Comments about Master in Science in Business Studies - At the institution - Birmingham - West Midlands
Good UK Honours Degree (minimum of a lower second class) or an overseas degree recognised by Aston University, plus two references. International students whose native language is not English and have not completed a full degree programme taught in English, will also need a TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based) with a TWE of 4.5 equivalent to 100 (internet-based) with a minimum score of 23 in writing and speaking and 20 in reading and listening OR an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in reading and listening. Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements.
Master in Science in Business Studies
The MSc in Business Studies is suitable for graduates of all disciplines but is especially suitable for those whose Bachelors degree is from a non-business subject as it provides a comprehensive overview of all the key areas of business education to complement a first degree in engineering, the sciences or humanities.
Outline of programme
There are eight prescribed modules and two elective modules in the taught part of the course:
Foundation and Integrating Modules
* Accounting for Non Financial Managers
* Applied Research
* Economic Environment of Business
* Management of Innovation
* Marketing Management
* Operations Management
* Organisational Behaviour
* Strategic Management.
Students choose two elective modules from a range of different subjects. A full listing of electives and complete outlines for all modules are available online.
The 10 taught modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework (details of the assessment criteria for each module is given in its module outline). The taught element of the course is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation in a student’s particular area of interest.
Graduates of the MSc in Business Studies go onto achieve success in a wide range of functions in many different industries.
* Business Analyst – Accenture
* Major Incident Manager – BT
* Account Development Manager – Coors Brewers
* Production Analyst – Nike.