The MBA (Global) is designed to help you to change the way the world does business. Delivered online, it challenges you to explore forward-thinking and disruptive approaches to business alongside your international peers – gaining skills in leadership, innovation, change management, strategy development, sales and marketing.

Study Information

At a Glance

Learning Mode
Online Learning
Degree Qualification
24 months
Study Mode
Part Time
Start Month
July, October or January

The MBA (Global) provides the opportunity to study for our MBA wherever you are, and at times that suit you. This MBA is delivered via a custom-built online learning environment that offers a level of support and tutor interaction that we believe is second-to-none. There are no face-to-face, residential or attendance-based elements.

This programme offers you the best of both worlds – study online, part-time, wherever you are – while gaining the same MBA award as on-campus students at the University of Aberdeen Business School. The two-year MBA (Global) programme starts in February, July and October each year with a focus on developing skills in all areas of business, from Leadership and Strategy Development to Marketing and Project Management.

What You'll Study

This two year programme runs in January, March, July and October. The MBA (Global) allows you to develop skills in all areas of business from leadership through project management and marketing to strategy development. The programme is split into four blocks, each covering a different aspect of leading and building successful organisations. In the final block, you will have the opportunity to personalise your MBA, choosing from one of three pathways: Consultancy, Entrepreneurship or Enterprise.

Please contact for more information about this programme.

We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to change. Further information about potential changes can be viewed here.

How You'll Study

The MBA (Global) is studied entirely online, but at all times you will be fully supported by tutors and our student support service. Tutors are available to provide feedback and one-to-one guidance. Our online learning materials are specifically designed for the modern business professional. Their intuitive functionality enables you to engage with your studies whenever and wherever. Activities include investigating case studies, creating innovative business proposals, and completing reflective exercises – all designed to help you gain an in-depth knowledge of best global business practices.

Why Study MBA (Global)?

The MBA (Global) is delivered in partnership with The Interactive Design Institute. It is focused on the real needs of business and provides an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s challenging business world. This online MBA is delivered by high quality teaching staff and will help you to:

• Gain insight into the innovation process, challenging current practice to remain relevant and competitive
• Manage projects, change and teams, developing the skills to excel in a variety of management roles
• Lead smartly and effectively, developing a leadership style that will encourage followership
• Understand marketing and sales, and how to identify and satisfy your target markets
• Develop profitable strategies, analysing your current position, goals and routes to success

Entry Requirements


The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

We welcome applications from those with non-standard qualifications.

Click here to find out if you’re eligible to become an MBA (Global) student.

Please enter your country to view country-specific entry requirements.

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:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0


OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Read more about specific English Language requirements here.

Document Requirements

You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.

an up-to-date CV/Resumé
Degree Transcript
a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
Personal Statement
a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme

International Applicants

Should your programme necessitate a visit to the University you may find the following information helpful.

Fee Information

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Fee information
Fee category Cost
All Students £20,000
Tuition Fees for 2019/20 Academic Year

Additional Fee Information

  • For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.

Funding Opportunities

University of Aberdeen alumni will receive a 20% scholarship towards their tuition fee.


Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships.


Our MBA is designed to enhance your employability and provide a platform for your future career success. Our Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices. Recent Business School alumni have gone to work with major organisations such as Accenture, Google, KPMG, Shell and Standard Chartered Bank.

Our Experts

Programme Leader
Trevor Francis Morrow

Information About Staff Changes

You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time.

Get in Touch

Contact Details

Business School
University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building
Dunbar Street
AB24 3QY