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Applying for your MBA

Aston MBA Application Form

To be eligible to study the Aston MBA (all routes), you will need one of the following: 

  • A good UK honours degree 
  • An equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University 
  • A degree-level professional qualification

Plus:

  • At least three years’ relevant postgraduation 
  • Two references - at least one from an academic referee and one from your current or previous employer.
  • Two professional references are accepted from applicants with substantial work experience.


Applicants with extensive work experience 
We accept applications from candidates with extensive work experience who have not completed a graduate qualification. You will initially be enrolled as a Certificate student and attend all the same classes as MBA students. Provided you pass your first six modules, you will transfer to the MBA at no additional cost.

International students 

If you are an international student you will require:

  • An official academic transcript, 
  • A well-rounded GMAT score may be required if you have not undertaken any business, finance or economics-related study and do not have any demonstrable work experience within these disciplines. 

If your native language is not English you will also need to satisfy our English language requirements with one of the following:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6 in any section 
  • TOEFL 105 (internet-based) with a minimum score of 22 in any section* 
  • Pearson Academic Test of English with a minimum score of 57 in all four skills. 

* TOEFL scores are subject to terms and conditions. Please contact our MBA recruitment manager for further details.

We may offer you a place with lower English scores on condition that you successfully complete a pre-sessional English course at Aston University. If you successfully complete your presessional course you are guaranteed a place on the Aston MBA.

Exceptionally, you may be accepted with lower English scores on condition that you undertake in-sessional English study as a part of the MBA programme.

IELTS: 6.5 overall with 6.0 or above in any section 

TOEFL: At least 79-93 overall (with a minimum score of  13-18 in reading, 21-23  writing, 12-19 in listening and 18-19 in speaking)

Pearson Academic: At least 63 overall (with a minimum score of 57 in each section)

IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 or above in any section

TOEFL: At least 60-78 overall (with a minimum score of  13-18 in reading, 21-23  writing, 12-19 in listening and 18-19 in speaking) 

Pearson Academic: At least 57 overall (with a minimum score of 50 in each section)

IELTS: 5.5 overall with 5.5 or above in any section

TOEFL: At least 46-59 overall (with a minimum score of  8-12 in reading, 18-20  writing, 7-11 in listening and 16-17 in speaking)  

Pearson Academic: At least 50 overall (with a minimum score of 50 in each section)

Our online application system is secure and easy to use. You will need to upload the following documents: 

  •  A certificate showing a good UK honours degree or equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University or a degree level professional qualification (not required if you are an exceptional candidate with extensive work experience) 
  • An official academic transcript of your grades (with an official English translation where necessary)
  • Confirmation of your English language qualification i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson (if required)
  • A copy of your GMAT score (if required)
  • A copy of your passport (or other official form of identification)
  • A passport sized photograph
  • CV/resume
  • Supporting evidence for home fee status (if required).

You can make your MBA application all year round. If you need a visa to study in the UK, remember to allow sufficient time for the visa application process. Please contact our University-wide dedicated visa advice team for more information by email to issu@aston.ac.uk or phone +44 (0) 121 204 4567.

Once we receive your application, it will be assessed to ensure that it meets the initial entry criteria. If your application passes the initial criteria, we will invite you for an interview with a member of the MBA selection panel, in person, via online video call or by telephone. Following your interview, you will receive a decision via email within two weeks. 
To find out more about the Aston MBA and to decide whether it is the right programme for you, you can contact our MBA recruitment manager at any stage for support and guidance by email to mba@aston.ac.uk or phone +44 (0) 121 204 3100. 
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