This degree is designed for students who wish to pursue their careers in international, multinational or global organisations.
It will provide you with the global competencies needed to work across national borders, to manage complex international and inter-cultural relationships, and to understand global aspects of the world of work.
The degree includes a compulsory year abroad in your third year, either working or studying or a combination of the two. The Business School has links with globally recognised employers and universities, which provide for the year abroad.
You will develop proficiency in a modern language, either from beginners' level or from post-A level (or equivalent). Language options include:
As language learning is an integral part of the degree, to demonstrate you have an aptitude for language learning we require all applicants to have a GCSE or equivalent in a modern language (minimum grade B), if not taken at A or AS level. You may then choose to study any of our languages, from beginners’ or advanced level, depending on your previous experience in that language.
When you aren't working or studying abroad, you will benefit from access to state-of-the-art facilities in the Business School's new £45 million building.
Your contact time may involve two lectures per week per module, or one lecture and one seminar per module, alongside classes in a modern foreign language.
Assessment methods include: written examinations, essays, project work, portfolios of practical work, oral presentations, computer-based multiple-choice questions, and a dissertation or individual reflective report. Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module; more information can be found in our individual module listings.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to you at Newcastle University.
This degree includes a compulsory year abroad in Stage 3 in a country where your chosen language is spoken. You can spend this year studying at one of our partner universities abroad.
The School of Modern Languages currently have partners in Shanghai and Tokyo. The Business School has the following partners:
You can also take up a work experience placement, provided that your language skills are consistent with the work available.
Newcastle University Business School has excellent links with industry and professional bodies. Each year we award prizes, sponsored by major firms and professional bodies, to outstanding students to commend their dedication. We also regularly welcome guest speakers from industry.
As a student in Newcastle University Business School you will have access to teaching, learning and computing facilities in our brand new, state-of-the-art building within Newcastle's emerging business district. Take a virtual tour of our new building.
Newcastle University Business School is one of only 140 business schools worldwide to receive accreditation from the European agency EFMD under its EQUIS scheme, in recognition of its development of students' managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
All Business School students have access to specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service, and career management sessions with our dedicated Business School Careers Adviser. The Business School also runs an annual career development week to give you an insight into possible career options and to help you to start thinking about your future.
We encourage all of our students to gain work experience while studying with us. This could be on a full-time, part-time or voluntary basis. Other opportunities for you to boost your personal and professional skills during your studies include:
You will be part of a global community in the Business School, with staff and students representing 69 different countries. You will also have the chance to have a say in how the Business School is run through initiatives such as the Board of Students.
The best thing about Newcastle is that it is one of the top institutions in UK. Also, the fact that there are many students from different parts of the UK and from different parts of the world make my life interesting and exciting.
There is a reason why Newcastle University student experience has been ranked number one in the country for the past few years.