The Aston Edge MBA


The Aston Edge personal development programme is a unique, differentiating feature of the Aston MBA. Acting as a common thread running throughout the entire MBA course, this module focuses on the development of key leadership and personal skills highly sought after by employers. Whether you are looking to enhance your career, or to excel in a leadership role, the Aston Edge can help you take that next step.

The Aston Edge comprises a series of dynamic, engaging workshops delivered by key academic members of the university and high-profile external speakers. This will engage you in a powerful combination of cutting-edge leadership research and expert practitioner advice and experience. The new business world is global, dynamic, complex and fast moving. The Aston Edge workshop topics are carefully chosen to equip you with the skills to excel in this world at any level of business. Workshop topics include:

  • developing emotional intelligence and intercultural awareness
  • being an exemplar for sustainability, trust and ethical courage
  • managing and leading strategic change
  • diplomacy and inclusivity, helping you lead in times of conflict and crisis
  • developing and encouraging in others an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset.

Finally, our highly experienced career consultants will work with you in parallel with the MBA programme, to support your personal brand and career development plan, ensuring that the Aston Edge becomes a powerful and personalised tool to supercharge your career progression.

"The Aston MBA challenged me to think about business in new and exciting ways. My interaction with professors, fellow students and guest speakers brought me broader perspectives and unparalleled insights into doing business globally."

Katerina Kireitseu, Belarus, MBA


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