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Executive Master of Business Administration

The Aston MBA is the next chapter in your career. Whether your ambition is to lead in international organisations or start something closer to home, the course will hone your strategic thinking and capabilities, preparing you for a career at the forefront of business.

The best leaders have mastered the art of decision making and action based on critical thinking. Your Aston MBA will teach you how to reflect on your own career, perceive emerging opportunities and develop a growth mindset. You will become enterprising in everything you do.

The Aston Executive Part-time MBA offers you the flexibility to learn over a longer period of time than our Full-time programme and is specifically designed for people who want to combine a full-time career with study. This gives you the opportunity to enrich your learning through discussion of current business issues and apply your new skills and knowledge straight away in your professional practice.

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.

Plus: 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).

We accept applications from candidates with extensive work experience who have not completed a graduate qualification.

We take a holistic approach in evaluating applications. If you would like to get a better idea before applying, you are welcome to contact one of our MBA advisers for an informal discussion.

Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Course modules

The Aston Executive MBA is made up of six core modules, one elective and a business project taught over a 30 month period. It then concludes with a major business project over the last 6 months of study.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by individual assignments and group work where you will have the opportunity to analyse complex business problems.

The course concludes with a major business project that allows you to put your new knowledge into practice. This can be approached in a number of ways including a live consultancy project with a business, a themed research project, producing a business plan for a startup or writing a report about a company you are working or interning at.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Part-time September 2018 30 30 Months

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