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Working at Aston Business School

Working at Aston Business School - MBA Lounge
Colleagues enjoying a coffee in the MBA lounge

At Aston Business School we recognise that our personnel are our biggest asset.  We are proud of our culture, which manifests itself in a friendly and supportive working environment and commitment to the highest professional standards.

We understand the importance of career progression and there exist several procedures to support the development of our staff.  Further information on all of the benefits of working at Aston can be found on the Aston Human Resources website.

World Leading Research

Aston Business School is a research-led business school.  The School achieved an outstanding rating in the UK’s most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).  As a result, the Business School continues to attract high-profile academics to conduct innovative research projects.  More >>

World Class Learning & Teaching  

All academic programmes of study are informed by research with a strong professional dimension as evidenced through accreditations and professional endorsements.  Creativity and innovation in curriculum design support the needs of an increasingly diverse student population which is responsive to the changing needs of the external world and workplace.  There is clear integration of theory/reflection and practice in our programmes with emphasis on workplace education and experience to ensure relevance to the careers and aspirations of our graduates.  

Corporate Activities

Aston Business School’s strategic focus on relevance and rigour has led to the School’s excellent reputation in the business world and has attracted highly regarded corporate connections. These connections are reflected in their impact on the employability and global mobility of Aston Business School’s graduates and as a result, Aston is consistently ranked as one of the top institutions in the UK for employability.

To see the full range of benefits of working closely with business, please visit our Business Partnership pages. 

Global Links

Aston Business School has seen a large increase in the number of international staff applications and appointments made; 36% of academic faculty is from outside the UK.  The School’s international faculty in supplemented by the visiting scholar programme that was implemented during 2003 to provide funding to bring leading international researchers to Aston to work alongside colleagues in the research groups.  

The School has also continued to strengthen its links with international partners, and is focusing on deeper relationships with a few high quality institutions.  As well as facilitating student exchanges, the School’s flexible style of agreement has enabled these partnerships to include many other activities, such as staff exchanges, research links, sharing of materials, development of joint programmes, group study visits, and arranging work placements.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research