MSc Strategy & International BusinessAston University
Price on request
- Birmingham (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Skills and Training
- International Business Strategy
- Advanced Topics in Strategy
- Professional Development Programme
- Ethics in Academic Practice
Optional Modules (Choose four optional modules from the list that follows, subject to pre-requisites:*):
*Students who select Business Finance must also select International Finance
**Students who select Marketing Management must also select International Marketing Management
***Management Consultancy as Practice is core for students undertaking client/consultancy based dissertations
- Intellectual Property Strategy & Management
- Business Finance*
- International Finance*
- Strategic Business Sustainability
- People & World Organisations
- Global Ethics Human Rights Responsibilities in Business
- Marketing Management**
- International Marketing Management**
- Strategic Global Outsourcing and Offshoring
- Entrepreneurial Strategies
- Management of Innovation
Advanced Topics in International Business
- Economic Environment of Business
- Management Consulting***
Business skills for life: the essential Aston Professional Development Programme
The Aston Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integral module that forms part of your MSc taught course from day one.This compulsory module runs throughout the academic year. We have designed it around knowledge through practice - to enhance your employability as you customise the PDP experience to suit your own learning goals and skills development needs.
We take a multidimensional, qualitative and individually tailored approach. Using reflective models, we integrate a competency-based framework into our existing academic programmes. You will engage with different kinds of experiential learning, such as skills workshops, work-based experience, study abroad and develop your own unique skillset.
This pathway between theory and the world of work brings together Aston’s faculty, careers practitioners and business and academic partnerships teams to help you step into your future careers as culturally aware, global professionals.
You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. You will also complete a year-long dissertation project, in collaboration with your selected supervisor, an expert in your chosen field. You can choose to undertake a specialist topic dissertation or a consultancy-based project. Both options can be based either in qualitative or quantitative data and primary or secondary (desk-based) data.Personal DevelopmentYou will acquire skills in the following areas: giving presentations; team working; report writing; negotiation and IT skills.
Dr Efstathios Tapinos
Efstathios is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, teaching strategy related modules on Undergraduate, Postgraduate, MBA and Executive Development courses. His research is focused on the process and practice of strategy development. He is also a member of the team delivering the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme.
- Professor Mark Hart
- Dr Stephanie Decker
- Dr Ute Stephan
- Professor Julia Kolarsky