Aston University Online

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
Aston University has more than 20 years’ experience assisting off-campus students. The Master of Business Administration programme is designed for busy professionals and is 100 per cent online, so you can study at a time that is convenient for you.


You’ll learn concepts today that you can apply tomorrow in any work environment, whether you’re an entrepreneur, small business or part of a larger business entity. You will complete one six-week module at a time and must complete all core modules before taking your pathway modules.

Enjoy a virtual online learning environment where faculty assess students in a variety of ways, including individual as well as group assignments, coursework and other assessment tools. The assessment method will vary by module.

Enter a global network, and build connections between peers, instructors and potential employers. Learners can continue on with their professional lives. At the same time, learners will be enriching their knowledge with Aston University online MBA programme and approach to potential advancement in their careers.

“I have learnt so much from our cohort. The different cultures are amazing, and coming from finance, I haven’t always had the chance to mix with such a wide range of people.” — Adiba Ali, Regulatory Reporting Controller, JP Morgan

The Aston Edge

The Aston Edge is part of the online Master of Business Administration programme, developed to work in tandem with the core curriculum. You will build a portfolio and gain critical skills such as innovation, managing organisational change, solving complex problems and adapting to multiple work environments.

MBA Project

The MBA project is the cumulative product of coursework combined with practical application to a number of business scenarios. Multiple project types are available and can potentially be sourced by your current employer. You have four blocks (six months) to complete the major project.

Career Outcomes

A Master’s of Business Administration opens up a wide array of employment possibilities. Aston online MBA graduates have found employment either through their own entrepreneurial endeavours or in different spheres of business. Also, Aston graduates join a network of more than 200,000 alumni who work in different areas and disciplines.

Recent positions of MBA graduates include

  • Social entrepreneurs

  • Business consultants

  • Management and division leadership positions

  • Finance

  • Accounting

Our graduates have gone on to senior positions in national and international firms, including

  • EY

  • PwC

  • Accenture

  • KPMG

  • Ferrari

  • Rolls-Royce

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • Credit Suisse

  • Michelin

  • Samsung Electronics

  • Nike

  • LG Electronics

  • Wipro Technologies

  • General Electric International

  • Hyundai Motor Corporation

  • BP

  • Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Mars

  • Kanebo

  • Bangkok Bank

  • Towers Watson

  • IMS Consulting

  • Veolia

  • Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

You can either choose to follow a given pathway or select one module from each block, providing more flexibility to mix and match modules. 

Note that if you choose a pathway and a project in the same area this will be recorded in your final Programme of Study.

Block One


  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business
  • Organisational Development
Module Title
  • Business Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Strategies
  • International Business 
  • Global Business Ethics
Block Two


  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business
  • Organisational Development
Module Title
    • Strategic Management Accounting
    • Legal Challenges: Starting an Innovative Business
    • International Operations
    • International Marketing Management
    • Learning and Talent Development

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    English Language Requirements

    This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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    Academic Requirements

    To enter the online programme, you need one of the following:

    • A good UK honours degree or an equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University

    • A degree-level professional qualification

    In addition, the applicant must have three years of postgraduate work experience and two references, one from an academic referee and one from a current or previous employer.

    Applicants who have extensive work experience who have not completed a graduate qualification may apply. These applicants will be initially enrolled as certificate students and attend all the same classes as the MBA students. If they pass the first six modules, they will transfer to the MBA at no additional cost.

    International Students

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    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      9350 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      9350 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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