MSc Business & Entrepreneurship

A Unique Skill Set

Upon completion of the MSc Business & Entrepreneurship programme, you will develop and refine a wide range of business skills demanded by employers worldwide including:

  • Creative Mindset: Understand how to implement and cultivate a multidisciplinary approach to organisational ideation, opportunities and challenges. 
  • Thoughtful Leadership: Practice real-life application of management theory through interpretation and analysis of a range of reports to inform bold decision-making.
  • Networking Confidence: Join a global network of over 90,000 Aston alumni whilst working on real-word projects, giving you valuable experience to build your network.

Admission Requirements

To enter one of the online programmes in the MSc Business & Management Suite, you should possess a good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) or an equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. All applicants must submit the following:

  • Official academic transcript(s) of your grades to date
  • Maths and English required at a high school level as minimum
  • Two written recommendations, preferably at least one academic referee
  • International students: An official academic transcript, with an official English translation

Language Requirements

International students must meet English language requirements outlined below or an equivalent English language qualification recognised by Aston University. 

  • TOEFL: A minimum score of 93
  • IELTS: An overall minimum score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 for each individual IELTS skill

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Business Finance (15 credits)

The module aims to introduce the key principles and challenges of financial management decisions, the characteristics of different forms of finance, and the linkages between organisations, the financial markets and financial strategy.

Digital Transformation (15 credits)

The module provides a practical introduction to the process of adapting business processes to newer digital platforms and methods. The main purpose of this is to ensure that you are prepared to manage and lead change in an increasingly digitally driven economy.

Entrepreneurial Strategies (15 credits)

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

Legal Challenges: Starting an Innovative Company (15 credits)

The overall aim of this module is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to be able to understand the legal challenges of starting up an innovative business.

Entrepreneurial Strategies (15 credits)

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

Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)

This is an introduction to human behaviour in organisations. Further, it aims to discuss organisational processes from the context of individuals and organisations, and from different theoretical perspectives.

Strategic Management (15 credits)

This module is an introduction to the main concepts and thought processes in strategic management and to enable you to analyse complex situations and make appropriate strategic recommendations.

International Business (15 credits)

The aim of this module is to provide a systematic understanding of the fundamental aspects of the global business environment that influence business decisions and behaviour.

Project Management (15 credits)

This module will develop your awareness of the range of project management tools and techniques. This will enable you to approach projects more confidently in the future and be better able to draw upon a range of practical tools to enhance your management and leadership.

Effective Management Consultancy (15 credits)

This module will help you to understand different approaches to consulting projects. You will explore what is good and what is bad consulting practise. It will also prepare you to carry out successful consulting projects within organisations, either as an external consultant or as a line manager given a one-off problem-solving task.

International Marketing Management (15 credits)

The module aims to provide 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.

Strategic Management Accounting (15 credits)

This module aims to elucidate the meaning and role of Strategic Management Accounting (SMA) as part of the modern accountant's capabilities. It aims to give you a good grasp of the varied toolkit that is available under the SMA banner and to put that in a theoretical framework and practical context.

Systems Thinking (15 credits)

The module provides a practical introduction to systems thinking principles and processes. As well as developing new insights you will learn to apply the techniques of systems thinking through application of the tools to case studies and practical activities.