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A Modern Online MBA from an Ancient UK University

The online MBA (Global) is uniquely designed by academics and industry experts to ensure that the knowledge and capabilities you develop match the most in-demand skills for the future.

Study our flexible online master’s programmes from anywhere in the world.

Key Facts

Our Business School is internationally recognised for its excellence in world-leading research, and is ranked as a top three UK University for impact in Business and Management Studies. You will graduate with the same qualification and certification as students studying on-campus.

  • Study Mode: 100% online. No fixed lectures and tutorials. Ideal for working professionals.
  • Language: English
  • Start Dates: February, April, July, October
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Fees: £20,000. No application fee. Choose to pay in up to 12 instalments over 2 years, with no hidden costs – Loan funding available depending on location
  • Entry Requirements: UK 2:2 or equivalent, 2 years+ mgmt. experience. No GMAT/GRE required – Entry route available based on professional experience alone
  • Supported: Unlimited tuition and tech support. Access to our careers service for up to 5 years after graduation.
  • No Exams: You will be assessed entirely by coursework.
  • Personalise Your MBA: Conduct research in areas relevant to your interests and career goals.
  • Global Network: Join a diverse international cohort of peers and collaborate in real time.
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Designed to Help You Change the Way the World Does Business
  • A programme that includes traditional business practice but challenges students to think beyond established models to drive real change.
  • A programme that recognises the growing impact of digital technologies on global business, and embeds that in the learning experience.
  • A programme that enables its students to build their digital footprint and integrate their work and learning.

“A unique experience which combines modern teaching technology and flexibility.”Honore

“Flexible, affordable and fully supported. You’ll see the benefits immediately.”Jocelyn

“I’ve already seen a return on investment. Having an MBA really sets you apart.”Kersti

Our Rankings for 2022
  • Top 20 – Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide (UK)
  • Top 20 – Guardian University League Table (UK)
  • Top 5 – Overall student satisfaction (National UK Student Survey 2021)
  • Times Higher Education (UK/World) – 22/158
  • QS World Rankings (UK/World) – 28/205
  • 75% of our research is classified as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework)
Why the University of Aberdeen Business School?
  • Founded in 1495, the University has a proud tradition of academic excellence which continues into its sixth century.
  • A leading international Business School, providing solid expertise to assist you in your future career.
  • Our strength in research means that Master’s students benefit from the expertise of staff who are pioneers in their discipline.
  • We have 83,500 alumni across 192 countries. Some of our alumni work in top positions, such as Group Finance Director of HSBC Holdings, CEO for Aberdeen Asset Management, and Chief Operating Officer for Hasberg Global Investors.

What You'll Learn

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

  • Innovation and Disruption
  • Managing Projects, Change & Teams
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Marketing and Sales
  • 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
    Strategic Marketing
  • 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

The MBA (Global) is a sound investment for students and employers. The total tuition fee is £20,000 and is fixed for the duration of the programme.

You can choose to pay your tuition in one of 4 ways:

  • 12 instalments of £1,666
  • 4 instalments of £5,000
  • 2 instalments of £10,000
  • 1 instalment of £20,000

You can pay via our online payment system or bank transfer.


  • There’s no application fee and you’re not obligated to accept our offer if successful.
  • You can secure your place for a refundable deposit of £200.
  • Try for 14 days, and if you don’t like it, we’ll refund you 100% of the fees.

Depending on where you reside, you may be eligible for a loan to fund your education.

University of Aberdeen graduates also receive 20% off all postgraduate taught short courses, certificates, diplomas and degrees.

Other ways to fund online learning:

UK Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Employer Sponsorship
Student Referral Programme
External Funding Sources

Contact our admissions team for guidance on your available funding options:

How You Study

Our online study platform has been specifically designed for ease of use and communication.

  • No face-to-face classes to attend
  • Log in at any time, from any device
  • Access all of your courses and learning materials
  • Interact with your fellow students in secure online forums
  • Benefit from unlimited one-to-one feedback, guidance and support

Where Our Online MBA Students Work:

“It’s given me the business background I needed to advance my career.”Aidan

“A flexible online MBA from a reputed university.”Kersti

“It’s given me more confidence and the skills to understand the changing world.” – Gordon

Ready to Apply?

Applying through our admissions portal is quick and easy:

  • There’s no application fee
  • We don’t require a personal statement or references
  • We accept applications on a rolling basis
  • You don’t need to provide proof of your academic or professional experience for feedback on your initial application
  • Get feedback within 72 hours or less

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