Aston Business School

Introduction
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At Aston Business School it’s our ambition to help you make the most of yours.

Our MSc portfolio has been designed in close partnership with business and industry in the UK and internationally, giving you an ideal platform on which to build you future career. Impressive accreditation, a worldwide reputation and staff who can pass on the benefit of genuine commercial experience will enhance your prospects and progression.

Our course structures enable you to gain the skill sets needed to succeed in today’s competitive workplace, such as negotiation, communication, leadership, teamwork and innovative thinking. It is skills such as these that keep our graduates highly sought after by some of the world’s leading organisations. Innovative, grounded and relevant, the breadth of courses and diversity of the student community will give you a rounded, international perspective, making you ready for life at the forefront of business.

Why study with us?

  • Triple accreditation: We are among the elite 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACBS and EQUIS.
  • Employability: We have an excellent track record for producing highly employable graduates. We were ranked 2nd in the UK and 8th in the world for careers by the Financial Times 2013.
  • Dedicated Careers Support: Our careers service offers one to one support, job planning and the opportunity to attend on campus job fairs, workshops, webinars and mock assessments centres. After graduating our students have secured roles among some of the world’s top organisations including BNP Parabis, PwC, Rolls Royce, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and IBM Systems.
  • Scholarships: We want to ensure that those who have the desire and skill to study also have the opportunity. That’s why we have a variety of scholarships available to prospective students to help ease the financial pressure of continuing your studies. Full up-to-date details can be found on our website.
  • Location: Our campus is based right in the heart of the exciting vibrant second city of Birmingham, home to over 50,000 students Birmingham is the youngest major city in Europe. Having recently been ranked the best UK city outside of London to set up a business Birmingham is a great place to study, work and live.

MSc programmes at Aston

Our specialist range of MSc programmes combine industry relevant teaching with a range of career boosting added benefits designed to make you stand out from the crowd. Services available to our students include:

  • Dedicated MSc careers advisor service which covers one to one support, strategic career plans, help with developing your CV and LinkedIn and interview preparation
  • On campus job fairs attracting over 200 employers each year
  • Exchange programmes to one of our many world class partner institutions
  • Postgraduate internships
  • Mentoring schemes
  • Language tuition programmes.

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.

Having recently been ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world for return on investment by The Economist Good Value MBA’s 2014 the Aston MBA is an intensive programme that immerses students into the principles of strategic thinking in a business context.

The MBA is available as a 12 month intensive full time or a 27 month flexible online programme.

Find out more

Visit our website for more information about studying an MSc or MBA at Aston.If you have any further questions please contact our friendly admissions team.

MSc:

Postgraduate Admissions Office

Tel: 44 (0)121 204 3200

Email: abspgenquiry@aston.ac.uk

MBA:

MBA Office

Tel: 44 (0)121 204 3100

Email: mba@aston.ac.uk

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Accounting & Finance

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme provides students with a solid foundation and understanding of the accounting and finance principles. Designed for graduates from any academic discipline [+]

MSc Accounting and Finance

Programme overview

This programme provides students with a solid understanding of accounting and finance principles. It has been designed for graduates from any academic discipline who wish to become senior business managers or seek a career in accounting and finance.

Outline of programme

The taught modules will give you a clear understanding of the joint role of accounting and finance in ensuring successful operations in a range of business settings, including financial, non-financial and public sector organisations and in providing information to interested parties.

Modules

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MSc Business & Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MSc Business & Management is appropriate for graduates whose undergraduate degree is from a non-business subject area. [+]

MSc Business and Management

Programme overview

The MSc in Business and Management is appropriate for graduates whose undergraduate degree is from a non-business subject area. This programme provides a comprehensive focus on key areas of business education and will therefore complement a first degree for students of engineering, the sciences and humanities.

Outline of programme

Core modules taught on this MSc will enable you to develop a wide range of business and transferable skills and knowledge demanded by graduate employers. These include interpreting financial statements, developing marketing and pricing strategies, and understanding strategy and innovation processes. The wide range of elective modules available on this programme enables students to develop skills across a range of business functions including Marketing, HR, Finance and Operations. Complete outlines for all compulsory and elective modules are available online. ... [-]


MSc Entrepreneurship & International Business

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

Focusing on the understanding of the global business environment and the factors to inform entrepreneurial business decisions. [+]

MSc Entrepreneurship and International Business

Programme overview

Entrepreneurial and innovation driven firms from mature and emerging economies are increasingly taking advantage of global markets and seeking to improve their international strategies and operations. Therefore, development of entrepreneurial skills, combined with understanding of the international business environment, are increasingly important for those entering a career in business.

Outline of programme

The programme aims to develop 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. ... [-]


MSc Finance & Investments

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme will provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to careers to the financial and insurance sectors, such as in financial analysis, [+]

MSc Finance and Investments

Programme overview

This high quality teaching programme blends finance theory with practical applications and research tools. The knowledge and the skills developed enable students to complete a research-led dissertation on a specialist topic in the field of finance. In the summer term, students have the option of attending preparation and revision classes for the CFA Level One programme. The programme is recognised as having equivalence to the CISI Diploma and Aston Business School supports students in gaining full membership of the CISI as part of their studies. The facilities and equipment used on the programme are of the highest standard, giving you access to the most innovative tools available. These include a dedicated Reuters trading room facility, asset market trading simulations and a range of databases. ... [-]


MSc Human Resource Management & Business (FT/D/L)

Campus Full time 1 - 1  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme aims to develop an understanding of the concepts, models and theories relevant to the management of people in work organisations. [+]

MSc Human Resource Management and Business

Programme overview

The programme aims to develop your understanding of the theory and practice of people management in work organisations, addressing the skills required for effective analysis and policy formation. The course is distinctive in grounding the study of HRM within the broader study of management, with an emphasis on change management and strategy. Module outlines are available online..

Outline of programme

Our excellently rated MSc programme is fully accredited by the largest internationally recognised HR professional body, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), providing you with the ideal qualification for developing your career in HR.. ... [-]


MSc Information Systems & Business Analysis

Campus Full time 1 - 1  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MSc Information Systems & Business Analysis is designed to give you an expert understanding of how information systems support the business and its operations. [+]

MSc Information Systems and Business Analysis

Programme overview

This programme is designed to give you an expert understanding of how information systems support the business and its operations. Through its specialist career pathway, the programme gives you in-depth knowledge and experience to prepare you for a range of careers in IS consultancy, business analysis and management.

Outline of programme

The programme equips students with the technical, organisational and people skills needed to develop business systems and manage Information Systems projects in practice. A core workshop module allows students the opportunity to act as consultants, creating a fully working information system within a realistic but supportive environment. Complete outlines for all modules are available online.. ... [-]


MSc International Business

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MSc International Business concentrates on the links between the major business functions and their role in international business and commerce. [+]

MSc International Business

Programme overview

This MSc International Business focuses on the links between major business functions and their role in international business and commerce. Students will develop knowledge of the special requirements for successfully conducting business activities across national boundaries, alongside an understanding of relevant theories and their application in business. You will have an opportunity to visit one of our European partner institutions. The study visit programme typically includes lectures by staff from the partner institution and company visits.

Outline of programme

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. Complete outlines for all modules are available online. ... [-]


MSc Investment Analysis

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme is ideal for graduates who have some experience in finance, economics or a mathematical subject but have not majored in finance. [+]

MSc Investment Analysis

Programme overview

This programme will provide students with knowledge, understanding and the skills appropriate for careers in the financial sector particularly in banking or investment management. The programme has a strong focus on practical application of finance within a trading or corporate setting. In the summer term, students have the option of attending preparation and revision classes for the CFA Level One programme. The programme culminates in a financial analyst evaluation of a UK listed company for your 60 credit final project.

Outline of programme

You will study equity, debt and derivative markets in domestic and international sectors. You will discover how to undertake security valuation and portfolio management as well as learning about the key techniques used by financial traders. The knowledge and skills from the taught modules will be blended together for the final investment analysis project. Students are encouraged to complete the Reuters Certification – a recognised professional qualification. ... [-]


MSc Market Research & Consultancy

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The Market Research & Consultancy is an advanced marketing degree focusing on the complexities of research in a practitioner context. [+]

MSc Market Research and Consultancy

Programme overview

In dynamic and turbulent competitive markets, organisations increasingly rely on timely and rigorous market-based information to inform strategic decision-making. The MSc Market Research and Consultancy is designed to equip you with an in-depth knowledge of market research principles and practice. It provides a solid grounding in the essential skills and capabilities required to execute robust and effective market research. It is perfect for motivated students seeking a demanding and challenging programme of study. Studying the MSc Market Research and Consultancy at Aston gives you the chance to get two degrees: An MSc and the world’s fastest growing vocational market research qualification accredited by the Market Research Society (MRS). ... [-]


MSc Organisational Behaviour

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme is designed for graduates from diverse backgrounds providing both a theoretical and practical grounding in Organisational Behaviour. [+]

MSc Organisational Behaviour

Programme overview

Organisational Behaviour involves the study of individuals and groups within organisational and social contexts, and the study of internal processes and practices as they affect those individuals and groups. Our MSc programme is relevant to students looking to develop careers either as general managers or organisational consultants, and provides an excellent grounding for an academic or research based career. In addition we offer the opportunity to complete Level A and B Psychometric Testing Training as defined by the British Psychological Society.

Outline of programme

This programme is designed for graduates from diverse backgrounds providing both a theoretical and practical grounding in Organisational Behaviour. It will develop knowledge, understanding and skills relating to human behaviour in the workplace, well-being of employees, HRM and organisation effectiveness. Core modules address topics in organisational behaviour and work psychology, and students select two additional modules from those available within the Aston Business School MSc.. ... [-]


MSc Social Responsibility & Sustainability (FT/DL)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Ethics and Sustainability (including related issues) are of concern for businesses locally, nationally and internationally; and its importance for the global economy is likely to increase. [+]

MSc Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Programme overview

This programme adopts a trans-disciplinary approach, enabling students to explore social responsibility and sustainability from multiple perspectives in a business context. The MSc Social Responsibility and Sustainability is available as a 1 year full time course or a 2 year distance learning course

Outline of programme

The course utilises academic and practical activities together with a variety of philosophical and grounded perspectives that offer opportunities to acquire detailed knowledge and understanding ofsocial responsibility and sustainability. The programme will enable you to develop the capacity to work in a cross-disciplinary and inter-professional manner. Additionally, you will acquire valuable and enhanced lifelong learning skills and personal awareness, enabling you to work independently and reflectively allowing you to give added value to business practices at international, national and local levels as well as to the wider society. ... [-]


MSc Strategic Marketing Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MSc Strategic Marketing Management is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in marketing but now wish to do so. [+]

MSc Strategic Marketing Management

Programme overview

This MSc Strategic Marketing Management is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in marketing but now wish to do so. The programme features specialist marketing modules, an understanding and appreciation of other business functions within organisations is also developed. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), enabling direct entry onto the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing.

Outline of programme

Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of marketing processes and procedures, including marketing research, marketing planning and strategy, marketing communications and brand portfolio building. In addition, modules taught will enable students to develop a wide range of technical and transferable skills demanded by graduate employers. ... [-]


MSc Strategy & International Business

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MSc Strategy & International Business provides a rigorous and comprehensive coverage of strategy and international business issues in both developed and developing countries and in private and public sectors. [+]

MSc Strategy and International Business

Programme overview

With the increasing globalisation of business and the revolution in information and communications technologies, no company can afford to ignore the international dimension of strategy. Most, if not all, companies require internationalisation strategies, be they simple export or franchising arrangements, or complex and risky international joint ventures and/or foreign direct investment. These activities require knowledge and skills in understanding the international business environment. The MSc Strategy and International Business provides a rigorous and comprehensive coverage of strategy and international business issues in both developed and developing countries.. ... [-]


MSc Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MSc Supply Chain Management is designed to meet the needs of recent graduates and those already in employment who wish to acquire specialist skills and knowledge in Supply Chain Management. [+]

MSc Supply Chain Management

Programme overview

On successful completion of this programme, you are expected to have knowledge and understanding of: -Strategic decision-making/ policy and practice in the context of the business environment locally, nationally and internationally -The contribution of wider aspects of business areas, to be able to integrate supply chain strategy/policy and practice with business and organisational strategy -Theoretical and applied perspectives of Supply Chain Management and Logistics -Specific areas of Supply Chain Management through the study of specialist modules. These areas include: relationships, partnering, ERP, simulation, purchasing, contracts, planning and optimisation ... [-]


MSc Work Psychology & Business

Campus Full time 1 - 1  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MSc Work Psychology and Business is a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited postgraduate programme in Occupational Psychology. [+]

MSc Work Psychology and Business

Programme overview

Work Psychology is a topic at the core of our understanding of healthy and effective organisations and employees. The programme is designed for graduates with a good first degree in psychology who strive for a career as work or occupational psychologists or want to gain some wider business awareness. It gives psychologists a unique opportunity to study business alongside specialist work psychology modules and will enable students to operate within a global workplace.

Outline of programme

This programme emphasises the study of practical, real world organisational and business issues, combined with the academic and scientific rigour of occupational psychology as an applied science. The Business School context provides an excellent perspective on the application of occupational psychology in organisations, and gives the programme an applied and relevant focus. Complete outlines for all modules are available online. ... [-]


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