The MSc in Strategy and International Business provides a rigorous and comprehensive coverage of strategy and international business issues in both developed and developing countries and in private and public sectors.
The strategy component of the degree aims to give students the knowledge and skills required to analyse companies’ strategic situations and to solve complex strategic problems. The international business component of the degree aims to develop the knowledge and skills required for assessing and developing internationalisation strategies and operations as well as skills entailed in international and cross-cultural management. International exchange opportunties
In addition to your Aston degree, you will have the opportunity to participate in our international study exchange programme
. Studying with one of our partner institutions, the programme will further enhance your international experience and communciation skills, preparing you for a career in the interntional business environment.
Elective Modules (Choose two elective modules from the list that follows, subject to pre-requisites:*)
**Business Finance must be followed by International Finance in the following term.
***Marketing Management must be followed by International Marketing Management in the following term
****Management Consultancy as Practice is compulsory for students undertaking client/consultancy based dissertations
One of the following:
As well as:
For International Students:
An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date
Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements.
The 10 taught modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.
Students will acquire skills in the following areas: giving presentations; team working; report writing; negotiation and IT skills.
Aston Business School's outstanding student facilities include:
A purpose-built suite which is accessible exclusively to Masters students
24 hours access
Free Wi-Fi connection
Modern lecture/tutorial rooms
IT equipment and packages and use of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Dr Efstathios Tapinos
Dr E. Tapinos is a Lecturer in Strategic Management, teaching Strategy related modules at the UG and PG programme. His research focuses on the Strategy Development Process and the use of Strategy Tools. He specialises in Performance Measurement/Management (-Balanced Scorecard) and Strategic Foresight (-Scenario Planning).