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Aston MBA

History

Founded in 1967, Aston Business School offered its first MBA programme in 1968.  In 2006 it opened a new £22m extension including new study rooms and two new lecture theatres.

Aston Business School is committed to creating and transferring knowledge that enables, innovates and inspires.  60 years of pioneering research and teaching has made the school internationally renowned, whilst the warm community spirit has created a positive difference to the lives of its students, alumni, businesses and organisations.

Courses Offered

The Aston MBA is designed for individuals who have already made their mark in business to reach their true potential, transforming them into influential business leaders on the international stage.  Prospects, salaries and career progression can be drastically improved through a world-class teaching programme, underpinned by exceptional academic research and well-developed links across business and industry.
         
Full-time Programme

The full-time MBA is an intense learning experience designed for global business professionals who can commit to 12 months of study on campus.  The programme is rigorous, challenging and inspiring. The full-time programme includes a one-week study visit to a leading European Business School.  In previous years, MBA students have visited Nice, Paris, Barcelona and Leuven.  Aston Business School also hosts MBA students from its international partners, giving the students a chance to further develop their network.

Part-time Programme
 
The flexibility of the Aston part-time MBA makes it very attractive to students who have work or personal commitments.  The students will be able to complete the MBA alongside other commitments, and still have access to all of the excellent facilities that Aston Business School offers, including the MBA suite and the dedicated MBA Careers Adviser. The part-time programme will also provide the candidates with an opportunity to apply what they have learned to the work instantly, giving them invaluable experience during the programme

Distance Learning Programme

The Aston Distance learning MBA allows students to study within one of Europe’s leading Business Schools from anywhere in the world.  This flexible learning option provides business professionals with busy work, family and other life commitments the opportunity to undertake their MBA at a time to suit them.  The programme is designed to ensure all elements can be completed during student's free time, using Aston Business School's virtual classroom materials.  Coursework is submitted online and where possible the exams can be taken within the student's home country.

There are significant financial benefits to the Distance Learning MBA.  The candidate can earn as they learns, by keeping their current employment while in training as the next global business leader.  There are no expensive relocation costs and with only two compulsory residentials throughout the programme by keeping travel  to a minimum.
 
Quick Facts

  • Study at one of only 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation. With an established global reputation for offering a unique educational experience, Aston Business School provides high quality education and is among the elite 1% of worldwide business schools with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.
  • The 2010 FT Global MBA Rankings placed Aston's full-time MBA:

        11th in the UK
        19th in Europe
        1st in the UK and 5th in the world for career progression.

  • The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed ABS’s position as one of the leading business schools in the UK.  In a submission which included 95% of Aston's academic staff, the majority of Aston's research activity was judged to be either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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