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Strategy and International Business MSc

Aston University, Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

A unique combination of strategy, management consulting and international business, our MSc Strategy and International Business can kick-start your career.

The course will equip you with the skills to analyse companies’ strategic situations and develop practical strategic solutions for complex commercial problems. You’ll learn the vital role middle managers play in implementing strategy and how you can make strategy work in practice.

The course concludes with a Business Project; a substantial piece of work designed to provide you with an opportunity to analyse a business problem and practically apply the knowledge and skills developed during the course.

Course outline

This cutting-edge programme will give you a detailed understanding of strategy and its application in a wide variety of business settings. It will enable you to become strategically minded. You’ll learn to evaluate organisations’ positions within their competitive environments and then develop viable strategic options. By the end of this course, you’ll have a well-rounded business knowledge as well as the strategic skills to pursue a wide range of career options in strategy development, management consulting or a managerial role in a variety of business functions.

Learning, teaching and assessment

There’s a range of teaching methods used on the course. This will allow you to explore, test and apply strategy in a way that suits you and ensures you get the most out of your studies.

Lectures will teach you key strategic concepts and frameworks, providing you with a fundamental understanding of the topics. We welcome a series of guest speakers from industry throughout the course. These are either business leaders or specialists in strategic management. They will share their expertise and experiences, which will help to enhance your understanding of strategy in practise.

You’ll also have the chance to apply the techniques you’ve learnt through a variety of real-life case studies.

Through workshops and seminars, you’ll take part in class discussions and group work. This will enhance your communication, teamwork and management skills. These are key competences for your professional career.

We use a mix of assessment methods. There are exams, coursework, group work and presentations designed to test your understanding of key topics. Your lecturers will ensure you’re well-prepared for assignments and provide additional support you may need.

You’ll be taught by leading academics and practitioners who benefit from practical experience of strategy. It’s this mix of perspectives that our students find so valuable.

Student experience and employability

Overseas opportunities

We benefit from an extensive network of partner institutions, including some of the highest ranked business schools in Europe, such as Kedge Business School in France. We also have partnerships with universities worldwide, from Australia, to China, and USA to Singapore.

This course gives you numerous opportunities to gain valuable work experience, which will enhance your CV and boost your employability.

You have the chance to go on a work placement with a firm of your choice, spending anywhere from one month to one year with the company. You will benefit from applying your knowledge day-to-day in a professional environment. Our students have been successful in gaining work placements in a wide variety of industries and business sectors, both in the UK and internationally. They’ve worked in various areas of business, fulfilling roles in Salesforce, First Bank of Nigeria and Capgemini.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

The Aston international pre-master's programme is for international students who want to accomplish a postgraduate degree at Aston Business School.
Extensive support including help gaining work experience, free English language support and a range of scholarships to help talented international students.
Over 250 partnerships in around 45 countries with a range of high profile institutions across the world, plus an amazing global network of alumni.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 122 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    126 59%

    52nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    23rd

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    55th

    9

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