We benefit from an extensive network of partner institutions, including some of the highest ranked business schools in the world.
As part of this course you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement and gain valuable professional experience.
You can go on a work placement for as little as one month or as long as a year. You’ll spend your time with a company of your choice, either in the UK or overseas. A work placement is incredibly beneficial for your future career prospects, it can enhance your CV and help you stand out from the competition when applying for graduate roles. It’s also fantastic opportunity to develop your understanding of your subject area by applying what you’ve learnt in the classroom to a professional context.
Our students have been successful in gaining work placements in a wide variety of organisations, both in the UK and internationally. They’ve worked for accountancy firms, financial institutions in the UK and overseas, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as small businesses.
You’ll also be given the opportunity to support start-up businesses and SMEs with business projects through our Aston Business Clinic. Working with other students, you’ll collaborate to solve a strategic problem and make a real difference for a growing business.
Our careers team will be on hand to support you finding work placements and graduate positions.
Trips and visits
We have a range of networking opportunities and guest speakers on campus throughout the year. Industry professionals working in a variety of positions including financial functions, will give you with an insight into their roles, responsibilities and challenges.
Graduate employers regularly visit campus throughout the year. You’ll be able to chat to companies about their graduate opportunities and get an insight into their selection process.
There’s also a number of field-trips and leisure activities that take place throughout the year, led by various University schools, societies and sports clubs.
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.