Advanced International Business and Management (Dual Award) MA/MSc

17 months full time


Fees per programme 2014-15

Please contact the Newcastle University Business School for fee details.

Programme Overview

This innovative, dual award programme provides the opportunity to study for a Master’s award at two European universities.  You will receive an MA in Advanced International Business Management from Newcastle University and an MSc in International Business and Management from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands.

The overall aim of the programme is to provide a pre-experience Masters qualification in business management with a strong international dimension. Attention is paid to the comparative analyses of countries, institutions, cultures and the strategic decision-making of companies operating within this environment.

The degree has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in international business management and will practically prepare students for a range of positions in international, multinational or transnational companies. The programme will also provide participants with the expertise appropriate to a management career in the not-for-profit sector. The programme is closely related to the Advanced International Business Management and Marketing Dual Award, however, is more suitable for those who may have no previous management experience or qualifications.

The programme has a diverse international cohort and is taught in English with selected workshops delivered jointly by academics from both universities.

It covers the main aspects of business in an international context:

  • Strategic management and organization
  • Managing across cultures
  • Financial management and financial risk
  • Economics  and marketing.


Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple crown and we are one of only 20 to have these accreditations in the UK.

Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.


Semester one is undertaken at Newcastle University Business School and Semester two is undertaken at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen.

The dissertation involves undertaking a research project on a topic that you have studied during the programme. Supervision for this is managed jointly and you can elect to be based at either Groningen or Newcastle.

Find out  more detailed information about the programme modules.

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Since this programme is taught in English, no knowledge of the Dutch language is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-sections), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62, or equivalent.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

The duration of the programme is 17 months full time study. If you start your studies in September 2014, you would complete the programme by January/February 2016.

For further information please contact:
Postgraduate Office
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44(0) 191 208 1503

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Business and Management.