Taught course

Management Studies

Robert Gordon University · Aberdeen Business School

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students who have non-standard qualifications or indeed no qualifications but practical experience.

Each application is individually assessed based on previous qualifications and the level of experience. You should have two years’ relevant business management experience.

Months of entry

January, September, March

Course content

The Graduate Certificate Management course offers a pre-Masters route in Business/Management for those who do not have a business background. The Graduate Certificate course is ideal if you have relevant work experience but do not meet the academic entry requirements of the course. If you have five years management experience or wish to update your professional and business skills, this course is for you.

The short (36 weeks) online course covers key business skills of People Management, the Management Environment and Managing Finance. We combine these core Management topics with a foundation in Management subjects and the experience of academic study in preparation for postgraduate study.
On completing this course, you will be eligible to apply for one of our many Masters Business courses to help you progress further in your career.

Information for international students

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,030 (UK/EU)
International students

For more information, visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


9 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
44 (0) 1224 262209