The Robert Gordon University business school offers a wide range of flexible options for those wishing to study. Their MBAs are accredited by the Association of MBAs, which is based in London but accredits programmes around the world. RGU run three MBAs – a general MBA, an MBA Oil and Gas Management and an MBA Information Management.
The MBA is available full-time, part-time (weekends) or through online learning. The weekend programme is extremely popular -students fly in from as far afield as Poland and London.
Each module is associated with a significant person in industry and the experts sometimes deliver presentations and hold question and answer sessions with students. Online students are also welcomed to all extra-curricular activities such as those that are arranged for full-time students.
The MBA leadership week is an important week for all MBA students -full-time, and second year part-time and online. All students come together on campus and work on a competitive business simulation exercise. Each group competes to generate the best aggregate return to shareholders.
It’s designed to give the students an opportunity to test their strategic thinking and strategy implementation- develop their financial awareness of the impact of their decisions and those of their competitors; hone their approach to being goal focused; and reflect on their interactions with others in developing a deeper understanding of team dynamics.
The week involves a series of inputs on leadership, communications and change, and some top-class industry experts speak at the event For example, Malcolm Webb, chief executive of Oil and Gas UK, spoke in 2013 for the third time.
The students get a huge benefit from the highly interactive sessions with the experts.
RGU can provide companies with a wide range of business support from customised courses, consultancy and capability assurance to research and collaborations.
With a proven track record of working in close collaboration with industry and the professions, RGU works with organisations to create and deliver customised training programmes that meet their individual specifications and needs. They also deliver tailored assessment, providing assurance that employees have achieved the required outcomes and standards of competency.
Industry, commerce, public sector departments, health bodies and charities can access the expertise of RGU’s academic staff. RGU offers a range of consultancy services, from training needs analyses, brainstorming and innovation audits to contract research and business simulation exercises. They also provide consultancy relating to the maintenance of a productive and healthy workforce and working environment Competency assessment not only provides businesses with a framework but also enables individuals to attain credit towards an academic qualification. Partnering with RGU can enable organisations to maximise staff potential, helping deliver the management and future leadership to propel businesses to greater success.
Strong research provides opportunities to interact with the wider community through knowledge transfer RGU provides innovation services to industry through a variety of mechanisms including knowledge transfer partnerships, consultancy and technology licensing.
If you would like to find out more about how RGU’s business services could help you, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/business-services . Engage early to discover how their expertise can really make a difference to your business.
Funding a post-graduate course
Postgraduate funding is available in the form of a post-graduate tuition fee loan, which is run by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), Eligible (Scottish-domiciled and EU) full-time or part-time students on a course can apply directly to the SAA5 for a loan to cover up to £3,400 towards their tuition fees.
There are a wide range of scholarship and funding opportunities available at RGU, including merit-based scholarships and industry-sponsored scholarships.
For more information on postgraduate study, scholarships, funding and more visit www.rgu.ac.uk/better