Next Start Date: 14th January
Future start dates: April, June
Ready to get started? You can speak with an Admissions Advisor, or apply now to start on the path to gaining your MBA.
What You'll Learn
Explore Innovation & Disruption
Gain insight into the innovation process, and enhance your ability to think disruptively, develop market strategies and pitch your ideas.
Manage Projects, Change & Teams
Develop the skills to plan & execute a successful project, implement organisational change and build & manage high-performance teams.
Personalise Your MBA Programme
Investigate the business issues that interest you, and choose from case studies in areas such as entrepreneurship, digital tech & change management.
Practice Smart & Effective Leadership
Analyse popular leadership theory, and learn how to develop an efficient leadership style of your own that will encourage followership.
Develop Profitable Strategies
Gain an in-depth understanding of strategy development, analysing your organisation’s current position, goals and routes to success.
Understand Marketing & Sales
Learn how to identify and satisfy your target markets, gaining an understanding of customer behaviour, value creation & value delivery.
Why Choose Us?
Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is part of a group of only six ancient British universities, which includes Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St. Andrews.
The University of Aberdeen Business School works to continue this proud history, using our research and knowledge to advance learning in many industries and sectors.
*Both of these figures come from our assessment in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
Why Choose Our Online MBA?
100% Online MBA Education
Earn your MBA completely online from anywhere in the world, with no face-to-face classes to attend.
Flexible Learning Experience
No set lectures, and no exams. Message your tutor at times that suit you, and fit study around your other commitments.
Same MBA Qualification as On-Campus
Graduate with exactly the same MBA qualification as on-campus students at the University of Aberdeen.
Work with a diverse cohort of your peers, comprised of different cultures, ages and levels of experience.
You’ll be graded entirely on coursework, because we believe assessment should be a core part of your learning.
Receive one-to-one guidance and feedback from expert tutors, and help from your dedicated student support team.
I was looking for a flexible programme from a reputed university without losing out on work experience; you not only learn different topics but you constantly have to think about applying them in the context of your job.
Accountant (Healthcare), Qatar
This programme offers the chance to interact with people from around the world, from different backgrounds, cultures and work experiences. In fact, it is a unique experience which combines modern teaching technology, pragmatism and flexibility.
Managerial Petroleum Geoscientist (Oil and Gas), Cameroon and France
I applied to Aberdeen because it was recommended to me by my friends. I was close to signing up in Australia but I think it’s cool to be doing an MBA online... It’s a testament to how well the system works because I am perhaps as far away from the source as you can be.
Sales and Marketing Director (Electronics), Australia
There are some additional features of the MBA (Global) programme that you should know about.
Gain Your MBA in 2 Years
Studying part-time, you’ll complete the programme and earn your MBA online in just two years.
Balanced Study Schedule
We recommend a 15 hour weekly time commitment, to allow you to fit study into your own timetable.
Fully Responsive Platform
Our study platform is fully compatible with your laptop, tablet and mobile to make access as easy as possible.
HOW DOES ONLINE MBA STUDY WORK?
The MBA (Global) study platform is easy to use, allowing you to:
- Log in at any time, from any device
- Access all your courses and learning materials
- Benefit from unlimited tuition, guidance and support
- Communicate with your peers in secure online forums
- Receive ongoing feedback and course grades
- Message your student and technical support teams at any time
Across the two-year programme you’ll progress through four blocks, each containing three courses which cover core business disciplines (with a study break of at least one week between blocks).*
*Please note, there may be additional holidays in your schedule depending on your start date.
- Block 1
Understanding Yourself, Your Business & The MarketYou cannot lead if you do not understand yourself or the impact that you have on others.
In this course you will investigate the underlying theories which underpin popular views about leadership and explore why understanding your own leadership style, competency and behaviour is key to encouraging followership.This course investigates how companies and organisations operating across a range of sectors identify and prioritise opportunities in the marketplace through the delivery of compelling value propositions.This course investigates the concept of the business model and how and why organisations need to challenge the way in which they do business in order to remain relevant and competitive.
The programme enables you to develop skills in all areas of business from leadership to strategy development.
- Block 2
Preparing, Implementing & EvaluatingThe focus of this course is not people, but processes. Achieving our objectives relies on the successful application of processes, methods, knowledge and skills. This course addresses key areas such as scheduling, project evaluation, and how to plan for success.The Accounting and Finance for Managers course explores the importance of gaining a strategic overview and understanding the role of finance as a key component in ensuring sustainability and enabling growth in organisations.The concept of change has never been more topical. Aggressive competition, shorter product life cycles and more demanding customers contribute to an ever changing business landscape. Increasingly, long-term commercial success is based on the ability to manage change and to promote innovation.
- Block 3
Scoping, Planning & MotivatingThis course investigates the theories, concepts and investigative techniques that are essential when conducting an effective analysis of where the organisation is currently positioned, the strategic goal of the organisation and the operation plan that will achieve the required objectives.The Future Thinking course investigates the international, economic and business environments in which modern day businesses and policymakers have chosen to operate, with particular emphasis on Consumer Decision Making, Industry Analytics and Future Fore-sighting.This course explores how to managers can motivate, manage and lead people by nurturing and building high performance teams, with particular emphasis on the use of coaching, performance management and mentoring techniques.
- Block 4
Performance, Practice & ReflectionIn this course, you’ll develop the skills needed to understand, critique and utilise research conducted by others, and to conduct your own research in a professional environment.
You’ll develop a range of traditional research skills, with the aim of undertaking a research project in an area of your own interest which could improve performance in your organisation or bring about change in the workplace.In this course, you’ll choose four case studies to examine from the following six themes: innovation; leadership and teams; digital technology and the digital age; sales and marketing; entrepreneurship; and change management.
You’ll be challenged to critique the approach taken to solve a problem relevant to each theme, exploring all the possible perspectives in order to be able to generate, justify and recommend your own solutions.In this final course you’ll undertake a case study on a business issue of your own choice, allowing you a final opportunity to link your MBA studies to your own knowledge, skills and personal development ambitions.
You’ll develop skills in understanding and framing a problem, and gain an understanding of the complex relationships that can exist within organisational settings. You’ll then be tasked with proposing possible solutions and effectively communicating these to external stakeholders.
Start Dates & Schedules
Click below to see the schedules for each of the start dates in 2018/19:
Induction: 7/1/2019 → 11/1/2019
Block 1: 14/01/2019 → 01/07/2019
|14/01/2019||The Leadership Challenge|
|11/03/2019||Marketing and Sales Management|
|06/05/2019||Business Model Innovation|
Block 2: 08/07/2019 → 23/12/2019
|08/07/2019||Leading and Managing Projects|
|02/09/2019||Accounting and Finance For Managers|
Block 3: 06/01/2020 → 22/06/2020
|06/01/2020||Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World|
|27/04/2020||Leading and Managing High Performance Teams|
Block 4: 29/06/2020 → 11/12/2020
|19/10/2020||Developing Business Solutions|
Induction: 22/4/2019 → 26/4/2019
Block 1: 29/04/2019 → 14/10/2019
|29/04/2019||The Leadership Challenge|
|24/06/2019||Marketing and Sales Management|
|19/08/2019||Business Model Innovation|
Block 2: 21/10/2019 → 27/04/2020
|21/10/2019||Leading and Managing Projects|
|06/01/2020||Accounting and Finance For Managers|
Block 3: 04/05/2020 → 19/10/2020
|04/05/2020||Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World|
|24/08/2020||Leading and Managing High Performance Teams|
Block 4: 26/10/2020 → 23/04/2021
|01/03/2021||Developing Business Solutions|
Induction: 17/6/2019 → 21/6/2019
Block 1: 24/06/2019 → 03/01/2020
|24/06/2019||The Leadership Challenge|
|19/08/2019||Marketing and Sales Management|
|14/10/2019||Business Model Innovation|
Block 2: 06/01/2020 → 22/06/2020
|06/01/2020||Leading and Managing Projects|
|02/03/2020||Accounting and Finance For Managers|
Block 3: 29/06/2020 → 01/01/2021
|29/06/2020||Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World|
|19/10/2020||Leading and Managing High Performance Teams|
Block 4: 04/01/2021 → 18/06/2021
|01/03/2021||Case Studies in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Change and the Digital Age|
|26/05/2021||Developing Business Solutions|
Induction: 7/10/2019 → 11/10/2019
Block 1: 14/10/2019 → 13/04/2020
|14/10/2019||The Leadership Challenge|
|09/12/2019||Marketing and Sales Management|
|06/01/2020||Marketing and Sales Management|
|17/02/2020||Business Model Innovation|
Block 2: 20/04/2020 → 05/10/2020
|20/04/2020||Leading and Managing Projects|
|15/06/2020||Accounting and Finance For Managers|
Block 3: 12/10/2020 → 12/04/2021
|12/10/2020||Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World|
|15/02/2021||Leading and Managing High Performance Teams|
Block 4: 19/04/2021 → 01/10/2021
|14/06/2021||Case Studies in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Change and the Digital Age|
|09/08/2021||Developing Business Solutions|
You’ll gain access to your online Induction one week before your chosen start date, and can continue to access the resources there throughout your studies.
The MBA (Global) is assessed entirely by coursework. We believe that assessment should be a core part of your learning – allowing you to use your knowledge, skills and experience in context.
There are three types of assessment, each of which will mirror practice:
Theory into Practice
Critique and adapt a new theory or framework in your own professional context.
Address business challenges and innovate solutions by collaborating in teams.
Reflect on your learning and acquired knowledge to develop your management skills.
Are You Eligible?
The MBA (Global) is open to applicants of any discipline. You don’t need a background or degree in business to apply, but to be eligible you’ll normally meet the following requirements:
UK second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
2 years’ or more relevant professional experience.
Language skills will be assessed during the admissions process.*
*If we need further evidence of your English language proficiency, we may ask you to take one of the recognised tests such as IELTS.
Fees and Payment Options
The total tuition fee for our online MBA (Global) programme is £17,200, which you can choose to pay in one of three ways:
Read on below for ways you could save on your fees, or you can speak with an Admissions Advisor if you have any questions about fees or funding options.
Ways to Save
At the University of Aberdeen, we know that investing in your career is a big decision. To make that investment easier, here are some of the ways you could be able to save on your MBA tuition.
Scholarships & Grants
Several awarding bodies offer fellowships and scholarships to qualifying students.
Loan & Funding Options
Depending on where you reside, you could be eligible for loan funding or other financial help.
All University alumni are entitled to a 20% discount on your MBA programme fees.
Accreditations & Recognition
The University of Aberdeen is accredited by Her Majesty’s Privy Council of the United Kingdom – guaranteeing the highest standards of academic quality.
The University of Aberdeen Business School is also accredited by the Energy Institute, the Chartered Management Institute and is a member of the AASCB Business Education Alliance.
STUDENT INTERVIEW: MARY MOYALAN
Mary Moyalan is a current MBA (Global) student and management accountant based in Qatar.
Play the video to hear why she chose to join the online MBA programme, what she’s learned so far and how her MBA studies have fit into her professional life.
Faculty & Support
When you study online with the University of Aberdeen, you’ll have continuous help from our faculty and support teams as you progress towards gaining your MBA.
Ready to apply? Our advisors will guide you through the whole process in our easy-to-use Admissions Portal.
You’ll receive constant guidance and feedback from your expert tutors, who you can message at any time.
Our dedicated support teams will be on-hand to provide any administrative or technical help you might need.
Advance Your Career
Becoming an MBA (Global) graduate can open up a variety of different career paths for you to explore.
Industries to Advance In
Potential Jobs for Graduates
These are just a few examples of possible career paths you could explore – MBA graduates can, and do, go on to advance their careers in a wide variety of industries and roles.
Our graduates have secured jobs with companies as diverse as PwC, Google, BP, GlaxoSmithKline, Wood Group, RBS, Omnicom, NHS, John Lewis, Apple, Facebook and many more.
You May Also Be Interested In
If you’re looking for a programme with an added financial specialisation, you may be interested in our MSc Finance: an online Master’s programme in finance with an optional CFA pathway.
However, we consider each application on an individual basis, and welcome applications from those with non-standard qualifications and a variety of professional fields.
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There’s no obligation to enrol, and you can return to complete your application any time between now and the next start date.