Adults in the Award: MBA programme

On 25 March 2019, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding with Heriot-Watt University at their campus in Dubai. The partnership will allow for senior colleagues to study for a distance taught MBA.

Applications for the MBA programme will be open to high potential staff and volunteers within the Association that are demonstrating an outstanding track record of leadership and/or outstanding leadership potential and qualities, a focused career plan and a strong overall application, as well as delegates who have successfully completed the Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) programme from the University of Surrey Business School.

The start date for the MBA will be in January 2020 in Dubai (U.A.E.) with a 5 day face-to-face workshop. For more information please read through the information brochure, terms and conditions and application form.

Applications will be reviewed by an Award Foundation selection panel and candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application end of September 2019.

A maximum of 25 delegates will be accepted from across the Association.

To apply for the online MBA, applicants should: 

 Please submit the following supporting documents with your application: 

  • An endorsement letter
  • The signed Terms and Conditions
  • A CV which details your career history, academic background and any other ongoing professional development
  • Certified copies of academic and/or professional qualifications, to include certificates and transcripts
  • Copy of your passport
  • A photograph 
  • submit the application and supporting documents by email to by Friday 13 September 2019


Testimonials from students who have completed their MBA studies online with Edinburgh Business School

Application form for the MBA at Heriot-Watt University

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation MBA Heriot-Watt Univesity Terms and Conditions

Information brochure for the MBA degree at Heriot-Watt University 

Applicants will be informed at the end of September 2019 of their application status.

Should you have any questions please send an email to