The Business School
The Business School for empowerment, enterprise and employability for all
Accredited by AACSB

The accolade recognises The Business School for excelling in teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning. It is held by fewer than six per cent of global institutions that offer business degrees.

We offer a truly international community of practice

With us, you can enjoy the opportunity to achieve your full potential, whether studying with us on campus in Edinburgh, or from your home, wherever that may be in the world. 

Everyone who studies or works with us benefits from the help of our expert academic staff and our active engagement with many industry partners, whether as an undergraduate or post-graduate student, or in some form of continuous professional development.

If you are moving from overseas to join us as an international student then please see the  helpful information we have curated to assist you in settling in to life in Edinburgh and studying with us at The Business School.

Proud of our top rankings

  • #1 university for Student Satisfaction in Edinburgh for the fourth consecutive year - National Student Survey 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023
  • The Business School scored 87% for overall satisfaction - National Student Survey 2023
  • Top 5 UK Modern University for career and graduate prospects, Guardian Good University Guide 2024. 
  •  85% of TBS graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduation - Graduate Outcomes Survey, HESA
  •  Top 10 UK Modern University for Accounting & Finance Sunday Times' Good University Guide 2024
  •  Top 10 UK Modern University for Law - Sunday Times' Good University Guide 2024
  •  Top 10 UK Modern University for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Sunday Times' Good University Guide 2024

The applied School for business 

We align our teaching and research to the current and emerging needs of business, and our courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level are accredited by many leading industry and professional bodies. Read more about the School's strategy as the needs of the business world evolve more and more rapidly.

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Around the world, Covid-19 impacted every sector of the economy in 2020 and our staff were active to support business leaders as they managed their response. Discover morehere - including webinars on key themes delivered by senior leaders among our alumni, our academic staff and visiting professors. Read more about our Industry Links.

The Bright Red Triangle is our start-up incubator that supports our students, staff and alumni in developing enterprise skills and capturing business opportunities. We provide members with business advisers and a co-working space, where entrepreneurial people can come together to connect and collaborate on exciting new projects and ventures. 

Our research

Research at the Business School has an applied focus, is policy and practice led, and is of both national and international relevance. In REF2021, the research activity at Edinburgh Napier University assessed as 'internationally excellent' and 'world-leading' is at 68%, moving us to the top position among Scotland's Modern universities for both research power and research impact.

Our research is disseminated through high quality publications, strengthening both our teaching and professional development activities. Research is focused on three Research Centres - The Centre for Child and Family Law and Policy; The Centre for Military Research, Education and Public Engagement; and The  Tourism Research Centre - and the following eight Research Groups.

Centre for Business Innovations and Sustainable Solutions (CBISS)

“I see our centre as a vibrant crossroads for interdisciplinary research. Here, we tirelessly strive to weave together the threads of diverse subject areas, creating a rich tapestry of knowledge and innovation”

Professor Sukanlaya Sawang, Director of CBISS.

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Our response to global challenges: action through the Principles for Responsible Management in Education (PRME)

Our Staff

Many of our academic staff engage in consultancy and contract research activities and are committed to developing and applying their expertise across a range of applied themes. They maintain close links with industry, through professional body memberships, Knowledge Transfer Programmes, and both Placement and Live Project module supervision. This extensive range of professional experience is drawn upon in teaching.

An increasing percentage of our staff are also involved in research projects and research supervision, with research and scholarship underpinning our programme development activity

Meet our Staff.

The Business School is proud of our links within business and industry and over recent years we are proud to celebrate our honorary doctorates.