We benefit from an extensive network of partner institutions, including some of the highest ranked business schools in the world, such as Kedge Business School in France.
We believe that a work placement taken as part of your masters programme can be hugely beneficial to your career prospects. It will enhance your CV and give you a competitive advantage when applying for graduate roles.
As part of this course you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement. You can spend from one month to 12 months with a company of your choice, in the UK or overseas. You’ll apply what you’ve learnt on a daily basis and gain valuable professional experience.
Our students have been successful in gaining work placements in a wide variety of business sectors, both in the UK and internationally.
You’ll also have the unique opportunity to support start-up businesses and local SMEs with real-life business projects through our Aston Business Clinic. You can work to solve strategic problems for companies, making a real impact on these growing businesses whilst adding key achievements to your CV.
Our careers team will be on hand to help you find work placements and graduate positions. The team can also lend their expertise to assist you with your CV and interview technique.
Trips and visits
Our MSc Business and Management students recently had the chance to visit Villa Park, the home of Aston Villa Football Club. This social event was a great success as students got to know one another, learn more about British culture and its passion for football. There’s also been group narrow boat tours of Birmingham’s famous canal network. This is a fantastic chance to learn about the industrial heritage of the city and see some its top tourist attractions.
Your module leaders will also organise a series of guest lectures for you. A range of experienced professionals, from business consultants to CEOs will give you with an insight into various areas within the field of business and management. This will give you a real-world, practical understanding of how business works, and the challenges they face. It’s also a great opportunity to network and make professional contacts.
Study or work in another country
The University has secured Erasmus+ mobility funding for students going on placement during the academic year 2019/20. For students planning their placement in the academic year 2020/21, Erasmus+ mobility funding will be dependent on the Exit date and whether a Withdrawal deal is agreed. The University’s Brexit information page is regularly being updated and will have the latest information.