The best leaders have mastered the art of decision making and action based on critical thinking. Your Aston MBA will teach you how to reflect on your own career, perceive emerging opportunities and develop a growth mindset. You will become enterprising in everything you do and your organisation will benefit from a confident and informed business leader.
The Executive Apprenticeship MBA is made up of six core modules, one elective and a business project taught over a 30 month period. It then concludes with a major business project over the last 6 months of study.
Who is this programme for?
The Executive Apprenticeship is a transformational MBA for leaders who want to accelerate their careers and immerse themselves into the principles of strategic thinking in a business context.
Apprentices can range from new employees to existing managers who have grown into their role, but would benefit from a formal MBA qualification. It is intended for professional managers in the private, public or third sector and all sizes of organisation who want to develop their leadership knowledge, transferable skills and behaviours.
Roles can include anyone with significant management responsibilities. Responsibilities can include leading people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long term results. The collaboration between work and study shapes your apprentice to behave ethically, lead others and deliver impact.
The Executive Apprenticeship MBA is taught at postgraduate level through a set of core modules that will equip you with a thorough knowledge of the key business and management issues needed in modern business. Candidates are then able to select from a range of elective modules to specialise their studies. Finally the programme concludes with the Business Project.
Topics on offer include:
- Measuring and enhancing financial performance
- Creating and delivering customer value
- Crafting organisational strategy
- Designing and managing operations, systems and processes
- Leading complex organisations
- The Aston Edge.
You will select two elective modules to deepen your knowledge of a key business area further. Below is a list of the types of modules that may be available for you to choose from:
- International Business
- Business Finance
- International Marketing Management
- International Operations
- Global Business Ethics.
The course concludes with a major business project that gives you the opportunity to design your own learning experience to fit your own area of interest. As an Executive Apprentice, you will undertake a project based on your own organisation, using your new knowledge to work towards a solution that your company is facing.