We offer a range of postgraduate programmes that are underpinned by the latest research and informed by today’s contemporary business and management agendas. Examples include: Joint Masters’ programmes with the University of Groningen in business management and operations management; AMBA-accredited MBA programmes for people with a minimum of three-years’ full-time work experience; and the innovative DBA research degree, which is jointly awarded with Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Many of our staff have worked in business, industry or management consultancy and maintain strong links with their chosen sector. This ensures that their research and teaching is informed by practical experience and is applicable to the real- world challenges faced by today’s industry specialists.
There are three multidisciplinary research groups in Newcastle University Business School including: Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise (KITE); Management of Operations, Strategy and Technology (MOST); and Small Enterprise Research Unit (SERU). The main research specialisms covered by these groups are: innovation and enterprise management; entrepreneurship; e-business; organisational learning; internationalisation; and the management of change
in public and private sectors.
The quality of the Business School’s research was recognised in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, which classed 80 per cent of our work as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘internationally recognised’ and 10 per cent as ‘world leading’.
The career and professional development of our students is very important to us and a number of our programmes incorporate work placements and practical entrepreneurial skills workshops. We also have a dedicated Careers Adviser who provides additional support and complements the many career and business incubation services available to you through the University’s Careers Service.
The Business School’s graduate employment rates are well above the national average, thanks to a range of initiatives available to students that also help to boost academic achievement. For 2010-2011, 93.2 per cent of postgraduates employed were in ‘graduate’ level occupations.
Just over 52 per cent of postgraduates in work were employed in the North East of England, boosting the regional economy and illustrating the enduring popularity of the region to graduates.
As well as links to businesses, the Business School has an extensive international network of academic partnerships with leaders in complementary fields of research and teaching.
The School strives to create the best environment for high- calibre students, where they can be intellectually challenged and rewarded. Our new £50 million building hosts networking spaces where staff and students collaborate on a daily basis.
The School is one of the largest in the University, with over 2,800 students in 2012, representing more than 80 nationalities. The School is one of only 133 business schools, worldwide, to be accredited by the European agency EFMD under its EQUIS scheme.