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MBA - Master of Business Administration Aberdeen (Campus based)

Course Description

A good MBA can really make you stand out for the top jobs in any type of business. You can manage fast paced major growth, transformation, innovation and operational change in any country and business discipline area or have the options to start your own business. You develop insights across the top discipline functions such as finance, strategy, economics, project management, marketing, leading and managing people, supply chain and new business creation. These are all disciplines from which you rapidly acquire the skills, knowledge and application ability to manage all of them together to push growth. Many businesses rely on individuals with knowledge of all of these essential disciplines to drive change, transformation and innovation with the ultimate aim of steering the business constantly towards success. Many known high street brands, service industries, online businesses, high growth start ups and new innovation markets require quick turnaround thinking and problem solving ability to utilise existing or new teams very quickly and make these decisions. You may have been employed within a sector undergoing a real transformation which is constantly under threat from external factors. Having an MBA would allow you to analyse issues and make changes very quickly at operational level using the range of disciplines you learn.

In this situation you can overcome the threats quickly to ensure long term viability of a business whilst managing short term risks to business. You can be a very sought after individual due to your ability to quickly assess what needs to be done with minimum impact to allow for long term profitability. Many brands have recently been disrupted by mass communications and the rapid rise in online trading, some were able to quickly re-organise their business model to avoid going out of business, some were able to innovate and others relied on a wide variety of techniques to allow them to reinvent themselves. MBA positions are normally fast paced but very rewarding in terms of achievements and business satisfaction you gain from complex challenges often at global level. An MBA is also an ideal qualification to progress the necessary skills to push innovation and ideas into a high growth business opportunity.

Aberdeen MBA - On Campus

The Aberdeen University MBA is a one year full-time management programme which covers all the main disciplines of business management. You take leading edge modules during our intensive summer school, which is run by visiting scholars, as well as our own expert staff at the University of Aberdeen Business School. In drawing upon the international expertise of research-active staff, the programme promotes the development of cross-disciplinary knowledge in preparing you for effective management careers in both the private and public sectors. You can take this programme over a year full time or two years part time with September or January start.

You may be able to continue working whilst you study, but there is also an online option which may help you manage your time much better whilst studying (below)

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Strategic Marketing 
  • Managing People At Work
  • The Leadership Challenge 
  • Managing Change

Semester 2

  • New Venture Creation

and three courses from the summer school electives.

Semester 3

  • Business Economics
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Business Strategy
  • Operations and Project Management

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • Aberdeen is ranked as a Top 3 University for world leading research impact in Business and Management (REF 2014)
  • Teaching is informed by close links with industry and delivered by industry professionals in some cases
  • You gain top level operational management across special core functions required to drive business growth

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen for the MBA (Aberdeen)
  • Online for the MBA (Global)
  • Full time and part time options available plus September, January available for the MBA (Aberdeen) and other options available for the Online MBA

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(Student Profile)

Vangelis Stamoulis

374.JPG ‘The truly international dimension set the foundation for my MBA studies’

The MBA program focused on creating leaders who could bring an impressive array of skills and experiences to potential employers. The Graduate Business School’s approach to the study of business with its emphasis on the management of change helped me enhance my personal skills and qualities as well as gain a thorough understanding of the various challenges faced by organisations in the business world. Working in an international environment with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds on real business cases the MBA helped me to enhance my leadership and team building skills. I now have a career as a Business Performance Analyst with the oil service company RGB Limited where I daily apply the knowledge and skills I acquired through the MBA.


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Value of Scholarship(s)

20% discount


A 20% discount for Aberdeen graduates who want to study a postgraduate degree. It applies to the full cost of taught postgraduate programmes and one year of a full time research programme.

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Entry Requirements

A good first degree (equivalent to a British second-class Honours degree) or above in any discipline, IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). You must have a minimum of two years work experience. Extensive work experience and other qualifications can be considered.

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