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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

Edinburgh MBA

June 9, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for Edinburgh MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Edinburgh is 600 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after Edinburgh MBA?

The average salary at Edinburgh for the last graduating class was  ₤32,720. 91% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (3%), Finance (19%) and technology (10%) oriented functional roles. 

Edinburgh graduates go on to challenging roles around the globe, working in many different sectors, taking on new responsibilities, and starting new ventures. Hugely respected by global employers, this programme provides the perfect learning experience with access to world-class academics and are underpinned by real world insights.


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Cost of Attendance

The Tuition fees for Edinburgh MBA is € 80,000 and an additional  € 27,000 in living cost. 

To apply for an MBA scholarship, you must have received an offer of a place on our MBA programme. Each scholarship is different; please check individual scholarships for deadlines and application processes. 

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Edinburgh Application Essays

  • Why are you applying to the Edinburgh MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the Edinburgh MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words)
  • What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)
  • Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words)
  • Imagine an entirely different life from the one you lead, and what it would be? (250 words)
  • What figure do you admire the most and why? (250 words)

Edinburgh Recommendation Ques.

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  • If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about Edinburgh MBA

There is a file size limit of 2MB for each individual supporting document. If your document is larger than this, either use compression software to create a .zip file, or separate the file into smaller files and upload them as ‘unspecified documents’.

If you are still unable to upload documents, please send them to [email protected] quoting the programme you applied for and your University Username (UUN).


You may apply for more than one programme if you wish, however you will be required to submit a separate application form for each programme. You will need to upload your supporting documents for each application.

Your reference letter and personal statement should both be programme-specific as you will need to be able to demonstrate your motivation for applying.

Please note that if you apply for more than one programme which requires an application fee, you will be required to pay a separate fee for each programme.

If your most recent work experience is in a family business, you should provide another suitable professional reference, for example a client or accountant, or a previous employer.

Making arrangements to pay your fees is part of the matriculation process to become a student at the University of Edinburgh. Please see ‘Paying your tuition fees‘ on the university website for more information on when and how to pay your fees.

You may re-apply if you feel that your application has strengthened considerably by the next admissions cycle, however we cannot guarantee that you will be made an offer the second time round.

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