Master of Business Administration MBA

Full time MBA: 12 months full time
Executive MBA: 24 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £16,500; part time £7,500 (Executive)
International: full time £16,500

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

The MBA aims to enhance the knowledge and practice of management through applied learning in the business world. It focuses on the professional growth of individuals and is structured around a vigorous analysis of organisational practice, informed by relevant and contemporary research.

Our MBA programmes have been redesigned to address developments in the business world and the latest academic research. The programme will focus on contemporary business issues such as:

  • entrepreneurship
  • globalisation
  • organisational transformation
  • corporate governance
  • innovation and leadership

With a focus on practice, you will undertake real-time problem-solving exercises through the business in action modules. You will also benefit from working with a host organisation on the management consultancy module.

At Newcastle, the MBA offers you the opportunity to put management theory into practice and develop your professional skillsets. The programme has a strong focus on collaboration and real-life application and you will have access to an alumni network of over 140,000 people. These elements will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in business in an increasingly globalised and fast-changing environment.


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.


You can choose either to write an academic dissertation or a report based on a project that you complete within an organisation (such as your current employer, if appropriate). 

You will also undertake a company project which is a new and innovative initiative. It is an opportunity to put your new skills into practice in the real world. The range of companies is excellent: regional, national and international organisations of different sizes and in different sectors.

Full-time MBA  - find out  more detailed information about the programme modules.

Executive MBA (part-time route)  - find out more detailed information about our programme modules.

+Entrance Requirements

Full-time MBA: Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, with a minimum of three years' full-time management experience.

Executive MBA: Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, with a minimum of five years' full-time management experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-section), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based) with at least 21 in listening, 21 in reading and 24 in speaking and writing sections, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

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

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

UK/EU Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

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

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

 You will be required to provide the following

  • Academic transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • English language test results (if applicable)
  • Two referees
  • CV

The course code for the Full-time MBA programme is: 5823F.
The course code for the Executive MBA programme is: 5824P.

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

For further information please contact:
MBA Programme Secretary
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +(0) 191 208 1503 

Subject Overview

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