Aston Online Business and Management

Business and Management (BSc)

Study a flexible, affordable degree with a Triple Crown accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) business school.

Aston University empowers you to enhance your employability and tackle real-world problems with a curriculum enriched by strong links to industry.

Start date
September, January, May
Study mode
100% Online
48 months
Total tuition fees

Programme Overview

Our Business and Management (BSc) programme is a popular choice for aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders. It provides a breadth and depth of business knowledge, including the functions of management and the science of decision-making. Learn online with Aston Business School, which is part of an elite group of global business schools that hold the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation.

Adopting a holistic perspective of applicable, real-world business practices, this programme delivers core topics from a highly integrated position, reflecting how different disciplines intersect and inform each other when faced with real business challenges.

The programme cultivates a global mindset through practice-based learning, combining international and local contexts and navigating political complexities. It is centred around mega-trend awareness, recognising ground-breaking technological advancements such as Artificial Intelligence and driving forward sustainable practices. The programme adopts a cross-disciplinary approach for foundational knowledge across business functions, encouraging interdisciplinary thinking.

Triple Accreditation: Aston Business School is proud to be among 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Triple Gold: Aston University has been awarded Triple Gold – the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023

66th in the World: Aston University is ranked 66th in the world for business and management studies (QS World University Rankings By Subject 2024).

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What You Will Learn

The programme adopts a cross-disciplinary approach for foundational knowledge across business functions encouraging interdisciplinary thinking. It is delivered through diverse experiential learning engagements, incorporating live business challenges and gamified simulations, providing immersive online experiences for participants.

  • Business Acumen: Understanding of the different functional areas of business and management practice.
  • Problem-Solving: The knowledge to underpin theory and techniques to achieve sound analysis, design and deliver management solutions to solve problems.
  • Broad Business Perspectives: The ability to gain a broad business and management perspective, including social responsibility and ethical practice in professional contexts.
  • Collaborative and Independent Work Dynamics: Fostering teamwork and autonomy in professional settings.

Why Study Online With Aston University?

Aston Online offers various advantages, making it an appealing choice for prospective students globally.

Flexibility and convenience – fit your studies into your work/life balance.

Built for online – interactive, engaging, and purpose-designed curriculum available 24/7.

Affordable – spread the cost, pay monthly or in instalments, and earn as you learn.

Supported – dedicated student support and online tutors.

Expert tutors - staff with industry experience and experts in their fields.

Empowering creativity – complimentary full access to Adobe Creative Cloud tools for developing dynamic multimedia content and presentations through video, graphics and audio.

Transparent pricing – apply for free, with no hidden costs.

Ready for work and life – rigorous academic standards and curriculum focusing on the skills sought by employers (for now and the future).

Why Study Business Management Online With Aston University
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I have to say, I had a great experience doing my course online.

The online classes were very interactive, the lecturers were always accessible, and Blackboard (the learning interface) made it very easy to connect with other students from all over the world. The whole programme exceeded my expectations.
Kristal Burnett-Dunkley, Business Student
Kristal Burnett-Dunkley Business Student

Career Prospects

Aston graduates are among the highest-paid in the country, according to the 2023 Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO). This data shows that five years after graduation, employed Aston University graduates have the 15th highest median salary among all UK Higher Education Institutions.

Our graduates have launched successful careers at industry giants like Atos, PwC, DHL, Santander, National Grid, Nissan and more. This business and management course equips you with transferable skills that provide opportunities across diverse roles, giving you the edge in today's competitive job market.

Recent graduates have gone onto roles including:

Market Intelligence Analyst: Identifies and collects appropriate customer, competitor, economic, financial, and/or operational data.

Legal Project Manager: Manages the legal project lifecycle, from planning and organising to execution, monitoring and evaluation.

Business Development Manager: Drives business growth within a company by building a network of contacts to attract new clients, research new market opportunities and oversee growth projects.

Digital Project Manager: Overseeing and managing projects from concept creation to planning, execution, and testing.

Strategy Specialist: Dedicated to crafting and refining business strategies to drive company growth and competitive positioning.

Commercial Analyst: Scrutinising market data and financial reports to provide insights that influence pricing, sales strategies and business development.

Area Manager: Responsible for overseeing operations within a specific geographic region.

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Programme Structure

Our Business and Management (BSc) programme is comprised of 12 compulsory modules aimed at building your understanding of business and managerial practices.

Each credit of study is equivalent to 10 learning hours (e.g. 15 credits reflects 150 hours of learning).

Optional modules are reviewed each year and may change to reflect the expertise of staff, current trends in research, as a result of student feedback, or demand for certain modules.

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Stage 2
Stage F (Final)

Entry Requirements

Aston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students on all online undergraduate programmes. Please contact the Admissions team at to check qualifications in your country.


A Levels

BBB (standard offer)
BBC (with EPQ or Core Maths minimum grade B)
BBC (contextual offer)

Contextual offers

Aston Ready is our contextual offer scheme that could reduce your undergraduate offer by one or two grades. Assessed at the point of application, there are no additional forms to fill in.

Alternative entry requirements

We take a holistic approach in evaluating applications. The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this programme for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire prior to application whether their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor. The Admissions team will consider both prior accredited and experiential learning. 

Please contact the Admissions team prior to making your application:

International students

Students from over 120 countries choose to study with us every year. You can check qualifications in your country here, including equivalent qualifications from Africa, Americas, Australia, North East Asia, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and Western and Central Asia.

Have a question about our international entry requirements for online programmes? Email us at:


English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

BTEC Extended Diploma – DDD (standard offer)

BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM (contextual offer)

The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.

Find Out If You Qualify

If you have any questions about your eligibility or the application process, please get in touch with the Aston Online Admissions Team:


Call: +44 (0) 121 824 6374 

Our office is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00 GMT

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