Advance your career as you build industry-based skills needed for success with Aston University. Our flagship distance learning MSc Business & Management programme introduces essential management principles and techniques that are broadly applicable in a range of professions and environments. Designed for working professionals from all disciplines and industries, learn theory and gain confidence as a leader.
100 per cent online, part-time
Graduate in two years
- 6 intakes per year
- Personalised support for your success
Triple Accreditationfrom Equis, AACSB and AMBA
36thBest University in UKThe Guardian University Guide 2020
- 82% Employability RatingTimes/Sunday Times University Guide 2017
- 90%Student SatisfactionNational Student Survey
- 100%OnlineNo campus attendance required
A Unique Skill Set
Upon completion of the MSc Business & Management, students will develop and refine a wide range of business skills demanded by employers worldwide including:
- Managerial Thinking: Learn the theories, principles, concepts and practices of successful management in national and global contexts.
- Strategic Decision-Making: Develop an understanding of the fundamental aspects of the global business environment that influence business decisions and behaviour.
- Functional Expertise: Gain confidence and experience needed to practically apply all of your knowledge in the working environment.
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
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
You will complete 90 credit hours of core modules and 60 credit hours of dissertation. A sample of modules are listed below. For a complete list and full curriculum guide, please download our programme brochure.
This module will develop the skills and competencies necessary to critically analyse organisational marketing options.
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.
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.
The module aims to develop the skills of defining a management or leadership topic of relevance and interest and selecting appropriate methodologies in order to address identified research questions.
Our flagship programme offers the most module flexibility. A sample of optional modules are listed below. For a complete list and full curriculum guide, please download our programme brochure. You will complete 30 credit hours of optional modules. Available options are subject to change and may include the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.