Executive Education

Embrace change and invest in education to shape a better future –
for yourself, and for your industry or sector.

Our innovative approach addresses timely and pressing challenges and helps businesses and professionals seize new opportunities. Courses are developed and taught by leading experts from across the University of Edinburgh and delivered in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Business School.

We bring cross-disciplinary expertise together in a collaborative, data-driven environment that offers flexible courses for professionals and sector leaders who want to shape their profession and industry for the future. Whatever your sector, whatever your goals, the Edinburgh Futures Institute is ready to work with you to stimulate new ideas, support strategic change, and help you put the latest theory and thinking into practice.

“The Climate Risk programme has certainly engaged me and made me significantly more self-aware of the need to change my behaviours at a personal level – as well as at an organisational level.”

Programme participant, Climate Change Risk in Finance

Upcoming opportunities

Data Ethics, AI and Responsible Innovation

This free, online, story-driven, short-course is taught by leading experts in data science, AI, information law, science and technology studies, and responsible research and innovation.

Next start date:

Global Governance of Law and Technology

Join Edinburgh Law School, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Business School and the Edinburgh Futures Institute, for an intensive 5-day residential Executive Education Summer programme on Global Governance of Law and Technology.

Next start date:
29 July 2024

AI for Senior Managers in Financial Services

Delivered in partnership between Pinsent Masons, the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the University of Edinburgh Business School, this 1.5-day course for Senior Managers in Financial Services focuses on developing competence and providing training in understanding and addressing AI legal and regulatory risks.

Next start date:
4 June 2024

Our sectors in focus

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Financial Services
& FinTech


tourism, Travel
& festivals

Get in touch to discuss executive education

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Jackie Whittaker

Portfolio Manager

Join us to challenge, create, and make change happen.