Why this programme?
The most popular professional degree programme in the world, the MBA is a globally-recognised qualification designed to develop your leadership skills, underpinned by practical and theoretical knowledge. It offers you the opportunity to formally recognise your business expertise and take you to a higher level in terms of career progression, earnings potential and job satisfaction. Completing our MBA will make sure that you have the credentials required to compete against the best.
The MBA is focused on the real needs of business and will provide you with an opportunity to develop your understanding of the key knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s challenging business world, when it's going to be harder and harder to move up without a higher-level qualification.
Although the programme is aimed at working professionals, with significant business experience, there is still a lot to learn. We will explore both the practical and theoretical aspects of business, broadening and deepening your knowledge – and focusing on powerful business insights – many of them newly emerging business models that will shape tomorrow.
During your studies, you will learn about information analysis and management for better decision-making and operations management, as well as going on to work on strategy formulation and implementation.
You will work on your personal development: skills, style, and leadership. You are prepared to mature as a manager and equipped to motivate, manage and lead.
But we do all this in a refreshingly different way. Our MBA is not about business dogma. It’s about getting you to challenge the way business is done and find new, more effective, more creative ways of doing it.
The MBA Faculty use a range of different methods to engage you, with an emphasis on experiential learning. These range from formal lectures, group discussions, industry-real role-plays, simulation exercises, case study analysis and project work.
There are two intakes per year: September and January.
You can study the MBA full time over 12 months or part time over 24 months.
All teaching is delivered by flying faculty from the University of Aberdeen and is delivered in evening sessions.
Open to graduates from any discipline, this programme does not require business or management study to have completed at undergraduate level.
This programme is for you if you have a minimum of TWO years post-degree work experience; a track record of professional achievement and a good first degree (equivalent to a British second-class Honours degree) or above in any discipline.
The Programme Director may also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications. If you have non-standard qualifications and extensive work experience, please ensure to enclose a complete CV and detailed work references.
English Language Requirements
To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently.
The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
Your first degree was studied in English
OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 54; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54
Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:
OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 169; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169
The tuition fee is 117,500 QR per programme.
Tuition fees are fixed at the point of entry so there is no annual increase for returning students.