Online MBA In The Middle East

Online MBA In The Middle East

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The Aston online MBA is a global programme for ambitious, working professionals with several years of managerial experience who want the highly ranked and triple-accredited Aston University Business School experience.

A high-quality, fully online, two-year UK MBA degree from a reputable university can boost your career in the increasingly competitive Middle Eastern and global job market. Aston University is ranked 11th in the world top 100 universities for 2019 by QS, the global university rankings authority for careers and education.

The Aston MBA includes a personal and professional development programme based on the latest thinking in behavioural science to give you the "Aston Edge".

The Aston Edge programme delivered alongside the core curriculum will develop your skills portfolio to help you become a better performer, achieve your goals and equip you to deal with the big challenges that lie ahead in your future at the forefront of business.

BDK405: Aston Edge Futures

Critically reflect on current strengths and limitations as a potential leader of the future. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the importance of personal motivation and ambition to succeed with others while demonstrating personal excellence. Design a comprehensive and evidence-based personal career management plan.

Why Earn an Aston Online MBA?

  • The Aston online MBA is recognised by the Ministry of Education in United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan so you can be assured of the quality of education you will receive 
  • Add a world-class UK university to your resume that has strong links to industry, government  and commerce
  • Pay lower tuition than for many international universities’ MBA programmes but still receive world-class education.
  • Ensure that your education crosses borders, as a modern business does
  • Build an international network of contacts from around the world 
  • No undergraduate degree required with seven years of proven business experience
BDK406: Aston Edge Reflections and Growth

Critically reflect on progress as a means of raising self-awareness and stimulating action as part of a continuous development process. Communicate effectively to a geographically diverse audience using digital media. Identify problems, challenges, and/or opportunities in their organisational or career context and design effective research-based approaches to investigate these and implement appropriate responses.

How is Aston's Online MBA programme different?

What sets Aston's Online MBA apart from other options available to students in the Middle East is that you do not necessarily need a four-year bachelor’s degree to be accepted into our programme. It is high-quality education that’s available at a lower cost than many other traditional MBA programmes but with the quality of a world-class MBA.

Aston University's online MBA programme provides a strong connection to business and industry. Each subject is developed by academics with a wealth of international industry experience and connections, which means you will benefit from having timely and relevant course content that is applicable wherever you work around the world.

This gives you the opportunity to work on real-life projects, collaborate, problem solve and gain experience while you’re still enrolled.

The Aston Online MBA programme will prepare you to manage organisations, and lead teams efficiently. You’ll learn what it takes to work in the global business world and gain an international perspective which helps you gain the confidence to lead in times of uncertainty and learn how to create new business and career opportunities in a connected world. Additional topics include data driven decision-making and strategic thinking in business and entrepreneurship.

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International students must meet English language requirements. You may be eligible for an English proficiency waiver. Contact us for further information on how you can take advantage of our waiver policy.

BDK407: Aston Edge Project

Undertake a comprehensive research project in relation to a specified organisational issue/challenge. Select and apply appropriate organizational, and managerial methods, theories, and frameworks in the completion of the research. Acquire and critically analyse appropriate data required to address the identified issue. Draw and present appropriate conclusions and recommendations in a form suitable to the context of the specific investigation.

Online MBA Course Curriculum

Aston University’s online MBA programme in the Middle East allows you to choose a particular pathway from a number of options to tailor your degree to your professional needs. Pathways include:

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Finance

  • Global Business

  • Digital Transformation

Aston Edge Modules

This programme is designed in three phases to build personal and professional skills as you progress through your studies. Its flexible structure enables you to choose which areas of development fit your needs and aspirations, so you can create your own personal portfolio of your professional development.

The three modules are below:

Below is the list of courses you will learn during the Online MBA programme:

Measuring and Enhancing Financial Performance

The module aims to enable students to understand and interpret a range of financial statements and other financial information organisational stakeholders use to aid decision-making in relation to financial management and the allocation of capital.

Designing and Managing Operations, Systems and Processes

The module aims to provide an understanding of the role of operations management and how it contributes to business competitiveness

Crafting Organisational Strategy

The module aims to enable students to analyse strategic issues facing a variety of different organisations using appropriate concepts, frameworks, and models to inform strategic decision-making and strategic management.

Creating and Delivering Customer Value 

The module aims to develop the skills and competencies necessary to critically analyse organisational marketing options and contribute to strategic marketing decision-making.

The Global Economic Environment 

This module introduces students to fundamental concepts in economics to help them develop an economic perspective on business decision-making in a wide range of contexts and applications.

Leading Complex Organisations 

The module aims to introduce theoretical and real-world perspectives on leading modern complex organisations, including consideration of the complexity of behavior, processes, systems, and cultures.

Online MBA Project

The module aims to enable students to apply relevant theories, frameworks, and tools introduced throughout the programme and develop the research and/or consultancy competencies of students in the investigation of a management/organisational issue or new venture opportunity.

Global Business Ethics (15 Credits)

Gain the critical knowledge and skills to successfully identify and navigate, global business ethics issues.

Entrepreneurial Strategies (15 Credits)

Equips students with the analytical and strategic skills necessary to start a successful small business. It also aims to engender a wider entrepreneurial culture amongst Aston postgraduates for their future careers.

Business Finance (15 Credits)

Examine the key principles and challenges of financial management decisions, the characteristics of different forms of finance and the linkages between organisations, financial markets and financial strategy.

Career Outcomes with an Online MBA in the Middle East

Aston University graduates get jobs because employers recognise the triple accreditations and reputation of  the Aston MBA and know that graduates are prepared to make an immediate impact following completion of the online programme in two years.

  • Aston has helped off-campus students for more than 20 years to achieve their personal and professional goals. 
  • Aston University is ranked 11th in the world top 100 universities for 2019 - QS Graduate Employability Rankings
  • Join a global alumni network of more than 90,000 - build connections with peers, instructors, and potential future employers

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