Master of Business Administration MBA

Master of Business Administration - Online

1. Overview

Aberdeen Business School is recognised both nationally and internationally for its corporate and management education.

It has been developed to ensure that it meets the highest international standards and is of direct relevance to the real world.  This distance learning MBA course is delivered online through the University's virtual learning environment, Campus Moodle, where you will have access to teaching material and communicate with lecturers and fellow students. 

Our online MBA courses are ranked amongst the top 10 in the QS Online MBA rankings.

2. What you will study

You will study online through the university virtual learning environment, Campus Moodle. There will be the opportunity for you to interact with tutors and fellow students from around the world.

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Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information. 

3. How you will learn

Online/Distance Learning
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:

  • Virtual tutorials
  • Live chat
  • Discussion forums - student and tutor led
  • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
  • User friendly material
  • Access to our online library

As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.

Details on the distance learning are also available from our Distance Learning Guide.

During the course of your degree you are required to attend a 10 day leadership week which takes place in the last week of May in your second year.

You will need to factor in the cost for travel, accommodation and subsistence for these 10 days.

This event brings together a number of speakers from academia and industry. During the event there will be a mix of academic and practical workshops. Each session will explore a different aspect of leadership and aims to enhance students’ skills and provide an opportunity to network.

The event will be hosted in the modern facilities at Aberdeen Business School, Garthdee.

4. Entry requirements

The MBA is a challenging Masters level programme demanding a combination of intellectual abilities and business experience.

To gain admission you will normally:

  • hold a first degree, at honours level in a top class banding
  • have at least three years full-time work experience at a professional level
  • where appropriate be able to demonstrate competence in written and oral English

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570 (paper) or TOEFL 230 (computer) prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

English Language Requirements

5. Placements and accreditations

The course is accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA).  It is regarded as the international authority on the development of business leaders and the guardian of MBA quality standards. It plays a unique role in supporting business schools to develop business leaders and provides a network for MBAs, business schools and employer.

Robert Gordon University is one of only a handful of institutions worldwide that have been accredited in respect of every form of the MBA.  

6. Student Funding

MBA Scholarship
Aberdeen Business School is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to assist exceptionally able students who wish to undertake their MBA programmes. Further details can be obtained on MBA Scholarship .

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.

7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2016/2017

All Students

  • £5,940 year 1
  • £5,940 year 2
  • £2,120 year 3

For Academic Year 2015/2016

All Students

  • £5,730 year 1
  • £5,730 year 2
  • £2,040 year 3

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

  • £5,515 year 1
  • £5,515 year 2
  • £1,971 year 3

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

  • £5,294 year 1
  • £5,294 year 2
  • £1,912 year 3

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £5,295 year 1
  • £5,295 year 2
  • £1,910 year 3

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


8. How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

If you are a UK/EU student and would like a paper application form or further information, please email

If you are an International Student and would like a paper application or further information, please contact

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Start date

September or January

Course length

3 years

Mode of Attendance


More information:
Bukola Faturoti Senior Lecturer
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Accredited By
Association of MBAs
QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016 - Top 10 Accolade

Postgraduate Guide

Case Study

  1. Brenda Munyukwi

    Brenda Munyukwi

    Canadian student Brenda Munyukwi speaks about how she chose to study with RGU for her MBA Business Administration via Distance Learning and her experiences so far.

    Brenda Munyukqi Master of Business Administration MBA

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