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Executive MBA

Aston University · Aston Business School

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Entry requirements

For direct enrolment onto the Aston MBA programme, you will need English and Mathematics GCSE Level 2 or quivalent, plus 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).

English Language Requirements can be found here.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Combine study with a full-time career with the flexibility of the Aston Executive MBA. You'll learn over a longer period through online materials and workshops, as well as weekend residentials here at Aston Business School. This gives you the opportunity to apply your new skills and theoretical knowledge straight away.

The Aston Executive MBA is ranked among the top 50 in Europe.

Course Outline:

The Aston Executive part-time MBA is the next chapter in your career. Whether your ambition is to lead in international organisations 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. The Aston Executive MBA will teach you how to reflect on your career, perceive emerging opportunities, and develop a growth mindset. You will become enterprising in everything you do.

The Aston Exective part-time MBA offers you the flexibility to learn over a longer period of time than our full-time programme, and is specifically designed for people who want to combine a full-time career with study. This gives you the opportunity to enrich your learning through discussion of current business issues and apply your new skills and knowledge straight away in your professional pratice.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Employer funding

If you plan for your employer to fund your Executive MBA, you may be more suited to the Executive Apprenticeship MBA. Your employer will fund your MBA using their Apprenticeship Levy Allowance


Home and EU students are eligible for a Postgraduate Loan, giving you up to £10,000 towards your course fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EMBA
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    See our Full-Time MBA and online MBA programmes as an alternative.

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