Learning at Aston Business School
The programme is spread over 30 months to accommodate full-time work and personal responsibilities. You’ll combine termly weekend residentials at Aston Business School per year with Blackboard, an interactive online learning platform. Blackboard creates a virtual learning environment where you can engage with module content, participate in live seminars and communicate with your peers. There is also an extensive online library of content to support your studies.
You have all the flexibility of learning around personal and work commitments, with the rich experience of learning on campus in a face-to-face environment with peers and leading academics.
Learning by doing
At Aston Business School we believe in experiential learning to put theory into practice. The Aston MBA is based on a foundation of learning by doing. We don’t just teach you the theory, we show you how to use it too.
Experiential learning is valuable because:
- it provides an opportunity for immediate feedback on core concepts
- it creates long-lasting impact and can change your mindset
- it helps you develop reflective skills allowing you to learn faster
- it is a personalised learning experience
- practical learning stimulates creativity.
Learning by doing can be useful in numerous situations, mainly we use it to help you develop strategy, think creatively, solve problems and for team and leadership development. As you are working alongside studying for your MBA, you will be able to put your learning and new skills into action right from the start.
Assessment at Aston Business School
Modules are assessed by individual assignments and group work where you will have the opportunity to analyse complex business problems.
The course includes a major business project that allows you to put your new knowledge into practice. 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.
As part of your apprenticeship, you will undergo an end-point assessment to achieve the government approved Standard for a Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship.