We benefit from an extensive network of partner institutions, including some of the highest ranked business schools in Europe, such as Kedge Business School in France. We also have partnerships with univesities worldwide, from Australia, to China, and USA to Singapore.
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. They’ve spent time with companies such as, Salesforce, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover and a host of SMEs and start-up businesses, which provide great hands on experience and exposure.
You’ll also have the unique opportunity to support start-up businesses and a 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 award-winning 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 International Business students have the chance to spend one week aboard on an educational field trip. You will visit one of our partner institutions and attend a series of guest lecturers. There’s also the opportunity to visit companies based overseas, gaining an insight into how they operate internationally and the strategic challenges they face. Recently destinations for this field trip have included France and Poland.
You’ll benefit from a series of guest lectures, where experienced professionals will share their experiences of international business with you. This helps to give you an applied understanding of the subject.
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.
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.