MSc Business & Management

I was able to take advantage of workshops to build core skills in teamwork, presentations, influencing, leadership."

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MSc Business & Management

89 per cent Student Satisfaction Rating.

Business School triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and Equis.

MSc Business & Management

Business & Management 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
  • Join global alumni network of more than 90,000
  • Build connections with peers and future business leaders

Business & Management Recognition

  • Business School has triple accreditation from Equis, AACSB and AMBA
  • Five-star university (QS Stars)
  • Aston has an 82% employability rating (Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2017)
  • Student satisfaction score 90% (National Student Survey)

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

Develop Your Business Edge

The Aston University online MSc Business & Management programme is open to students of all backgrounds and is perfect for a professional looking to get into management. This programme introduces essential management principles and techniques that are broadly applicable. Graduates are prepared to excel in a range of professions and environments, from small businesses to global brands.

Multiple Pathways

Tailor degree 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

  • Technical: Learn the IT, computing and other technical skills that will make you more marketable to potential employers
  • Critical Analysis: Understand financial reports and learn how to write insightful company reports
  • Presentation skills: Learn essential communication skills including how to present your ideas in a dynamic way
  • Problem solving: Become a constructive, critical thinker who understands the importance of solving problems
  • Decision-making: “More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero

To learn more about the Aston Business & Management programme, such as admissions information and fees, contact us today!

Core Modules

Below is a sample of modules you will take while enrolled in the online Business and Management programme. For a full list of modules, please request more info.

Pathway Modules

Careers and Outcomes

Graduates have gone on to enter a number of fields and disciplines, including human resources, strategic management, operations, marketing and accounting. Positions held by recent graduates span a breadth of countries and continents. Some examples are:

  • Brand Activation Executive — Unilever (United Arab Emirates)
  • Communications and Training Executive — Tesco (UK)
  • Management Consultant — Deloitte (India)
  • Senior Business Analyst — Lloyds TSB (UK)
  • Strategic Project Leader — Rolls-Royce (UK)

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Accounting for Non-Financial Managers (15 Credits)

The module aims to enable students to understand and interpret a range of financial statements and other financial information used by organisational stakeholders to aid decision-making in relation to the allocation of capital.

Marketing (15 Credits)

To develop the skills and competencies necessary to critically analyse organisational marketing options.

Strategic Management (15 Credits)

The aim of the module is to introduce the main concepts and thought processes in strategic management and to enable students to analyse complex situations and make appropriate strategic recommendations.

The Economic Environment of Business (15 Credits)

This module introduces students to fundamental concepts in economics to develop an economic perspective on business decision-making in a wide range of contexts and applications.

Operations Management (15 Credits)

The module aims to provide an understanding of the role of operations management and how it contributes to business competitiveness.

Organisational Behaviour (15 Credits)

The module aims to introduce human behaviour in organisations and discuss organisational processes from the perspectives of individuals and organisations, as well as from different theoretical perspectives.

International Business (15 Credits)

International Business Pathway

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.


International Operations (15 Credits)

International Business Pathway

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 consideration their social and environmental impacts.


Business Finance (15 Credits)

Finance Pathway

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.


Global Finance and Financial Markets (15 Credits)

Finance Pathway

This module provides an advanced understanding of finance in a global setting and the linkages among global financial markets. It also introduces how assets are priced globally and the impacts of financial regulation on asset prices.


Global Business Ethics (15 Credits)

Governance Pathway

The overall aim of this module is to provide participants with the critical knowledge and skills to successfully identify and navigate global business ethics issues.


Integrated Marketing Communications (15 Credits)

Marketing Pathway

The aim of this module is to introduce and explore the key theories and concepts underlying the role of marketing communications and to develop an understanding of how a range of marketing communications tools and approaches can be practically applied to develop effective marketing communications strategies.


Business and Management Project (60 Credits)

Organisational Behaviour Pathway

The module aims to develop skills in defining a topic area, selecting appropriate methodologies, acquiring and critically analysing relevant data, planning a complex piece of work, and presenting a well-structured report in a format appropriate to the investigation and audience.