Course levelPostgraduate, MBA / DBA
One of the following:A good UK honours degree, or an equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University, or a degree-level professional qualification.
As well as:At least three years’ relevant post-graduation work experience by the time you start your programme, an official academic transcript of your grades (in English). Two references – academic and professional (two professional references may be accepted from applicants with substantial work experience).
Start in January 2019 or September 2019This programme is also available for Jan Start 2019
Aston University Midlands Postgraduate Study and Funding FairTuesday 20 November 2018
Postgraduate Open DayWednesday 30 January 2019
One of the world’s top MBAs (Tier 1) in CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking 2017
Aston Business School is part of an elite group of business schools globally with triple accreditation
5th in the UK and 26th in Europe in the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2017
As a full-time MBA student, you will become part of a diverse community of business professionals who learn collaboratively, sharing your considerable work experience and diverse international perspectives to enrich the learning experience.
Start date: September 2019
Duration of programme: 12 months
Study mode: Full-time study
Funding: Scholarships available
For direct enrolment onto the Aston MBA programme, you will need one* of the following:
- A good UK honours degree, or
- An equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University, or
- A degree-level professional qualification.
- At least three years’ relevant post-graduation work experience by the time you start your programme
- An official academic transcript of your grades (in English)
- Two references – preferably one from an academic referee, the other from your current or previous employer (Two professional references may be accepted from applicants with substantial work experience).
Applicants with extensive work experience
We accept applications from candidates with extensive work experience who have not completed a graduate qualification.
We take a holistic approach in evaluating applications. If you would like to get a better idea before applying, you are welcome to contact one of our MBA advisers for an informal discussion.
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to the application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.
The Aston MBA is the next chapter in your career. Whether your ambition is to lead in international organizations or start something closer to home, the course will hone your strategic thinking and capabilities, preparing you for a career at the forefront of business.
The best leaders have mastered the art of decision making and action based on critical thinking. Your Aston MBA will teach you how to reflect on your own career, perceive emerging opportunities and develop a growth mindset. You will become enterprising in everything you do.
Over the course of the year, we develop your management skills and enhance your ability to lead and inspire. As a full-time MBA student, you will become part of a diverse community of business professionals who learn collaboratively, sharing your considerable work experience and diverse international perspectives to enrich the learning experience.
We are one of just 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS, the leading accreditation bodies for business schools in the UK, USA, and Europe.
Fees, Scholarships and Funding
Aston Full-time MBA fees – September 2019
- Students from the UK and EU countries: £25,850
- Students from non-EU countries: £25,850
Payment of tuition fees
You can pay your fees in full at the beginning of the programme, or choose to pay in three termly installments of 50% (term 1), 25% (term 2), and 25% (term 3). Please note your fees will vary depending on which scholarships you have been awarded.
Find out what’s included in your fees
MBA deposit payment
When you accept your place onto the Aston MBA you will be required to pay a £1,000 deposit. This sum will be deducted from your total tuition fee amount upon enrolment.
We offer funding support to suitable candidates through a range of scholarships. These can be applied for during application, or when an offer for a place has been made by us and accepted by you.
Home and EU students are eligible for a Postgraduate Loan, giving you up to £10,000 towards your course fees.