The Aston MBA
The Aston MBA
The Aston MBA draws on our world-leading research in international business and our global network of corporate connections to transform you into a dynamic and agile business leader. We work with you to enlarge your capabilities and maximise your performance, enabling you to become a responsive executive who is well equipped to make decisions from a global perspective.
High quality teaching and research
The quality of the Aston MBA rests on the excellence of our teaching and research; the vast majority of academic staff at Aston have many years of experience in industry and are at the cutting edge of research in their particular fields. Our commitment to enhancing the career progression of our students is delivered through our strong employer links, resulting in an average salary increase of 70% for our graduates.
As an Aston MBA student you will benefit from a well structured programme of activities designed to help you manage and maximise your employability, managed by a dedicated MBA Careers Consultant. We work with you to:
- Enhance your post-MBA career planning and decision making
- Deepen your understanding of the job market
- Refine your interview technique
- Build strategic networks
- Take control of your own professional development.
The skills you will develop on the Aston MBA are relevant not just to your next move, but to the whole of your career. When you leave us, you will have a far greater appreciation of your own strengths, abilities and capacities – and the confidence to communicate these to potential employers.
Accreditation and rankings
The Aston MBA is consistently recognised as one of the world’s leading MBA programmes. Aston is one of only a small number of business schools worldwide to hold accreditation from the three major management international accrediting bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.
We were recently ranked 2nd in the world and 1st in the UK for return on investment by The Economist Good Value MBA’s 2014.
Our variety of MBA scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with the Aston MBA. Full up to date details of these awards can be found on our website www.astonmba.com
Full Time MBA
Full Time MBA
The Aston MBA is an intensive programme that immerses students into the principles of strategic thinking in a business context. Over the course of the year, we develop your management skills to enhance your ability to lead and inspire.
Full-time MBA students become part of a diverse community of global business professionals who learn collaboratively, sharing their considerable work experience and diverse international perspectives to enrich the learning experience.
- Students attend a series of on-campus lectures, seminars and workshops
- Regular skills workshops run by our dedicated MBA Careers Advisor
- Opportunity of an industry project.
Modules and business project
The Full-time MBA programme is taught on-campus over 3 terms and followed up with a business project. The taught part of the MBA takes 9 months, and the project up to 3 months:
- Term 1 – 4 core modules
- Term 2 – 4 core modules, plus 1 elective module
- Term 3 – 2 core modules, plus 1 elective module
- Business Project – in a suitable area of interest, or chosen subject stream
- The Mindful Global Manager – self-development module running in Terms 1/2
Learning hours per module: 100
Teaching hours per module: 30
Full-time MBA students visit and study at a top European business school for a week – this is included in the tuition fee. Most recently, our students have visited Bordeaux, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Barcelona and Leuven. We also host MBA students from our international partners, giving you the chance to further develop your global network.
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.
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.
- 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 examinations can be taken in your country of study.
Modules and business project
As an Online MBA student you will complete ten core modules and two elective modules as well as a six month business project towards the end of the programme. Two modules will be completed each term with each module equating to 100 learning hours.
Residential study visit
All Online MBA students are invited to attend a one-week residential session in July of each year. Students attend a residential at Aston in their first year, and with a partner institution in their second year. This gives you the opportunity to meet academic staff and your peers with whom you have been working remotely throughout the year.
The week’s activities are designed to continue the personal and professional development you will have begun during your online studies and will give you the opportunity to strengthen the networks that you have been virtually developing with your fellow students and the staff around the world.
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