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Enhance your employability and set yourself up for a rewarding career with our MSc Business and Management. You’ll study a broad range of business topics, giving you an extensive understanding of how companies operate and providing you with valuable management skills and techniques.

We can help you become a business leader of the future!

You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme. 

Why choose us?

We’re part of an elite group of business schools thanks to our triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. We can help to enhance your career prospects, boost your earning potential and set you on the pathway for a successful, rewarding career.

We boast a strong reputation and an impressive track-record for student satisfaction, teaching quality and employability. Our recent graduates have gone onto to secure roles with prestigious international organisations, including Deloitte, Rolls Royce and Lloyds TSB.

Attracting students from all over the world, this course is a great opportunity to mix with people from different cultures and with diverse backgrounds. You’ll enhance your communication, teamwork and management skills, all whilst building a network of international contacts. It will also help you to appreciate the various approaches to people management in a multicultural context.

Course outline

Suitable for graduates of all disciplines, this dynamic programme is a fantastic platform to launch your career. You’ll benefit from a detailed insight into many areas of business, from strategy to operations and from marketing to people management. You’ll also gain key leadership and management skills. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped to go into a variety of roles for a range of organisations, including international companies and those operating in the third sector.

The course will provide you with a clear understanding of modern business practices. It will develop your analytical and critical-thinking skills, allowing you to solve complex commercial problems and identify and deliver successful business strategy. This will enable you to hit the ground running in graduate roles.

We’ll teach you the fundamental principles as well as the latest concepts in management. As well as this theoretical background, our emphasis on applied learning will help you to develop your leadership skills in practise. You’ll enhance your soft skills, enabling you to effectively interact with other people in professional situations. These are key competences employers look for when recruiting talented graduates.

With a wide selection of optional modules, this course provides you with opportunity to tailor your studies to suit your interests or professional ambitions. You’ll be able to gain advanced-level understanding of subject areas, including finance, marketing, human resource and entrepreneurship. Whatever career path you’re looking to take, we can help you get on the right track.

We use a variety of teaching methods to enable you to get the most from the course. There’s practical activities, including simulation exercises, reflective case studies, collaborative group work, thought-provoking class discussion as well as inspiring lectures and tutorials. This allows you to explore, test and apply what you’ve learnt and gives you a deeper understanding of your subject.

Subject guide and modules

Core Modules

  • Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Marketing Management 
  • Strategic Management
  • People and World Organisations
  • Operations Management 
  • Professional Development Programme
  • Ethics in Academic Practice
  • Professional Development Programme (PDP)

Optional Modules

Tailor the course to suit you. You can select two modules from one of the following groups:

Group A

  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Entrepreneurial Strategies
  • International Business Strategy
  • Management of Innovation

Group B

  • International Finance (not available to those students in January 2019)
  • Business Finance (not available to those students in January 2019)

Group C

  • Marketing Channels and Strategic Sales Force Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • International Marketing Management

Group D

  • International Operations
  • Managing Multi-Organisational Enterprises and Enterprise Systems
  • Quality Management
  • Strategic Global Outsourcing and Offshoring

Group E

  • Employee Relations in Context
  • Learning and Talent Development

Group F    

  • Global Ethics Human Rights Responsibilities in Business
  • Strategic Business Sustainability
  • CSR, Sustainable Development and Public Policy

Group G

  • Corporate Governance Regulation and Compliance
  • Intellectual Property Strategy and Management  

Visit the Business and Management - MSc page on the Aston University website for more details!

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