Aberdeen Business School:
Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University has a formidable reputation and a strong heritage. The university is a top quality academic establishment at the cutting edge of teaching, research and consultancy. RGU has some of the most modern, state-of-the-art facilities in the UK. We are the top university in the U.K. for graduate employment offering courses developed in close collaboration with industry and the professions.
This is an access course for non-graduates with at least 2 years of management experience or for graduates in a non-management disipline who wish to access PgDip/MSc courses in the Graduate Management Studies Programme and certain other taught postgraduate courses offered in the Faculty of Management. The course permits learners to gain a broad and integrated understanding of management concepts, principles, techniques and practices and builds on the management experience/academic background of the student cohort. This course is delivered on the web via the university's CampusMoodle Virtual Learning Environment.
The course provides the necessary knowledge and skills to provide a foundation for advanced study at Masters level in Management. The course comprises 4 modules:
- Business and People Skills - permits learners to develop transferable business skills that will be utilised in further academic study and which can be applied in the workplace.
- Information Technology - provides learners with knowledge and understanding of IT & Information Systems and the knowledge and skills to apply software solutions to business and management issues.
- Management Environment - provides learners with an introduction to business and management and examines the key issues associated with the internal and external environment within which organisations operate.
- Managing Finance - provides learners with a knowledge and understanding of the basic skills in the interpretation, application and communication of financial information.
International Marketing Management
The Masters International Marketing Management degree programme at the Aberdeen Business School is suitable for marketing professionals, students and other managers and we have local, national and international students studying on the course.
The international marketing perspective incorporating e-marketing techniques, is particularly popular and appealing. Another real advantage is the flexible learning approach of this course which allows you to choose your own mode of study and you can exit with a postgraduate certificate, diploma or masters level qualification. The marketing programme at Aberdeen Business School is focused in improving your career prospects both nationally and internationally along with the opportunity to study a postgraduate level marketing degree at one of the UK's top rated, AMBA approved universities.
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The MPA degree is an internationally-recognised and well-regarded postgraduate qualification specifically designed for the public service managers and leaders of tomorrow. The MPA programme helps students to develop the capacity to effectively implement the policies and programmes that matter to society whilst dealing with the political, organisational and financial issues that this challenge brings. At RGU, we believe that this is best done through a programme which is specifically designed with the public service practitioner in mind. Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes primarily prepare their graduates for leadership in the private sector. We believe that the political realities and public interest considerations of contemporary public administration require a distinctive approach for a distinctive set of challenges.
The MPA syllabus focuses on the requirements of those involved in a policy or management role within local, national and international public service organisations. Course design was undertaken on the basis of the changing context of the relevant discipline areas and within the context of the current ‘Modernising Government’ agenda. In particular, the changes to the subject matter of public administration and management are broadly those which inform ‘the Third Way’. These include the debate on globalisation, the changing nature of the relationship between state and civil society, including the concept of citizenship, declining confidence in public democratic institutions and the rise of alternative forms of participation; the changing nature of public management and the increasing importance of strategy and leadership; and the emergence of new institutional, partnership and cross-sectoral relationships and their impact upon multi-level governance.
There is a strong emphasis on the development of knowledge in addition to practical understanding and the necessary transferable skills to develop resourceful practitioners. Hence, at all stages on the course the learning outcomes focus not only on knowledge but also on broader transferable skills. The objective is to produce graduates who are resourceful and reflective practitioners.
Other Courses: e-Business, Quality Management, Corporate Communication and Public Affairs, Electronic Publishing, European Policy & Law, International Tourism Management, Electronic Information, Library Studies, Construction Law, Employment Law, International Information Technology Law and more