Helen Milanes-Tidmarsh Operations Director at Magic Milestones
A good UK (or equiv) hons degree with 3 years’ relevant post-graduation work experience, or extensive management experience.
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Combine study with a full-time career with the flexibility of the Aston Executive MBA. You'll learn over a longer period through online materials and workshops, as well as weekend residentials here at Aston Business School. This gives you the opportunity to apply your new skills and theoretical knowledge straight away.
The Aston MBA is the next chapter in your career. Whether your ambition is to lead in international organisations or start something closer to home, the course will hone your strategic thinking and capabilities, preparing you for a career at the forefront of business.
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.
The Aston Executive Part-time MBA offers you the flexibility to learn over a longer period of time than our Full-time programme and is specifically designed for people who want to combine a full-time career with study. This gives you the opportunity to enrich your learning through discussion of current business issues and apply your new skills and knowledge straight away in your professional practice.
The Aston Executive MBA is made up of six core modules, two elective modules, and a business project taught over a 30 month period.
Our core modules will equip you with a thorough knowledge of the key business and management issues needed in modern business. The core modules are:
Crafting Organisational Strategy You will learn to link strategy theory and practice to develop your skills as a strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial thinker and doer. You’ll also develop your understanding of how to use financial analysis for strategic decision-making.
Leading Complex Organisations This module aims to introduce theoretical and real-world perspectives on leading modern complex organisations, including considerations of the complexity of behaviour, processes, systems, and cultures.
Creating and Delivering Customer Value You’ll learn and put into practice the key concepts and theories in marketing strategy and management, including how to research and understand customer behaviour, innovate for global markets and interpret data to develop marketing strategies.
Measuring and Enhancing Financial Performance This module will improve your understanding of assessing the financial health of a business. Through a state of the art business simulation, you’ll work in teams making financial decisions for your shared business while competing against your peers. This simulation is an engaging way to put theory into practice.
Designing and Managing Operations, Systems and Processes This module aims to provide an understanding of the role of operations management and how it contributes to the development and implementation of business competitiveness and efficiency.
The Aston Edge The Aston Edge programme is delivered alongside the core curriculum and is our way of providing you with professional self-development skills to equip you with the skills and experience needed to succeed in today's global business environment. You'll learn leadership, team working, confidence, presentation skills, and much more through a programme of workshops and business simulations.
You will select one elective module 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:
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. This project acts as a springboard for your future career and as such, you can complete it in a number of ways:
Project type subject to availability.
If you plan for your employer to fund your Executive MBA, you may be more suited to the Executive Apprenticeship MBA. Your employer will fund your MBA using their Apprenticeship Levy Allowance.
Payment of tuition fees
You can pay your fees in full at the beginning of the programme, or choose to pay in three termly instalments of 50% (term 1), 25% (term 2), and 25% (term 3). Please note your fees will vary depending on which scholarships you have been awarded. Find out what’s included in your fees
MBA deposit payment
When you accept your place onto the Aston MBA you will be required to pay a £1,000 deposit. This sum will be deducted from your total tuition fee amount upon enrolment.
Home and EU students are eligible for a Postgraduate Loan, giving you up to £10,000 towards your course fees.
More than an MBA
Sharpen your thinking with a personal development programme designed and delivered by professors and practitioners in behavioural science. The Aston Edge is our way of training you for the more elusive, social and personal side of business. Human psychology is slippery, so the Edge is designed to help your strategies stick when handling a complex range of stakeholders and business projects. Find out more
We’ll teach you the ropes so you can make it to the top. Our comprehensive career management programme is designed to boost your employability and help you take the next step, whether that’s in a new role, a change of career or launching a start-up.
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Aston MBA Alumni
Whilst investment banking and management consultancy have long been regarded as typical MBA careers, the list of companies who now hire MBA graduates is extensive. Roles that our recent MBA Graduates have gone into include:
Start date: September, January and April Duration of programme: 30 months Study mode: Part-time study Fee: £18,000 Funding: Scholarships available Application process: Information about how to apply Entry requirements:
English Language Requirements can be found here.
*Applicants with extensive work experience
We accept applications from candidates with extensive work experience who have not completed a graduate qualification.
We take a holistic approach in evaluating applications. If you would like to get a better idea before applying, you are welcome to contact one of our MBA advisers for an informal discussion.
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.
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