Aston Business School

Aston University

Entrepreneurship and International Business

The course develops students' understanding of the global business environment and the factors that should inform both entrepreneurial business decisions and business organisation conducive to experimentation and change. It also develops the analytical and strategic skills needed to set up and manage new enterprises in the national and international contexts and the knowledge required for innovation based business strategies.

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 is also needed 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: entrepreneurial strategies; international business; entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging economies; strategic management; international entrepreneurship; business research methods.
Optional modules (choose 3 from): management of innovation; economic environment of business; marketing management; international marketing management; business finance; international finance; intellectual property strategy and management; strategy, change and leadership; strategic business sustainability; strategic global outsourcing and offshoring; accounting for non-financial managers; people and world organisations; management consulting; operations management.

Assessment methods

The taught modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. In addition to the taught modules, students prepare a dissertation which is either a business plan for an entrepreneurial venture or an investigation with a focus on entrepreneurship.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,350 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

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