Why Aston?

Our MSc portfolio has been designed in close partnership with business and industry globally, giving you an ideal platform on which to build your future career.

Impressive accreditation, a worldwide reputation and staff who can pass on the benefit of genuine commercial experience will enhance your prospects and progression.

Our course structures enable you to gain the skillsets needed to succeed in today’s competitive workplace, such as negotiation, communication, teamwork and innovative thinking. It’s skills such as these that keep our graduates highly sought after by some of the world’s leading organisations.

Innovative, grounded and relevant, the breadth of courses and diversity of the student community will give you a rounded, international perspective, making you ready for life at the forefront of business.

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We are in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS, the leading accreditation bodies for business schools in the UK, USA and Europe.

We are consistently recognised by the world’s most prominent rankings as being at the forefront 
of business education:

  • Top 20 in the UK and top 50 in the world*: Financial Times Masters in Finance 2015
  • Top 100 universities worldwide for business & management studies: QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 2nd in the UK for careers in marketing: LinkedIn 2014/15
  • 7th in the UK for careers in finance: LinkedIn 2014/15
  • 100% of our business research achieved 3* and 4* impact: 2014 Research Excellence Framework
  • One of only three business schools in the UK to receive Gold Level: Small Business Charter Award.        

*MSc Investment Analysis

In addition, several of our masters have gained both accreditation and exemptions from some of the world’s top awarding bodies:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). 

Our innovative professional development and employability module allows you to take part in an integrated work internship or study abroad opportunity.

With our MSc careers consultant is here to provide you with one-to-one careers support, careers workshops and fairs attended by top names in industry, an MSc at Aston will help you to achieve your career goals.

When you join Aston you become part of an active community that is committed to developing talent. Aston has over 20,000 alumni spanning 126 countries across the globe. The alumni network is not only there to support you when you graduate. You can also take advantage of this important network during your studies by:

  • Attending careers webinars hosted by Aston alumni from around the world
  • Accessing networking events and meeting alumni
  • Getting in touch with our career champions handpicked to provide ‘insider’ advice on how they achieved their career goals
  • Joining our LinkedIn group to start building your network before graduation.

Finishing your MSc is not the end of your time at Aston. As an alumnus you will be supported as you take your first steps on the path to a rewarding career.

We will help you by:

  • Keeping you up-to-date with ground-breaking Aston Business School research
  • Providing networking opportunities across the world via regular events, webinars and through social media
  • Giving you access to advice and guidance on careers and employment trends - an essential ingredient for success in an increasingly mobile global workforce.

In a global business world, graduates with a grasp of more than one language are highly sought after. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to take part in our University Wide Language Programme (UWLP)*. Classes are available in several languages including: French, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and Japanese.

*UWLP: A small fee is applicable, access to the programme is not guaranteed and places are limited.

Completing a masters degree is a big investment in your future and we want to ensure that those who have the desire and skill to study also have the opportunity. Each year we have a variety of scholarships available to prospective students to help ease the financial pressure of continuing your studies.