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MBA (GLOBAL) ONLINE

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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, while gaining essential skills in leadership, innovation, change management, strategy development, sales and marketing.

The programme also gives you the opportunity to personalise your MBA to suit your own career goals, by conducting research and case studies in areas that interest you as a professional.

Next Start Date: 21st January

Future start dates: April, July

Ready to get started? You can speak with an Admissions Advisor, or apply now to start on the path to gaining your MBA.

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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.

Key Courses

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.

Key Courses

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, and choose from a range of case studies to conduct in specialisms such as innovation, entrepreneurship, change management and digital technology.

Key Courses

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.

Key Courses

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.

Key Courses

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.

Key Courses

Marketing and Sales Management

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is part of a group of only six ancient British universities – the Business School works to continue this proud history, using our research and knowledge to advance learning in many industries.

Over 82,500 alumni in more than 192 countries
Over 70% of our research is world-leading or excellent*
2nd in the UK for research impact in Business studies*

*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).

Feature
MBA (Global)
Alternative MBAs
100% Online
Unlimited Tuition
Unlimited Support
Fully Flexible
No Added Costs

“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.

Course Structure

Across the two-year MBA programme you’ll progress through four blocks, each containing three courses which cover core business disciplines:

  • Block 1

    Block 1

    Understanding Yourself, Your Business & The Market
    You 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

    Block 2

    Preparing, Implementing & Evaluating
    The 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

    Block 3

    Scoping, Planning & Motivating
    This 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

    Block 4

    Research Practice, Action and Reflection
    In 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.

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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 2018/19:

Induction: 14/1/2019 → 18/1/2019

Block 1: 21/01/2019 → 08/07/2019

21/01/2019The Leadership Challenge
15/03/2019
18/03/2019Marketing and Sales Management
10/05/2019
13/05/2019Business Model Innovation
05/07/2019
08/07/2019Study Break

Block 2: 15/07/2019 → 30/12/2019

15/07/2019Leading and Managing Projects
06/09/2019
09/09/2019Accounting and Finance For Managers
01/11/2019
04/11/2019Managing Change
27/12/2019
30/12/2019Holiday

Block 3: 13/01/2020 → 29/06/2020

13/01/2020Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World
06/03/2020
09/03/2020Future Thinking
01/05/2020
04/05/2020Leading and Managing High Performance Teams
26/06/2020
29/06/2020Study Break

Block 4: 06/07/2020 → 18/12/2020

06/07/2020Making Sense of Research
28/08/2020
31/08/2020Research in Practice
23/10/2020
26/10/2020Developing Business Solutions
18/12/2020

Induction: 22/4/2019 → 26/4/2019

Block 1: 29/04/2019 → 14/10/2019

29/04/2019The Leadership Challenge
21/06/2019
24/06/2019Marketing and Sales Management
16/08/2019
19/08/2019Business Model Innovation
11/10/2019
14/10/2019Study Break

Block 2: 21/10/2019 → 27/04/2020

21/10/2019Leading and Managing Projects
13/12/2019
16/12/2019Holiday
03/01/2020
06/01/2020Accounting and Finance For Managers
28/02/2020
02/03/2020Managing Change
24/04/2020
27/04/2020Study Break

Block 3: 04/05/2020 → 19/10/2020

04/05/2020Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World
26/06/2020
29/06/2020Future Thinking
21/08/2020
24/08/2020Leading and Managing High Performance Teams
16/10/2020
19/10/2020Study Break

Block 4: 26/10/2020 → 23/04/2021

26/10/2020Making Sense of Research
18/12/2020
21/12/2020Holiday
01/01/2021
04/01/2021Research in Practice
26/02/2021
01/03/2021Developing Business Solutions
23/04/2021

Induction: 15/7/2019 → 19/7/2019

Block 1: 22/07/2019 → 20/1/2020

22/07/2019The Leadership Challenge
13/09/2019
16/09/2019Marketing and Sales Management
8/11/2019
11/11/2019Business Model Innovation
20/12/2019
23/12/2019Holiday
6/1/2020Business Model Innovation (Cont'd)
17/1/2020
20/1/2020Study Break

Block 2: 27/01/2020 → 13/07/2020

27/01/2020Leading and Managing Projects
20/03/2020
23/03/2020Accounting and Finance For Managers
15/05/2020
18/05/2020Managing Change
10/07/2020
13/07/2020Study Break

Block 3: 20/07/2020 → 18/01/2021

20/07/2020Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World
11/09/2020
14/09/2020Future Thinking
6/11/2020
9/11/2020Leading and Managing High Performance Teams
18/12/2020
21/12/2020Holiday
4/01/2021Leading and Managing High Performance Teams (Cont'd)
15/01/2021
18/01/2021Study Break

Block 4: 25/01/2021 → 9/07/2021

25/01/2021Making Sense of Research
19/03/2021
22/03/2021Research in Practice
14/05/2021
17/05/2021Developing Business Solutions
9/07/2021

Induction: 7/10/2019 → 11/10/2019

Block 1: 14/10/2019 → 13/04/2020

14/10/2019The Leadership Challenge
06/12/2019
09/12/2019Marketing and Sales Management
20/12/2019
23/12/2019Holiday
03/01/2020
06/01/2020Marketing and Sales Management
14/02/2020
17/02/2020Business Model Innovation
10/04/2020
13/04/2020Study Break

Block 2: 20/04/2020 → 05/10/2020

20/04/2020Leading and Managing Projects
12/06/2020
15/06/2020Accounting and Finance For Managers
07/08/2020
17/08/2020Managing Change
02/10/2020
05/10/2020Study Break

Block 3: 12/10/2020 → 12/04/2021

12/10/2020Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World
04/12/2020
07/12/2020Future Thinking
18/12/2020
21/12/2020Holiday
01/01/2021
04/01/2021Future Thinking
12/02/2021
15/02/2021Leading and Managing High Performance Teams
09/04/2021
12/04/2021Study Break

Block 4: 19/04/2021 → 01/10/2021

19/04/2021Making Sense of Research
11/06/2021
14/06/2021Research in Practice
06/08/2021
09/08/2021Developing Business Solutions
01/10/2021

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
2 years or more relevant professional experience
English language skills (assessed during admissions)

*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 £17,200, for both UK and international students.

You can choose to pay your tuition in one of three ways:

  • 4 instalments of £4,300
  • 2 instalments of £8,600
  • 1 instalment of £17,200

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.

READY FOR THE NEXT STEP?

To get started, contact us or click ‘Start Your Application’ below to access the Admissions Portal.

There’s no obligation to enrol, and you can return to complete your application any time between now and the next start date.

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