Any doctor worth his salt will tell you never to scratch an itch, but we’re not doctors. At Aston Business School, we’re dedicated to developing people and ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow. And we believe you should scratch that itch, because it could be the best thing you ever do.
One of the most exciting things in life, is that the next generation will always question how the one before them has chosen to do things, asking ‘Is there a better way’? You may well have experienced this first hand as you have progressed in your career, wondering how to bring forth your ideas for change and turn them into a reality. Well, now is the time to listen to that inner voice and find out what you’re truly capable of. But where do you start?
Get to know yourself
You might have the best idea in the world, but if you don’t get up close and personal with your strengths and weaknesses, it will be doomed to fail. In employment you may have already identified your weaknesses as areas you need to work on, but when running your own business, they could mean the difference between make or break. Understanding your skillset, the way you work, what motivates you and what turns you off, will help you make the right choice for you when it comes to progressing as an entrepreneur. Most weakness create ‘gaps’ that fall into one of two categories, gaps in knowledge or gaps in experience, both of which can be overcome with the help of further education, like studying for an MBA online. The courses we have available at Aston allow you to not only expand your knowledge but surround you with a network of professionals that can offer the experience you’ll need to succeed.
Invest in yourself
You don’t have to be an expert in everything to run a successful business, but you do need to have solid foundations on which to build. The Aston MBA, which can be completed 100% online, gives you the core pillars you’ll need to start your business and the expertise required to make a success of it. Our students learn to research and analyse markets, put together accurate business plans, work with financial modelling and gain essential knowledge in specialist areas such as intellectual property law, copyright, patents, trademarks and design. Some things will of course come more naturally to you than others, but identifying this now will make it easier to recruit help into the right areas once the business is off the ground.
Use your network
One of the greatest benefits of choosing to study an MBA at Aston, is the extensive network of professional contacts you will gain access to. Aston is one of only 1% of institutions worldwide to carry the coveted triple accreditation for its MBA courses, and thus attracts some of the best talent in the industry. From expert faculty staff, fascinating guest lecturers, valuable industry contacts and ambitious and creative peers, you’ll certainly be in good company. Although you may be learning from a distance, Aston has a range of online resources available to keep you fully connected. For example, the MBA Masterclass series of lectures were all live streamed and a recording was made available, so that online students could watch them again at a time that suited them.
So, if you’ve always dreamt of being your own boss, but need help to take the next step, speak to one of our Admissions Advisors about what an MBA at Aston could do for you. Call us on +44 808 168 5253 or submit an email enquiry.