Modules & Business Project
Each Online MBA student completes ten core modules and two elective modules as well as a business project towards the end of the programme.
| Core Modules Year 1 || Core Modules Year 2 |
| Accounting for Business || Strategic Management |
| Organisational Behaviour || Business, Economics and Strategy |
| Marketing Management || Business, Ethics and Responsibility |
| Business Finance || Elective module 1 |
| Operations Management || Leadership Development |
| Innovation and Entrepreneurship || Elective module 2 |
As well as providing you with a solid foundation in business the Online MBA offers you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area by studying elective modules.
There are a number of modules to choose from each year, which are constantly evolving to meet the demands of the modern professional, but include topics such as:
All Online MBA students are invited to attend a one-week residential session in July of each year. Students attend a residential at Aston in their first year, and with a partner institution in their second year.
This gives you the opportunity to meet academic staff and your peers with whom you have been working remotely throughout the year.
The week’s activities are designed to continue the personal and professional development you will have begun during your online studies.
The week also gives you the opportunity to strengthen the networks that you have been virtually developing with your fellow students and the staff around the world.
During the Aston Residential you will participate in a two day Business Simulation exercise and undertake a three day personal development course as well as attending revision sessions for the modules that you have completed and finally you will sit your exams on the completed modules.
The second residential allows you to focus on specialist topics, such as Corporate Social Responsibility, or deepen your knowledge of doing business in particular markets.
Induction - Two per year
This process is conducted entirely online prior to the start of your course, providing you with a solid foundation for your studies.
As part of the induction process the various components of your communications system are tested to ensure that all parts are functioning correctly.
There is also an introductory case study problem for you to solve which leads to a virtual, live, interactive practice tutorial during which you will present your analysis, followed by your conclusion and recommendations.