A good MBA can really make you stand out for the top jobs in any type of business in fast paced major growth, transformation, innovation and operational change in any country and business discipline area. You develop insights across the top discipline functions such as finance, strategy, economics and project management, marketing, leading and managing people, supply chain and new business creation. These are all disciplines within themselves which you rapidly acquire skills and knowledge to manage successfully. These are essential disciplines to many known high street brands, service industries, online businesses and high growth start ups which ensure that if you start a business using existing skills or a new team that you are likely to provide a high growth enterprise very quickly. Alternatively you may have been employed within a sector undergoing a real threat to business existence which involves you in making changes very quickly at operational level using the range of disciplines you learn.
In this situation you can overcome the threats quickly to ensure long term viability whilst managing short term risks to business and you can be a very sought after individual due to your ability to quickly assess what needs to be done with minimum impact to allow long term profitability. Many brands have recently been disrupted by mass communications and the rapid rise in online trading, some were able to quickly re-organise their business model to avoid going out of business, some were able to innovate and others relied on a wide variety of techniques to allow them to reinvent themselves. MBA positions are normally fast paced but very rewarding in terms of achievements and business satisfaction.
The Aberdeen University MBA is a one year full-time management programme which covers all the main disciplines of business management. You take leading edge modules during our intensive summer school, which is run by visiting scholars, as well as our own expert staff at the University of Aberdeen Business School. In drawing upon the international expertise of research-active staff, the programme promotes the development of cross-disciplinary knowledge in preparing students for effective management careers in both the private and public sectors. You can take this programme over a year full time or two years part time with September or January start.
You may be able to continue working whilst you study, but there is also an online option which may help you manage your time much better whilst studying (below)
Accounting & Finance For Managers
Provides an understanding of accounting information and financial reporting and introduces key aspects of financial analysis to undertake accounting; ratio analysis, user-group specific tools, e.g. Z scores and credit ratings; accounting information, the stock market; forecasting and valuation.
You look at the management of capacity and inventory, production planning and control, project management and the management and improvement of quality.
You examine the ways in which economic theory may be applied to solve real business problems, focussing on aspects of economics vital to a student of business, to be comfortable with the tools of economic analysis as applied to the international, economic and business environments in which modern day businesses and policy makers have to operate.
Business Strategy & Organisation
Drawing mainly on microeconomics theories and applications in order to introduce students to many typical business situations.
Marketing management and strategic planning across product and all communications areas of business
Managing People At Work
Management of people as a key element for organisational success
Managing Change and Innovation
You look at the context of innovation and change examining new product development (goods and services), innovation and change.
The Leadership Challenge
Investigates how each of us behave in a leadership role to develop your behaviour and your method of leadership.
Strategic Financial Analysis
Key concepts of financial forecasting and analysis
Talking to Teams
Investigates how teams are shaped in terms of performance by their managers communication methods
People, Creativity and Change
The course helps you to understand the relationship between creativity and change within an organisation.
Supply Chain Management
You will gain a strong understanding of the supply chain.
You will look at how globalisation affects the contemporary small business, trade and social capital.
Essential Human Resource Practise
The course helps you appreciate the links between HR procedures and organisational outcomes with practical issues faced by employees.
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