F.A.Q.

What is an MBA?

MBA — Master’s degree in Business Administration – management degree, aimed at the acquisition of special knowledge and skills in professional management and acquiring holistic understanding of business.

A modern MBA degree indicates not only a certain amount of knowledge on the part of its holder, but also that person’s desire to improve his/her professional skills in business management.

The MBA programmesare primarily aimed at people who already possess a degree and significant managerial experience. Having an MBA programme will allow you to systematize your knowledge, acquire new skills and find practical application for them.

A new possibility has arisen to acquire a classic business degree that meets British standards but without leaving the country, your business or your work behind as Edinburgh Business School opened their representation in Ukraine.

Whom is the MBA programme designed for?

Edinburgh Business School’s MBA programmes in Ukraine have two kinds of programmes — Executive and Managerial. Executive programmes are designed for business owners and top-level managers who need to systematize their knowledge and get relevant qualifications. Edinburgh Business School MBA programmes will help to acquire and systematize the existing knowledge. This would allow business to grow, develop team relations and increase the scale and quality of personal archievements.

Managerial programmes are targeted at young professionals, specialists, and mid-level managers looking to acquire good business skills and accelerate their career development.

What will I get from the MBA programme?

Our students’ motivations in applying for the MBA coincide. Executives and managers take the decision to study in the MBA programmes in order to:

    • Acquire specialized business knowledge, which is based on the global experience and practices and applicable for the local and international business environment
    • Become the owner of an international standard diploma
    • Systematize existing knowledge and apply practical experience.
    • Acquire a holistic understanding of the way business works (the so-called “bird’s-eye view”).
    • Build new business relationships and friendships (both local and international).

Acquire specialized business knowledge

Business cases and materials that Edinburgh Business School has to offer apply to nearly all areas of business development and functioning. Quite often, the owners or managers of large / medium-sized companies do not have relevant economic/financial/marketing education, and have no time to learn new material at work. Edinburgh Business School offers both basic economic disciplines (Econmics, Accounting, Finance) (in MBA programmes), as well as specialised courses (e.g., Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Planning) (in MBA programmes), required to run a business.

In addition to general courses, Edinburgh Business School also offers elective courses to study.

Systematize knowledge

One of the key requirements for admission to MBA programmes at Edinburgh Business School is managerial experience.

Students must be able to correlate their management experience to the topics discussed in class. The theoretical material gives students the ABC’s of a specialisation and, in addition, students will have the opportunity to share experiences not only with tutors but also with their classmates occupying similar positions in different areas of business.

To be a successful manager, it is not enough to have specialised knowledge in a particular area of a company (e.g., marketing or finance). It is very important to know and understand the relationship exists between the different segments of a company, the relationship between departments within the company, the dependence of changes and motivations influencing the outcome of the process, as a whole. Business education provides a global vision of the organization as a unified system.

Build new business relationships and friendships (both local and international).

Why EBS?

- Classical British Education

Students study by the materials created by tutors at Edinburgh Business School, who also hold lectures for global well-known business schools (London Business School, Imperial College London, INSEAD, Tulane University, Stanford Business School).

- International Diploma

Having completed the programme and successfully passed the examinations, EBS student is awarded with MBA Edinburgh Business School Diploma (diploma does not specify the country or language of the programme). Diplomas are issued in accordance with the UK and the U.S. standards (awards are authorized in the UK by Royal Charter and recognized U.S. Department of Education).

- Global knowledge and practices

Learning materials are focused on international knowledge and practices, cases study actual examples of global corporations, British, American and Western European companies.

- Opportunity to study in Russian or in English

MBA programme at Edinburgh Business School can be studied in different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian. In Ukraine students have an option of choosing between Russian and English-speaking groups.

- Flexibility

There is one principle underlying the global philosophy of the School: “School has to be closer to the Student and not vice versa”. Hence the flexible nature of the educational programme is implemented in several areas at once.

First and foremost, the student can decide on the load he or she is able to take and choose the number of courses to study in parallel during the semester.  It is always possible to make a pause in the learning process and go on an academic leave with the ability to return to studying later. Moreover, courses studied by the student and successfully passed examinations are already “an asset”, therefore the student does not bear any financial losses. Duration of the programme may be up to ten years.

Secondly, flexible modular system of studying provides students with the opportunity to pass 3 and / or 6 courses and receive the relevant award, proving the completed degree. In order to receive an MBA degree the student has to complete 9 courses and pass relevant examinations, so if a student decides to stop midway, it is always possible to re-join the programme and continue to study the MBA programme further at any convenient time.

Thirdly, the student becomes part of a global learning network, which means he or she can start to study at Edinburgh Business School in Ukraine, and continue studying in Edinburgh, Singapore, Dubai, Basel, Mexico or any of the 27 training centres in the world! Any student may also pass examinations in one of 360 centres in 160 countries around the world, which is actively being used by our students.

At what age do people enter the MBA programme?

The average age of people coming in as students and selecting the Executive MBA programmes is 35 years. However, there are very young business managers actively working their way up the career ladder who feel a need to get an MBA and who, as a rule, choose the Managerial MBA programme. There are also highly experienced students whose desire to obtain an MBA education arose at 50 plus years old.

Which programmes does Edinburgh Business School offer and how do they differ?

In Ukraine, Edinburgh Business School offers 2 programmes: Executive MBA and Managerial MBA.

In content, the teaching materials and the structure of the programme’s courses are similar, with the difference lying in the level of preparedness and management or business experience of the audience. The Executive MBA programme is designed for business owners, executives and high-level managers.

The Managerial MBA is designed for managers with less managerial experience who are, however, also either in leadership positions or are preparing to fill them in the future.

Importantly, the Executive MBA programme includes special workshops, seminars and round tables expanding student’s knowledge on various issues. They are run by leading specialists, executives and senior managers of large companies – the flagships of industry.

When does the academic year start?

The academic year is divided into two semesters – February-June, and September-December.

Study begins twice a year: early February and early September.

What study formats are available?

In Ukraine, two study formats are available:

a) regular – classes held throughout the semester, twice a week, usually on weekday evening (Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday) (18:20 – 21:45) and Saturday (9:30 – 14:30);

b) modular – classes take place in the form of sessions, usually once a month (throughout the day, Saturday and Sunday (9:30 – 18:45))

Practice has shown that the regular format suits students who live and work in Kyiv while the modular format is convenient for those coming in from various cities around the country.

What is the class schedule?

The completion of studies under the MBA programmes takes a minimum of 2,5 years, during in which students takes 9 courses / subjects and complete a qualification project. The academic year consists of 2 semesters (September-December, February-June), with two courses in each semester. Each course ends with a written examination.

It should be stressed that the programme’s flexibility allows astudent to plan his or her own workload for a semester, choose the number of courses to be studied (where available), take academic breaks and, thus, prolonge his or her period of study in the programme up to 7 years.

Discount system

The discount provided for early payment 90 days before the semester start.

Amount of discount: 5%