Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Aberdeen Business School has received worthy commendation from a high profile Energy Institute Accreditation Panel for the relevance of the programme to industry, strong alumni network, staff openness to change and development of the programmes and the Capstone module.
The MBA Oil and Gas Management (full-time, part-time and distance learning); MSc Energy Management and MSc Oil and Gas Accounting and Finance – all taught at Aberdeen Business School – have been accredited by the Energy Institute for MEI and an additional accreditation for Chartered Energy Manager for the MSc Energy Management programme.
The Energy Institute (EI) is the professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together.
Elizabeth Gammie, head of Aberdeen Business School, said: “Aberdeen Business School courses are designed in partnership with industry and relevant professional bodies to ensure students are equipped with professionally relevant skills and to be recognised of this by the Energy Institute is a great achievement.
“To add to the vast portfolio of accredited courses at ABS is proof of our commitment to teaching to the highest standards and dedication to preparing graduates for the workplace, while addressing current and future skills needs.”
Dr Ayodele Asekomeh, senior lecturer at ABS who played a key role in the EI Accreditation visit, said: “This accreditation and the retention of our EI Learning Affiliate status demonstrates the continued relevance and contemporariness of our courses in the energy and oil and gas space, offering several benefits to our current students and a selling point to our prospective students.
“The EI is a quality symbol in the energy sector globally and our accreditation by them aligns nicely with Aberdeen Business School’s vision to develop professional thinkers and innovative contributors through business connected learning, award winning teaching and internationally recognised impactful research.”
EI head of professional affairs Sue Beard said: “Aberdeen is one of the world’s great energy centre and Robert Gordon University is known as an eminent academic institution.
“But it’s important to make sure individual courses and qualifications are objectively of the highest quality. This accreditation gives students at Robert Gordon University’s Aberdeen Business School assurance that they are opting for a qualification that will be stand them in good stead as they embark on their career.
“The Energy Institute looks forward to continued close working with Aberdeen Business School in future.”
RGU’s Aberdeen Business School was also recently accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) which is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide.
AACSB Accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally and as a result, has only been earned by less than 5% of the world’s business schools.