Aston Business School

Aston University

Business Administration

All modules feature corporate connections and an international dimension. As a full-time MBA student, the student becomes part of a diverse community of business professionals who learn collaboratively, sharing their considerable work experience and diverse international perspectives to enrich the learning experience.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree or an equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University or a degree-level professional qualification; at least 3 years' relevant post-graduation work experience by the time students start their programme; for full time and online MBA applicants only: a well-rounded GMAT score may be required; an official academic transcript of their grades (in English); 2 references, at least 1 from an academic referee, the other from your current or previous employer (2 professional references may be accepted from applicants with substantial work experience). Admission outside of these guidelines is possible for exceptional students. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 105 Internet-based (with a minimum score of 22 in any section). IELTS: 7 overall with no less than 6 in any section. Places on MBA programme may be offered to candidates with lower English scores on condition that they successfully complete a pre-sessional English course at Aston University. Students who successfully complete their pre-sessional course are guaranteed a place on the Aston MBA.

Course modules

Core modules: 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. Optional 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.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework; the taught element of the course is complemented by the MBA Project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MBA Full-time £ 25,550 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MBA Full-time £ 25,550 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MBA Full-time £ 25,550 per Whole course (EU fees) 12 months
MBA Online study - 27 months

Campus details

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

Key information

ABS Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3200