Online MBA

64.5% average increase in graduate earnings.

Online MBA UK Careers & Earnings Increase

Business School triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and Equis.

Triple-Accredited Online MBA Program UK for Distance Learning

#1 in the UK for Return on Investment.

Distance Learning MBA Program UK - #1 in ROI for Online MBA's

Online MBA

Online MBA Fast Facts

  • 100 per cent online
  • 180 credit hours
  • Complete in two years
  • 9 modules
  • Core modules: 90 credits, Pathway modules: 30 credits, Major project: 60 credits
  • Take one seven-week module at a time: six weeks of learning and one week of assessment
  • Six intakes per year

Aston MBA Recognition

  • Business School has triple accreditation from Equis, AACSB and AMBA
  • Top 15 in the World (QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2017)
  • MBA ranked No. 1 in the UK and in Top 3 in world for ROI (The Economist 2014)
  • Top 37 University in Online MBAs Global MBA Rankings (CEO Magazine 2018)

To learn more about the Aston MBA programme, such as admissions information and fees, request more info.

The Aston Edge

The Aston Edge is part of the online MBA programme, developed to work in tandem with the core curriculum. You will build a portfolio and gain critical skills such as innovation, managing organisational change, solving complex problems and adapting to multiple work environments.

Multiple Pathways

Choose a particular pathway from a number of options to tailor your degree to your professional needs. Pathways include: International Business, Finance, Governance and Ethics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy.

MBA Project

The MBA project is the cumulative product of coursework combined with practical application to a number of business scenarios. Multiple project types are available and can potentially be sourced by your current employer. You have four blocks (six months) to complete the major project.

Online MBA Curriculum - Block One

You can either choose to follow a given pathway or select one module from each block, providing more flexibility to mix and match modules. Note that if you choose a pathway and a project in the same area this will be recorded in your final Programme of Study. Please request more info for a full list of modules.

Online MBA Curriculum - Block Two

Careers & Outcomes

“Aston was unique in several ways: First of all, it is entrepreneurship-inclined. Secondly, it has a supportive, dedicated employability team working on improving its graduates’ employability.” — Basel Hammoda, founder, Blue Ocean Consulting

A Master’s of Business Administration opens up a wide array of employment possibilities. Aston online MBA graduates have found employment either through their own entrepreneurial endeavours or in different spheres of business. Also, Aston graduates join a network of more than 200,000 alumni who work in different areas and disciplines.

Our graduates have gone on to senior positions in national and international firms, including:

  • General Electric International
  • Hyundai Motor Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • LG Electronics
  • Nike
  • Samsung Electronics

For additional information regarding the online MBA programme, please click here.

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.

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.

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

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.