Strategy and International Business, M.Sc. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
M.Sc. On Campus

Strategy and International Business

12 months
22750 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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A unique combination of strategy, management consulting and international business, the Strategy and International Business programme from Aston University can kick-start your career.


This cutting-edge Strategy and International Business programme from Aston University will give you a detailed understanding of strategy and its application in a wide variety of business settings, including consultancy. It will enable you to become strategically minded. You’ll learn to evaluate organisations’ positions within their competitive environments and then develop viable strategic options. By the end of this course, you’ll have a well-rounded business knowledge as well as the strategic skills to pursue a wide range of career options in strategy development, management consulting or a managerial role in a variety of business functions.

You’ll gain a detailed understanding of strategy by studying three modules focused on this fascinating area of business. The modules cover the fundamentals, advanced-level strategy and how strategy works in an international business context. In the first term, we’ll introduce you to key theories, concepts and frameworks related to corporate and entrepreneurial strategy. You’ll learn how to analyse the external environment as well as companies’ internal capabilities and understand how these skills can be used to shape strategic decision making.

Career prospects

This course will prepare you for a wide range of professional and management careers in global organisations. These opportunities exist across business functions and sectors including consultancy and business services, investment banking, manufacturing and technology.

Our recent graduates have setup their own businesses as well as in to roles including:

  • Management Consultant
  • Social Innovation Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Topics in Strategy
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Business
  • Ethics in Academic Practice
  • The Aston Global Advantage 
  • Business Project or Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

One of the following:

  • A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)
  • Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University

As well as:

  • Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee
  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date
  • A completed application form

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    11850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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