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% online - bringing quality UK education to your doorstep
  • Complete in two years; six intakes per year
  • Affordable, accredited quality degree
  • Flexible study option - perfect for working professionals
  • Work experience counts - entry route without undergraduate degree available
  • Join global alumni network of more than 90,000
  • Build connections with peers and future business leaders

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)
  • 37th - Online MBAs Global MBA Rankings (CEO Magazine 2018)
  • Student satisfaction score 90% (National Student Survey)

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

Career Advancement

The Aston online MBA is a global programme for ambitious, working professionals with several years of managerial experience. The online MBA develops advanced managerial skills, enhances strategic thinking and decision-making, and produces graduates who can affect organisational change. This online MBA programme is perfect for professionals who are ready to take the next step in their career.

Gain a Leadership Edge

Aston online MBA graduates have the ability to think like a leader, make decisions and execute in the real-world. They put into practice the key concepts gained during the programme and become highly proficient, engaged leaders. The online MBA can be a catalyst for lasting professional success and new opportunities.

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

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 University graduates get jobs because employers recognise an Aston MBA and know that graduates are prepared to make an immediate impact. Over the last 20 years, Aston University has consistently been ranked as a top university for graduate employability:

  • 80th in the World and 12th in the UK - QS Graduate Employability Rankings
  • Join global alumni network of more than 90,000 - build connections with peers, instructors and potential future employers

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.