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Aberdeen Business School

Aberdeen Business School

Professional Flexible Study at Robert Gordon University

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Communication, Marketing and Media
  • Information Management
  • Law
  • Management including MBA

At Robert Gordon University we offer a range of flexible study options to suit your lifestyle. Whether you're an experienced professional taking the next step in your career or a recent graduate, studying at RGU is an excellent way to improve your career prospects.

We pride ourselves in the development of industry-informed courses that address the needs of the workplace and ensure our graduates are in demand whatever their chosen field. With a postgraduate employment rate of 96%* you'll find there is no better place to study for a postgraduate qualification.

We offer the following courses with flexible and online learning options within Aberdeen Business School:

Accounting and Finance

Communication, Marketing and Media

Information Management

Law

Distance Learning at RGU

We understand that professionals do not always have the time to study on-campus and therefore offer a range of courses online. These are often delivered by a personal tutor in a part-time format over 2-3 years or by home study via our virtual classroom, CampusMoodle.

Many of our courses are accredited by or approved by key professional bodies.

For more information about our distance learning courses visit our website.

How to Apply

To find out more about our postgraduate courses you can visit our website.

Apply online or contact us for more details.

Tel: +44 (0) 1224 262209

Email: pgoffice@rgu.ac.uk

* HESA 2011/12

Case Studies

[casestudy]
  • Name: Vincent English
  • Role: Online Learning
  • Degree: MSc International Business

Why did you choose RGU?

I was interested in a course that was specifically targeted at international business. Since most of my business activity is of an international nature, I was interested in learning about the current academic thinking on doing business on the international stage.

What do you like about your course?

I found the course to be extremely well run and the learning material very well focussed and relevant. The lecturers were knowledgeable and were happy to engage with students, respecting their opinions as well as encouraging learning from each other. The CampusMoodle was very well designed and the library facilities exceptional. I cannot remember any time when I searched for a journal article and I was not able to find it easily and quickly. The IB course is very well balanced and covers all aspects of importance for the export manager or entrepreneur.

What have you enjoyed most at RGU?

RGU is a friendly place, even as a distance student. There was never a question of being overwhelmed with the course or a feeling of inadequacy. RGU have perfected the art of distance teaching and they have done it in a way that gives you a feeling of being part of the campus.

What new skills have you gained?

Although I am the CEO of an international business, I have learned that from time to time you do need to sharpen your skills. Of particular relevance to me were the international marketing and strategy modules. I developed a new way to work with my international dealers and was able to take a more objective view and approach to working with them and helping to apply metrics to their performance in their relative territories.

What do you think about the University Support Services?

The support services were excellent. If ever I had a problem with accessing the on line learning Moodle, the replies were quick and efficient. As a distance student, that was the most important!

What does the future hold for you?

I will continue to work as CEO of my company, but hopefully with a fresher approach. Already, I can see improvement in our business model and the developing competencies of our international network. I continue to visit the RGU library from time to time when I need to find out any new in international business strategy. I hope to maintain contact the tutor and lecturers I have known during my time at RGU.

Any other comments?

RGU has provided a world class and affordable platform for distance students who want to engage with the best, but cannot because of geographical restrictions. I would hope that RGU might build on this solid platform and offer more courses in the future. Perhaps an LLM in International Business for example.

Training & Profiles

Our business graduates go on to work in a range of industries with many developing successful careers in accountancy, marketing, law, information and library studies, recruitment, human resources and business development. The professional education you receive at Robert Gordon University will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career.

Students at the Aberdeen Business School have a range of support services which help students make the most of life at Robert Gordon University including the careers service and placement office.

Placements

Robert Gordon University is proud of its outstanding record in graduate employment. Placements play an important part in this success, giving our graduates a valuable advantage when it comes time to start their careers.

Placements are available for most full time Postgraduate courses. They are an important way to improve employability when you graduate, and also give you the opportunity to apply knowledge which you have gained during your studies.

Postgraduate courses with placements include:

Placements can also improve confidence and build your team working and practical experience in the sector, skills which are valued by future employers.

Careers Centre

The Robert Gordon University's Careers Centre supports our students prepare for their next step. The careers centre will support you in exploring your options and ideas.

The centre will Connect you with the graduate labour market through Information and Labour Market Intelligence, Employers on Campus Events, Careers Fairs.

Careers provide advice on how to market yourself effectively through CVs and Application Forms and can prepare you for Interviews and Assessment Centres through 1 to 1, telephone, panel, group, competency based and technical based interviews.

Application Procedure

Please refer to our website.

A postgraduate degree is an excellent way to build on your existing knowledge and skills and take the next step in your career. On the other hand, you might be interested in a change of career and a postgraduate degree can help you to do that.

Robert Gordon University has won awards as a top university for graduate employment with consistently high rankings. It is the top modern University in the UK for the third year in a row and the only modern university to appear in the top 50 of all UK universities. The University also saw its position in the UK university student satisfaction rankings rise in the most recent Guardian University Guide 2013. Robert Gordon University also has a firmly established reputation for providing employers with qualified individuals with exceptional professional skills. Notably, it was the first new university in Scotland to gain AMBA accreditation for its MBA Programme.

Whether you have recently graduated, want professional accreditation, are looking to retrain or develop your career - whatever your reasons for postgraduate study - we offer a wide range of courses with flexible study modes including online, part-time or full-time to fit around your needs.