Newcastle University Business School

Master of Business Administration MBA

Master of Business Administration MBA

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Your Programme

This section aims to provide you with some key information on your degree programme. Generic information relating to postgraduate degrees can be found on the Business School Postgraduate Blackboard Community and in the Postgraduate Study Guide.

About the programme

Newcastle University Business School has offered a Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification since 1982 and has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1988. 

The Newcastle MBA offers you a unique opportunity to study in one of the UK’s leading Business Schools and to live in the heart of the friendly and vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

We very strongly encourage you to make the most of this special opportunity to go on a journey of self-discovery and self-development. 

Remember that a key aspect of the Newcastle MBA experience is the opportunity to learn with and from the carefully selected group of experienced individuals who make up your student cohort. The more you contribute to the programme, the more you will grow and benefit from it. We know from past experience that the more fully you participate in the wide range of programme activities and the more actively you contribute to those activities, the more you will learn from your Newcastle MBA and the more valuable and transformative will be your experience.

Assessment

The assessment will depend on the individual module. You can expect to be assessed by a variety of means including:

  • examinations
  • assignments both individual and group
  • presentations
  • dissertation

The mix of assessment methods is to allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the knowledge outcomes of the programme and also your assimilation of the skills outlined above.

The assessment methods used in individual modules are included in the module outlines. The assessments for all MBA compulsory modules are summarised in the table below. Assessment feedback is normally available 20 working days after hand-in.

Compulsory modules

Module

Examination

Individual assignment

Group                      Presentation assessment

Strategic Human Resource Management

 

100%

 

 

Operations and Supply Chain Management

 

100%

 

 

Project and Programme Management

 

100%

 

 

Leading Organisational Change

 

100%

 

 

Finance and Investment

100%

 

 

 

International Marketing

 

100%

 

 

Managing for Innovation

 

100%

 

 

Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities

 

100%

 

 

Digital Business

 

100%

 

 

Elective modules

Module

Examination

Individual assignment

Group                      Presentation assessment

Strategic Human Resource Management

 

100%

 

 

Operations and Supply Chain Management

 

100%

 

 

Project and Programme Management

 

100%

 

 

Leading Organisational Change

 

100%

 

 

Finance and Investment

100%

 

 

 

International Marketing

 

100%

 

 

Managing for Innovation

 

100%

 

 

Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities

 

100%

 

 

Digital Business

 

100%

 

 

Please note that the exam conventions which apply to the MBA programme are different to those on other Masters’ programmes. Those students who fail up to 20 credits of non-core modules from the taught stage of the programme will be recommended, as of right, for the award of an appropriate Master’s degree or Postgraduate Diploma, provided that no single mark for any module assessed is below 40 and the weighted average mark for all modules (taking credit values into account) is at least 50. Such a student will be eligible as of right only for the award of a pass classification.

 

Your contacts

Degree Programme Director

The degree programme director (DPD) oversees your Masters programme and can help you with questions about the programme as a whole.

Dr Peter Edward
Director of Full-time MBA, Lecturer in International Business Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1599

Programme Secretary

The programme secretary is your main point of contact for administrative queries relating to your programme, such as information about procedures or deadlines.

Contact via Student Enquiries, The Hub (room 5.07), Business School @ Barrack Road or on 0191 208 1587.

Stephanie Thomas
Postgraduate Programme Secretary

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1568

Business School careers adviser

Our careers adviser can help you with information and guidance on careers and employment, both during and after your studies.

Caron Pearson
Careers Adviser

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1626