Management PgCert/PgDip/MSc

1. Overview

This course provides an excellent learning curve for aspiring managers or people who wish to enter management from a specialist professional position.

You will develop business and management skills suitable for practice at middle management level, and skills that will prepare you for higher level management. The natural development for graduates in the work place is towards strategic leadership of their own section or function and even towards company leadership. The "real world" emphasis in this course will allow you to hit the ground running and perform more effectively as managers. This part time course in management is ideal if you would like to develop your career but are unable to commit to full time study.

2. What you will study

Stage 1

  • Business Environment
  • Finance for Managers
  • Marketing
  • Managing People

Exit Award: PgCert Management

Stage 2

Choice of option (A) or option (B)

  • Economics of Business (A)
  • E-Business Systems (A)
  • Research Methods (A) & (B)
  • Performance, Planning and Decision Making (A) & (B)
  • Placement Route: Business Practice (Double Module) (B)

Exit Award: PgDiploma Management

Stage 3

  • Dissertation

Award: MSc Management

3. Entry requirements

Applicants will require a good honours degree. Those who do not possess an honours degree but have a degree or degree equivalent qualification and work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time, will be considered. Qualifications from an approved professional body will also be taken into account.

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

4. Placements and accreditations

Upon graduating from this course you will be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (ACMI), and work for 3 years to become a full member (MCMI).

5. Student Funding

Opito Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students undertaking MSc studies relevant to the Oil and Gas industry. Find out more about the Opito Scholarship.

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

  • £3,410 Stage 1
  • £3,410 Stage 2
  • £2,270 MSc dissertation stage

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

  • £3,284 Stage 1
  • £3,284 Stage 2
  • £2,192 MSc dissertation stage

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • £3,204 Stage 1
  • £3,204 Stage 2
  • £2,136 MSc dissertation stage

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages


7. How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

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Start date

September or January

Course length

3 years

Mode of Attendance


Academic school
Aberdeen Business School
Teaching locations

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  1. Management PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781