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.
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, and choose from a range of case studies to conduct in specialisms such as innovation, entrepreneurship, change management and digital technology.
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 – the Business School works to continue this proud history, using our research and knowledge to advance learning in many industries.
*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 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 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
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 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.
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
|21/01/2019||The Leadership Challenge|
|18/03/2019||Marketing and Sales Management|
|13/05/2019||Business Model Innovation|
Block 2: 15/07/2019 → 30/12/2019
|15/07/2019||Leading and Managing Projects|
|09/09/2019||Accounting and Finance For Managers|
Block 3: 13/01/2020 → 29/06/2020
|13/01/2020||Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World|
|04/05/2020||Leading and Managing High Performance Teams|
Block 4: 06/07/2020 → 18/12/2020
|06/07/2020||Making Sense of Research|
|31/08/2020||Research in Practice|
|26/10/2020||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
|26/10/2020||Making Sense of Research|
|04/01/2021||Research in Practice|
|01/03/2021||Developing Business Solutions|
Induction: 15/7/2019 → 19/7/2019
Block 1: 22/07/2019 → 20/1/2020
|22/07/2019||The Leadership Challenge|
|16/09/2019||Marketing and Sales Management|
|11/11/2019||Business Model Innovation|
|6/1/2020||Business Model Innovation (Cont'd)|
Block 2: 27/01/2020 → 13/07/2020
|27/01/2020||Leading and Managing Projects|
|23/03/2020||Accounting and Finance For Managers|
Block 3: 20/07/2020 → 18/01/2021
|20/07/2020||Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World|
|9/11/2020||Leading and Managing High Performance Teams|
|4/01/2021||Leading and Managing High Performance Teams (Cont'd)|
Block 4: 25/01/2021 → 9/07/2021
|25/01/2021||Making Sense of Research|
|22/03/2021||Research in Practice|
|17/05/2021||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
|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 £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.