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08 April 2024

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Why Abertay?

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Empowering future leaders with an MBA

Our MBA prepares professionals for leadership in an international context, developing the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the modern work environment.

Covering the full breadth of the management discipline, you will gain a thorough grounding in core topics including people management, strategic development, and financial decision-making and control. Taught through the lens of international business and leading business transformation, you will be empowered to respond strategically to the changing business environment, and steer teams and organisations to success.

With six starts a year, you can begin your studies within weeks. This degree is taught entirely online, and offers the flexibility of full-time or part-time learning, so you can continue to build your career without taking a costly study break.

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What you'll learn

This future-focused MBA degree aims to provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and opportunity to develop strategic leadership and decision making capabilities in the complex work environment.

You will engage with relevant theories and gain exposure to real-world business challenges to boost your long-term career prospects, whilst developing the confidence to effectively participant in and manage teams comprising of diverse and global talent.

On successful completion of this MBA programme, you will be able to:

Demonstrate critical understanding and integration of management and leadership knowledge within a local and international context


Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques to different problem situations in meeting strategic organisational aims


Critically appraise complex business and financial risks, and manage strategic challenges in regional and global contexts, and provide recommendations for innovation and business transformation


Synthesise multifaceted information and communicate in a concise, professional manner to inform decision making


Recognise the responsibilities of the professional manager operating within a changing technological and global marketplace


This module provides an in-depth understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and the practical implications of international approaches, models and regulations of managing people in a global context. Through this module you will examine the different models of international human resource management, the major employment policies of multinational companies and the problems that arise when operating in different countries.

Managing a project is akin to managing a micro-organisation. Everything is there – handling budgets, managing people, leading change, analysing and treating risk, dealing with contractors, managing stakeholder expectations, and overseeing all aspects of the project. In this module you will use various tools and techniques to help understand what is going on in your project and to ensure that you develop a quality product, service or process that is delivered on time, in budget and to specification.

This module equips you with an understanding of the complex nature of leading and managing people when implementing and evaluating change in organisations. The relationship between task, people and technology will be analysed in the context of organisational change. Factors that necessitate change and the main indicators of change are critically analysed. Different approaches to leadership are examined, as are alternative models of organisational change.

Within this module, you will learn how to critically analyse the accounting approaches that go towards the creation of financial accounts and budgeting. You will also develop the skills necessary to evaluate common financial control mechanisms and tools to help with financial decision making.

Generating useable data for decision making is a task that needs an awareness of many factors. To be able to do this you need to firstly understand the question being asked and then the data that you possess. Do you have all the data you need? If not, how will you find it? How will you clean it? How will you process it and present it in a way that is beneficial to the decision maker? All these technical questions will be answered in this module.

This module enables you to gain an in-depth understanding of and critically evaluate contemporary issues in marketing, from a theoretical and practical perspective. Given the fast-changing nature of contemporary digital marketing practice and of the context in which it takes place, the module explores recent developments and emerging issues in the field to provide you with an up-to-date, evidence-based perspective on digital marketing and its broader societal implications.

The three pillars of sustainable business are social fairness, environmental protection and economic viability. While the last of these has always been a concern for organisations, the first two are rising in their prominence and, regardless of where your organisation is, they are ignored at your peril. This module will help you to understand aspects of all three pillars and to consider the strategies taken to improve key performance indicators in each area.

To succeed in the future, managers must develop the resources and capabilities needed to gain and sustain advantage in competitive markets. The way in which organisations attempt to develop such competitive advantage constitutes the essence of their strategy. This module considers the impact of current and emerging economic, political, digital and cultural factors and the relationship between strategy, stakeholder expectations and organisational performance. The strategic implications of e-business and the resulting digital transformation is also discussed.

This is the capstone to the MBA programme. The focus of this capstone will be directly related to any pathway you have studied. Regardless of which MBA you have taken, what you are assured of is a project which will be directly related to an authentic business challenge and you will be able to deepen your knowledge in the area you want to concentrate on.

This module is designed to introduce you to research methods and statistical analysis. Theoretical, historical and statistical concepts are taught using both quantitative and qualitative techniques that allow you to put theory into practice and conduct an in-depth research project.

This is your opportunity to shape the project you will undertake in the capstone module. In the research methods module, you will have learnt different approaches to undertaking a research project and these will help guide you in your management investigation.

Who our MBA programme is suited to

This online MBA is suited to working mid-level professionals who are aiming to take the next step in their career and progress to leadership positions. As this degree is taught with an international outlook, it is ideal for individuals who are currently in, or hoping to move into, global organisations.

As this degree is taught part-time, you can continue to work in your current role, earn while you learn, and apply your learnings to your current position to boost progression opportunities as you develop your skills.

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Potential career paths for this MBA

This MBA degree is suited to a wide range of sectors, and the skills and knowledge you will develop could take you in a number of different directions.

  • Financial Advisor
  • Management Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Business Consultant

Entry requirements for home and international students

To study this MBA, you must have:
  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification), plus at least two years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial, or supervisory role
  • Or, At least three years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial, or supervisory role
English language requirements:
  • IELTS 6.0 and equivalents

Start dates

We have six start dates a year, so you can begin your studies within weeks.