Business and Management
Progress to an undergraduate degree at the Business School of the Year 2020.
Undergraduate Pathway in Business and Management
This ICRGU programme provides seamless progression onto your choice of 10 degrees at Robert Gordon University’s award-winning Business School.
- Aberdeen Business School, named Business School of the Year 2020 (THE Awards 2020), is accredited by AACSB International – an accolade achieved by only 5% of global business schools.
- RGU is ranked 30th in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (The Times 2023).
- The University is ranked 1st in the UK for course satisfaction in Business, Management and Marketing (Guardian University Guide 2022).
- 2 semesters
This degree will provide you with an understanding of the global business environment. You will take part in at least one study abroad term in Year 2 or 3, which will provide you with a broader perspective on global business. You will graduate with a strong understanding of the key business disciplines and management functions required for a successful career in management.
Find out more: BA (Hons) International Business Management
During this degree, you will learn how to operate successfully in the increasingly complex and demanding business environment. You will be able to tailor your study to your career aspirations and participate in short-term management and enterprise projects.
Find out more: BA (Hons) Business and Management
You will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of HR through a unique blend of modules, developing your understanding of the key disciplines. Towards the end of the degree, you will be able to tailor your study to meet your own career goals.
Find out more: BA (Hons) Business with Human Resource Management
This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), allowing you to take advantage of certain exemptions to gain CIM qualification. You will develop your understanding of the theoretical aspects of marketing, while also enjoying plenty of opportunities to put your knowledge into practice.
Find out more: BA (Hons) Business with Marketing
This practical degree will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in an exciting industry. In your final year, you will be able to apply your knowledge to plan, manage and analyse your own event for a local charity.
Find out more: BA (Hons) Events Management
Do you have a passion for fashion and a brain for business? This degree focuses on developing the knowledge and skills you’ll need to thrive in the fashion industry. Activities will include:
- Organising, marketing and managing an exhibition or digital fashion project
- Creating a course fashion magazine and managing, styling and co-ordinating fashion photography spreads
- Attending fashion exhibitions in London and Edinburgh
Find out more: BA (Hons) Fashion Management
This degree will help you build a portfolio of production output and provide you with the skills you need to pursue a specialist career in media. Professional placement opportunities will provide you with industry training in the following areas:
- Social media marketing
- Audience segmentation
- Content creation
Find out more: BA (Hons) Media
You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to design, deliver and evaluate digital marketing strategies and campaigns. You will explore a wide range of technologies and techniques, providing you with a strong understanding of the digital technology landscape.
Find out more: BA (Hons) Digital Marketing
This degree offers many opportunities to meet and listen to working professionals in the hospitality industry through guest lectures and attending conferences and events. As well as the hospitality focus, you will develop a strong understanding of the key management disciplines, ensuring you are ready to step right into management positions upon graduating.
Find out more: BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management
This degree covers all the integral aspects of the tourism sector, including:
- Visitor attractions
- Leisure centres
- Events and business tourism
- Music venues
As well as the tourism focus, you will develop a strong understanding of the key management disciplines, ensuring you are ready to step right into management positions upon graduating.
Find out more: BA (Hons) International Tourism Management
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
You will develop the academic and communication skills needed for success in Higher Education. You will gain independent learning skills and learn to take responsibility for your personal, academic and professional development. You will also learn how to use a range of digital technologies.
The module will cover the concepts and principles of marketing, helping you to define effective marketing practices. Topics will include:
- Development of the marketing concept
- Market segmentation
- Buying behaviour of individuals/organisations
- Methods of market research
You will develop an understanding of the underpinning theories and contemporary practices relating to business and management within today’s changing business environment.
The Financial Environment
This module will help you understand and apply basic mathematical knowledge and accounting principles. Topics covered will include:
- The basic principles of accounting theory and practice
- The significance of financial statements
- Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
You will develop your understanding of the influences on employment relationships and how to define effective people management practices. Topics will include:
- The impact of the psychological contract on the employment relationship
- The role of the HR function
- Effective change management techniques
Introduction to Economics
This module will help you define the fundamental economic principles and concepts. You will also learn how to identify economic theories and express these through economic analysis of the private, public, national and international sectors.
This module will provide you with an awareness of diversity in the contemporary workplace, equipping you with the skills needed to tackle management in a global setting.
Digital Context of Business
This module will support you to discuss new developments in digital technology and data analysis and their application within the business environment.
This module will help you develop a critical understanding of the problems of sustainable development, including:
- The climate and nature crises
- Intertwined issues of equality, justice, and human rights.
You will learn how organisations can respond to these challenges by embedding sustainability into their strategy and operations.
Unique in Scotland to Robert Gordon University, the 48-week internship in third year is a fantastic opportunity for you to gain practical, professional experience in a business environment.
You will earn a salary during this year and pay reduced course fees. You will be fully supported in finding an internship in the UK; you will be offered CV advice and mock job interviews.
This is an excellent chance to build a strong knowledge base and network of contacts that can help your future career prospects. Throughout this credit-bearing placement, you will continue to grow your academic knowledge through two carefully developed modules.
RGU’s Business and Management degrees are accredited by a wide range of professional bodies, including:
- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- The Business Graduates Association (BGA)
- Small Business Charter (SBC)
- The Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM)
- The Institute of Hospitality (IoH)
- The Tourism Management Institute (TMI)
The University is also a member of the Association of Events Management Education (AEME).
- Contracts Analyst
- Human Resources Officer
- Marketing Executive
- Recruitment Consultant
- Sales Manager
A work placement is a great opportunity to boost your career prospects. RGU’s degrees offer a valuable combination of academic rigour and practical experience.Find out more
Robert Gordon University’s beautiful riverside campus provides the perfect learning environment.
Located in the heart of the campus is the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre – RGU’s newest open study space. The Digital Suite, housed within the Aberdeen Business School, includes a suite of iMacs and is used by a variety of subject areas across the University.
Take a tour of our industry-standard facilities and find out what we have to offer.Tour the Campus