Aston Business School

Aston University

International Business

The programme covers core areas of international business, strategic management and business economics. The wide range of elective modules offered in addition enables students to develop skills in a specific business function linked to international business (finance, marketing, or operations management) or pursue other related areas such as entrepreneurial strategies and business sustainability.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree (minimum lower 2nd Class) or equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University; 2 professional references (at least 1 must be from an academic referee); a completed application form (if sufficient evidence of analytical and quantitative skills is not recieved within the application a minimum GMAT score of 550 may be requested to support the application); for international students: an official academic transcript of grades (in English); International students who have not completed their full degree in a native English speaking country also need to satisfy the English language requirements with 1 of the following: IELTS: score of 6.5 overall, with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in listening and reading; TOEFL (Internet based test) score of 100 overall, with a minimum score of 23 in writing and speaking and 22 in listening and reading; Pearson Academic score of 61 overall with a minimum of 61 in all 4 sections.

Course modules

Core modules: international business; advanced topics in international business; strategic management; economic environment of business.
Optional modules: international finance; accounting for non-financial managers; business finance; strategy, change and leadership; strategic business sustainability; intellectual property strategy and management; marketing management; international marketing management; international operations; operations management; international business strategy; people and world organisations; entrepreneurial strategies; entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging economies; strategic global outsourcing and offshoring; global ethics and human rights responsibilities in business; public policy for social responsibility and sustainable development.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework plus a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,350 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,050 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,050 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,050 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,050 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,050 per Whole course (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
ABS Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3200