Aston Business School

A transformational MBA for managers who want to accelerate their thinking, career and potential.
Full Time MBA
  • The Aston Full-Time MBA is an intensive 12-month programme that will open your mind to the latest business skills, tools and thinking necessary to become an effective global manager in the 21st Century.
  • Intake: October
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Teaching: 100 hours of learning and 30-40 hours in class per module
  • Requirements: Compulsory study week at another top European Business School
Online MBA
This option allows busy business professionals to fit their MBA studies around other work and life commitments. All elements of the programme can be completed in your free time, using virtual classroom materials. 
  • Intake: October and January
  • Duration: 27 months
  • Modules: Two modules per term followed by a six-month business project
  • Teaching: 100 hours of learning per module
  • Requirements: Virtual (online) induction.
  • Residential: July each year, at Aston in the first year, with a partner institution in the second year.
Gain the insight to move your career forward and the edge needed to succeed in a competitive world.
Study at one of the top one per cent of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.
Benefit from Aston’s world-leading research in international business and our global network of corporate connections.
Study anytime, anywhere with a choice of flexible pathways.
Get value for money – our full-time MBA was ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world for return on investment by The Economist (good-value MBAs 2014)

Mani Teja Noone pursued an MBA at Aston Business School to enhance his career as an IT professional

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Mohammad Muntazir swapped his native India for an MBA in the UK and the pursuit of a career in consulting

28 Aug 2019

Jakkrit Ratanaphand wanted to combine his engineering skills with a grasp of business. He chose the MBA program at Aston Business School in the UK

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Aston Business School is an inspirational learning community, with a vision that seeks to develop individual and organisational creative wisdom.

Aston’s vision is to encourage aspiration through inspiration, enabling students to take full control of their future careers. By building and developing leadership skills, Aston’s aim is to shape the most enterprising global leaders of the future.

Aston Business School has an established global reputation for offering a unique educational experience and is among the elite 1% of worldwide business schools with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.

Located in the exciting and cosmopolitan city of Birmingham, Aston provides campus-living in the heart of a vibrant city. Birmingham is a global centre for business, commerce and industry; and home to numerous UK, merchant and overseas banks, over 500 law firms and Europe’s second largest insurance market.

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There is only one essay question on the Aston MBA application form:

  • Please explain why you wish to join this programme and what benefits you expect to gain. Add any further information which you think is relevant to your application, eg. career aspirations, further description of relevant employment experience. Please continue on a separate page if necessary.

MBA Application form here

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  • Applicants Per Year: 361
  • Applicants Admitted Percentage: 61
  • Class Size: 60
  • International Student Percentage: 93
  • Female Percentage: 30
  • Course Length: 12
  • Employed Graduates Percentage: 89
  • Salary Increase Percentage: 85
  • Average Gmat: 620
  • Course Fee: USD 36, 670
  • Application Deadline: July
  • Accredited: AACSBAMBAEQUIS
  • Featured Professors: 1575
  • Living Expenses: $11,682.84-$12,581.52
  • Average Age: 29
  • Average Work Years: 7
  • Businessweek Ranking: 0
  • Economist Ranking: 87

AKA: Aston, ABS

Application Deadlines

  • Full-time MBA program: July
  • Part-time: "The deadline for the part-time and online learning routes, the application procedure is ongoing throughout the year"

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Iftikhar Ahmend

MBA Recruitment Manager

Aston, UK

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