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Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses

Aberdeen Business School
The Robert Gordon University


Address Aberdeen Business School,
The Robert Gordon University
Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QE, Scotland
Tel. No. +44 (0)1224 262180 (postgraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1224 262180 (undergraduate enquiries)
Fax No. +44 (0)1224 263838
E-mail address
Courses Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Finance – MSc
Financial Management – MSc
Oil and Gas Accounting – MSc
Strategic Accounting (with CIMA) - MSc

Communication & Media
Corporate Communication and Public Affairs – MSc
Fashion Management – MSc
International Marketing Management – MSc
International Tourism and Hospitality Management – MSc
Journalism – MSc

Information Management
Graduate Certificate Information Studies
Information and Library Studies – MSc
Information Management – MSc
Information Management - MBA

Certificate Mediation
Construction Law and Arbitration – LLM / MSc
Diploma in Legal Practice
International Commercial Law - LLM
International Trade – LLM/ MSc
Oil and Gas Law – LLM / MSc

Graduate Certificate Management Studies
Graduate Certificate Project Management
Energy Management - MSc
Health, Safety and Risk Management - MSc
Human Resource Management- MSc
International Business- MSc
International Tourism and Hospitality Management- MSc
Leadership and Management- MSc
Management- MSc
Masters of Business Administration
Masters of Public Administration
MBA Information Management
MBA Oil and Gas Management
Project Management- MSc
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management- MSc
Quality Management- MSc
Type of Programme Full-time, Part-time & Open/Online learning
Length of Programme Full-time Masters courses last 1 year. Part-time and Open/Online learning Masters courses last between 2-3 years. Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas last 3-6 months for Full-time and 12-24 months for Part-time or Open/Online learning.
Date of commencement There are two intakes a year for most courses. Courses begin late September/early October and February. No set admission deadlines.
Class size Class sizes range from 10 - 100. Tutorial classes are no larger than 20.
Student accommodation Available through Student Accommodation
Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 262130
Fax: + 44 (0) 1224 263456
Fees Contact Student Finance
Tel: +44 (0)1224 262664
Fax: +44 (0)1224 262490
Top recruiters of graduates The Aberdeen Business School offers a broad range of postgraduate courses many of which are accredited or recognised by the professional bodies of the subject discipline thus enhancing future prospects of students in their chosen career.
Many students go on to work around the globe and ABS graduates have a track record of executive leadership, achieving top positions within middle and senior management within private and public organisations.
Course Director Each course has a dedicated Course Leader
Admission requirements All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.
For other requirements contact the Admissions Office:
Tel: +44 (0)1224 262180
Student profile 1. Countries of origin:
These are truly International courses with students from over 120 countries. Profile of the schools' students is : 73% from Europe; 17% Asia; 4% Africa; 3% Middle East; 3% North America and 1% Oceania. These figures vary for courses.
2. Ratio Men: Women: 45% : 55%
3. Age Range: 21 - 60 years
4. Average Age: 29 years
5. Average Work Experience: 3-5 Years but varies between courses.


Aberdeen Business School

The Aberdeen Business School offers a full range of Postgraduate Degrees that can be studied full time, part-time or by open and distance learning supported by .the university’s CampusMoodle Virtual Learning Environment. Around 1000 candidates join our Postgraduate Programmes each year. Whether they be a recent graduate developing their career, an international candidate studying somewhere new, an experienced candidate returning to study, a part-time candidate or a open and distance learning candidate; there is a course and method of study to suit everyone.

Our programmes are designed to be challenging, but yet invigorating and enjoyable; providing the students with generic and specific professional skills to take and apply into the work place. With the ambition to push the School forward in business and management the Robert Gordon University was the first new university in Scotland to gain AMBA accreditation for its MBA Programme,.- across all modes of study. We have a reputation for providing employers with professional individuals who have exceptional professional skills.

We have successfully conducted accredited programmes to an impressive portfolio of companies in the UK over a number of years. We have provided accredited management programmes to a diverse range of blue chip organisations, including British Airways Plc, Abbey National, IMERYS, NATS (National Air Traffic Services), The Tussauds Group and Sonatrach.

Aberdeen Business School will not only help companies improve business performance, but also help the students meet individual development goals. One of today's performance motivators is for employees to gain formal recognition for the time, effort and investment they make in developing their knowledge and skills. Such recognition provides practical evidence of competence as well as real value in a world where employability is a key concern.

Whether studying for an accredited Masters degree or an intensive short programme, courses can be designed with our clients and for our clients. Delivery methods can also be tailored to the organisations needs. The University has a virtual learning environment which enables users, from any location throughout the world to access their course material on-line. We are equally happy to arrange to deliver courses in-house or anywhere our clients propose. In recent years we have delivered courses throughout the UK, and as far a field as China, Kazakhstan, The Faroes and South America.

Aberdeen Business School is one of the leading providers of management and professional education in Scotland. Over 4,000 students are studying a comprehensive range of courses. Our strong links with industry, commerce and the public sector enable us to ensure that our courses remain practical yet innovative, and offer learners the very best learning experiences available.

The School is structured with .five departments comprising of Accounting, Finance & Economics; Business Management; .Information Management; Law and Communication and Marketing.

Aberdeen Business School is recognised nationally and internationally for anticipating and responding to the needs of both students and employers. Our strong links with industry, commerce and the public sector enable us to ensure that our courses are practical and innovative and offer students the very best learning experience.

Overall, the mission of the Business School is to prepare the innovative and entrepreneurial leaders of the future with the capability to anticipate and manage change in international business and professional environments.

The Aberdeen Business School learning experience is also enhanced by its location within the award-winning facilities set along the River Dee on the south side of Aberdeen. We believe this new setting provides a superb environment with outstanding resources for teaching and learning.

About the University

Aberdeen Business School is part of .the Robert Gordon University, which has regularly won the award as a top university for graduate employment in the UK. This is based on its reputation for a pragmatic and professional approach to higher education.

The Robert Gordon University has earned this formidable reputation by providing high quality, vocationally relevant education and research, the success of which is reflected in our outstanding record of graduate employment. For generations the University has produced qualified professionals across a broad spectrum of careers, and currently has approximately 9,000 students studying over 145 full-time, part-time and sandwich courses at undergraduate, post-experience and postgraduate levels. In addition, the University continues to be a leader in the field of e-learning via CampusMoodle the University Virtual Learning Environment.

International students have been attracted to the University for many years and their presence has contributed much to our cultural fabric. We have a long tradition of European involvement and have developed numerous academic links through the European Community funded ERASMUS network. Expanding cultural and industrial links with overseas organisations have created many exciting opportunities for our staff and students to study and work abroad.

Our courses enjoy national standing and professional recognition, with many allowing significant exemptions from further professional examination. The University's strong links with industry and the professions ensure that courses are introduced and regularly updated to meet the needs of the employment marketplace.

The Robert Gordon University boasts one of the most diverse range of study disciplines in the country and a long pedigree of working with industry is regarded as one of its major assets. The location of the University in the Oil Capital of Europe is reflected in a range of commercial activities and highly successful partnerships with industry both at home and abroad continue to grow and develop.

A blend of working with industry, the professions and the community and a comprehensive approach to the assurance of academic quality is the hallmark of the University's educational philosophy. This not only ensures that our students are provided with the best of the academic and professional worlds, but also means that a qualification from .the Robert Gordon University is held in high regard by employers, opening doors to careers in some of the best known national and international companies. Add to this our location in the beautiful city of Aberdeen and opportunities for a satisfying student life abound.

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