The Aston postgraduate (MSc) programmes

Aston Business School
United Kingdom - European Masters

Innovative, grounded and relevant, the breadth of courses and diversity of the student community will give you a rounded, international perspective, making you ready for life at the forefront of business.

We are in the top one per cent 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.

We are consistently recognised by the world’s most prominent rankings as being at the forefront of business education:

• Top 20 in the UK and top 50 in the world*: Financial Times Masters in Finance 2015
• Top 100 universities worldwide for business & management studies: QS World University Rankings 2015
• 2nd in the UK for careers in marketing: LinkedIn 2014/15 
• 7th in the UK for careers in finance: LinkedIn 2014/15 
• 100% of our business research achieved 3* and 4* impact: 2014 Research Excellence Framework 
• One of only three business schools in the UK to receive Gold Level: Small Business Charter Award.  

*MSc Investment Analysis

In addition, several of our masters have gained both accreditation and exemptions from some of the world’s top awarding bodies:  

• Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
• British Psychological Society (BPS)  
• Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) 
• Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) 
• Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI) 
• Market Research Society (MRS).

We'll give you the edge
We understand that our students want more out of a masters degree than pure academic study. That’s why we offer a variety of added benefits to all of our MSc students, designed to ensure that you get the most out of your degree and time with us.

Professional Development Programme
Our innovative professional development and employability module allows you to take part in an integrated work internship or study abroad opportunity.

Dedicated Careers Support
With our MSc careers consultant here to provide you with one-to-one careers support, careers workshops and fairs attended by top names in industry, an MSc at Aston will help you to achieve your career goals.

Language Tuition
In a global business world, graduates with a grasp of more than one language are highly sought after. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to take part in our University Wide Language Programme (UWLP)*. Classes are available in several languages including: French, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and Japanese.*UWLP: A small fee is applicable, access to the programme is not guaranteed and places are limited.

Completing a masters degree is a big investment in your future and we want to ensure that those who have the desire and skill to study also have the opportunity. Each year we have a variety of scholarships available to prospective students to help ease the financial pressure of continuing your studies. Check out our website for regular scholarship updates:

Find out more
We regularly organise open days and attend fairs around the world, giving you the chance to meet the team and find out more about our programmes, curriculum, admissions procedures and your career prospects with an Aston MSc.Can’t make an event in person? Take part in one of the many webinars and web chats hosted by us throughout the year.

Download the brochure
You can download the MSc brochure here.

School Info 

Name of the school: Aston Business School
Campuses: Aston
Accreditation: AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS

Programme Info

Business, management & analytics
MSc Business Analytics
MSc Business & Management
MSc Information Systems & Business Analysis
MSc Services Innovation
MSc Supply Chain Management

Finance, economics & accounting
MSc Accounting & Finance
MSc Business Economics & Finance
MSc Finance
MSc Investment Analysis

HR, business & organisational studies
MSc Human Resource Management & Business (Full-time)
MSc Human Resource Management & Business (Part-time/distance learning)
MSc Organisational Behaviour
MSc Social Responsibility & Sustainability (Full-time)
MSc Social Responsibility & Sustainability (Part-time/distance learning)
MSc Work Psychology & Business

International business
MSc Entrepreneurship & International Business
MSc International Business
MSc Strategy & International Business

MSc Strategic Marketing Management
MSc Market Research & Consultancy (Full-time)
MSc Market Research & Consultancy (Part-time/distance learning)

Courses held in: Aston
Length of Courses: 12 months
Starting Dates: September
Application Deadlines: N/A
International Exchanges: Yes

Student Body

Average Class Size: 20-100
Percentage of International Students: 71%
Number of Incoming exchange students: Varies each year


University degree: UK 1st, 2:1 or 2:2; or the international equivalent
Specific Languages tests: IELTS 6.5 overall, TOEFL and Pearson Academic to be confirmed
Languages fluency: English
Years of work experience : 0 (not required)


Application fees:£0
Range of Tuition fees: Please visit for fee information
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance per year: £7000
Scholarships availabilities: Yes, please visit our fees and funding page for more information



Address: Aston Business School, Aston Triangle, Aston, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 3200

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