University of Aberdeen, Business School
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University of Aberdeen, Business School

The Business School at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland is seeking ambitious and highly motivated individuals to join its world-class programmes in Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Real Estate. Located in the prestigious King’s College, the school continues a University tradition of five centuries of teaching and research excellence.

The Business School is located in Aberdeen, a vibrant city at the heart of Scotland’s thriving global energy industry and close to some of Scotland’s most spectacular landscapes. Furthermore, the school has recently undertaken a review in order to evaluate changing market needs and has used this knowledge to enhance all its programmes, making this an ideal time for Asian students to consider enrolling in one of the its postgraduate programmes.


The Business School has a long and successful record of teaching and business-related research. The school offers a range of challenging and rewarding Masters Programmes covering the disciplines of Economics, Management, Accountancy, Finance, and Real Estate. The programmes are delivered by experienced staff with international research reputations, commercial knowledge and extensive experience of teaching at postgraduate and executive levels. The school is also home to the Henley-Aberdeen Partnership, an exclusive provider of leadership development for senior executives.

The following are among the postgraduate programmes offered through the Business School:

MSc Finance and Investment Management

An opportunity to gain the knowledge and knowhow to secure your career in finance and investment and get ahead of the crowd by achieving CFA Level 1 accreditation whilst doing so.

MSc Management of Innovation

An opportunity to explore how and why innovation is now a critical part of the strategy of today’s leading companies.


MSc Marketing Management

An opportunity to acquire up-to-date marketing knowledge and, crucially, insight and experience of marketing practice.

MSc Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Finance 

An opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to embark and develop a career in business and government within the petroleum (energy) industries.

MSc Real Estate

An opportunity to gain a qualification recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and establish the knowledge and skills necessary to address the current and future challenges associated with professional practice in the field of property.


Pic: King's Lawn at the University of Aberdeen.

Gateway to dynamic career opportunities

The Business School’s postgraduate programmes act as a gateway to a wide range of career opportunities. For example, the MSc in Finance and Investment Management prepares students for careers in finance generally and investment banking in particular. Meanwhile, the MSc in Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Finance capitalises on the school’s international research experience in energy economics and Aberdeen’s position as a centre of excellence for innovation in the energy industry. This ensures that students on the programme gain direct access to current research and industry thinking, a critical step in securing employment in the sector.

Whatever students’ career goals, the school’s postgraduate programmes will challenge them to look at real world business issues and translate theory into practice through a stimulating learning environment. The courses engage students in participative and interactive group work, business simulations, critical thinking and academic debate.


Pic: Dunnotar Castle near the University of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen’s international focus

The school is currently home to students from over 45 countries, with students from Asia already well represented. This global dimension is an integral part of the learning experience on offer at the school. Dr Ian Heywood, Director of the MBA programme, believes the international makeup of the student body is essential for:

Creating a vibrant community in which students and staff exchange ideas about every aspect of doing business in an ever-shrinking world, where knowledge of global business practices is an essential requirement.

The School is always happy to receive applications from prospective students, but is especially keen this year to see more applicants from Asia for its postgraduate programmes in Marketing, Finance and Investment Management, Innovation, Real Estate, and Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Finance.

Mr Russell Williams explains why:

The Asian economies are growing at such a pace that students from these regions bring with them their own knowledge, experience and ideas which enriches the programme for all students. We have seen this on our MBA programme and would like to see similar numbers of students joining our other Masters programmes.


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