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MBA online application guidance notes


Please note that this information only relates to online applications for the Master in Business Administration (MBA) Programme at present. If you wish to apply for any other Postgraduate Degree Programme, please visit the general postgraduate online application page.


Our online application form provides prospective MBA students with a way to apply quickly and easily and allows Aston to provide you with a decision sooner.

This web page provides you with some simple solutions to technical problems that you might have whilst completing the online Application Form.

Once you have decided on the MBA that you wish to apply for, follow the relevant link from the MBA website and create a new account in the system. You will be automatically logged in after this and be able to start your application immediately.
You can elect to ‘Save and Return Later’ at any point of the process, at which point you will be emailed details on how to return to your application later.

The Aston MBA requires you to pay a non-refundable application fee of £50 so that your application can be processed. You will be asked to pay this fee using a secure online payment system after completing your application form. Please note that for this programme, no application will be processed until the appropriate fee has been paid.

Once you have completed your application you will be automatically logged out from the system and emailed with confirmation that your application has been received. We will also email you a copy of your completed application form.

After this point, admissions staff at Aston will communicate with you via the email address you have provided regarding the outcome of your application and you will not need to log into the Online Application form again.

If you have any more questions about the application process or the information you will need to provide the University, please visit the How to Apply page on the Aston MBA website.
If you are unable to create a new account, please ensure that you are using a supported web browser (listed below) and that you are completing all of the required fields on the new account page.

You are unable to create an account twice with the same email address. If you need to apply for a second Degree Programme at Aston, you can use your existing account details to log in. If you have forgotten your original password, please follow the instructions below to receive a reminder of your password.

If (after verifying that you are using a supported web browser and that you do not already have an account in the system) you are still unable to create an account please contact our technical support staff at isa_helpdesk@aston.ac.uk.
Normally, you will receive an email once you choose to ‘save and return Later’ to your current application or when you complete an application form. You may not receive these emails if:
  • Your email software or provider has marked the emails as Junk or Spam. Please check your Junk / Spam folder to see if any emails have been directed there.  Additionally, please ensure that you add ‘aston.ac.uk’ to your email account safe list so that any further emails sent to you by the Admissions team are received quickly and safely.
  • You may also have entered your email address incorrectly when creating your account. If this is the case, please contact our technical support staff at isa_helpdesk@aston.ac.uk with your name, date of birth and email address.
To have your password reset, please visit this webpage.

If you are unable to retrieve your password this way, please contact our technical support staff at isa_helpdesk@aston.ac.uk
The Aston application form has been tested to work with the following web browsers:
You will also need to ensure that Javascript is enabled on your internet browsing software. This is usually enabled by default.
If you are using one of these web browsers and are still experiencing issues, please contact our technical support staff at isa_helpdesk@aston.ac.uk
If you haven’t submitted your application form, you can change any of the documents you have uploaded and any of the information you have entered simply by logging into your application and making the necessary changes .

If you have submitted your application form, please contact the MBA office (mba@aston.ac.uk)  with details of any changes you wish to make, along with any supporting documentation if applicable
You can access any existing application form via this link.

You can log in using the email address and password you used to create your account. However you cannot use this to start a new application. In order to start a new application you will need to visit the Aston MBA website and use one of the application hyperlinks there.
If you have completed your online application and have yet to hear anything from Aston, you can email the MBA Office (mba@aston.ac.uk) with your Application Form Number for more information.
Please contact the MBA office (mba@aston.ac.uk)  for more information on manually sending the references for your application. Please include the Application Form Number, emailed to you separately, on all correspondence.

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