The Business School is one of the largest, most diverse schools in Newcastle University, with over 3000 students from over 80 countries and over 170 full-time staff. Part of the UK’s 24 elite ‘Russell Group Universities’, we are a research-intensive institution, delivering programmes of the highest quality and one of only 144 business schools, worldwide, to receive accreditation from the European agency EFMD under its ‘EQUIS’ scheme. Many of our academic programmes are accredited by professional bodies.
All of our programmes are designed with the global business community in mind and students are encouraged to think entrepreneurially. Our research expertise is focused on influencing current business policy and practice - as well as core aspects of management, we specialise in knowledge, innovation, technology, and enterprise through our dedicated KITE research centre, which is currently developing its research in the field of entrepreneurship.
The Business School's graduate employment rates are well above the national average: in 2010, 96 per cent of employment-seeking graduates secured jobs within six months. Ninety-eight per cent of students who undertake 12-month placements achieve a 1st or 2:1 degree, and all students have access to one of the best careers services in the UK, as well as a variety of workplace initiatives with leading global brands. The School also has an extensive, international network of university partnerships.
The School strives to create the best environment for high-calibre students and faculty to be intellectually challenged and rewarded. Our brand new £50m building hosts networking spaces where students and staff collaborate. Our professional accreditations ensure we take a critical approach to the relevance of our teaching, and we are committed to recruiting the best minds in business to our academic faculty.
Newcastle has twice been voted the best university-city in the UK. It is renowned for its architectural beauty, cultural scene, and lively nightlife, as well as its friendliness. Surrounded by some of the UK’s most unspoilt countryside and coastline, Newcastle also offers excellent value for money, making it an affordable destination for students of all backgrounds.