Executive MBA (Shanghai) at University of Aberdeen - UCAS

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Course summary

The Executive MBA is designed for experienced professionals who are looking to enhance their careers with part-time study. The modular programme offers a convenient format for busy executives and is delivered in Shanghai, China in one of world's most vibrant cities. We recognise that business leaders will be required to demonstrate an array of professional skills, critical analysis and strategic planning. Our Executive MBA is focused on developing these core, transferable business skills. It offers ambitious professionals the opportunity to further advance their careers by developing the vision, knowledge and strategic leadership skills needed to pursue a high profile career in business. Our Executive MBA is designed to enhance your professional credentials with a globally-recognised MBA degree and first-class management training. The programme consists of nine core modules, and a Practical Intervention Project that will evidence the culmination of your study. The core modules include Global Strategy, Leading Strategic Change, Management Effectiveness, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Graduates from the programme will reap multiple benefits for themselves and their career. The programme will help you to:

  • Advance your leadership skills by learning to lead with vision and purpose
  • Develop a holistic approach to understanding and solving business problems
  • Negotiate and communicate successfully in a competitive business world
  • Learn how to evaluate trends and drive change across all areas of business
  • Develop managerial competence and advanced project management skills

Modules

Our Executive MBA programme is delivered in Shanghai, China, over long weekends (Friday to Sunday), starting in September or April. You will follow an eight-week cycle of part-time study over two years, during which you will be taught by a wide range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. The classroom teaching comprises a mix of lectures, group work, case studies and discussion, and this along with one-to-one supervision is designed to provide you with a sound underpinning for a specific programme of practical research.

Assessment method

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.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

How to apply

International applicants

The modular programme offers a convenient format for busy executives and is delivered in Shanghai, China.

Entry requirements

This programme is for you if you have a minimum of FIVE years’ post-degree work experience, a track record of professional achievement and a good first degree (equivalent to a British 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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Overall - 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)90TOEFL 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 Academic62Overall - 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 TestAcademic 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 AdvancedCOverall - 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:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/requirements-pg-266.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please contact [email protected] for further information about this programme.

Sponsorship information

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.

Executive MBA (Shanghai) at University of Aberdeen - UCAS