MBA Career Development
A comprehensive MBA career management programme designed to help you maximise your employability
Closely aligned with the Aston Edge, we run a comprehensive career management programme of activities for the Aston MBA, which has been designed to help you maximise your employability. This programme is coordinated by our dedicated MBA Careers Consultant who can provide career support such as:
The skills you develop on the Aston MBA not only prepare you for your next move, but also to your whole career. When you graduate with an Aston MBA you will have developed a far greater appreciation of your strengths, abilities, capabilities, and the confidence to communicate to potential employers, or to start your own business.
A range of topics are covered in a planned programme of weekly workshops to ensure MBA students are well supported and prepared for making strategic career plans. These include topics such as:
Visiting consultants are invited in to deliver sessions, for example on networking skills, negotiation skills, interview techniques and to run workshops focusing on different occupational areas.
Individual appointments can be made with our MBA Careers Adviser, and MBA participants can discuss any aspect of their career planning, job hunting strategy and career development.
A wide range of speakers engage with the MBA programme regularly, sharing their expertise in a variety of industry sectors and functional areas. These include:
Our extensive range of online resources includes access to specialist MBA vacancy websites, careers information websites, and career planning tools, such as Career Leader and QS Global Workplace. We can also link you to executive recruitment agencies and provide advice on career evaluation and change. One-to-one appointments with our careers consultant can be set up remotely if you are not studying with us on campus.
This is a very important assessed part of your MBA where you can put your MBA learning into practice and gain valuable experience.
You will have the opportunity to apply for one of our employer-sponsored consultancy projects or you can opt for a topic of your own choice.
Our previous MBA participants have undertaken projects for companies such as IBM, BT, Jaguar Land Rover, Deutsche Bank, the NHS and Mace Group as well as small enterprises and new businesses.
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. Some large national and multinational companies have specific MBA recruitment programmes e.g. GE, Philips, Johnson and Johnson, BT; many other companies will recruit MBA graduates into 'experienced or lateral hire' vacancies.
Here are some of the companies who have recruited MBAs from Aston Business School:
Roles that our recent MBA graduates have gone into include: