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Course Listings Undergraduate Degrees BA Accounting (with CIMA Advanced Diploma)

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BA(Hons) Business Management

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LLB Bachelor of Laws

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Access to masters classes Graduate Certificate Information Studies

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Graduate Certificate Management Studies

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Graduate Certificate Project Management

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Welcome

from the Dean of aberdeen business school Welcome to Aberdeen Business School and thank you all for your interest in our courses. We understand that the decision to undertake further study is a major one. Choosing the right programme that fits with your educational and career development aims is very important. We strive as a University to ensure that our graduates are well prepared for the world of work and our courses encompass both academic and practical aspects of your chosen discipline. At Aberdeen Business School we have a strong portfolio of quality courses and are proud to boast accreditation from a very large number of relevant professional bodies. Our staff comprise of academics from a wide variety of disciplines with both academic and industry experience.  We pride ourselves on being student focused and in providing one of the best learning experiences available. As a University, we recognise that flexible learning can be challenging at times and we aim to provide a network of support through a team centred approach. We have many years of experience in delivering flexible learning to students who are seeking to undertake study while working full-time in a related professional environment and this has been one of our most successful areas of programme development. Our student feedback tells us that the opportunity that this offers is seen as valuable and that, in particular, this type of study offers real opportunities for career progression. We continually update and review our e-learning programmes to ensure that they meet the needs of students and employers. We also have a dedicated team who work on e-learning tools and who respond to new technological developments and seek student feedback to evaluate existing systems. We are extremely proud of our diverse and dynamic student population and of our record of graduate success in gaining professional employment and we are working hard to ensure that the courses which we offer continue to serve the needs of both our student body and your ultimate employers. I hope very much to welcome you to Aberdeen Business School to study as part of our growing student population across more than 100 countries worldwide.

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Why Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University is one of the UK’s ‘new universities’, created in 1992. However it can trace its roots to 1731, when Robert Gordon bequeathed his estate to build a residential school for boys. In 1903, The Robert Gordon’s Technical College was formed to bring together a range of adult education activities in Aberdeen. It was redesignated The Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology in 1965 and was awarded university status in 1992. Robert Gordon University is renowned for its vocational focus and has one of the strongest graduate employment records of any UK university. Robert Gordon University has been named, for the third year running, by The Times Good University Guide as Best Modern University in the UK and was also voted Scottish University of the Year by the Sunday Times in 2011. The university has three Faculties: Aberdeen Business School, The Faculty of Design and Technology and the Faculty of Health and Social Care.

Aberdeen Business School recently had its 45th anniversary as a business school and we were very proud to celebrate our high profile with industry supporters and sponsors and to acknowledge the fact that the School was recently ranked 15th of the 118 business schools in the United Kingdom by the Guardian newspaper. We seek to continue to improve our reputation and closeness to industry through both teaching and research. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise indicated that Aberdeen Business School had internationally recognised research in 5 subject areas – business and management, accounting and finance, law, politics and international relations and information management, where we were ranked 2nd for research in the United Kingdom. Research into entrepreneurship and leadership was also particularly commended in the exercise.

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Aberdeen Business School Reputation and Strong Industry Links

Accreditation

Aberdeen Business School is one of the leading providers of management and professional education in Scotland. The achievements and continuing success of our graduates in their careers is a true mark of the high quality and recognition given to programmes delivered at the School.

Some of our accreditations include:

The School is business facing and our strong links with industry, commerce and the public sector enable us to ensure that our courses remain practical yet innovative, and offer students the very best learning experiences available. Aberdeen has established links with industry, commerce and the public sector.

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) We are one of only a handful of institutions worldwide to be accredited in every form of the MBA. The Financial Times (2007) lists our online MBA as one of the top 32 distance learning MBAs available globally.

This enables us to design practical, innovative courses which offer students an exceptional learning experience. Our reputation is built on providing employers with professional individuals who have the best technical and personal skills and are fully prepared for their chosen career.

The Association of Business Schools (ABS) We are a member of the professional body which represents the leading business schools of UK universities.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. The Law Society (Scotland) The Law Society of Scotland promotes excellence across the solicitor profession through representation, support and regulation of their members. They also help to shape the law for the benefit of both the public and the profession. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) The leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers.

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Our Courses

Global Community

To ensure we provide courses to the highest academic standard and relevant to your chosen professional field, we continue to build on our strong links with the professional business community both nationally and internationally. Therefore, graduates from our accredited and approved courses can be confident that they hold a nationally and internationally recognised award which will open doors and enhance their career opportunities. Completing an accredited course will allow you to become a member of the issuing professional body.

You will join a truly international student population, and have the opportunity to study and socialise with people from many backgrounds and cultures.

For further details on our accredited courses visit: www.rgu.ac.uk/absaccreditation Career Prospects Our focus on professional education means our graduates are not just ready to work, but are also equipped to become an enduring and valuable contribution to industry and the professions on a regional, national and global scale. We are extremely proud of our graduate record at ABS and believe it is our inspirational teaching and practical courses that make our graduates such desirable candidates. Staff We’re proud of our teaching staff; proud of their quality and academic achievements as well as the practical experience they have in their area. Our professors, lecturers and tutors combine first-class qualifications with time spent in business or industry. They offer insight from both worlds – the theoretical and practical – to help and inspire you. Aberdeen Business School is split into five departments:

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Accounting and Finance; Communication, Marketing and Media Information Management Law Management

Our staff provide a network of support for our flexible students and can be contacted by telephone or email. We have also recently launched a new research institute, IMaGeS (Institute for Management of Governance and Society). This has three themes: Business & Enterprise; Information & Communication; and Governance & Society. Associated with the Institute, we have research centres in Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, International Labour Markets and Transport Policy.

Facilities The Student Portal The Student Portal is a gateway to information and services for all students. It provides links to CampusMoodle, email, iLink library catalogue and resources, personal files on the University network, help and advice information, exam results, academic regulations, what’s on in Aberdeen, how to update your address, tuition fee and accommodation information - to name a few. CampusMoodle CampusMoodle is a collaborative learning environment for students. Not only will learning material be available online, but there will also be areas for discussion, group work, formative quizzes and the uploading of assignments.    You will be able to access your online learning environment anytime and anywhere, as long as an internet connection is available. Microsoft Outlook All communication from the University throughout your studies will be directed to your RGU email account so we do encourage students to check this regularly. You will also benefit from access to our global address list which holds contact details for university staff and student email addresses of others on your course. The Library The Georgina Scott Sutherland library is home to a huge number of books, journals, e-learning materials, DVDs, research and exam papers, all available for our students to use during their studies. The services and resources of the Library are available to all students of the University, including distance-learners, but there are some additional services we offer for students who are enrolled on Distance or blended learning courses and who cannot come in to visit the libraries on campus. These include: • • • •

Postal loans Photocopies Access to other libraries in the UK Access to libraries outside the UK

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You will have access to services such as:

Blended Learning

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Blended learning encompasses a combination of online and on campus learning. This enables students to learn flexibly but also benefit from face to face interaction.

iLink (the Library Catalogue) Electronic databases Journals Useful weblinks for your subject “How to...” guides to getting the best from Library resources

Location For those of you who will attend, we are located on the Garthdee campus, on the banks of the River Dee in the south-side of the city. Aberdeen Business School’s setting is both inspiring and contemporary, themes that are reflected in all of our courses delivered at the school. Ten minutes from the city centre, the campus is accessible and inviting. The lush parkland campus on the banks of the river makes it an ideal setting for your studies. Supported Distance Learning With an increasingly dynamic and ever expanding student population, we are proud to offer many of our courses online via our supported distancelearning mode of delivery. We offer full-time and part-time distance learning courses. Our part-time, distance-learning programmes are designed for those of you who are in full time employment, usually, in a relevant profession. Although there are many challenges associated with balancing work and study, there are also a number of benefits to doing so. You will be able to apply real life scenarios from the world of work, to the learning outcomes within your course.

Subject content and learning materials are a blend of online activities with compulsory attendance at monthly Saturday workshops at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, allowing students to work full time without the need for a career break. This provides students with an opportunity to enhance careers through academic study and practical application of the theory. It can also be a great chance to meet like-minded individuals across a number of industries and develop networking opportunities. Learning materials are accessed by students via our virtual learning platform CampusMoodle and then consolidated with discussion/activities in compulsory monthly workshops in Aberdeen where students will work with lecturing staff and other students. Between workshops students will interact with each other and staff by using online discussion forums. Assessments are a combination of closed book examinations and coursework submissions with prescribed dates set in advance. Blended learners also have access to all the online resources and support which is available to distance learners.

Our full-time options are for those who wish to fast-track their studies or who have a little more time to spare, but still want to retain maximum flexibility. As a distance-learning student, you are not required to attend on campus at all, although we are delighted to meet those who do decide to visit. The distance learning mode of delivery has study material divided into learning topics that directly reflect the taught syllabus. A learning, team centred model is used where the online tutor engages with teams and individuals through the discussion forum, group email, virtual tutorial/ chat rooms and confidential email.

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BA

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Accounting (with CIMA Advanced Diploma) Better qualified equals better prospects Take the opportunity to gain a degree and a professional body award whilst also progressing your career and achieving your personal goals. This innovative course develops a range of appropriate technical and non-technical skills which lay the foundations for a successful career in the increasingly competitive business world. How it works With tuition support at all stages, students study and sit exams for all of the CIMA papers from certificate to management level, leading to the award of the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting. At the same time various RGU modules are studied and assessed and the combination leads to the award of the BA in Accounting. For students who already hold the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting – and have at least 6 months of relevant work experience – we offer a top-up option in order to achieve the BA Accounting award. Note: The CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting is a recognition award given to students who reach the appropriate stage on the path to membership. More details can be found at www.cimaglobal.com. You will learn • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, Business Mathematics and Business Economics • Professional and Academic Skills for Accountants • Fundamentals of Management Accounting and Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law • Financial, Enterprise and Performance Operations • Auditing Theory and Practice • Academic Literature Review • Corporate and Social Responsibility and Sustainability • Financial, Enterprise and Performance Management

STUDY OPTIONS Supported Distance-learning (full-time) Supported Distance-learning (part-time) Entry Requirements IB Diploma: 26 GCE A level: CCC SQA Higher: BBCC ILC Higher: BBC1C1 Should your qualifications differ from those shown please contact us. We also consider students from different backgrounds, with different international qualifications and/ or with other experiences. Students who have already passed some of the relevant CIMA exams can apply to study the remaining modules at each award stage. Please contact us for further information regarding this option. Top-up Option The entry requirement for this Top-up course is for applicants who have successfully completed the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting. START DATES September COURSE DURATION Full-time: 3 years Part-time: 6 years Duration of top-up Option: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years CONTACT US Amanda Meyer (Course Leader) E: BaAccCIMA@rgu.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1224 263208 FURTHER INFORMATION Visit www.rgu.ac.uk/ baaccountingcima

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BA (HONS)

KEY DETAILS

Business Management

Delivery Modes Part-time (blended delivery) START DATES September

COURSE DURATION Relevant work experience: 3.5 years No relevant work experience: 4.5 years

gain a career advantage The BA(Hons) Business Management is a unique fusion of distance and face-to-face learning. Course material is delivered through vodcasts, podcasts, interactive tools, business simulation, online reading, presentations and videos – allowing you to study flexibly from home or the office.

Entry Requirements Each application is individually assessed based on previous qualifications and the level of business and management experience. We welcome applications from students who have non-standard qualifications.

How it works There is a compulsory induction weekend in September which will give you the opportunity to meet staff and students and to gain an insight into the topics which you will study. Your learning materials can be accessed by students via our virtual learning platform CampusMoodle and then reinforced by discussion/activities in Saturday monthly workshops at the University. Between workshops students will interact with each other and staff through online discussion forums. Students should expect to dedicate between 10 – 15 hours per week for reading, listening to presentations, engaging with activities and preparing for workshops. More hours may be necessary closer to assessment. Assessments are a combination of closed book examinations and coursework submissions with prescribed dates set in advance. Students with relevant work experience in a business environment can apply for Accreditation for Prior Experience and Learning by submitting a portfolio of work-based evidence allowing them to complete the course in 3.5 years. You will study • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Business Management Environment & Strategy Financial and Management Accounting Human Resource Management Marketing Academic and Professional Skills Operations Management Business Finance, Law and Information Systems Public Relations Consumer Behaviour Information Technology Research Methods Corporate Governance Quality Management

Find our more Visit www.rgu.ac.uk/ managementflexible CONTACT US Susan Lawrie (Course Leader) E: s.lawrie@rgu.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1224 263861

“I have already seen the benefits of the course within my current role and have a better understanding of the decisions and steps taken within my organisation. I feel that the course is not just an academic achievement but will also equip me with the tools to become a better manager.” Gordon Reid, BA(Hons) Business Management

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(LLB)

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Bachelor of Laws the law is flexible The LLB is available to study online and will be delivered in an innovative and flexible environment, offering career enhancement opportunities across a wide range of professional sectors. A law degree is widely respected and our experience in delivering a diverse range of law courses online has informed the structure and methodology of this unique course. How it works Course material is divided into learning topics that directly reflect the taught syllabus. A learning, team centred model is used where the online tutor engages with teams and individuals through the discussion forum, group email, virtual tutorial/ chat rooms and confidential email Students should expect to dedicate between 10 – 15 hours per week for reading, listening to presentations, in engaging in online activities and preparing for live online seminars. online activities and preparing for live online seminars. More hours may be necessary closer to assessment. You will study • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Delivery Modes Supported Distance-learning (full-time accelerated part- time and part-time) START DATES September COURSE DURATION Full-time: 2 years Accelerated part-time: 3 years Part-time: 4 years Students may switch between learning modes as their circumstances change. Find our more Visit: www.rgu.ac.uk/onlinellb contact us Derek Auchie (Course Leader) E: d.p.auchie@rgu.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 1224 263425 Entry Requirements The Online LLB is designed as a graduate entry qualification. Applicants will be expected to have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as law, business, management, history, modern studies, journalism or other similar subject. Those of you who do not have a degree in a relevant discipline may still obtain entry under one of the following criteria: You have a Bachelor’s degree in a nonrelevant discipline AND can present a reasoned case for wishing to embark on a law degree;

Legal Systems Human Rights Legal Methods Law of Contract Constitutional Law Commercial Law  Property Law Criminal Law  European Union Law Law of Evidence  Delict Family Law  Property Rights in Land Company Law  Succession Practical Legal Skills and Ethics

OR You do not have a Bachelor’s degree BUT can demonstrate the intellectual ability required to undertake an LLB degree. This will usually be evidenced by a mixture of non-degree level qualifications combined with relevant industry/practice work experience. The Course Leader has the sole discretion to accept or refuse any application for entry to the course and must be satisfied that each applicant will be able to devote sufficient time to the course and of successfully completing the course. Flexible Undergraduate Study • 10


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Access courses: Graduate Certificate What is a Graduate Certificate ?

What can this lead on to?

Our Graduate Certificates have been developed as a stepping stone to help you gain access to our Management postgraduate courses if you do not already hold a full undergraduate degree. These courses are the equivalent to the third year of a first degree, and will normally relate to the industry you are currently working in and subsequently support the postgraduate course you would like to complete. Graduate Certificates provide access to a range of postgraduate courses within the department and also stand as a qualification in their own right.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge, you will develop skills in areas such as academic research and writing, critical thinking, and more general skills such as time management and interpersonal communication. On completion of the course you will have access to the following courses:

Who is this for? If you are working full-time or part-time in either a managerial or supervisory role these courses will allow you to formalise your experience, giving you an acknowledged qualification and providing you with options for further study within the University on a variety of professionally accredited courses.

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MSc Management MSc Human Resource Management MSc Project Management MSc International Marketing Management MSc Information and Library Studies MSc Information Management

If you meet the work experience requirement then you will also have access to our Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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Graduate Certificate Information Studies Programme Overview This course builds on the flexible approach to professional career development being promoted by CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), enabling wider access to professional qualifications within the sector, and more specifically to the Masters programmes in the department. This course is suitable for those who are already working within the information sector, but who do not have the relevant educational qualifications for entry to our Masters programme.

KEY DETAILS STUDY OPTIONS Online Distance Learning (ODL) START DATES September January

Who should attend? This course is suitable for those who do not have an undergraduate degree and are working full-time or part-time in a (managerial or supervisor) role within a library or information service. It will allow you to formalise your experience, giving you an acknowledged qualification and providing you with options for further study within the University on a variety of professionally accredited courses. Benefits to you Completing this course will also provide you with access to our professionally accredited courses, allowing you to develop your career further and venture into diverse job roles. You will be able to incorporate study with your other commitments whilst working towards a formal qualification. You will also be able to use your experience from your current role throughout the course, allowing you to critically examine the day-to-day workings of your own organisation and identify the different functions relevant to the course. It also encourages you to consider any issues which may arise in the execution of any tasks and reflect critically on the value of your contribution within the organisation. Career opportunities This course is designed to prepare you for study at Masters degree level. However it also provides a qualification in its own right. The subjects studied cover a range of topics relevant to library and information work and will benefit those looking to further their careers. Benefits to organisations The ability to adopt a creative approach to addressing challenges and problems and identifying opportunities will allow those working in this field to to create or amend current systems and processes in the library or information service, allowing for increased productivity and effective delivery of services. Undertaking a qualification to improve your performance demonstrates potential for further development and career opportunities. Flexible Undergraduate Study • 13

COURSE DURATION 9 months FINAL AWARD Graduate Certificate Information Studies COURSE LEADER Alan Hunt a.hunt@rgu.ac.uk T +44 (0)1224 263113 FURTHER INFORMATION www.rgu.ac.uk/gradcertinfo COURSE LEADS ON TO PgCert/PgDip/MSc Information and Library Studies PgCert/PgDip/MSc Information Management COURSE CONTENT: Information Society Information Technology Information Literacy Management Principles: The Information Context


Graduate Certificate Management Studies Programme Overview Developing your knowledge and gaining a relevant qualification will assist you in building a more productive business and get ahead in your career. This course will help you develop transferable business and people skills required for professional practice in management. You will learn to use key IT applications such as spreadsheets, databases and presentation software and learn how to help facilitate the successful delivery of effective business systems. You will consider how business and management have developed over time and be able to examine key issues associated with both the internal and external environment within which organisations operate. You will develop knowledge and understanding of basic skills in financial management accounting and an appreciation of the accounting function. Who should attend? This course is suitable for those who do not have an undergraduate degree and are working full-time or part-time in either a managerial or supervisory role. It will allow you to formalise your experience, giving you an acknowledged qualification and providing you with options for further study within the University on a variety of professionally accredited courses. Benefits to you Completing this course will also provide you with access to our professionally accredited courses, allowing you to develop your career further and venture into diverse job roles. You will be able to incorporate study with your other commitments whilst working towards a formal qualification. You will also be able to use your experience from your current role throughout the course, allowing you to critically examine the day-today workings of your own organisation and identify the different functions relevant to the course. It also encourages you to consider any issues which may arise in the execution of any tasks and reflect critically on the value of your contribution within the organisation. Career opportunities This course is designed to prepare you for study at Masters degree level. However it also provides a management qualification in its own right. The subjects studied cover a range of topics relevant to supervisory or juniorlevel management and will benefit those looking to further their careers. Benefits to organisations The ability to adopt a creative approach to addressing business problems and identifying opportunities will allow those within supervisory or managerial roles to create or amend business systems, allowing for increased productivity and effective delivery of services. Undertaking a qualification to improve your performance demonstrates potential for further development and career opportunities. Flexible Undergraduate Study • 14

KEY DETAILS STUDY OPTIONS Online Distance Learning (ODL) START DATES September January may May COURSE DURATION 9 months FINAL AWARD Graduate Certificate Management Studies COURSE LEADER Alan Hunt a.hunt@rgu.ac.uk T +44 (0)1224 263113 FURTHER INFORMATION www.rgu.ac.uk/ gradcertmanagement COURSE LEADS ON TO MSc Management MSc International Marketing Management MSc Human Resource Management MBA COURSE CONTENT: Business and People Skills Information Technology The Management Environment Managing Finance


Graduate Certificate Project Management Programme Overview As organisations strive for efficiencies and optimising performance, project management has increased in importance with most jobs now including elements of this sophisticated and highly disciplined function. Project management has emerged as a crucial factor determining the success of an organisation, whether it is a question of facing an economic crisis or generating large turnover, this function plays a pivotal role in the growth of any company. Project management is far from a new concept; however complex commercial and financial arrangements across numerous companies, increased technical challenges, evolving local conditions (especially political and legal) and a geographically moving portfolio has given way to huge changes. This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the principles, methodologies, practices and tools associated with effective project management. You will develop essential decision making, problem-solving, planning and organisational skills as well as vocational competencies including change control, project scheduling, requirements management, project planning, configuration management and issue management. Who should attend? This course is suitable for those who have two years relevant project management experience and are looking to formalise their knowledge and skills or progress within this sector. Your experience can be in either a supervisory, professional or managerial position within any industry including manufacturing, engineering, construction, public sector, voluntary sector or commerce. Benefits to you Completing this course will also provide you with access to our professionally accredited MSc in Project Management, allowing you to develop your career further and venture into diverse job roles. You will be able to incorporate study with your other commitments whilst working towards a formal qualification. You will also be able to use your experience from your current role throughout the course, allowing you to critically examine the day-to-day workings of your own organisation and identify the different functions relevant to the course. It also encourages you to consider any issues which may arise in the execution of any tasks and reflect critically on the value of your contribution within the organisation. Career opportunities This course is designed to prepare you for study at Masters degree level, however it also provides a qualification in its own right. The subjects studied cover a range of topics relevant to supervisory or junior-level roles and will benefit those looking to further their careers. Benefits to organisations The ability to apply the practical skills and knowledge to current project management responsibilities will allow those within supervisory or managerial roles to create or amend systems, allowing for increased productivity and effective delivery of services. Undertaking a qualification to improve your performance demonstrates potential for further development and career opportunities. Flexible Undergraduate Study • 15

KEY DETAILS STUDY OPTIONS Online Distance Learning (ODL) START DATES September COURSE DURATION 9 months FINAL AWARD Graduate Certificate Project Management COURSE LEADER Alan Hunt a.hunt@rgu.ac.uk T +44 (0)1224 263113 FURTHER INFORMATION www.rgu.ac.uk/gradcertproject COURSE LEADS ON TO MSc Project Management COURSE CONTENT: The Operational Context The Change Context The Commercial Context The Strategic Context


How to Apply

Apply Online You can now apply for your course directly via our online application form which will also allow you to upload documents in support of your application. It is quick and easy to use, allowing you to complete pages in any order, and you may save your progress and come back to the form as many times as you like. All supporting documents (certificates, transcripts of qualification) should be scanned and ready to upload. You will also have the option to upload your CV and any references that you wish to provide. To apply now visit www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline.

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Student Support We have a network of support which is available to our flexible students. These include: Infozone The INFOZONEs, our student information and advice centres, should be your first point of contact for any enquiries regarding student life. You can pay… Tuition fees, accommodation instalments, fines, emergency loan repayments, graduation fees. You can request… Student card, Student status letters, including letters for bank account, or council tax purposes. You can browse info on… Careers, student finance, postgraduate guides, health, local info, what’s on. You can access services such as... Careers Consultants, International Student Advisors, Disability Advisors, Counsellors and Enabling Technologist. For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/infozone or contact Infozone@rgu.ac.uk Careers Centre The Careers Centre supports students and recent graduates to make informed decisions regarding their career and to assist them in achieving their career. The Centre is quality assured by the matrix quality standard for information, advice and guidance services. Flexible learners will benefit from our online opportunities database on course career management programmes, employer events and careers fairs.

STUDY SKILLS AND ACCESS UNIT The study skills and access unit can provide you with advice and support on a range of study skills, including: • Exam preparation and revision • Maths and statistics • English language for non-native speakers • Time and project management • Presentation skills • Presenting written work • Tackling coursework assignments For further information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/ studysupport or contact studyskills@rgu.ac.uk. Disability and Dyslexia Support This service supports disabled students to realise their academic potential. It is validated by the Scottish Government to undertake Needs Assessments. We provide advice and practical support to students, applicants and enquirers with disabilities. We support individuals with physical and sensory impairments, health conditions, dyslexia or other specific learning differences, and those with short- or long-term support needs. The service employs a dedicated Enabling Technologist who provides advice and support in the use of assisted and enabling technology, and an Educational Psychologist. For more information call +44 (0)1224 262103 or email disability@rgu.ac.uk.

For further information on our services, visit www. rgu.ac.uk/careers or contact careers-service@rgu. ac.uk.

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After you leave University life doesn’t end after graduation. Our Alumni Association supports our worldwide community of over 65,000 graduates. We keep our graduates in touch with the University and each other, with a range of exclusive benefits and services. Benefits and Services for Alumni Connect Alumni magazine and bi-monthly electronic bulletin keeping you up to date. Careers support Giving you access to a range of services available from the Robert Gordon University Careers Centre. Email for life You will never need to change your email address again. All alumni are eligible to receive a free University email account for life. Find a friend service Helping you keep in touch with former classmates and link up with other graduates living in your area.

Alumni Privilege Card Providing you with a host of discounts and special offers. Alumni groups The University has a number of alumni groups and virtual communities around the globe. Volunteering Enhance our students’ learning experience and boost your CV by participating in our alumni volunteering programme. There are many ways you can get involved including: providing a career profile or testimonial; using your industry expertise to talk to students and support student projects; offering student placements; joining our international alumni ambassador scheme; assisting with student recruitment and establishing an alumni group. The Alumni Fund You can help our students to learn, create and innovate by donating to the Alumni Fund. For more information on all the services on offer, please visit www.rgu.ac.uk/alumni

Alumni loyalty discount Providing 10% off postgraduate course fees to graduates of Robert Gordon University with an undergraduate degree. Lifelong learning Providing information and advice on a wide range of postgraduate and CPD courses. Events and reunions Including masterclasses, exhibitions, open days and alumni receptions, both at home and overseas. As well as providing an opportunity to catch up with former classmates, alumni events are the perfect chance to expand your social and business networks, opening up new opportunities.

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Disclaimer This guide is intended as a guide for applicants for courses delivered by Robert Gordon University. In compiling it, the University has taken every care to be as accurate as possible, and the information in this guide is correct at the time of going to print, but the guide must be read as subject to change at any time and without notice. The University undertakes to make every reasonable effort to provide the teaching and academic facilities necessary for applicants’ programmes of study. However, the University reserves the right, if such action is considered to be necessary, to make variations to fees and/or to vary the content or delivery method of any course at any time. In addition, the University may, at its sole discretion, discontinue or amalgamate any course(s). In these rare cases, the University will notify applicants as soon as possible and reasonable steps will be taken to provide a suitable alternative to a discontinued course. Equal opportunities No discrimination is made on the grounds of race, sex or creed when considering applications for places on courses. All members of the University are responsible for helping to ensure that you do not suffer any form of sexual or racial harassment and that you are encouraged and supported in any legitimate complaint. Robert Gordon University, a Scottish charity registered under charity number SCO13781.

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