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A modern MBA from an ancient university

The MBA (Global) from the University of Aberdeen is the only online MBA programme offered by one of the UK’s six ancient universities.

Through 100% online study you’ll explore forward-thinking approaches to business alongside your international peers – fully supported by your tutors and dedicated programme coordinator.

Progress your career from the comfort of your own home by gaining key skills in leadership, management, strategy, innovation, marketing and sales – and benefit from a level of online support and tuition that we believe is second-to-none.

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Round 1 Enrolment Deadline: 30th November

Next start date: February 2022

The Next Enrolment Deadline for our February start date is 30th November.

If you haven’t yet started an application, click below to apply and have one of our advisors guide you through the Admissions process:

+44 (0)1224 515270

Why Choose Us?

We believe that our level of online support and tuition is second-to-none, but we don’t want you to just take our word for it.

We encourage you to compare us with alternative providers and ask them the following questions to see how they stack up against the MBA (Global).

MBA (Global)
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Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is part of a group of only six ancient British universities. In 2019 we were named Scottish University of the Year by The Times, due to the quality of our research, academic expertise and graduate employability.

Over 82,500 alumni in more than 192 countries
Over 70% of our research is world-leading or excellent*
2nd in the UK for research impact in Business studies*

*Research figures come from our assessment in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

What You'll Learn

Explore Innovation and Disruption

During the programme you’ll gain insight into the innovation process, and learn how to challenge current practices in order to remain relevant and competitive.

You’ll also enhance your ability to develop market strategies, pitch your ideas and think disruptively, finding ways to displace existing markets and technology.

Key Courses

Business Model Innovation, Future Thinking

Course Structure

Across the two-year MBA programme you’ll progress through four blocks, each containing three courses which cover core business disciplines:

  • Block 1
    Understanding Yourself, Your Business & The Market
    The Leadership Challenge
    Managing Change
    Business Model Innovation
  • Block 2
    Preparing, Implementing & Evaluating
    Leading and Managing Projects
    Accounting and Finance For Managers
    Marketing & Sales Management
  • Block 3
    Scoping, Planning & Motivating
    Strategy and Practice In A Dynamic World
    Future Thinking
    Leading and Managing High Performance Teams
  • Block 4
    Research Practice, Action and Reflection
    Making Sense of Research
    Research in Practice
    Developing Business Solutions

How Online Study Works

As an online student with the University of Aberdeen you’ll benefit from our custom-built study platform, designed for ease of use and communication.

Click below to try out our demo study site or learn more about how online study works:

Are You Eligible?

The MBA (Global) is open to applicants of any discipline. You don’t need a background or degree in business to apply, but to be eligible you’ll normally meet the following requirements:

UK second-class honours degree or equivalent
2 years or more relevant professional experience
English language skills (assessed during admissions)

*If we need evidence of your English language skills, we may ask you to take one of the recognised tests such as IELTS.

Fees and Payment Options

The total tuition fee for the MBA (Global) is £20,000. You can choose to pay your tuition in one of 4 ways:

  • Pay per course: 12 instalments of £1,666 (one instalment every two months)
  • 4 instalments of £5,000
  • 2 instalments of £10,000
  • 1 instalment of £20,000

Depending on where you reside, you could be eligible for loan funding or other financial help. University of Aberdeen alumni are also entitled to a discount on tuition fees.


To join for the next start date, click below to start your application.

We’ll then send you details to access our Admissions Portal, where one of our advisors will walk you through the process.

+44 (0)1224 515270