Aston University: Business and Management

InstitutionAston University
Department Aston Business School
Web http://www.aston.ac.uk
Email ask@aston.ac.uk
Telephone 0121 204 4810
Study type Taught

Summary

Suitable for graduates of all disciplines, this dynamic programme is a fantastic platform to launch your career at a top business school. Aston Business School is part of an elite group of business schools thanks to our triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

You’ll benefit from a detailed insight into many areas of business, from strategy to operations and from marketing to people management. You’ll also gain key leadership and management skills. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped to go into a variety of roles for a range of organisations, including international companies and those operating in the voluntary and community sectors.

We use a variety of teaching methods to enable you to get the most from the course. There are practical activities, including simulation exercises, reflective case studies, collaborative group work, thought-provoking class discussions as well as inspiring lectures and tutorials. This allows you to explore, test and apply what you’ve learnt and gives you a deeper understanding of your subject.

**How will my skills develop?**
The course will provide you with a clear understanding of modern business practices. It will develop your analytical and critical-thinking skills, allowing you to solve complex commercial problems and identify and deliver successful business strategies. This will enable you to hit the ground running in graduate roles.

You’ll learn to interpret financial statements, develop marketing and pricing strategies and understand innovation processes. In addition, you will develop an understanding of strategy processes and techniques to improve business performance.

As well as enhancing your knowledge of theory, our emphasis on applied learning will help you to develop your leadership skills in practise. You’ll improve your soft skills, enabling you to effectively interact with other people in professional situations. These are key competences that employers will look for when recruiting talented graduates.

You’ll study The Aston Global Advantage module which focuses on professional development and employability, helping you to apply the key skills that you will gain throughout the year.

You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad with one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK or overseas or get involved in a global business challenge simulation.

**How will this course help my career?**
With a wide selection of optional modules, this course provides you with opportunity to tailor your studies to suit your interests or professional ambitions. You will be able to gain advanced level understanding of different subject areas, including finance, marketing, human resource and entrepreneurship. Whatever career path you are looking to take, we can help you get on the right track.

This course is designed to enhance your employability. As well as being developed with industry experts through our advisory board, we also ensure you will gain exposure to opportunities throughout your studies. In your third term you will have the choice of studying abroad or pursuing an internship.

Our courses offer a range of opportunities to gain practical experience such as, through consultancy projects or entrepreneurial opportunities.

The course concludes with a Business Project or Dissertation, giving you the opportunity to analyse a business problem and practically apply the knowledge and skills developed during the course to outline your recommendations. This will also help you to show prospective employers how you are able to impact their business.

This course offers an opportunity to study a second degree at one of our international partner institutions once you have completed your year at Aston.

This course can also be studied online

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