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MBA - Full Time Master of Business Administration

Course Description

Enrich your career through Aston Business School’s MBA. Equip yourself with the skillset to handle real-world challenges that businesses face whilst developing your leadership skills, teamworking effectiveness and entrepreneurial perspective.

Course outline and modules

The Aston MBA will encourage you to think like an entrepreneurial leader from the start, challenging you at every stage, to personally and professionally develop, through a highly practical, experiential approach to learning. 

This is not just a course. This is a new perspective to enhance your future career. 

How will my skills develop?

You will approach complex challenges through real-world business problems that you will be tasked with solving. You will think like a business leader, working through challenges by understanding how different functions interact in order to identify solutions for both big and small organisations. 

This means, you will cover a broad range of business topics through a hands-on learning experience, equipping yourself with an extensive understanding of how businesses operate in today’s fiercely competitive global commercial environment. 

You will discover cutting-edge leadership concepts and frameworks, and put them into practice with applied exercises and real-life business projects. You will develop your ability to inspire and lead enterprises, and be a force for positive change within organisations. 

Working independently as well as part of a team, you will identify where your skills need to develop in order for you to personally and professionally develop. You will be exposed to team coaching principles, developing your own personal development plan, as well as have plenty of opportunities to network with, and hear from, industry leaders.

How will this help my career?

We’ll help you to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and master the art of critical analysis and strategic thinking. This will allow you to perceive opportunities and overcome complex commercial challenges. 

You will also study the Aston Edge, our personal development module, which which help to build your self-confidence, develop essential soft skills, and develop your career development plan, helping you to achieve your professional goals. Throughout the programme you will also engage with employers, guest speakers, and careers and networking event activity.

Your teaching will be delivered by a highly-regarded teaching faculty, which is made up of leading academics and experienced professionals. Our teaching philosophy is based on putting business principles into practice, meaning you will learn through a series of applied, task-based activities. 

You will also build your MBA around your own aspirations. This means you will get to choose the modules that best suit your interests and career goals and you will even shape your Final Project to suit you. This could be a consulting project tackling a real business issue, a dissertation, or setting up a new business, researching a market, developing a strategic plan and a business launch. All of these options build on your learning through your MBA and are great opportunities to demonstrate your skills, whether you’re looking to lead your own business, or further progress in a specific industry or organisation. 

All of this creates a rewarding learning experience that will transform you and your career. 

What makes the Aston MBA experience so unique?

The Aston MBA has been designed and will be delivered based on the following principles:

  • Participant development: We will develop ambitious, entrepreneurial, confident and responsible leaders of the future. 
  • The learning experience: This will be built on a foundation of innovative, applied, integrative and authentic teaching practices
  • The curriculum: This will be strategically focused, flexible and reflective of the challenges and opportunities of global enterprise. 
  • The learning environment: We will build an environment where inclusion, difference and collaboration are both understood and valued. 
  • Thought leadership: We will strive to recognise and address the trends and issues that will have real impact on global enterprise and leadership in the future.

Links to industry

At Aston you will benefit from our strong relationships with the business community, from start-ups to leading international forms, across many industry sectors.

We’ve worked closely with our partners to help shape our MBA programme. This has helped us to ensure that you’re well prepared for the challenges of modern-day business. It also gives employers confidence that they can recruit highly skilled graduate who can become future leaders in business.

Our graduates have secured high profile roles with leading international firms across a variety of sectors, including investment banking, management consultancy, manufacturing and rail transport. Recent graduates have been successful in securing positions with blue-chip companies, such as Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Standard Chartered Bank and Amcor. Thanks to our Aston Alumni network, you will have the chance to connect with these former graduates in a range of professions.

Visit the MBA - Full Time Master of Business Administration page on the Aston University web site for more details!

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Entry Requirements

For direct enrolment onto the Aston MBA programme, you will need one of the following:

A good UK honours degree, or
An equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University, or
A degree-level professional qualification.


At least three years’ relevant post-graduation work experience by the time you start your programme
An official academic transcript of your grades (in English)
Two references – preferably one from an academic referee, the other from your current or previous employer (Two professional references may be accepted from applicants with substantial work experience).
English language requirements can be found here.

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