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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #194 (QS) ,
The most popular professional degree programme in the world, the Master of Business Administration programme at University of Aberdeen is a globally-recognised qualification designed to develop your leadership skills, underpinned by practical and theoretical knowledge.

About

The Master of Business Administration programme at University of Aberdeen It offers you the opportunity to formally recognise your business expertise and take you to an exceptional level in terms of career progression, earnings potential and job satisfaction. Completing our MBA will make sure that you have the credentials required to compete against the best.

The MBA is focused on the real needs of business and will provide you with an opportunity to develop your understanding of the key knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s challenging business world, when it's going to be harder and harder to move up without a higher-level qualification.

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 newly emerging business models that will shape tomorrow. Just like our students will.

During your studies, you will learn about data management for better decision-making and operations management, as well as going on to work on strategy formulation and implementation.

You will work on your personal development: skills, style, and leadership. You are prepared to mature as a manager and become able to lead, motivate and manage.

But we do all this in a refreshingly different way. Our MBA is not about business dogma. It’s about getting you to challenge the way business is done and find new, more effective, more creative ways of doing it.

The MBA Faculty use a range of different methods to engage you, with an emphasis on experiential learning. These range from formal lectures, group discussions, industry-real role-plays, simulation exercises, case study analysis and project work. You will take cutting edge modules during our summer school which is led by visiting scholars as well as staff.

Our MBA attracts talented people from different industries, from all over the world. In this way, you will be able to learn from your classmates, share ideas, create professional networks and make friendships which last well beyond the academic experience.

Careers

MBA graduates are in high demand.

Not only do Aberdeen MBA students leave with the underlying business knowledge essential to successful business, they have developed and thus can offer potential employers the crucial characteristics and skills - strong communication and interpersonal skills, quantitative knowledge and technical skills - sought after in today's globally competitive business environment.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business Economics 
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Entrepreneurship in Practice 
  • Business Strategy 
  • Strategic Marketing 
  • Managing People at Work 
  • Managing Change and Innovation 
  • The Leadership Challenge 

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity

                  You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                  Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                  Part-time
                  • Average part-time duration 24 months
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:

                  6.5

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                • Minimum required score:

                  90

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                • Minimum required score:

                  62

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                Academic Requirements

                You need the following GPA score:

                Required score: Upper Second Class

                Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                General Requirements

                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 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.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  20000 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                • EU/EEA

                  20000 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                Living costs for Aberdeen

                • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
                  Living Costs

                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                Funding

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