The MBA is our on campus MBA programme. It is focused on the real needs of business and is designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop your understanding of the knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s evermore challenging business world. An MBA is the most popular professional degree programme in the world. The University of Aberdeen MBA is a globally recognised qualification designed to develop your leadership skills, underpinned by practical and theoretical knowledge. It offers you the opportunity to formally recognise your business expertise and will take you to the next level in terms of career progression, earnings potential and job satisfaction. In short, our MBA will provide you with the credentials needed to compete against the best. Our MBA is not all about business dogma, it’s refreshingly different. Our programme encourages you to challenge the way business is done, and find new, more effective, more creative ways of doing it. Our MBA attracts many talented people from different industries, from all over the world. In this way, you’ll be able to learn from your peers, share ideas, create professional networks and make friendships that last well beyond the academic experience. Although the programme is aimed at working professionals, with significant business experience, there is still a lot to learn. We will explore both the practical and theoretical aspects of business, broadening and deepening your knowledge – and focusing on powerful business insights – many of them from newly emerging business models that will shape tomorrow. This course will help you to: • Learn how to manage and motivate successful teams and organisations • Understand how data drives better decision-making and management • Develop a strong skillset in strategy formulation and implementation • Focus on your personal development: communication skills, leadership style • Tailor your MBA to specialist subject areas such as HR, finance or marketing.
The MBA programme consists of a stimulating mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars, case studies, fieldwork and business simulations, which are further supported by on-line forums and additional learning materials. All our modules are assessed entirely by coursework – there are no exams – so you will be required to produce reports, briefing notes, presentations and reflective journals. Together these will build up into a personalised portfolio of experience – tangible proof that you’ve acquired key business skills and knowledge and something we know that prospective employers find very useful.
Just like industry, we don’t run our programmes around exams – in fact there are no exams, just intensive real-world learning that helps you gain relevant knowledge, quickly and effectively. All assessments are done by a portfolio of work-based assignments. We’re talking about powerful knowledge that will stay with you and make you more marketable within industry long after you’ve completed the MBA.
How to apply
When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. In addition, it is important to check all immigration requirements regularly and before travelling, as they can change. Students without the necessary visa will be refused entry to the UK. You should allow plenty of time to organise your visa and ensure you are aware of all your responsibilities under the terms and conditions of your visa. Please note that the advice provided via the University is the Student Visa category of the UK's Points Based Immigration Scheme. For further information, please visit the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration.
Open to graduates from any discipline, this programme does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level. This programme is for you if you have a minimum of TWO years post-degree work experience; a track record of professional achievement and a good first degree (equivalent to a UK second-class Honours degree) or above in any discipline. The Programme Director may consider applicants with non-standard qualifications. If you have non-standard qualifications and extensive work experience, please ensure to enclose a complete CV and detailed work references.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above. IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||90||TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above. DI code is 0818|
|PTE Academic||62||Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above. Online test is not accepted.|
|Institution's Own Test||Academic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for 1 year). Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall - 176 with: Listening - 162 or above; Reading - 162 or above; Speaking - 162 or above; Writing - 169 or above.|
To study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, through the degree you undertook or are undertaking at university, or through a recognised English language test. Postgraduate Higher requirements are used by the Schools of Business; Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture; Law; and Social Sciences. The MSc in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management and the MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience also make use of the Postgraduate Higher requirements. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.
Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£28600||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£28600||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£28600||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships: www.abdn.ac.uk/study/funding/. The University of Aberdeen provides an Alumni Discount Scheme: The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.