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Master of Business Administration (Distance Learning) - MBA


Course Description

The Online MBA allows you to fit your MBA studies around other work and life commitments. All elements of the programme can be completed in your own time, using virtual classroom materials along with the flexibility of studying on campus. Coursework is submitted online and exams can be taken anywhere in the world providing students have suitable access to the internet.

Study programme

The extensive yet flexible workload of the Online MBA is completed within a diverse global community. You will engage in group activities and produce complex pieces of work to challenging timelines. This not only drives your learning but develops your professional skills through the duration of the course turning you into a top level MBA graduate.

-The Aston Online MBA can be completed within 30 months
-Each Online MBA student completes six core modules and one elective module
-Most students take two modules per term for six terms (3 terms per year)
-Followed by a six month business project that can be completed within your current employment
-You will receive the full Aston MBA Award, not an online version.
-You can study at a time convenient to you, worldwide
-Most of the materials you will need to study will be distributed via our virtual learning environment and will include multimedia lectures, webinars, and discussion forums
-Coursework is submitted electronically and where possible we arrange examinations in your country of study.
-In order to study online you will need to have access to a minimum level of IT.

With over 20 years of supporting MBA students learning off-campus we understand how important this support is for Online students. We are committed to providing you with the individual support that you need through email, phone and our online Virtual Learning Environment*.

*Via pre-arrangement with the MBA student support team. Limitations apply

Modules are assessed through individual and group assignments in which you will analyse complex businesses and through examinations to test your ability to apply your analysis. Some modules may be assessed entirely by coursework. Where there are written exams, they will normally be online. The Aston Edge will be assessed through a portfolio of achievements and skills you will compile during the programme. The programme culminates with a major project which enables you to showcase your management ability in a real business situation.

Modules & structure

Each Online MBA student completes 6 core modules and 1 elective module as well as a business project towards the end of the programme.

Core Modules - Our core modules will equip you with a thorough knowledge of the key business and management issues needed in modern business. The core modules are:
-Crafting strategy, innovation and enterprise
-Leading complex businesses
-Focusing on customers and positioning products
-Measuring and enhancing financial performance
-Designing and managing operations, systems and processes
-Managing a socially responsible organisation

Elective Modules
-Strategic Human Resource Management in a Global Context
-E-Business Strategy
-Strategic Global Outsourcing
-Technology-Led Service Strategies
-International Business
-International Finance
-International Marketing Management
-Risk Management
-Advanced Strategy

Visit the Master of Business Administration (Distance Learning) - MBA page on the Aston University website for more details!

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(Scholarship)

Regional Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Our MBA scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with the Aston MBA. For 2015/16 we have a variety of scholarship awards available.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£6,000

Eligibility

Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Aston MBA scholarships must meet the following criteria:Full completion of an online application for the Aston MBA. it is recommended that applicants submit their scholarship application at the same time as their MBA application (see details below).
Be a self-funded candidate
Students must be based in the West Midlands region

Application Procedure

Once these criteria have been met applicants can apply for a scholarship by submitting a succinct cover letter to [email protected] making sure to note their full name and application number (this number will be included in their MBA application email acknowledgement). The cover letter should:Be a maximum of 700 words
State why they have selected their programme of study, how they are going to apply the knowledge they learn in their career and
Demonstrate your potential to contribute to the learning experience of the programme and become a successful ambassador for the school during your studies.
Applicants must be available for an interview (which may be via skype) as this is an essential part of the scholarship assessment. Applicants make only one general scholarship application for all of the above scholarships and are not required to specify which scholarship they wish to be considered for. This decision will be made by the scholarship panel.

Further Information

http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/programmes/aston-mba/mba-scholarships/?utm_source=FindaMasters&utm_medium=WebListing&utm_campaign=ScholWMids


(Scholarship)

Aston Excellence (Online) - No. of awards TBC

Our MBA scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with the Aston MBA. For 2015/16 we have a variety of scholarship awards available.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,000

Eligibility

Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Aston MBA scholarships must meet the following criteria:Full completion of an online application for the Aston MBA. it is recommended that applicants submit their scholarship application at the same time as their MBA application (see details below).
Be a self-funded candidate.

Application Procedure

Once these criteria have been met applicants can apply for a scholarship by submitting a succinct cover letter to [email protected] making sure to note their full name and application number (this number will be included in their MBA application email acknowledgement). The cover letter should:Be a maximum of 700 words
State why they have selected their programme of study, how they are going to apply the knowledge they learn in their career and
Demonstrate your potential to contribute to the learning experience of the programme and become a successful ambassador for the school during your studies.
Applicants must be available for an interview (which may be via skype) as this is an essential part of the scholarship assessment. Applicants make only one general scholarship application for all of the above scholarships and are not required to specify which scholarship they wish to be considered for. This decision will be made by the scholarship panel.

Further Information

http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/programmes/aston-mba/mba-scholarships/?utm_source=FindaMasters&utm_medium=WebListing&utm_campaign=ScholExcel2



Entry Requirements

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).

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