The MBA (Global) from the University of Aberdeen is the only online MBA programme offered by one of the UK’s six ancient universities.
Explore forward-thinking and disruptive approaches to business alongside your international peers – gaining skills in leadership, innovation, change management, strategy development, sales and marketing.
The programme also gives you the opportunity to tailor your MBA studies to your own career goals, by conducting research in areas that interest you as a professional.
Now Accepting Enrolments for 14th October
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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 and Disruption
During the programme you’ll gain insight into the innovation process, and learn how to challenge current practices in order to remain relevant and competitive.
You’ll also enhance your ability to develop market strategies, pitch your ideas and think disruptively, finding ways to displace existing markets and technology.
Business Model Innovation, Future Thinking
Manage Projects, Change & Teams
Develop the skills to plan and execute a successful project, implement organisational change and build & manage high-performance teams.
At the end of the programme, you’ll be equipped to excel in a variety of management roles: whether that’s the management of people, processes or change.
Leading and Managing Projects, Managing Change, Leading and Managing High Performance Teams
Personalise Your MBA Programme
The MBA (Global) offers you the opportunity to investigate the business issues which interest you and align with your career goals.
You’ll undertake a research project in an area of your own interest which could improve performance in your organisation or bring about change in the workplace.
Making Sense of Research, Research in Practice, Developing Business Solutions
Practice Smart and Effective Leadership
Analyse popular leadership theory, and learn how to develop an efficient leadership style of your own that will encourage followership.
You’ll explore how managers can motivate, manage and lead people, with emphasis on the use of coaching, performance management and mentoring techniques.
The Leadership Challenge, Leading and Managing High Performance Teams
Develop Profitable Strategies
Gain an in-depth understanding of strategy development, analysing your organisation’s current position, goals and routes to success
You’ll learn about the internal and external factors which influence decision-making, and explore the concept of dynamic strategy: constantly learning and reinventing in response to an ever-changing environment.
Strategy and Practice in a Dynamic World, Future Thinking
Understand Marketing and Sales
Learn how to identify and satisfy your target markets, gaining an understanding of customer behaviour, value creation and value delivery.
You’ll gain an appreciation of modern marketing tools, techniques and activities, and learn how to implement effective sales processes once your value proposition is in front of potential customers.
Marketing and Sales Management
Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is part of a group of only six ancient British universities. We’re also the Scottish University of the Year 2019, due to the quality of our research, academic expertise and graduate employability.
*Research figures come from our assessment in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
Why Choose Us?
We believe that our level of online support and tuition is second-to-none, but we don’t want you to just take our word for it.
We encourage you to compare us with alternative providers and ask them the following questions to see how they stack up against the MBA (Global).
I joined the MBA (Global) because I was looking for a flexible programme from a reputed university without losing out on work experience.
Accountant (Healthcare), Qatar
It's a unique experience which combines modern teaching technology, pragmatism and flexibility.
Managerial Petroleum Geoscientist (Oil and Gas), Cameroon and France
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
“The flexibility is extremely valuable.”
MBA (Global) student Mary Moyalan explains why she joined the programme, what she’s learned so far and how her MBA studies have fit into her professional life.
Across the two-year MBA programme you’ll progress through four blocks, each containing three courses which cover core business disciplines:
- Block 1
Understanding Yourself, Your Business & The MarketTo be a leader, you need to understand yourself and the impact that you have on others.
In this course you'll investigate the underlying theories that underpin popular views about leadership, and explore why understanding your own leadership style, competency and behaviour is key to encouraging followership.Marketing is a vital component of any company. In this course you'll consider some core concepts in marketing, and learn how to identify and satisfy your customers' needs and wants.
You'll learn how to segment your target market, how you can position your organisation to appeal to that audience, and how you can build valuable, long-term relationships with consumers.This course investigates the concept of the business model - and how and why organisations need to challenge the way they do business in order to remain relevant and competitive.
To do this you'll also explore the concept of innovation, drawing on real-world examples from industry and applying frameworks of innovation to your own practice.
- Block 2
Preparing, Implementing & EvaluatingThe focus of this course is not people, but processes - and how to apply them in order to execute a successful project.
In this course you'll gain an understanding of the requirements for effective project management, including resource management, communication and the ability to react to both predictable and unpredictable situations.In this course you'll gain an understanding of the figures that are recorded in your organisation's key financial statements.
By gaining insight into financial accounting and management accounting, you'll learn how your company's accounts are put together - enabling you to ask the right questions when it comes to evaluating your orgranisation's finances.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.
By learning about the various sources and consequences of change, you'll learn how change can be more successfully and effectively managed.
- Block 3
Scoping, Planning & MotivatingIn this course you'll explore strategic decision-making and corporate strategy from a theoretical, and most importantly, practical perspective.
You'll learn how to conduct analysis of where your organisations is currently positioned, what the strategic goal is, and the operation plan that will help you acheive it.On the Future Thinking course you'll investigate the international, economic and business environments in which modern-day businesses 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
Research Practice, Action and 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 advance your master's level research skills and benefit from a greater focus on professional practice. You'll explore a range of skills needed to understand, evaluate and critique research approaches and techniques.
By researching and planning a complex practice-based problem of your own choosing, you'll build up a research "tool kit" that will enable you to take a scholarly approach to your own professional business practice.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.
How Online Study Works
As an online student with the University of Aberdeen you’ll benefit from our custom-built study platform, designed for ease of use and communication.
To learn more about the study site and how the online programme works, click here.
Start Dates & Schedules
Click below to see the schedules for each of the start dates in 2019:
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
|19/04/2021||Making Sense of Research|
|14/06/2021||Research in Practice|
|09/08/2021||Developing Business Solutions|
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:
*If we need evidence of your English language skills, we may ask you to take one of the recognised tests such as IELTS.
Fees and Payment Options
The total tuition fee for the MBA (Global) is £20,000. You can choose to pay your tuition in one of three ways:
- 4 instalments of £5,000
- 2 instalments of £10,000
- 1 instalment of £20,000
Depending on where you reside, you could be eligible for loan funding or other financial help. University of Aberdeen alumni are also entitled to a discount on tuition fees.
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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.