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Common First Year

'The Common First Year is very important, as students learn about a range of subjects and don’t just specialise in one field, which means that I am more ‘business aware’. We study twelve modules in the first Year but some universities only offer three or four subjects, so this wider range is more challenging.'
Subuola Akinkube, 2nd year Business and Management student.

The Common First Year is studied on all except the LLB Aston Business School undergraduate degree programmes and is designed to give students a broad knowledge of business and management.

Many employers seek graduates with good 'all round' knowledge of a range of business functions. The broad range of subjects studied ensures that our graduates are some of the most employable in the country.

Due to the requirements of professional bodies that accredit our degree, subjects may vary slightly depending on which programme you are studying.

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