Why study with us?

Why study with us?

Founded in 1495, The University of Aberdeen is the third oldest University in Scotland. With a community of 120 nationalities and over 15,000 students the University is ranked consistently among the world's top universities.

Our Business School is internationally recognised for its excellence in world-leading research, 81% of our research was classified as "world-leading and internationally excellent’ (REF, 2021). We were also ranked 1st in the UK for Business Studies in the National Student Survey 2023.

Our strength in research means that Masters students benefit from the expertise of staff who are pioneers in their discipline, and the personalised nature of the study experience ensures a high degree of individual contact with leading academics.

The Business School is also accredited by EQUIS, granted and run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Out of more than 15,000 business and management schools around the world, just over 200 across 45 countries have gained the international-recognised mark of distinction.

The University’s location in Aberdeen – an internationally recognised business centre that boasts the offices of 20 FTSE 100 companies – means that our curriculum is strongly geared towards the needs of industry.  Many of our academics began their careers in the business world, and our courses benefit from strong engagement with industry meaning that students are ready to hit the ground running in the workplace. 

Another strength of the Business School is the flexibility that we offer to students. There are a number of part-time and distance learning study options, plus we offer all students the chance to break into the business world by converting their undergraduate degree from any discipline, in any background, into a highly valuable Masters degree in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, or real estate.

With academics at the forefront of research and teaching, and a curriculum that is relevant to the needs of industry, the University of Aberdeen Business School is a place where students can benefit from a highly personalised and flexible study experience that will considerably enhance their job prospects and set them on a path to a brilliant career.