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The award
MBA

How long you will study
60 weeks

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Master of Business Administration at Robert Gordon University

Aberdeen Business School is recognised both nationally and internationally for its corporate and management education. Our School has had AMBA accreditation since 1999 and is one of only 40 of the UK's 120 Business Schools that have so far been accredited in all three modes of delivery.

The MBA has been developed to ensure that it meets the highest international standards and is of direct relevance to the real world. One of the features of the programme is that each of our full-time MBA students is provided with a laptop (complete with wireless capability) for use throughout their studies, and it is theirs to keep on completion of the programme. Full-time MBA students are also taken on an international study tour to IAE Aix-en-Provence: Graduate School of Management in France.

What you will study

Stage 1

  • Business Economics

  • Human Resource Management

  • Financial Decision Making

  • Marketing Decisions

  • Operations Management

  • Change Management


Stage 2

  • Strategic Management

  • Leadership Communication and Change

  • One Specialist Module


Stage 3

  • Dissertation or two Specialist Modules plus a Masters of Business Administration Project


Entry requirements

The MBA is a challenging Masters level programme demanding a combination of intellectual abilities and business experience.

To gain admission you will normally:

  • hold a first degree, at honours level in a top class banding

  • have at least three years full-time work experience at a professional level

  • where appropriate be able to demonstrate competence in written and oral English


All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570 (paper) or TOEFL 230 (computer) prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Placements and accreditations

The course is accredited by AMBA. It is regarded as the international authority on the development of business leaders and the guardian of MBA quality standards. It plays a unique role in supporting business schools to develop business leaders and provides a network for MBAs, business schools and employers.

Robert Gordon University is one of only a handful of institutions worldwide that have been accredited in respect of every form of the MBA.

Fees and bursaries

UK/EU Students

  • New students: entire course £14,800 for academic year 2010/11


International Students

  • New students: entire course £14,800 for academic year 2010/11


The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

The Aberdeen Business School is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to assist exceptionally able students who wish to undertake its International MBA programme on a full-time or distance learning basis. Further details on enquiry.

How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

If you prefer to apply on paper, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office to request that an application be posted out to you.

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office:

  • Email postgraduateadmissions@rgu.ac.uk

  • Call +44 (0) 1224 262132


If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

  • Complete our International Enquiries form

  • Call 0044 1224 262726

  • Email international@rgu.ac.uk

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