Economics & Strategy Group members teach on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.


Group members teach on all the major undergraduate programmes offered by Aston Business School as well as been course directors for the following:

Postgraduate MBA/MSc:

We teach on both the MBA and several MSc programmes and again are course directors for:

Research Degree/PhD:

All academic staff are actively engaged in research and their range of research interest spans over all areas of applied economics, innovation, entrepreneurship, international business and strategic management.

Browse the main research themes  for ESG, individual research profiles and PhD supervision interests.


Graduate Teaching Assistantship (1 post)

  Aston Business School ranked in the top 50 best Business Schools in Europe by the Financial Times in 2013. We emphasise our strong international reputation for delivering a wide range of high quality programmes, our outstanding business links, innovative and practical research and positive career progression prospects.  

ABS Research Degrees Programme offers an intellectually stimulating environment for research. Coupled with a rigorous training in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, excellent dedicated doctoral facilities, and a reputation for high quality research, this makes Aston Business School the ideal place to pursue your research.

 The Economics and Strategy Group (ESG) is pleased to offer one Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) post for the October 2014 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. We welcome applications from those looking to work in areas compatible with the research interests of our staff in the general fields of

  • Applied Economics

  • Entrepreneurship

  •  Innovation

  • International Business

  • Strategic Management

Browse the main research themes , individual research profiles and PhD supervision interests of the members of Economics & Strategy Group.

The Graduate Teaching Assistant would be responsible to the Head of Group and expected to undertake teaching-related duties as required, not normally exceeding six hours per week during term time. The Graduate Teaching Assistant is also expected to contribute to Department research initiatives.

This post will pay three years full-time University UK/EU/International tuition fees and offer an annual maintenance grant. GTA candidates are expected to have held an offer of a place on the PhD programme at Aston Business School. 

Further information on the application procedure, application forms, and programme structure are available at http://www1.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/programmes/research/

Enquires about the GTA scheme should be made to the Research Degree Programme of Aston Business School, via

 ▪ Email:  rdp@aston.ac.uk    
 ▪ Phone: +44(0)121 204 3219

 Informal enquiries about PhD research areas and potential supervision provided by the ESG are welcomed - please contact Ms Oksana Doughty, the Assistant Group Administrator via:
 ▪ Email:  o.doughty@aston.ac.uk  
 ▪ Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3331

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 6 May 2014

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research