Learning at Aston Business School
The programme is spread over 30 months to accommodate full-time work and personal responsibilities. You will be able to conduct your learning at your own pace using 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.
In addition, you will attend a week-long residential at Aston Business School in year one and a week-long residential at a European Business School in year two to supplement your learning experience and give you an opportunity to meet your peers and tutors face-to-face.
Transfer to other modes of study
You can transfer to the Executive Part-Time or Online learning routes at any time during the year, if your visa, employment status or personal commitments change.
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.
At Aston we like to take your learning out of the classroom and into real businesses. Thanks to close partnerships with business, we take MBAs to visit companies such as Aston Villa Football Club, Ford and Jaguar Land Rover.
Assessment at Aston Business School
Modules are assessed by individual assignments and group work where you will have the opportunity to analyse complicated business problems. Examinations can be taken online from anywhere in the world.
The course concludes with a major business project that allows you to put your new knowledge into practice. This can be approached in a number of ways including a live consultancy project with a business, a themed research project, producing a business plan for a start-up or writing a report about a company you are working or interning at.