What will I learn?

This brand new course gives you the skills to devise and develop artificial intelligence solutions alongside broader business strategy - a strong combination.

Course outline and modules

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing area of computer science at the forefront of many of the technological advances of our age. Our Artificial Intelligence with Business Strategy masters course, taught jointly by the triple-accredited Aston Business School and the team of active researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will give you technical knowledge and skills together with highly valued understanding of business strategy, enabling you to apply your knowledge in industry. To join this course, you’ll have an undergraduate degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) subject and some experience of programming. This course was developed with support from the Institute of Coding to help break down barriers to digital learning and employment.

What you’ll learn

We'll teach you specialist, technical information together with a deep understanding of how businesses work, to enable you to create ethical, well-justified and appropriate AI solutions.

Our focus on this course is the application of your AI technical information and knowledge in a business setting, with a focus on machine learning and data mining to improve business processes. You’ll have the opportunity to design and plan, implement, test, evaluate and document your solutions with this focus in mind.

As well as the development of your technical and business knowledge, you’ll also grow your communication and team working skills as you work on your own and with others on projects and presentations. One of these projects gives you the opportunity to develop a computer game, working as part of a team, and present your solution to the rest of your class.

Career prospects

Having completed this masters course you’ll be ready to develop your career in a wide range of businesses, from specialist AI consultancies to multinational companies. Your role could be technical in nature, developing machine learning models to improve business process, or a broader role using your business strategy knowledge and skills.

Which department am I in?

Aston Business School

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£19,850.00 (US$ 26,904) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Aston University

Aston Triangle,

Birmingham,

B4 7ET, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a good GPA (normally at least 3.0) in both overall and in individual courses from a regionally accredited institution as well as: have taken advanced-level courses in appropriate subjects; have accumulated sufficient credits in major courses (typically between 30 - 54). If they are applying for finance, engineering or science based subjects, they must have studied a similar field in their undergraduate degree. For MBA, students can come from any subject background, but should have a good GPA (normally at least 3.0) in both overall and in individual courses from a regionally accredited institution as well as: have taken advanced-level courses in appropriate subjects; have accumulated sufficient credits in major courses (typically between 30 - 54); and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience, as stipulated by the Association of MBA (AMBA) requirements.

For international students

Entry requirements for each individual student will be stated in their offer letter. A minimum of BSc 2:2 or international equivalent in a STEM subject (such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Economics, Computer Science) or Business is expected. Programming experience is desirable. Students with no or little previous programming experience will be offered a pre-masters online programming programme of two weeks to complete prior to the start of the MSc programme. Students need to have: an overall score of 6.5 (1 band at 5.5 as a minimum. Other bands at 6.0 and above); an overall TOEFL score of 93 (Reading 18, Writing 23, Listening 19, Speaking 19).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Aston University

Aston University is one of the leading career-focused universities in the UK, dedicated to providing real-world experience to all students.

  • University of the Year (Guardian 2020)
  • Outstanding Entrepreneurial University (THE Awards, 2020)
  • Scholarships for international students
  • Located in Birmingham (the UK’s second largest city)

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