Aston University Online

Aston University

Aston University Online

Online MBA Fast Facts

  • 100 per cent online
  • 180 credit hours
  • Complete in two years
  • 9 modules
  • Core modules: 90 credits, Pathway modules: 30 credits, Major project: 60 credits
  • Take one seven-week module at a time: six weeks of learning and one week of assessment
  • Six intakes per year

Aston MBA Recognition

  • Business School has triple accreditation from Equis, AACSB and AMBA
  • Top 20 in the World (QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016)
  • MBA ranked No. 1 in the UK and in Top 3 in world for ROI (The Economist 2014)
  • Top 10 University in Online MBAs Global MBA Rankings (CEO Magazine 2016)
  • Top 100 for Business and Management Studies (QS World Rankings 2015)

Online MBA Programme Highlights

Aston University has more than 20 years’ experience assisting off-campus students. The programme is designed for busy professionals and is 100 per cent online, so you can study at a time that is convenient for you.

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’s 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 EdgeThe Aston Edge is part of the online MBA 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.

Multiple PathwaysChoose a particular pathway from a number of options to tailor your degree to your professional needs. Pathways include: International Business, Finance, Governance and Ethics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy.

MBA ProjectThe 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.

Online MBA Admissions

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.
Contact one of our Admissions Advisers at +44 808 168 5253 or download a brochure by filling out the form on the page.
International StudentsInternational students require an official academic transcript with an official English translation of university grades.

International students whose native language is not English will need to satisfy English language requirements with one of the following:

  • IELTS score of seven overall with no less than six in any section
  • TOEFL 105 (internet-based) with a minimum score of 22 in any section
  • Pearson Academic Test of English

Online MBA Fees

Students from EU countries (including the UK) — £18,700

Students from non-EU countries — £18,700
Payment PlanYou can pay in full at the beginning of the programme or pay for each module prior to starting each one.

Online MBA Funding

You can explore further funding on our Fees and Funding page.

Online MBA Core Modules

Measuring and Enhancing Financial Performance (15 Credits)

The module aims to enable students to understand and interpret a range of financial statements and other financial information used by organisational stakeholders to aid decision-making in relation to the allocation of capital.

Creating and Delivering Customer Value (15 Credits)
Designing and Managing Operations, Systems and Processes (15 Credits)
Crafting Organisational Strategy (15 Credits)
The Global Economic Environment (15 Credits)
Leading Complex Organisations (15 Credits)
MBA Project (60 Credits)

Online MBA Pathway Modules

International Business (15 Credits)
International Business Pathway
The aim of this module is to provide a systematic understanding of the fundamental aspects of the global business environment that influence business decisions and behaviour.
International Operations (15 Credits)
Business Finance (15 Credits)
Global Finance and Financial Markets (15 Credits)
Global Business Ethics (15 Credits)
International Business and Company Law (15 Credits)
International Marketing Management (15 Credits)
Integrated Marketing Communications (15 Credits)
Entrepreneurial Strategies (15 Credits)
Intellectual Property Strategy and Management (15 Credits)
Managing Responsible Organisations (15 Credits)
Management of Innovation (15 Credits)

Careers & Outcomes

“Aston was unique in several ways: First of all, it is entrepreneurship-inclined. Secondly, it has a supportive, dedicated employability team working on improving its graduates’ employability.” — Basel Hammoda, founder, Blue Ocean Consulting

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.

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

  • General Electric International
  • Hyundai Motor Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • LG Electronics
  • Nike
  • Samsung Electronics