The Aston Online MBA

Choose From Multiple Pathways

Tailor the programme to fit professional needs:

  • Global Business:
    Learn about the global business environment and how it influences business decisions and behaviour.
  • Finance:
    Focus on financial management decisions, the characteristics of different forms of finance, and the linkages between organisations, the financial markets and financial strategy.
  • Organisational Development:
    Gain the critical knowledge and skills to identify and navigate key organisational development issues, including ethics and human resource management.
  • Entrepreneurship:
    Gain the skills necessary to start a successful small business or to innovate within an existing organisation.
Key Skills
  • Leadership:
    Build competencies to think and act like a leader. Negotiate with confidence and define the direction of your career
  • Communication:
    Improve your written and oral communication skills to inspire teamwork and gain insight
  • Networking:
    Build connections with peers, professors and Aston alumni
  • Change management:
    Understand what it means to be a change agent and have the skills to lead change
  • Ethical awareness:
    Develop a total understanding of business ethics and the important role businesses play in communities
  • Self-Confidence/Self-Awareness:
    Know your strengths and how to communicate them to potential employers. Develop true self-confidence in your abilities
Finance Pathway

Business Finance - BFK501

Examine the key principles and challenges of financial management decisions, the characteristics of different forms of finance and the linkages between organisations, financial markets and financial strategy.

Finance Pathway

Strategic Management Accounting - BFK503

Master the strategic tools and techniques accounting managers use to plan and control a range of international organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and the behavioural problems encountered during the process.

Entrepreneurship Pathway

Entrepreneurial Strategies - BSK511

This module aims to equip students with the analytical and strategic skills necessary to start a successful small business. It also aims to contribute to an entrepreneurial culture among Aston postgraduates and encourage students to consider entrepreneurship as an alternative to employment.

Global Business Pathway

International Business - BSK521

Develop a systematic understanding of the fundamental aspects of the global business environment that influence business decisions and behaviour.

Organisational Development Pathway

Global Business Ethics - BLK531

Gain the critical knowledge and skills to successfully identify and navigate global business ethics issues.

Entrepreneurship Pathway

Legal Challenges: Starting an Innovative Business - BSK513

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of intellectual property law, copyright, patents, trademarks, designs and know-how. The module will allow them to recognise what intellectual property rights exist, who owns the rights, how to protect them and how to enforce them.

Global Business Pathway
International Operations - BNK523

Gain awareness of the range of issues that, within an international context, constitute a holistic approach to the design and management of operations systems taking into considerations their social and environmental impacts.

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International Marketing Management - BMK533

Develop insight into the special requirements for successfully conducting international marketing activities. Evaluate the impact of environmental changes on international marketing strategies.

 

Organisational Development Pathway
Learning and Talent Development - BHK535

Understand how different management functions can be enhanced through human resource development (HRD) initiatives and how HRD relates to business strategy and effectiveness.