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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    12 months FT

  • Course Type

    MBA

  • Course Fees

    September 2018 intake:

    Students from the UK and EU countries: £25,850
    Students from non-EU countries: £25,850

  • Last Updated

    30 May 2018

Course Content

Course content

Whether your ambition is to lead in international organisations or start something closer to home, the Aston MBA 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. The 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 you’ll 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.       

Modules

You’ll study nine core modules, one elective module, a business project, and The Aston Edge professional development programme. The course is taught over a 12 month period.

Core Modules

  • Crafting Strategy 
  • Leading Strategically: Implementing Change 
  • Creating and Delivering Customer Value 
  • Measuring and Enhancing Financial Performance 
  • Designing and Managing Operations, Systems and Processes 
  • Managing Socially Responsible Organisations 
  • Developing an Innovative and Entrepreneurial Mindset 
  • Leading Strategically: Shaping Complex Organisations leadership, servant leadership, team coaching, health and well-being, communication and organisational awareness.
  • Research Methods for Business: This module is closely linked to the MBA Project. It introduces the nature of practically oriented business research, especially as it applies to the types of MBA projects which can be undertaken, including, consultancy, business plans and a specialist topic. The issues considered are the formulation of proposals, the appropriate use of research methodologies, collection and treatment of qualitative and quantitative data, and the nature and depth of analysis required. Along with the MBA Project, this module aims to develop the essential management ability to commission and produce high quality analysis and reports for making strategic decisions.

Elective Modules

  • E-Business Strategy
  • International Business
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing Management
  • Advanced Strategy

This course concludes with a major business project that gives you the opportunity to design your own learning experience to fit your own area of interest. This project acts as a springboard for your future career and as such, you can complete it in a number of ways such as, a consultancy project on behalf of a client or your organisation, a business plan for your own business, an industry/themed research project or an internship (UK or Overseas) and extended organisation-based project. These projects are subject to availability.

This course offers a double degree option - achieve two degrees for the price of one as well as study abroad at one of our partner institutions.


Visit the MBA - Full Time page on the Aston University website for more details!

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