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Taking summer learning to new heights Aberdeen Business School Summer School Programme Scotland

“I was so excited and inspired by the thought of studying abroad to build my future career. The learning environment AT RGU is excellent.� Valeria Kuznetsova, Estonia

AN INSPIRING OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE… At Aberdeen Business School our Summer School students have a unique opportunity to make the most of their time in further education and experience something special that they will never forget. They can learn more about their chosen field of study. They can learn more about life in a country very different to their own. By meeting and working with students from all round the world, they can learn more about themselves too.

About Aberdeen Business School

About Robert Gordon University

Aberdeen Business School, the largest of three faculties at Robert Gordon University (RGU), is one of the leading providers of business education in Scotland. The achievements and continuing success of our graduates in their careers is a mark of the high quality and recognition given to our postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. And our strong links with industry, commerce and the public sector enable us to develop practical, innovative courses designed to prepare students for today’s business needs.

RGU is considered one of Scotland’s ‘New Universities’ but its history actually dates back to the 1600s. Today the University is a leading provider of higher education with an outstanding international reputation, producing confident, highly employable graduates, undertaking ground-breaking research and developing strong links with industry, both in the local area and around the world. A study experience here can provide graduates with a real advantage in today’s competitive workplace.

Aberdeen Business School has held AMBA (Association of MBAs) accreditation for the MBA programme for more than a decade. Many of our individual courses hold accreditation or are recognised by professional bodies and the School is currently working towards AACSB accreditation. Our state-of-the-art building is located on the RGU Garthdee campus in a beautiful woodland environment on the southern edge of Aberdeen.

“A degree from Robert Gordon University is aS near to a guarantee of a job AFTER GRADUATION as you can get.” The Sunday Times, 2011

ABS Campus

“I had always wanted to come to Scotland and everyone I met at The University and around the country wAS really friendly and helpful. I would recommend the summer school to anyONE who wants to try something exciting and new.� Mustafa Kurutay, FH Mainz Summer School

A warm welcome awaits you in Aberdeen

A truly international perspective

The perfect base for exploring Scotland

Located in the North East corner of the United Kingdom, Scotland’s third largest city is quite unlike any other. Few places in Britain can offer students the chance to experience the buzz of a modern city, medieval buildings, spectacular tropical gardens and award winning, unspoilt beaches – all in one compact, easy to navigate place. Aberdeen is a dynamic, vibrant city, thanks to its strong ties with the oil industry. As you’d expect from somewhere that has enjoyed great prosperity, amongst the iconic granite buildings, are a wealth of fantastic bars and eateries, shops, museums and galleries, theatres and live music venues. Aberdeen is also the perfect size for students – the city is small enough for new arrivals to get to know their way around quickly and easily.

We are immensely proud of the fact that we are host to both staff and students from all around the globe. It gives our campus a genuinely international atmosphere. We firmly believe that spending time in a country which isn’t your own opens your eyes to new cultures and customs, not only Scottish ones, but also those of the many international students we have here.

Good transport links mean Aberdeen is a great base for seeing the rest of Scotland while you’re here. All the main Scottish cities, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, can easily be reached within two or three hours. In fact Scotland is often called “the best small country in the world” and you can visit its most famous whisky distilleries, castles, lochs and golf courses without having to spend too much time travelling. As well as being breathtaking to look at, Scotland’s stunning landscape is also a world class location for outdoor pursuits such as walking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, skiing and more adventurous activities like sphering and bungee jumping! Students can easily experience the best of this amazing country during their time in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Beach at night

A unique programme of events and opportunities Our Summer School courses are designed to provide visiting students with a full educational, cultural and social activity programme which enables them to experience the very best of Scotland.

What’s included in the cost?

What’s not included in the cost?

> Airport and railway station meet and greet (Aberdeen only)

> Travel to and from Aberdeen

> Accommodation in Woolmanhill apartments

> Golf fees

Each course takes place in Aberdeen and includes individual and group activities, company visits to renowned local and multinational businesses and invaluable presentations and case studies relevant to your students’ area of study.

> Wi-Fi and broadband internet access

> Text books

We actively encourage our international students to take advantage of many of the exceptional activities available in Scotland while they’re here, including an option to play golf at a top-class Scottish course during their visit.

> Weekly bus pass for Aberdeen > Luxury coach transportation for visits and transfers > Entrance fees for cultural and leisure visits > Welcome lunch and daily refreshment voucher at Aberdeen Business School > All tuition costs > Completion award and European credits (ECTS)

> Visas > Drinks

ABS Radio Studio

Students will be able to earn five ECTS credits upon successful completion of each programme, and can choose from the following:

ADVENTURE & SPORTS TOURISM Theme International Adventure & Sports Tourism Management

> Entrepreneurship

Course aim To explore various classifications and categorisations of sports tourism including the impacts of sports tourism and professional actions required within the field.

Please note

Date June – Sept

> Adventure & Sports Tourism > Creative Industries > Energy

All our courses are taught in English. The following courses are only available to groups (minimum of 10 persons) from recognised educational institutions. We regret that we cannot accept applications from individuals. If your institution is unable to reach the minimum of 10 participating students, we may be able to group your summer school with another institution.

Duration 2 weeks Credits 5.0 ECTS credits

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Theme Managing the Creative Industries Course aim To enhance students’ awareness of the creative industries including events, fashion, public relations, marketing, media or journalism.

Date June – Sept Duration 2 weeks

ENTREPRENEURSHIP Theme Business Creativity

Credits 5.0 ECTS credits

Course aim To generate business ideas through multicultural teamwork.


Date June – Sept

Theme Oil & Gas/Renewable Energy Management Course aim To enhance students’ knowledge of the global energy industry and areas such as accounting, law, project, supply chain and quality management. Date June – Sept Duration 2 weeks Credits 5.0 ECTS credits

Duration 2 weeks Credits 5.0 ECTS credits

Please note that bespoke courses can be arranged. These can be of longer duration.

“after STUDYING in Aberdeen, I am still as excited about RGU as I was at the beginning. I think that this experience has changed my life.� Patricia de Juan Mena, Madrid

ABS Canteen

“Best Modern University in the UK� The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2012

Talk to us. For further information about any of our Summer School courses, please contact: Richard Barnes Head of International Academic Development T: +44 (0)1224 263030 E: W:

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Summer School Programme, Aberdeen Business School

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