University of Edinburgh

The Challenge

The University of Edinburgh MBA program was looking to spice up their program by adding a new dimension to their personal leadership and team development curriculum. The school has a long history of providing a top quality MBA program to a very international audience.

Leadership and team development were not traditionally a focus in the MBA program and the school understood that this was an important addition to their already highly rated curriculum. Not able to find what they were looking for in the UK the school approached Summit to partner on this project.

The Solution

Summit has been delivering this program for the last four years. This was such an amazing program to design and deliver. Summit developed a 5-day program that combined the best elements of traditional classroom teaching and an experiential approach. We took the students to the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland and used the mountain wilderness as part of our classroom.

We set the stage with classroom based teaching with content that included team development theory, emotional intelligence, case studies, leadership style and so much more. We augmented this with engaging and exciting experiential activities that brought all the learning to life. Individual and team assignments help to solidify the learning and a final all-day search and rescue simulation closed the session with a bang.


We Rethought Everything


The Leadership and High Performance Teams course led by Summit has become an integral part of our MBA programme. The course is designed around theoretically informed experiential learning, giving students a mixture of knowledge and practical tools for improving their leadership skills and giving them the confidence to succeed in future senior management roles. I recommend Summit Training highly.

Professor Brad MacKay PhD, University of Edinburgh MBA

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