The University of Aberdeen Business School's Executive MBA programme is delivered on campus in London and is designed for working professionals who are seeking advancement, with a preference for part-time study and have significant post-graduation/relevant work experience. Students will have a strong desire to develop and enhance a range of transferable skills which are highly appropriate to a high profile career in business. Our Executive MBA is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) which gives you a coveted professional qualification to enhance your degree.

This programme is studied on campus.

We recognise that the business leaders of the future will be required to demonstrate an array of professional skills, critical analysis and strategic planning in an increasingly challenging world. Our unique Executive MBA is focussed on developing core skills and offers professionals the chance to accelerate their careers by developing their vision, knowledge and strategic leadership skills, needed to confidently navigate the increasingly challenging world of business.

We will cover key aspects of business, management theory and practice through the modules, with a strong emphasis on balancing knowledge and skills. We recognise that understanding the relationship between theory and practice, evaluating business tools and learning from good practice, is only a small part of what is required for a successful career in business. With this in mind our EMBA provides students with the tools to:

  • Innovate, evaluate trends and drive change across all areas of business
  • Understand the nature of value and value creation across all sectors of an economy
  • Develop, promote and pitch ideas, products and services while establishing presence, demonstrating competencies and outlining a unique business vision in a highly competitive marketplace
  • Acquire and develop managerial competence including the enhanced abilities to analyse problems, scenarios and big data
  • Manage projects
  • Negotiate and communicate in a fast-changing world

Our programme will be delivered in London, UK, over long weekends (Friday to Sunday), following an 8 week sequence. This modular programme offers a convenient format for busy executives and an accessible venue in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

The EMBA is unique in its mode of delivery with an emphasis on work-based assessment and on reflective practice. Professionals can gain a prestigious qualification without the need for a career break and put themselves on the fast track to becoming the business leaders of tomorrow.

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Key Programme Information

At a Glance

Learning Mode
On Campus Learning
Degree Qualification
24 months
Study Mode
Part Time
Start Month
September or January
Location of Study

Study Options

There are 8 core modules bearing 15 credit points, plus a 60 credit Practical Intervention Project: ·

  • Leading Strategic Change
  • Management Effectiveness: Negotiation, Analysis, Communication, Project work
  • Marketing, Reputation and Value
  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Governance, Responsibility and Ethics
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Accounting and Finance for Executives
  • Practical Intervention Project
MBA 24 months On Campus Learning Part Time September

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MBA 24 months On Campus Learning Part Time January

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Course Availability

We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

How You'll Study

This programme will enable students to learn from the critical understanding and discussion of theory and practice, through direct class contact and the subsequent reflective transference of this learning to the workplace environment. This learning will be supported by on-line forums and further learning materials and frameworks. Individual supervisions complement the generic training by providing one-to-one support and feedback on the student’s specific programme of research.

The classroom teaching- which comprises a mix of lectures, group work, case studies and discussion- focuses on action research training, set within general research concepts and tools. It is designed to provide a sound underpinning to the student’s own Practical Intervention Project report.

Learning Methods

  • Group Projects
  • Individual Projects
  • Lectures
  • Peer Learning
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment Methods

The EMBA is unique in its mode of delivery with an emphasis on work-based assessment and on reflective practice. Students are expected to attend face-to-face lectures in London, UK, over long weekends (Friday to Sunday), following a 9 week sequence; one module will be delivered every 8-10 weeks.

Why Study Executive MBA (Delivered in London)?

  • Our Business School is internationally recognised for its excellence in world-leading research impact in Business and Management Studies.
  • The University, Academic staff and study body are international and multi-disciplined
  • Develop critical insight into current and emerging issues and apply it in real world settings 
  • Learn from Executive Fellows
  • Develop a well-rounded skillset – gain the tools to succeed in your job search, as well as the communication and professional skills that business recruiters expect
  • Strengthen your capacity for social, geographical and cultural mobility
  • Expand your understanding of how businesses and markets work
  • Critically evaluate how value is created through innovation and marketing and how strategies are designed
  • Gain an understanding of the complexities and challenges of doing business with emerging economies
  • Drive organisational change and help organisations to face some of today’s greatest financial and economic challenges   
  • Develop interpersonal, management and leadership skills

What Our Students Say

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This is a decision that I will never regret as this has not only been an excellent educational experience but a phenomenal opportunity to advance my leadership skills and my knowledge and experience of fundamental business skills.

Entry Requirements


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

This programme is for you if you have a minimum of FIVE 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 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.

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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 - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0


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

PTE Academic:

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

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

Fees and Funding

You will be classified as one of the fee categories below.

MBA 24 months On Campus Learning Part Time September

Fee Information

Fee information
Fee category Cost
All Students £22,000
Tuition fee for main award
MBA 24 months On Campus Learning Part Time January

Fee Information

Fee information
Fee category Cost
All Students £22,000
Tuition fee for main award

Additional Fees

  • In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses, for example field trips. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
  • For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including payment plans and our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.

Our Funding Database

View all funding options in our Funding Database.


Graduates from our EMBA programme will reap multiple benefits for themselves and their career:

  • Develop new skills your employer is looking for and progress up the career ladder
  • An EMBA can help you move into job positions you wouldn't be able to otherwise
  • Gain the skills you need to start your own business
  • Advance your leadership skills and learn to lead with vision and purpose
  • Enhance your credentials with a globally-recognized MBA degree and first class management training
  • Immediate reward for you and your employer, by developing a holistic approach to understanding and solving business problems
  • Study alongside world-class peers and benefit from endless professional opportunities
  • The international network you develop is one of the most valuable outcomes of your Executive MBA qualification


Our Executive MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Students who complete degree programmes that are CMI accredited will graduate with a professional qualification and be a member of the CMI.

This degree holds accreditation from

Research Rated Excellent and World Leading

94% of our research is classified as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014)

Our Experts

Programme Leader
Ian Robson , The University of Aberdeen

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; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

Get in Touch

Contact Details

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