Newcastle University Business School

Reputation and Quality

Reputation and Quality

Triple Accreditation

We are part of an elite group of Business Schools worldwide that hold triple accreditation from the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies.

Being triple accredited is a shining endorsement of the quality of our School and programmes. This places us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. 

The process to be awarded with triple accredited status involves a meticulous assessment of the School’s activities and its programmes. During the assessment a panel visits the School and interviews staff, current students, alumni and corporate clients.

Our accreditation status is a recognition of the high quality of everything we do. It also boosts the reputation of the University around the world and benefits the wider business community in the city and region.

We see ourselves as part of the North East economic community and our accreditation status will help us contribute to real regional development.

Professional Accreditation

Our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing an exceptional education. It also confirms that our programmes meet the standards set by professional bodies.

Our programmes are significantly influenced and shaped by the needs of professional bodies and the global employment market.

Our accredited degrees share close links with industry, meaning that our students are exposed to cutting edge business developments.

Students graduating from accredited courses are also eligible to apply for membership of a professional body and may be exempt from professional exams or further academic study.

Student Experience

Our thinking, combined with a first class reputation for academic excellence, high graduate employability and excellent student experience makes sure that we are a first choice destination for students from across the world.

Russell Group University

As part of Newcastle University, we are a member of the Russell Group, the association of 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, outstanding teaching and learning experiences.

We’re pushing the boundaries. Being a Russell Group University means we are best placed to attract investment from some of the world’s leading global businesses. This helps us tackle the global threats our world faces and produce the highest quality research to develop solutions to some of the most pressing issues of today.

Student Experience

Our commitment to teaching quality and improving the student experience is reflected through our results in national and international student satisfaction surveys. We are joint 7th in the UK for overall student experience (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018).

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Newcastle University holds the highest rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is one of only one of 8 Russell Group Universities to hold Gold status.

Decided by an independent panel of experts including academics, students and employer representatives, the TEF measures excellence in three areas: teaching quality, the learning environment and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students.

International Student Barometer (ISB)

The gathering of student opinion is an essential component of the University’s quality assurance and quality enhancement processes. The International Student Barometer survey gauges the views of international students on a range of aspects of their experiences at the University.

Our most recent results (2017):

  • 93% were satisfied with the University overall
  • 88% would recommend Newcastle University as a place to study

Graduate success

We are one of the top 20 “most targeted” universities by the UK’s leading employers (The Graduate Market, report from High Fliers Research 2012-2018).

Our students have a bright future ahead of them. 92% of our graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).


Gender Equality

Newcastle University Business School has successfully gained the coveted Athena SWAN Bronze award for its work in support of gender equality.

The award means the Business School joins more than a dozen schools and departments across the University recognised for their efforts to develop an inclusive culture for all staff and places the School in an elite group of Business Schools.

The Business School is advancing equality and diversity in a number of ways. Following the increase in women Professors, the School’s Executive Board now comprises a 50/50 gender split illustrating the advancement of women into senior positions. In 2018 the School introduced an MBA scholarship for an exceptional aspiring female leader who also receives mentoring directly from the Director of School. The School also recently led a national workshop in collaboration with the Chartered Association of Business Schools on using learning develop gender inclusivity.

Professor Sharon Mavin, Director, Newcastle University Business School, said: “As the new Director of Newcastle University Business School and first woman to hold this position, I am delighted that the Business School has been recognised for its commitment to this important agenda. This award is a reflection of our commitment to addressing gender equality and to advancing women colleagues and students’ career progression.”

In 2016, the University as a whole became only the ninth university in the country to attain a silver award.

The Athena SWAN Charter was established by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) in 2005 to advance the careers of women working in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. It was recently expanded to include arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law.

Athena Swan Bronze
Athena Swan Bronze Award