An MBA can help business women forge ahead

An MBA can help business women forge ahead in their career, whether corporate employees, business owners or entrepreneurs. The skill set and knowledge developed through undertaking an MBA is demonstrated and endorsed by many women who have already triumphed and benefited from committing to further study.

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Aberdeen Business School boasts a suite of MBA courses, developed with guidance and input from industry, ensuring that the course content is current and relevant. RGU’s MBA programmes focus on key areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, strategy and operations management, with custom MBA programmes concentrating on specific fields including Information Management and the Oil and Gas industry.

Competition is forcing all organisations to concentrate on developing strong management competencies and an MBA will ensure women in business are ready to meet these challenges. 

However, finding an MBA that has the flexibility to be synchronized with work, family and social commitments is a key factor for most businesswomen. With RGU offering part-time study as well as online distance learning, accessing an MBA has never been easier. The established, highly acclaimed Business School currently has students from as far afield as Dubai and India enrolled onto its MBA programme.

RGU’s prowess in delivering such courses has been recognised by The Times Good University Guide 2012, who named it ‘Best Modern University in the UK'. RGU is also ranked in the global top 50 for its MBA programs by The Aspen Institutes Centre for Business Education.

Sharon Bamford, CEO of the Association of MBAs, the accreditation body for MBA providers worldwide said: “Choosing to complete an MBA with an accredited provider, such as RGU, is a fine example of a professional’s commitment to business and their chosen career. The learning opportunity through an MBA is immense as you’re often taught by industry leaders and study alongside students, who through their career experience and the global nature of modern learning, bring a new dimension to business theory.”

Speaking from first hand experience having gained an MBA from RGU’s Aberdeen Business School in 1997 she continues: “Gaining an MBA can entail numerous benefits and significantly complement your professional experience. The corporate world is a competitive environment and as a woman you need to arm yourself with all the relevant weapons. Like any qualification, an MBA doesn’t guarantee you that new job, however it will help you become a better manager and build your knowledge. The application of newly developed skills and theory will undoubtedly give you the confidence to progress your career.”

Issued By: 

Katie Begg
Communications Officer | Aberdeen Business School

Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262144

Published in: Business Women Scotland Magazine, August Edition, Page 19