Aberdeen Business School was founded in 1965 and has been an integral part of RGU since 1992, reflecting the position of the city as one of the economic powerhouses of the UK, with a truly global reputation based initially, but not exclusively, on the North Sea oil and gas industry. Our vision is to empower, inspire, create opportunity for our students and equip them with the ability to drive change for tomorrow's society.
We are recognised globally for our corporate and management education and our courses at all levels are designed to equip students with the skills and capabilities that will enhance their future career development and prospects.
The Business School is consistently ranked very highly in the UK and indeed internationally. Our online MBA programme was ranked first in the world in 2018 for class experience in the QS Distance Online MBA Ranking. In addition, we continue to be ranked very highly for our student experiences in the annual National Student Survey (top in Scotland and top equal in the UK in 2020). Moreover, not only are we an AACSB accredited business school, an accolade achieved by only 5% of global Business Schools, we are also AMBA accredited and the first in the world to get business graduate association accreditation.
The accolades don't stop there: in 2020 we were named Business School of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards. More recently, we have also been awarded the Small Business Charter in recognition of the work we do in the SME sector. All these awards, in their different ways, reflect the outstanding quality of our work-based learning, our first-class, innovative teaching and the creativity and variety of experiences our staff bring to ensure we provide our students with an exceptional business education and produce top quality, industry-ready graduates.