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MBA Information Management

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QE, Scotland, UK

+44 (0) 1224 262209

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Type of course
Online Distance Learning

Length of course
3 years

Date of commencement
The online programme begins in September or January

Financial assistance
MBA Scholarship
Aberdeen Business School is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to assist exceptionally able students who wish to undertake their MBA programmes.

Admissions requirements
The MBA Information Management course is a challenging Masters level programme which requires a combination of academic abilities and business experience. The admission process places emphasis on career achievement and appropriateness of the degree. All applications are considered on an individual basis and references may be taken up from more than one employer.

To gain admission the applicant will normally:

•hold a first degree at Honours level in a top class banding or equivalent. Applicants without a first degree who have five or more years senior management experience may gain access to the MBA IM following successful completion of the Graduate Certificate Information Studies course (one year distance learning)
•have at least three years professional experience which should include management responsibility for people, resources, projects or finance •be able to demonstrate sustained achievement throughout his/her career
•demonstrate ambition to succeed on the course, personal development, commitment to reflect and engage with self-improvement activity, clear and achievable career goals and how the MBA will help to realise these, communication and interpersonal skills that will enable them to gain most benefit from a peer-group learning environment and respect for the international dynamism of the MBA.

Ability in English language is required for entrance to the course. If appropriate, the applicant should demonstrate competence in written and oral English equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

The Robert Gordon University

MBA Information Management

The MBA Information Management has been developed to address the increasing recognition of the strategic importance of Information Management in public and private sector organisations.

Information and its effective management are central to the success of business organisations and our knowledge-based society and this course has been planned to meet the highest international standards and to be of direct relevance to organisational information management professionals.

The emphasis in the MBA Information Management is on strategic management of information and knowledge assets in organisations. This is not an information technology or information systems based course.

The MBA Information Management is suitable for those with managerial experience in data management, information management, records management or knowledge management who may have moved into these areas from other fields such as science, technical or administrative business functions.

The MBA Information Management course has been awarded accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Course Structure

The course involves the study of nine core business and strategic and management modules (which are common across the MBA programmes), two dedicated information management modules and an information management MBA project. The final MBA consultancy project is typically conducted within the student's organisation and addresses an information management problem. The course is studied by distance learning over 8 semesters:

Semester 1

• Strategic Management Environment (10 credits)
• People Management & Organisational Development (15 credits)

Semester 2

• Financial and Management Accounting (10 credits)
• Business Economics (10 credits)

Semester 3

• Corporate Financial Management (10 credits)

Semester 4

• Strategic Operations and Project Management (15 credits)
• Knowledge Asset Management (15 credits)

Semester 5

• Strategic Management (15 credits)

Semester 6

• Leadership, Communication and Change (15 credits)
• Strategic Management (20 credits)

Semester 7

• Business Information and Intelligence (15 credits)

PLUS 1 option module from:

• New Media Marketing (15 credits)
• Marketing Concepts (15 credits)

Semester 8

• Consultancy Project (Information Management) (30 credits)

All the modules are relevant to professional practice and designed to facilitate the application of strategic thinking and leadership to business and information management.

Distance Learning

Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:

• Virtual tutorials
• Live chat
• Discussion forums - student and tutor led
• Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
• User friendly material
• Access to our online library

As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.


The MBA Information Management was awarded AMBA accreditation in 2012. This is recognition of the high quality of the course as part of a portfolio of Aberdeen Business School MBA courses, all of which are accredited by AMBA

Department of Business & Management

The Business Management department is one of the largest in the school and .among the areas of interest .are Business Strategy, E-Business, Entrepreneurship and Operations Management. The Business Strategy group is the biggest numerically with 50% of the academic staff being located here. The group teaches a number of strategic management modules throughout the University and to a number of corporate clients. The areas of speciality within the group are Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, Business Strategy, Psychological Contracts and Environmental Management and Policy. The Charles P. Skene Centre for Entrepreneurship is an expanding area of expertise within Aberdeen Business School with a particular interest in small business enterprise. One of their remits is to provide entrepreneurial education to as wide a group of students as possible within the University.

Aberdeen Business School

Aberdeen Business School is one of the leading providers of management and professional education in Scotland. Over 3,500 students are studying a comprehensive range of courses. In the School we have over 1,700 postgraduate students from over 80 countries and offer a truly international experience. Founded in 1965, the business school has just celebrated its fortieth year and continues to build on its firm foundation.

The Business School is part of the Robert Gordon University, which has been regularly acclaimed as the Best New University in the UK based on a formidable reputation for its pragmatic approach to higher education.

The Aberdeen Business School is one of the largest Business Schools in the United Kingdom. Currently it is structured in five departments: Accounting, Finance and Economics, Business and Management, Law, Information Management, and Communication and Marketing. Associated with the departments, there are a number of satellite applied research centres in the field of Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, Tourism, Public Policy, and Transport Policy.

Aberdeen Business School have had AMBA accreditation for since 1999. The Business School is one of the largest providers of management education in the UK and have delivered online courses since 1999. We are rated excellent by the UK quality assurance agency for higher education and have a very strong portfolio of courses. The School offers 29 postgraduate courses with accreditation from CIPD, CIPS, AMBA, CIArb, CIMA, CIM, CMI, APM, IQA, Institute of Exporters, and CILIP to name a few. We have an extensive range of publications in our online library with approximately 3,500 academic journals.