Published on 04/11/2020
Aston Business School
  • Aston’s MBA is recognised for developing careers in consulting, marketing, entrepreneurship, information management and technology
  • The Aston MBA is ranked 41st in the world for entrepreneurial careers
  • Results compiled from responses from global employers  

The Aston MBA has been ranked in the global top 100 for five career specializations by the QS World University Rankings.

The rankings score Aston Business School’s MBA programme in the world top 100 for careers in consulting, entrepreneurship, marketing, information management and technology.

The highest score was for MBA careers in entrepreneurship where Aston has ranked 41st in the world.

The MBA by Career Specialization Rankings 2021 analysed over 37,000 responses from global employers, alongside careers destination data and research publications.

As well as teaching the fundamentals of business, the Aston MBA also delivers a personal development module called the Aston Edge. The Aston Edge is a core module, which supports students in developing critical skills such as negotiation, communication, influential leadership, resilience and managing conflict. The module also helps to students to build their personal brand, network and grow their business relationships.

Aston MBA students receive support from two dedicated MBA careers consultants and have access to alumni mentors.

The Aston MBA is available to study full time, part time and online.

Aimee Postle, MBA careers consultant said:

"Aston's MBA graduates are a fantastic credit to the university. Full of passion, team spirit and entrepreneurial thinking from day one, they go on to disrupt the status quo, build businesses and create global communities. It is a privilege to support their career journeys through the Aston Edge, team coaching and one-to-one career consultancy. It is no surprise to us that they go on to accomplish incredible things in the fields of entrepreneurship, consultancy and more as they are demonstrating these skills throughout their MBA programme."

Professor Pawan Budhwar, Head of Aston Business School said:

“It is an honour to be recognised by QS for the support that we give to our MBA students and the career progression that they achieve. The Aston MBA places equal emphasis on teaching the essential business skills and critical personal skills that managers need in order to lead successfully.”



Notes to editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive.

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