Undergraduate Pathway in Business and Management

This pathway is designed to allow international students to reach their full potential across a range of Business and Management disciplines at Robert Gordon University.
Robert Gordon University works closely with the business community to ensure that courses are delivered in the most effective way possible for the future career development of students, including work placements, industry projects and sector experienced lecturing staff. That's why Robert Gordon University has a graduate employment of over 96.5% for the past 5 consecutive years (HESA, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).

High School


2nd year at Robert Gordon University

Fees, location and duration

First Year Degree Second Year Degree Third Year Degree Final Year Degree
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2 semesters

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* Stated Robert Gordon University fees are a guide only and are subject to change.
For the most up-to-date fee listings, please visit All ICRGU course fees are subject to review.


Start date

First Year Degree:

24 September 2018

Wilson Irvine - Management Lecturer ICRGU

A Business and Management degree programmes at Robert Gordon University are based at Aberdeen Business School at the centre of the stunning riverside campus at Garthdee.

The facilities at Aberdeen Business School are among the best in the UK, and one of the reasons - along with the school's outstanding level of teaching and its reputation for producing highly employable graduates -- that our students earn some of the highest starting graduate salaries (£23,000, Unistats, 2017). 

Most subjects also give you the option of a credit-bearing work placement, which will count towards your degree and give you vital experience. Work placements will also provide you with first-rate business contacts, invaluable to your future career. Some of the business degrees at Robert Gordon University also allow you to spend a year of your course studying abroad in a foreign university, developing your experience internationally.


Students may also be interested the courses offered in Communication, Marketing and Media. 


Credit-bearing internship in Year 3*

Unique in Scotland to Robert Gordon University, the 48 week internship in third year is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain practical, professional experience in busy business environment.

Students earn a salary during this year and pay reduced course fees. Students are fully supported to find an internship in the UK, and will be offered CV advice and mock job interviews.

This is an excellent chance to build a strong knowledge base, and increase contacts and networking opportunities that can help future career prospects. Throughout this credit-bearing placement, students must also continue developing their academic knowledge with two carefully developed modules.

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  • Management Concepts
  • The Financial Environment
  • Introduction to Economics
  • People Management 
  • Introduction to Management Accounting 
  • Marketing
  • Business Ethics 
  • International Business
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 

University facilities

Degree awards from Robert Gordon University

*Placement opportunities can vary in length and cannot be guaranteed. 

Popular Careers

  • Contracts analyst
  • Human resources officer
  • Management consultant
  • Marketing executive
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Risk manager
  • Sales manager

Placement option

Full year paid placement during third year are available for some courses as listed above. Students undertaking the placement route must return for their fourth year, resulting in a bachelor’s degree with honors). Placements cannot be guaranteed.