The 1918 creation of the University of Edinburgh Business School in Edinburgh, Scotland, dates back two years earlier. That was when the local Chamber of Commerce requested specialized instruction for its members, which led to the creation of an undergraduate degree program in commerce.
Other evolutions began with a program focusing on accounting and business methods expanding to include overall business studies. By 1980, the school came to the conclusion that establishing an MBA program was another step forward. Four years later, a part-time MBA program was added to assist in professionals who wanted the additional education but lacked the time to handle the full-time demands of the program.
By 1996, a Master of Science program was established, with a series of research centers also being opened to aid in the students’ educational development. Each of these centers focused on different aspects of the business world, including marketing, strategy and entrepreneurship.
The current student population consists of over 1,300 individuals who range from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. That wide scope has students who hail from close to 90 different countries.