Business Leadership and Management

Robert Gordon University


Leaders function at all levels of a business, providing vision and galvanising the energy of followers towards achieving that vision. This course is targeted at aspiring and current managers who want to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of business practice whilst also having the skills to formulate strategy and inspire followers to join them on a strategic journey.

Stage 1:
You will increase your understanding of how and why business operates in the way that it does. You will develop your knowledge of the basic elements and techniques of change and resilience and further your knowledge and practice of the management and development of people in the workplace. You will reinforce your professional and transferable skills in interpersonal communication and teamwork.

You can exit after stage 1 with PgCert Business Leadership and Management.

Stage 2:
You will critically review and manipulate a range of tools and techniques to support strategic decision-making. You will develop your awareness and understanding of business economics and enhance your knowledge and ability to apply a range of analytical tools to analyse, plan and undertake effective leadership. You will further your expertise in marketing via a focus on the marketing of innovation.

You can exit after stage 2 with a PgDip Business Leadership and Management.

Stage 3:
The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate master's level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study or business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in any subject. Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Full time

Course Length

12-16 months


Aberdeen Business School

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

Administration and Management General


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