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The Aston MBA – Learn to Lead.

Ranked as one of the world’s top MBA programmes, the Aston MBA is empowering the next generation of global business leaders and entrepreneurs.

At the cutting-edge of innovation, we offer a highly practical, experiential approach to learning. You’ll actively engage with pioneering leadership practice and gain valuable experience working on real-life consultancy projects.

Strategically-focused and flexible, you can tailor the course to your interests and professional aspirations. Whatever your career ambitions, we can help you achieve them.

Why choose us

We’re part of an elite group of business schools. Thanks to our triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, we’re among the top 1% of business schools in the world. Studying at Aston Business School can help to enhance your career prospects, boost your earning potential and set you on the pathway for a successful, rewarding career.

Our reputation for student satisfaction and teaching quality is unrivalled. We’ve received a Gold Award, the high possible accolade, from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). TEF stated that our students achieved ‘consistently outstanding outcomes’.

Attracting students from all over the world, this course is a great opportunity to learn in a diverse environment. You’ll build an international network of contacts and appreciate various approaches to people management in a multicultural context.

Recent graduates have gone onto to secure roles with prestigious international organisations, including Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Standard Chartered Bank and Amcor. Whilst others have set up successful businesses of their own across a range of industries.

Professional accreditations

We are one of just 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS, the leading accreditation bodies for business schools in the UK, USA and Europe.

Course outline

What’s covered on the course?

Discover cutting-edge leadership concepts and frameworks and put these principles into practice with applied exercises and real-life business projects. In doing so, you’ll develop your ability to inspire and lead enterprises and be a force for positive change within organisations.

Covering a broad range of business topics, this course will equip you with an extensive understanding of how businesses operate in today’s fiercely competitive global commercial environment.

Thanks to our practical and holistic approach to teaching, you’ll get the chance to solve real-life business challenges through various live consultancy projects. You’ll draw on your learnings from commercial disciplines, including strategy, operations management, marketing as well as finance, which will give you a well-rounded knowledge of business.

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

The Aston Edge – our personal leadership development programme will build your self-confidence, develop essentials soft skills and help you create your career development plan, which can ensure you achieve your professional goals.

You can study your MBA your way. With a wide range of optional module and our innovative self-defined study component, this flexible MBA programme can be tailored to you and your career aspirations.

You’ll be taught 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’ll learn through a series of applied, task-based activities.

All this combined creates for a rewarding learning experience which will transform you and your career. We’ll help you to fulfil your potential and realise your career ambitions.

What makes The Aston MBA experience so unique?

These five core values underpin the entire Aston MBA programme and ensure your development is central to everything we do:

1. Powerful Personal Development – enhancing leadership capabilities and developing an entrepreneurial mindset to empower confident, responsible business leaders of the future.

2. Cutting-edge Teaching – delivering innovative and experiential teaching methods in order to provide a rich, empowering learning experience.

3. Engaging, Flexible Curriculum – powerful course content that reflects the modern global business environment and which can be tailored to your interests and career aspirations.

4. Diverse, Supportive Environment – a friendly and diverse learning environment, where inclusion and collaboration are valued.

5. Lasting Thought Leadership – recognising and addressing the latest trends and issues, thereby enabling you to have a meaningful impact in global business and leadership for years to come.

Learning teaching and assessment

The Aston MBA is delivered using a range of innovative and practical teaching practices. You will learn through participation, with your contact time consisting of active, task-based learning. From guest lectures from top executives to practical activities, business simulation exercises to real-life consultancy projects, this hands-on experience ensures a rich and rewarding learning experience.

A key feature of The Aston MBA is the focus on teamwork and effective collaboration. You’ll work as part of a group throughout the year on a number of projects. We work with each group, offering specialist coaching and support to help you improve and become a high performing team. These group projects replicate the real-life working environments, providing suitable experience and helping to develop your teamwork skills.

We use a range of authentic assessment methods to help to prepare you for tasks you may encounter in the workplace. You’ll undertake practical business activities, including business simulation exercises, compiling project plans and presenting recommendations for consulting projects, pitching for funding from investors and reviewing performance and positioning of organisations. You’ll also carry out a practical, in-depth business project for your final assessment. The Aston Edge and Personal Leadership Focus modules require personal, critical reflection exercises, which can be hugely rewarding and help to develop your self-awareness.


Visit the Business Administration - MBA page on the Aston University website for more details!

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