MBA (full-time)

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In Birmingham

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Description

  • Typology

    MBA

  • Location

    Birmingham

Description

As a full-time MBA student, you will become part of a diverse community of business professionals who learn collaboratively, sharing your considerable work experience and diverse international perspectives to enrich the learning experience.

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Birmingham (West Midlands)
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West Midlands, B4 7ET

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To take into account

Entry requirements A good UK (or equivalent) honours degree. Three years’ relevant post-graduation work experience.*

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4.8
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Centre rating

Hamid Minachi Moghadam

5.0
18/10/2017
What I would highlight: My most pleasing memories belong to Aston University, a university where I prepared for the future.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Basel Hammoda

4.5
18/07/2016
What I would highlight: This school teaches you to challenge yourself and try to fulfill your most ambitious dreams.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Simulation
  • Art
  • International
  • Global
  • Financial
  • Project
  • Full Time
  • Financial Training
  • Innovation
  • Financial Training

Course programme

  • The Aston MBA is the next chapter in your career. Whether your ambition is to lead in international organisations or start something closer to home, the course will hone your strategic thinking and capabilities, preparing you for a career at the forefront of business.

    The best leaders have mastered the art of decision making and action based on critical thinking. Your Aston MBA will teach you how to reflect on your own career, perceive emerging opportunities and develop a growth mindset. You will become enterprising in everything you do.

    Over the course of the year, we develop your management skills and enhance your ability to lead and inspire. As a full-time MBA student, you will become part of a diverse community of business professionals who learn collaboratively, sharing your considerable work experience and diverse international perspectives to enrich the learning experience.


    The Aston Full Time MBA is made up of six core modules, one elective module and a business project taught over a 12 month period.

    Core Modules

    Our core modules will equip you with a thorough knowledge of the key business and management issues needed in modern business. The core modules are:

    • Crafting Strategy
      You will learn to link strategy theory and practice to develop your skills as a strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial thinker and doer. You’ll also develop your understanding of how to use financial analysis for strategic decision-making. This module is split into two parts, the first half focuses on understanding strategies whilst the second half looks and entrepreneurship and innovation.

    • Leading Strategically
      This module is split into two parts, part one is about implementing change at an individual and organisational level. Your strategic management and leadership capabilities will be honed using state of the art simulation tools. The second part focuses on shaping complex organisations where you will develop the core competencies required to be a successful international manager.

    • Creating and Delivering Customer Value
      You’ll learn and put into practice the key concepts and theories in marketing strategy and management, including how to research and understand customer behaviour, innovate for global markets and interpret data to develop marketing strategies.

    • Measuring and enhancing financial performance
      This module will improve your understanding of assessing the financial health of a business. Through a state of the art business simulation, you’ll work in teams making financial decisions for your shared business while competing against your peers. This simulation is an engaging way to put theory into practice.

    • Designing and managing operations, systems and processes
      We’ll introduce you to new techniques for achieving operational efficiency and teach you how to put them into practice with visits to local organisations such as Jaguar Land Rover and Cadbury.

    • Managing Responsible Organisations
      You’ll develop a broad knowledge of topics such as globalisation, cultural differences, global brands, fair trade, social responsibility and philanthropy from a business perspective.

    • Developing an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset

    • Ethics in Academic practice


    Elective Modules
    • E-Business Strategy
    • International Business
    • International Finance
    • International Marketing Management
    • Advanced Strategy
    Business Project

    The course concludes with a major business project that gives you the opportunity to design your own learning experience to fit your own area of interest. This project acts as a springboard for your future career and as such, you can complete it in a number of ways:

    • consultancy project on behalf of a client or your organisation
    • business plan for your own business
    • industry/themed research project
    • internship (UK or Overseas) and extended organisation-based project.

    "Project type subject to availability."

    • Fees, scholarships and funding

    Aston Full-time MBA fees - September 2018 intake

    • Students from the UK and EU countries: £25,550
    • Students from non-EU countries: £25,550
    Payment of tuition fees

    You can pay your fees in full at the beginning of the programme, or choose to pay in three termly instalments of 50% (term 1), 25% (term 2), and 25% (term 3). Please note your fees will vary depending on which scholarships you have been awarded.
    Find out what’s included in your fees

    MBA deposit payment

    When you accept your place onto the Aston MBA you will be required to pay a £1,000 deposit. This sum will be deducted from your total tuition fee amount upon enrolment.

    ScholarshipsWe offer funding support to suitable candidates through a range of scholarships. These can be applied for during application, or when an offer for a place has been made by us and accepted by you.


    Funding

    Home and EU students are eligible for a Postgraduate Loan, giving you up to £10,000 towards your course fees.

    Start date: September 2017
    Duration of programme: 12 months
    Study mode: Full-time study
    Fee: £25,550
    Funding: Scholarships available
    Application process: Information about how to apply

    Entry requirements:

    For direct enrolment onto the Aston MBA programme, you will need one* of the following:
    • A good UK honours degree, or
    • An equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University, or
    • A degree-level professional qualification.

    Plus

    • At least three years’ relevant post-graduation work experience by the time you start your programme
    • An official academic transcript of your grades (in English)
    • Two references – preferably one from an academic referee, the other from your current or previous employer (Two professional references may be accepted from applicants with substantial work experience).

    English Language Requirements 2017/18 can be found here.

    *Applicants with extensive work experience
    We accept applications from
    candidates with extensive work experience who have not completed a graduate qualification.

    We take a holistic approach in evaluating applications. If you would like to get a better idea before applying, you are welcome to contact one of our MBA advisers for an informal discussion.

    The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

MBA (full-time)

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