largest and best distance MBA programs through its graduate school of business - Edinburgh Business School (EBS).

Heriot-Watt's EBS MBA is by far the most flexible MBA programs in the world, it allows the participants to choose where, when and how to study. Learning can take place at any time and anywhere in the world.

The MBA consists of nine modules: seven are core modules and two are electives. The core modules include Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Project Management and Strategic Planning. There are more than 30 electives to choose from, including Alliances and Partnerships, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Research, Quantitative Methods, Human Resource Management and so on. Exams are tough and challenging, each module is assessed by a three hour written examination.

Students may opt to pursue the MBA with specialism by completing seven core modules plus four electives. Areas of specialisms include the Public Administration, Finance, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management and Marketing.

MBA Ranking Information:

- EBS MBA programme is listed as No. 1 in the world in the annual review of the top 40 online MBA providers published as a special feature in the Financial Times newspaper on 15 March 2010.

- Over 50% of Fortune Top 100 companies have employees on the MBA such as Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Goodyear and so forth.

- Heriot-Watt MBA was listed as Europe’s largest and the second largest in the world in a March 2007 survey by the Financial Times.

- Ranked in the German magazine Focus among the 25 best MBAs in the U.K. and 75 best in Europe.

- Ranked as one of the world’s best MBA programs by Economist Intelligence Unit, 1991-1999.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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