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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.

Over the course of the year, we develop your management skills and enhance your ability to lead and inspire. As a full-time MBA student, you will become part of a diverse community of business professionals who learn collaboratively, sharing your considerable work experience and diverse international perspectives to enrich the learning experience.

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).

English Language Requirements 2017/18 can be found online.

*Applicants with extensive 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.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by individual assignments, written examinations are at the end of each term and there is group work where you will have the opportunity to analyse complicated 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 start-up or writing a report about a company you are working or interning at.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Full-time October 2018 GBP 25,850 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months

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