Our E-Business MSc combines business strategies, leading technology, entrepreneurship and organisational behaviour. It will prepare you to take total leadership on any e-business initiative.
A modern e-business firm not only markets and sells online, but also integrates its sales systems with its internal systems in real-time.
This makes it possible to easily invoice and update the order status of clients. At the same time the systems have to interact with a vast network of partners who manufacture and dispatch the products to consumers. This success relies on a strong customer-centric organisational culture.
What you'll learnWhat you'll learn
You will learn how companies plan, implement and conduct electronic business with customers, suppliers and partners - from start-ups to multinational corporations.
You will also learn how e-business integrates with internal systems such as logistics, operations and finance.
Your developmentYour development
The course will also support your personal development, shape your entrepreneurial mind-set and enhance your employability prospects. We will prepare you to succeed in the modern e-business world.
On completion of the course you will demonstrate knowledge of:
- the business value of contemporary technologies
- your personal development as an entrepreneur and intrapreneur
- the feasibility of disruptive business models
- how to foster innovation in firms
- business planning and new ventures
- the link between business strategy and e-business systems
- business processes, such as the ones involving customers and suppliers
- business intelligence systems
- programme and project management
- organisational alignment for the attainment of e-business benefits
- the mutual impact between technology and organisations
Other topics you will cover include:
- participatory analysis of e-business issues
- business processes design
- e-business systems integration
- stakeholder analysis in e-business environments
- organisational structures and innovation
- technological change in society
- government policy on technology and innovation
Career focusCareer focus
This course is designed for professionals from any academic background who want to take general responsibility for e-business initiatives in any function of a company. This ranges from internet operations to internal systems, technology start-ups to multinational corporations, and includes product and service providers.
Our graduates progress into careers as e-business consultants, information system managers or project managers. The course is also relevant to industry analysts and product managers in the e-business sector.
Many graduates from our E-Business courses have worked for international companies, such as:
- Ernst & Young
- The Hut Group
- Travix International
- Hitachi Solutions
- BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
- Lloyds Banking Group
Other graduates have used their acquired expertise to start up their own companies, or develop their family business.
The course offers a complete and balanced combination of modules on e-business. You will start by studying the fundamentals of e-business, gradually developing your analytical and practical skills. By the end of the course you will meet the most demanding professional and academic requirements.
Practitioner and research led teaching
This course has strong links with industry. Our staff are world-class researchers who have also been successful entrepreneurs, consultants, managers or top level engineers in government agencies or corporations such as IBM, Oracle and Philips. You will be taught by:
- Dr Arturo Vega (Degree Programme Director)
- Rebecca Casey
- Eleni Dermentzi
- Dr Karen Elliott
- Dr Ana Javornik
- Professor Savvas Papagiannidis
- Leigh Sear
- Dr Janette Young
- Dr Matthew Gorton
- Professor Klaus Schoefer
We also collaborate with guest speakers from industry. In addition, you will have access one-to-one support from our award-winning Careers Service.
Newcastle Science City
We are a lead partner in Newcastle Science City. The initiative aims to maximise Newcastle’s scientific potential and enhance our reputation for world-class science.
Newcastle Science City aims to create new businesses, attract investment and strengthen science networks. The initiative has created an entrepreneurial, technological and vibrant culture, which is at the core of our E-Business MSc courses.
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
You will take the following general modules (60 credits):
- NBS8263 Competing with IT
- NBS8139 Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration
- NBS8321 Strategy, Management and Information Systems
- NBS8322 E-Business
- NBS8323 E-Commerce Start-up
You will also take the following specialist modules (40 credits):
- NBS8234 Project Management
- NBS8214 Technology, Change and Innovation Management
- NBS8325 E‐logistics Management for Supply Chain Competitive Advantage
- NBS8519 Digital Marketing
You will also take the following research related modules (80 credits):
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £16,800
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- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
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How to Apply
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.
The highlight of my postgraduate experience at Newcastle has definitely been meeting new people who have come from all around the world to study e-Business.
I have always wanted to start and run my own business. I have a couple of really exciting projects in the pipeline, which have been moulded as a consequence of what I have learnt on this course. I am actually approaching the Newcastle University Start-Up service for a foundership at the end of the exam period to ask for some financial support to get one of the businesses off the ground.
The clear teachings of both technology and business has been a key benefit throughout the course. The strategy management and information systems module which was taught on the course has been most helpful to me in my journey towards my career goal. I hope to become a technology consultant or project manager in technology and the course has equipped me with the knowledge and expertise to fulfil my ambition.
During the course I had the opportunity to participate in seminars in which I exposed myself to real business cases. It was also very common to have guest lectures, with people form the industry coming to share their experiences with us. For instance I remember a person from Procter & Gamble Ltd who shared how he come up with the idea of creating the skip pencil stain remover.
I chose the programme mainly due to its unique mix and blend of areas in the programme. I very much enjoyed the topics being addressed. I couldn't find another single reputed university providing a program as attractive and well-structured as this.
The subject area that the masters degree focuses on is constantly evolving and developing. The assistance of our professors, the material they provide us as well as the assessment methods, including real case study scenarios, are of crucial importance as we have the opportunity to engage with actual problems that companies face and their approaches to tackle them, preparing us for real work situations.