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  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic Title
    Master in Science in Business Studies
  • Course description
    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.

    Elective Modules

    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.

    Career opportunities

    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.

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