Undergraduate

Business School, Aberdeen
Key School Contacts

Professor David McCausland, Director of Education

 

Emma Richards, Student Progression Coordinator 

 

Claire McArthur, UG Support Coordinator

 

Fiona Ritchie, School Administration Manager

 

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

Most courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus, unless you are taking a course for which a formal exam is required by a professional body (such as ICAS or MA Accountancy students 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.

Practical, fieldwork and placements

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

Academic Induction

The Business School Induction will be delivered online.  Welcome videos and other support materials can be found in MyAberdeen under Organisations in the “Business Student Information for Undergraduates (Aberdeen Campus)”.

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

In addition, the University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to 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.

The Business School Orientation will include online live sessions.   All live sessions can be viewed here. Links will be sent to you with the final timetable.

There will also be various on campus social events so keep an eye on what’s planned by downloading the University's Student Guide app.

Business School, AFG College, Qatar
Blended Learning

Blended learning means that there is a mix of online and in-person teaching activity.

Students may transition from on-line to on-campus during the semester when they are able to return to campus. We plan for all students to have some in-person (in-class) teaching time on campus each week, as Qatar Government guidelines allow.

  • Large group activity (lectures) will be delivered via a mix of short pre-recorded videos hosted on the Learning Portal MyAberdeen.
  • Small group teaching (tutorials) may take place either on campus (for those students on campus) or via online sessions (for those students who are not on campus).
  • Online sessions will use the virtual classroom Collaborate inside MyAberdeen.
  • In-person tutorials may be in different sized groups than usual given the physical distancing requirements in force at the time.
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

Most courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus. 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.

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

Postgraduate Taught

Business School, Aberdeen
Key School Contacts

Professor David McCausland, Director of Education

 

Diane Hewitt, PGT Support Coordinator for (normal taught)

Graeme McDonaldPGT Support Coordinator for (block taught)

Emma Richards, 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

Academic Induction

The Business School Induction will be delivered online.  Welcome videos and other support materials can be found in MyAberdeen under Organisations in the “Business Student Information for Taught Postgraduates (Aberdeen Campus)”.

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

In addition, the University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to 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.

The Business School Orientation will include online live sessions.   All live sessions can be viewed here. Links will be sent to you with the final timetable.

There will also be various on campus social events so keep an eye on what’s planned by downloading the University's Student Guide app.

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.  

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.

Practical, fieldwork and placements

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

Block Taught and Normal Taught Explained

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

Business School, AFG College, Qatar
Academic Induction

Following the Qatar Government plan for a phased return to normal we anticipate that the AFG campus will be open to students, and we will work hard to keep everyone safe. There will be opportunities for you to meet or e-meet other students and key staff, such as your Programme Leader.

There will be activities for incoming students in the Postgraduate Induction. Details of these will follow in email communications.

  • In the meantime you should complete the University's Orientation programme. 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. We have broken it down into 2 parts.  You should get started on Part 1 now by working through the interactive modules.

    Student Orientation - You could win £200 Amazon Vouchers

The Business School will also have a variety of induction and orientation material available on MyAberdeen.

Blended Learning

Blended learning means that there is a mix of online and in-person teaching activity. As Qatar Government guidelines allow, we plan for all students to have some in-person (in-class) teaching time on campus for each taught course as Qatar Government guidelines allow.

  • Large group activity (lectures) will be delivered via a mix of short pre-recorded videos hosted on the Learning Portal MyAberdeen.
  • Pre-reading and other learning materials will also be made available through MyAberdeen. Small group teaching (tutorials) will take place either on campus.
  • Online sessions will use the virtual classroom Collaborate inside MyAberdeen. We already have a lot of experience using these virtual classrooms with our MBA and MSc students as teaching continued in this space post shutdown.
  • In-person tutorials may be in different sized groups than usual given the physical distancing requirements in force at the time.
Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will continue to be provided through MyAberdeen and will be available in the preparation week(s) before each delivery period. Note, as a new students you will not have access to e-readings through the library until you have completed registration.

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

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

Assessment

Courses on the MBA and MSc IBM do not use formal exams and our practice here will remain the same. You will demonstrate you have achieved the learning outcomes for a course via continuous assessments which may include essays, reports, briefing notes, reflective journals, posters, online presentations and online quizzes. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in each course guide.

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

Accounting and Finance queries

Economics queries

Business Management and IB queries

Real Estate queries

Research & REF Support queries

PGR applications and enquiries

University Orientation

Student Orientation - You could win £200 Amazon Vouchers

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.

Blended Learning

As a University, we have committed to a model of blended learning next semester. This means that all students should have a mix of online and in-person teaching. For further guidance see the Principles of Blended Learning.

See also the current FAQs for students.

For PGR students being considered for a return to on-campus working, you will be notified and a discussion will take place with your supervisor.  To facilitate this discussion you may be asked to complete a Personal Risk Assessment Form especially where your personal circumstances may make a return to campus difficult.  Your supervisor may ask you to complete one of these forms to inform local planning and it will not be used for any other purpose.  

Please see the Guidance for PGR students document

You should not return to campus unless your return has been discussed and agreed with your supervisors.

As a PGR student you may have the opportunity to audit Master ‘s courses to augment your research training. Please discuss this with your supervisor and check out the postgraduate taught pages above.

The PGR School also offers a comprehensive training programme to support your research journey.

As School teaching methods and patterns become clearer in the coming weeks, use this section to give more detail of how courses will be delivered and how much in-person teaching time students might be able to expect. It is important to remember to include advice for students who are unable to come to campus.

New PhD students will be allocated a desk space however, access to the PhD accommodation will be subject to government advice during the COVID-19 period. This also applies to returning students.

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.