Aston Business School

Aston University

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

Our MSc and MBA 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 skillsets 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 MSc and MBA careers services offer 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 for our MSc and MBA scholarships 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, you can even connect with one of our MSc or MBA alumni near you to find our why Aston was the right choice for them. Digital prospectuses are available for both our MSc and MBA programmes.

If you have any further questions please contact our friendly admissions team


Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: 44 (0)121 204 3200


MBA Office
Tel: 44 (0)121 204 3100

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • Halal food
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On-campus accommodation
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Religious Facilities - Christianity
  • Religious Facilities - combined facilities
  • Religious Facilities - Muslim prayer rooms
  • Social Activities
  • Special English language
  • Sporting facilities
  • Sporting facilities - variety of clubs
  • Sporting facilities - Gym
  • Sporting facilities - Swimming pool
  • Sporting facilities - Team sports

As an Aston student you’ll get the best of both worlds: a green, well-equipped, friendly campus in the heart of the vibrant city of Birmingham. The multi-million pound newly developed Aston Student Villages provide on-campus accommodation and with our entire social, support and academic facilities based on campus, you will never have far to go.

Campus living comes with access to top class facilities and all the social benefits of a thriving student community. Benefits of campus life include:

  • 24/7 access to modern IT and computing facilities, campus wide wireless internet 
  • A well-equipped library open 7 days a week and 24hours a day during exam periods
  • A modern sports centre including 75 station gym, large aerobics room, indoor and outdoor all weather sports pitches, 25m pool and steam room

"The campus is very comfortable and safe. The facilities are good and I thoroughly enjoyed living with new people from different cultures."
Satajit Donsukul: MSc International Business

“The campus is in the heart of the city centre which is lively and colourful.”
Khushboo Bhandari: MSc Human Resource Management & Business

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 student to help ease the financial pressure of continuing your studies.

Full up to date details of MSc and MBA scholarships can be found on our website.

Completing an exchange programme as part of your MSc or MBA gives you an opportunity to experience studying and living in another country. It is a fantastic chance to develop your communication skills and global awareness, as well as improving your chances of employability.

We have forged strong links with other top business schools worldwide. As an Aston student thi offers you a range of exchange opportunities, all taught in English and exempt from additional tuition fees.

Exchange opportunities available include:

Partner institutions include:

Bilkent University- Turkey
ESC Toulouse- France
San Diago State- USA
BI Norwegian Business School- Norway
Queens Business School- Canada
Aalto University- Finland
XLRI Jamshedpur- India

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Student Reviews

Benjamin Soccal - MSc Business Management

Testimonial from Benjamin Soccal - MSc Business Management , student at Aston Business School

I selected Aston Business School because its programme includes a set of varied courses providing a very solid background in all business topics. Furthermore, it is organised along the year around a multitude of team projects which helps us to collectively review and apply the concepts learnt in class.

This Master degree provided me with a strong business education that I was missing after completing my engineering studies. Lastly, students at Aston Business School who come from many different countries which developed my team working skills in a multi-cultural environment.

Priyadarshini Rangamani - MSc Accounting and Finance

Testimonial from Priyadarshini Rangamani - MSc Accounting and Finance, student at Aston Business School

After completing my bachelors in business administration in India, I considered Masters in Accounting and Finance offered at Aston University to be a great opportunity to expand my knowledge in the world of Accounting and Finance at an international level.

The course helped me to gain the international exposure that I need and also provided me with the ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. After my masters the Student Job Shop in Aston helped me gain an internship with Deutsche bank in Birmingham, who then offered me a permanent role. I worked with the investment banking sector of Deutsche bank for two years in Birmingham and six months in Mumbai. I am currently pursuing CIMA Management level.

Overall studying in Aston has been a wonderful experience and if given a chance I would do it all over again!

Simon Hague- MBA Full Time

The programme gave me time to think. This is a luxury that one does not naturally get within the busy working life. It gave me an opportunity to re-assess my priorities and my drivers. It allowed me to answer the question, "What is it that I can do that would really mean something?” This, as well as meeting some amazing people on my course, highlighted the importance of understanding different people in different ways. This flexibility of being able to work with different cultures was such a gift.

My discovery phase at Aston came from understanding that I wanted to enable others to do even more amazing things with what they do. I work with people, and understanding this, as simple as it sounds, liberated me to go and do something with people

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