In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, Aston University’s MBA programme was recognised as one of the top 100 programmes in the world for five career specialisations. If you’re considering an MBA degree, consider a globally ranked programme to benefit your professional goals.
The Value of Global Rankings
Aston Business School’s MBA programme achieved a top 100 position in the QS rankings for careers in consulting, entrepreneurship, marketing, information management and technology. The programme ranked #41 in the world for MBA careers in entrepreneurship.
These recognitions place Aston with other distinguished global universities including Stanford, Harvard, Copenhagen, Oxford and Toronto . The QS rankings portfolio is considered a leading authority on university evaluations, with their lists viewed 149 million times in 2019 and frequently cited by the media.
To arrive at the MBA Career Specialization Rankings, QS analysed over 37,000 responses from global employers alongside careers destination data and research publications. Since the results are based on actual information from the worldwide marketplace, the rankings give insights into what companies value in hiring decisions.
What Sets Aston’s MBA Programme Apart
In addition to business fundamentals, the Aston MBA programme includes critical components prized by employers. The Aston Edge and Aston’s career consulting services are two examples of the programme’s distinctive values.
The Aston Edge
The Aston Edge is a core module in the MBA programme, that supports students in developing critical skills such as negotiation, communication, influential leadership, resilience and managing conflict. The module also helps each student build their personal brand, expand professional networks and grow vital business relationships.
Professor Pawan Budhwar, Head of Aston Business School, points out the careful intention of the programme design. “The Aston MBA places equal emphasis on teaching the essential business skills and critical personal skills that managers need in order to lead successfully,” he explains.
Aston Career Consulting
Aston MBA students are part of a supportive community committed to student success. Two dedicated MBA careers consultants help guide students toward their goals, and alumni mentors are accessible throughout the educational experience.
Aimee Postle, MBA careers consultant, says, “It is a privilege to support their career journeys through the Aston Edge, team coaching and one-to-one career consultancy.” She continues, “It is no surprise that students go on to accomplish incredible things in their fields, as they are demonstrating these skills throughout their MBA programme.”
Aston Student Success
Aston Business School graduates are part of a global network of more than 90,000 alumni developing successful careers across the business spectrum.
"Aston's MBA graduates are a fantastic credit to the university,” Postle emphasises. “They are full of passion, team spirit and entrepreneurial thinking from day one.”
As MBA programme alumni pursue their career specialisations, Postle says they “go on to disrupt the status quo, build businesses and create global communities.”
Your Future as an MBA Student
The Aston MBA programme is designed with flexibility for today’s business professionals. Coursework is 100% online and can be completed as a full-time or part-time student.
Are you ready to take the next step toward your career goals? Discover more about Aston University’s Online MBA programme