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Scottish University of the Year (The Sunday Times, 2011)

Best Modern University UK (The Times, 2009, 2010 & 2011)


Business Management A Flexible Approach to Learning


Flexible and Unique learn while you earn This course is designed for those in full-time employment who are looking to progress their professional and personal development and gain formal qualifications without putting their careers on hold. There are also options for those not currently in employment.

fusion of supported distance and face-to-face learning Students will work through a variety of activities online and attend monthly Saturday workshops at our Garthdee campus.

interactive delivery The online aspect of the course is delivered using a variety of interactive tools including: business simulation; podcasts; vodcasts; online discussion forums; and e-books. The course is multidisciplinary in delivery and will focus on developing your skills and knowledge with wide commercial application reflecting practical business knowledge, combined with academic theory. The assessment is as varied as the teaching and learning methods with a range of individual, integrative and group electronic submissions as well as written examinations. This gives you more choice and flexibility but you should expect to dedicate around 10-15 hours per week for study. More hours may be necessary closer to assessment. Between workshops students are encouraged to participate in on-line discussion forums with members of staff and fellow students.

KENNY YOUNG, MANAGER FOR DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING UK LTD “The support provided by the staff at the University has been first class and has made for a truly enjoyable experience… This has been one of the most enjoyable learning experiences of my life and I feel my knowledge base has been broadened significantly.”

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Why Robert Gordon University? Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, is based in the oil capital of Europe. We pride ourselves in being “The Professional University” and have an outstanding international reputation for producing confident, highly employable graduates who progress to successful professional careers. Our recent accolades include: • “Scottish University of the Year” (The Sunday Times 2011) • “Top Modern University in the UK” (The Times, 2009-2011) • “Best Modern University” (The Guardian, 2010) • “Consistently one of the best UK universities for graduate employment due to… single-minded focus on professional education”(The Independent, 2010, articulates our philosophy)

Our experience in flexible delivery is long standing and we currently successfully deliver several courses to a global audience including our increasingly popular and highly regarded AMBA accredited MBA programme. Academic members of staff are ably supported by Educational Technicians who are continuously explore new ways to harness the ever improving technology to enhance our flexible learning provision.


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Stage 1

Stage 2

Key Subjects

Award/ Qualification


Business Management Environment Financial Accounting for Managers Accounting for Management Decisions Human Resource Management for Managers Introduction to Marketing Academic and Professional Skills

Certificate of Higher Education in Management

STUDY OPTIONS Part-time - Blended

Personal and Business Finance Operations Management Organisational Behaviour Business Law Finance for Business Decisions Consumer Behaviour Public Relations Business Information Systems

Diploma of Higher Education in Management

START DATES September Workshop dates are set in advance and available upon request. COURSE DURATION 3.5 – 4.5 years ACADEMIC SCHOOL Aberdeen Business School

* APEL exemption can be applied for at this stage to allow direct progress to Stage 4 Stage 3

Business and People Skills Research Methods Literature Project Management Environment Information Technology Managing Finance New Business Project

BA Degree in Business Management

Stage 4

Business Strategy Quality Management Corporate Governance Marketing Communications Human Resource Management Research Methods Proposal Dissertation

BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management

Contact Us Susan Lawrie Course Leader Visit: managementflexible E: T: +44 (0) 1224 263861


GORDON REID, ENGINEERING MANAGER FOR ODFJELL DRILLING (UK) LTD “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.”

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HOW TO APPLY Apply online at or contact our Admissions team at ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Each application is individually assessed based on previous qualifications and the level of business and work experience. We welcome applications from students with non-standard qualifications. FEES AND BURSARIES Fees are payable for each stage of the course that you undertake. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Â Many of our current students are sponsored either fully or in part by their employers. For our most up-to-date tuition fees visit or contact our Student Finance team at


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GAIN THE COMPETITIVE EDGE THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR CAREER Flexible learning allows you to develop new skills which can be applied to your everyday working life, providing benefits to you and your organisation. BENEFITS TO YOU The course attracts a diverse range of individuals from local and global industry. Workshops and teamwork exercises provide unique networking opportunities which will enable you to share experience and learn from each other. Similarly, our staff consist of academics from both a range of industrial and academic backgrounds, providing students will high quality teaching and the best of both worlds. BENEFITS TO ORGANISATION Your employer will benefit from your enhanced knowledge and experience of a range of managerial, communication and leadership skills. Many of our graduates feel that they gained confidence in their ability to make informed decisions.




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IAIN MITCHELL, PARTNERSHIP MANAGER WITH JOBCENTRE PLUS “This flexible approach to study means that I have been able to maintain a work/ study (and yes i do have a life) balance. This has been a great opportunity to further develop my knowledge and has directly benefited my job, particularly in areas such as people management, management concepts and business ethics. I have been able to apply theory to practice. I could not do this on my own and have had excellent support and understanding from my family and employer. Evidence of my improved negotiation and communication skills!”

ANTONIO GONZALEZ, NIGHTSHIFT QUAYSIDE SUPERVISOR AT PETERSON SBS “The course is one of a kind and unique, offering true flexibility. You get the best of both worlds by continuously gaining valuable work experience and applying academic theories and principles. This adds value for any individual and will provide students with the competitive edge. I am one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a manager.”

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Contact Us Susan Lawrie Course Leader Visit: E: T: +44 (0) 1224 263861

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