Business School

Business School

Postgraduate Taught

January 2023

Academic Induction

All programme level inductions will take place on Wednesday, 18 January 2023.

The Business School induction will take place on Thursday, 19 January 2023.

Further details will be made available soon.

Key Contacts

Professor David McCausland,
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Interim Director of Postgraduate Studies

Diane Hewitt, PGT Support Coordinator for (normal taught)
Graeme McDonaldPGT Support Coordinator for (block taught)

Jaye Carr, Student Progression Coordinator 

Fiona Ritchie, School Administration Manager

Postgraduate (Taught Course) Programme Leaders


MScEcon Accounting and Finance
Dr Naser Makarem

LLM/MSc Corporate Finance and Law
Dr Daniel Gyimah and Dr Alisdair MacPherson

MScEcon Finance and Investment Management CFA/non-CFA courses
Dr Fotios Papadimitriou,

MSc Financial Technology
Dr Gerhard Kling

MSc International Business and Finance
Dr Chunxia Jiang

MSc International Business Management
Dr Jing Cai

MSc International Human Resource Management
Shainaz Firfiray

LLM/MSc Energy Economics and Law
Dr Yakubu Abdul-Salam

MSc Marketing Management
Dr Huda Khan

MBA, MBA Energy Management, MBA Business
Prof Pervaiz Akhtar

MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance
Dr Nikolaos Vlassis

MSc Real Estate (Commercial and International/MSc Finance and Real Estate)
Dr Fiona Stoddard

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will normally be available through MyAberdeen.  The Reading Lists project led by the Library team will make essential course reading available to returning students later in the summer, but new students will not have access to this until they complete Online Registration.

You can find example reading for our Postgraduate Taught programmes for the Business School here.

In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Most courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus, unless you are taking a course for which a formal exam in required by a professional body (such as ICAEW for MScEcon Accounting and Finance for example).  We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term.  These may include essays, online exercises, and timed assessments online. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every Course Guide at the start of term.

Block Taught and Normal Taught Explained

All our postgraduate programmes are either normal taught (NT) or block taught (BT).

Undergraduate

September 2022

Business School, Aberdeen
Academic Induction

We look forward to welcoming you to our in person induction during Welcome Week!

Full detail of the induction for new students can be downloaded in this PDF

Returning Students

Key School Contacts

Professor David McCausland, Director of Education

Jaye Carr, Student Progression Coordinator 

Claire McArthur, UG Support Coordinator

Fiona Ritchie, School Administration Manager

Louise McKenzie, Senior School Administrator 

Lindsay Tibbetts Director of Student experience

 

Accounting and Finance courses

Economics courses

Management courses

Real Estate courses

Academic Induction

MyAberdeen Organisations will be used to host academic induction material. Welcome videos and other support materials can be found in the Business Student Information for Undergraduates (Aberdeen Campus) Organisations under the PGT Induction tab.

Find out how to view the School's Organisation area in MyAberdeen.  


In addition, the University of Aberdeen Orientation programme will take you through all the essential information you will need for your student life. It's broken down into two parts, you should get started on part one now by working through the interactive modules.

 

Support and Assistance

For information on support and assistance which will help you in the first three weeks of your University journey please click here.  

Peer Support

Students 4 Students (S4S), is our UG peer support programme which will help you settle into university life with advice and support from your fellow students.   

Social Events

There will also be online social events, keep an eye on what’s planned by downloading the:

Reading Lists

Reading Lists for individual courses will normally be available through MyAberdeen.  The Reading Lists project led by the Library team will make essential course reading available to returning students later in summer, but new students will not have access to this until they complete Online Registration.  In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

From September 2022, we are preparing for a full on-campus experience and are looking forward to seeing you all on campus for the new academic year. Therefore, the opportunity to make an exceptional request to study online will no longer be available. This option was introduced in recognition of particular difficulties that some students faced as a result of the pandemic, however as we prepare for a return to a full on-campus experience, this is no longer considered a necessary measure. We believe that your learning – and the learning of your fellow students – significantly benefits from direct peer-to-peer interaction which is best delivered through on-campus teaching and learning. As we return to a more normal situation you can plan for the majority of Business School courses to be assessed via coursework and a final examination

Practical, fieldwork and placements

If your course includes fieldwork, we will aim to provide these, subject to safety constraints or create online alternatives.

Business School, AFG College, Qatar
Reading Lists

Pre-reading and other learning materials will also be made available through MyAberdeen.

The Reading Lists project led by the Library team will make essential course reading available to returning students later in the summer, but new students will not have access to this until they complete Online Registration.

In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/toolkit/

Assessment

From September 2022, we are preparing for a full on-campus experience and are looking forward to seeing you all on campus for the new academic year. Therefore, the opportunity to make an exceptional request to study online will no longer be available. As we return to a more normal situation you can plan for the majority of Business School courses to be assessed via coursework and a final examination. For each course, your Lecturer will confirm how you will be assessed during the first week of teaching.

Practical, fieldwork and placements
Placement opportunities will be specific to candidates and organisations.

Postgraduate Research

As well as being a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Business you are also part of a wider PGR community through the Postgraduate Research School

Key Contacts in School

All PGR queries (both for current students and applicants) should be sent to pgrbus@abdn.ac.uk

University Orientation

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus to start your research journey with us. As a Postgraduate Research student you will have the opportunity to attend a University wide induction in addition to your school induction.

The University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to take you through all of the essential information you will need for your student life. You can get started now by working through the interactive modules.

There are a series of modules that you can work through before you arrive. Once you have registered you can access the remaining modules and complete your mandatory training programme through your bespoke PGR training platform on our virtual learning environment.

There will be a school welcome event for Postgraduate Research students. This will provide an opportunity to meet Postgraduate coordinators and PhD supervisors. There will also be time to answer any questions you may have. Further details regarding the welcome event will follow in due course.

Timelines and Milestones

The PGR School training and development programme offers academic, professional, and personal development through a number of training workshops, resources and opportunities, all intended to support the PGR community at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more here.