RGU’s MBA is one of the top full-time MBA programmes around the world

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been identified as one of the top 250 full-time MBA programmes around the world.

RGU’s MBA is listed in the new edition of the QS Global 250 Business Schools 2017 for its ‘superior research and employability’.

Since the early 1990s, QS have produced a list of top global business schools which serves as a guide to the world’s most reputable institutions where you can study a full-time MBA.

RGU’s MBA programme, which is taught at the university’s Aberdeen Business School, has been featured in various lists from QS in recent years, and has now been listed in the latest edition of the Global 250 Business Schools category which identifies the top 250 full-time MBA programmes around the world, in 36 different countries.

Dr. Ian Broadbent, Acting MBA Director at RGU, said: “Our mission at Aberdeen Business School is to develop professionally relevant and highly employable individuals by engaging in business-connected learning, teaching and impactful research, and we are delighted that our MBA programme has been recognised in this way.

“We offer an MBA programme that provides an education grounded in practice, and develops managerial skills and behaviours. A key element is having industry play a leading role in shaping the degree.

"The MBA programme is accredited by AMBA, the premier MBA industry body, and this assures the degree is of direct relevance to the real world of business as well as meeting the highest international standards.”

To compile the results, QS considers responses from the largest MBA employer survey ever conducted – 12,125 MBA employers. These global employers provided insight into the best full-time MBA programmes for graduate employability. In addition, QS considered responses from the largest survey of academics ever conducted – 76,798 academics of which 8,376 are experts in the fields of business and management, providing insight into the business schools which are producing the best academic research. 

This year, each programme is classified into one of four quadrants based on its strength in employability and research excellence and Aberdeen Business School has been listed in the ‘superior research and employability’ category.

Aberdeen Business School is one of the leading providers of management and professional education in Scotland, and is nationally and internationally recognised for its corporate and management education.

Its reputation for delivering courses specific to industry that relate to real life working environments precedes it. RGU's MBA programme is designed with students' aspirations and industry demand in mind and focuses on academic underpinning and ethical practice, behavioural skills, career mentoring, personal development and industry engagement through guest lectures, projects and networking events.

The university has over 1500 MBA alumni and approximately 300 students currently studying on the programme. Courses are delivered through flexible study options of full-time, part-time and distance learning. Locally-based students in full-time employment can attend classes via a series of weekend workshops, designed to allow study alongside work commitments. Students from as far afield as Alaska and New Zealand to London and Glasgow have completed an MBA at RGU via online distance learning.


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