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Purchasing & Supply Chain and OIL & Gas Management Education at Aberdeen Business School

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Located in Aberdeen, Scotland, Robert Gordon University (RGU) is a dynamic, modern place to study with an international reputation for providing high quality education from undergraduate through to PhD level. Consistently ranked among the UK's top universities for graduate employment for many years, recent accolades have included: Best Modern University in the UK - The Times Good University Guide 2010; Top Modern University in 2009; and Top Modern University for Research in Scotland to name a few.

The diverse and exciting range of degree programs at RGU are taught in state-of-the-art facilities by specialists who maintain close links with the world of work. Well-established relationships with professional bodies, industrial organizations, government departments and research institutes ensure that all taught content is relevant and meets industry standards.

Aberdeen Business School (ABS) is one of the leading providers of management and professional business education in Scotland. ABS has established strong links with industry, commerce and the public sector. This enables ABS to develop practical, innovative courses designed to prepare students for today's business needs. The reputation is built on providing employers with professional individuals who have the best technical and personal skills and fully prepares the graduates for their chosen career. As part of this, many the courses include Student Placements with external organizations which offer students an exceptional learning experience.

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Academic Programs

Masters Programs


  • MSc in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (Full Time & On-line): This program is suitable for professionals who wish to develop knowledge, understanding and business management skills in the fields of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. The degree enables the student to focus on a specialized and strategically important aspect of business. A wide range of analytical concepts and models are explored to encourage their application in contemporary organizational contexts. The program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
  • MBA in Oil and Gas Management: An AMBA-accredited MBA course designed specifically for managers and executives in the upstream oil and gas industry, delivered full time, part-time on-campus or via online distance learning to allow students to pursue their studies alongside their careers in the oil and gas industry.
  • Entry Requirement: Applicants will require a good honours degree. Those who do not possess an honours degree but have a degree or degree equivalent qualification and work experience at a suitable level within an organization for an appropriate length of time, will be considered. Qualifications from an approved professional body will also be taken into account. International students for whom English is not their first language must provide either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL.

Professional Development Programs

  • Supply Chain Management - Online 12 weeks (15 credits at SCQF 11): This module promotes an understanding of the contribution of the integrated supply chain to the achievement of organisational effectiveness. You will learn through a mix of online lectures, interactive group facilitated activities on forums, chat facility on Moodle and self-guided study. Attendance at the University is therefore not required. This is an online distance learning module for which you should have a good honours level degree in relevant discipline or interest/career in logistics, transportation, supply chain, procurement, purchasing, contract areas.

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