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The latest news and events from Newcastle University Business School.

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New report reveals women in the workplace feel heard but feel less influential

A new report, led by Dr Jenny Davidson, reveals a majority of women in sustainability feel their voice is heard in the workplace but are far less confident about their influence in decision-making.

Alteryx unlock stigma of working In IT and share best practice with Marketing students on the final year undergraduate module, Data Driven Marketing decisions

Former International Economics and Finance MSc student Joslyn and colleague Razzia visited students to provide industry insight representing company Alteryx and shared experiences of working in tech.

START UP Founderships is back this year after a two-year hiatus

The scheme is aimed at new and recent graduates up to 2 years post-graduation who have a business in the early stages and require advice, support and funding.

Business School increases its Research Power by 127% in REF2021

Newcastle University Business School has increased its global research power by 217% in the REF 2021, the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

Flying Start Programme wins PQ Award

We’re thrilled to announce that Newcastle University Business School’s Flying Start programme, in partnership with PwC and ICAEW, has won one of the three PQ ‘Editor’s Special Awards’ for 2022!

My journey to the Business Accounting and Finance programme- Maddy Beaumont

Ahead of our Gender Diversity in Accounting and Finance event, first-year Business Accounting and Finance student, Maddy Beaumont, shares her experience of developing an interest in the field and her

Celebrating a standout year for Accounting and Finance. So, what does the future of the subject area look like?

This year marks a special occasion for the Accounting and Finance subject area, where we are celebrating the 20th year of the launch of the first ever Flying Start programme in the country.

Environmentalist and former politician to be new Goldman Professor

Environmentalist and former North East MEP, Paul Brannen, has been appointed as this year’s David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle University.

Creating more smart homes to support the drive to net zero

Funding has been announced for a new project exploring households’ energy and water efficiency in the race to net zero.

MBA: Business in Action week helps businesses overcome challenges

Newcastle University Business School’s (NUBS) MBA students took part in a two-week learning experience, Business in Action, which saw them meet and support multiple regional and national businesses.

We’ve seen a significant shift in leadership in recent times. How can we embrace sustainable leadership?

Our Executive Education academics discuss how mounting social pressure has contributed to a significant shift in the type of leadership seen across organisations.

Three or more women directors on company boards results in significant improvement of company performance

Research from Newcastle University Business School has sparked investigation into the positive impact women directors can have on company boards.

Sustainable start-up educates students on marketing edible insects

Planet-friendly start-up, Yum Bug, has been on campus to engage Business School students with how they grew their business through digital marketing.

How women are fuelling the passion for business at Newcastle University Business School

In this special interview for International Women's Day, we hear from Captured 'Your Enterprise' participant, Maria Barradas, about her business, Goreti, a vegan Portuguese cafe.

Challenging gender norms in accounting and finance: Sophie's story

In the final edition of a new series about equality, diversity in accounting and finance, fourth-year Business Accounting and Finance student, Sophie Huggins, shares her experience of how her competitiveness and determination led her to study a typically male-dominated subject.

Challenging gender norms in accounting and finance: Shivangi's story

In continuation of our series about equality and diversity in accounting and finance, Newcastle University Business School alumna, Shivangi Kumra, shares her experience of what it’s like to have a career in a male-dominated field.

Challenging gender norms in accounting and finance: Dr Shanta Davie's story

In the first of a new series about equality, diversity in accounting and finance, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Dr Shanta Davie, shares her story about how defining moments in her childhood and career journey established who she is as a woman today and the direction of her academic research and teaching.

We are living in challenging times. What does it mean for leadership development?

We are currently living in a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world, but how does that affect leadership development? Dr Joanne James explores this topic in her latest thought leadership article.

We can all be innovative leaders: how to unlock your potential

In this thought leadership article, Dr Lucy Hatt, discusses the barriers leaders often face when being innovative, sharing her tips on building innovation and creativity into your skillset.

NUBS alumni share sustainable start up practice with students

NUBS graduates return to Newcastle University Business School to share their experience of starting up a sustainable business with support from the University.

Business School achieves the highest tier status in MBA Global Rankings

Newcastle University Business School has achieved the highest tier status, according to CEO Magazine’s MBA Global Rankings for third consecutive year.

Defra and business leaders welcome NICRE rural survey

NUBS academics have contributed towards a major new survey on the effects of Covid-19 on rural businesses which has been welcomed by government and business leaders.

Graduate takes FinTech industry by storm with international hackathon

Newcastle University Business School alum, Anastasiia Ilicheva, celebrates the success of their international blockchain hackathon, ‘The Babylon Project’, which returns for a second year.

Energy Transitions in ASEAN

Newcastle University experts have co-authored a new report exploring energy transitions across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Business School alum wins prestigious Queen’s Award

Former Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) student, Erin Graybill, and her company, Luxe England, have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2021 in International Trade.

Carbon credits could help deliver a sustainable future

Voluntary carbon markets that allow investors, governments and businesses to buy carbon credits could lower greenhouse gas emissions, a new report has concluded.

SERS Network advances education and research during pandemic with online activities

A series of SERS Network activities took place during 2021, with global experts sharing their knowledge on Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability topics.

Netflix and learn: new streaming style channel piloted to help students with dissertations

Two Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) academics have developed a pilot of a ‘Netflix style’ video channel to help students learn how to approach, plan and write their dissertation.

A ‘rural-inclusive’ case for Levelling Up

The National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) has set out its argument about why and how the Government should develop ‘rural-inclusive’ Levelling Up policies, delivery programmes and resources.

Business School academics take part in first paper hackathon

Academics from across the Business School recently took part in an intense five-day ‘paper hackathon’, a facilitated event helping participants focus on writing the first draft of a new paper, distraction free.

MBA Digital Leaders Panel Responding to Covid-19: Managing Digital Business and Innovation

The landscape of digital business is constantly evolving and it’s important that our future leaders understand the challenges and opportunities digital technology and innovation bring to the world of work.

MBA students help Northumbrian Water Group to meet their Net Zero Carbon commitments

MBA students at Newcastle University Business School recently took part in a case competition working alongside Northumbrian Water Group, to provide practical recommendations for the company in relation to its Net Zero pledge.

Employers must act now to make a success of hybrid working

New research from Newcastle University Business School and the Work Foundation has found that hybrid working is set to become a feature of northern workplaces in the future.

Newcastle University and Women in Sustainability launch project to amplify women’s voices ahead of COP26

Newcastle University has joined forces with Women in Sustainability Network as part of the project, ‘Amplifying Women’s Voices’ and the role of women change-makers in the climate change debate, supported by the University’s Engagement and Place Fund.

Newcastle FinTech expert joins government’s Dementia Challenge Group

Dr Karen Elliott, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University Business School, has been appointed as a specialist adviser to the Prime Minister’s Champion Group (PMCG) for Dementia Friendly Communities.

Research looks at how small businesses responded to pandemic guidance

Researchers at Newcastle University Business School are to look at how the UK's small businesses have understood and complied with government regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Academics examine signs of mental health tsunami

Dr Marwa Elnahass and Dr Karen Elliott contribute to a project which aims to be a coordinated response to gather initial data insights from multiple digital services providers.

Business School achieves Tier One status in MBA Rankings

Newcastle University Business School has achieved the highest tier status, according to CEO Magazine’s MBA Global Rankings.

Business School Captured Programme partner with the Millin Charity

The Captured team are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Millin Charity to deliver a tailored version of the Captured programme called Your Enterprise to a cohort of female only small business owners from the North East.

Elite philanthropy does little to solve rising social inequalities

Research shows giving by the super-wealthy in the United States and United Kingdom increases the sway of donors in society, education and politics.

Collaboration with Durham University Business School continues to highlight employment insights in China

Newcastle University Business School and Durham University Business School collaborate for their third joint event, offering a unique opportunity for Chinese students to gain an insight into the graduate hiring market in China.

Digital platforms support global mental health during pandemic

Digital platforms could enable monitoring of mental health in real-time, say researchers.

Business School Peer Mentor leads her team to victory at the UN Sustainable Development Goals Challenge

Peer Mentor Tharika Gunasekaran, alongside her mentees, secured first place out of over 400 students across the University who also participated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) Challenge.

Women in Tech Award for digital and social innovation expert

Manager of world-leading research group Open Lab, Rachael Pattinson, has been recognised for her outstanding work in the tech industry.

Accounting and Finance Lecturer wins CIMA Excellence Award

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants distinguishes Dr Lana Liu for her outstanding contribution to the accounting profession.

Contributing to the Treasury Committee’s economic impact of coronavirus inquiry

For the past five years Newcastle University Business School has run a leadership development programme named 'Captured' designed to support micro-business owners.

New Business School research shines light on impact from pandemic on UK firms

Newcastle University Business School and Leeds University Business School in collaboration with ZHAW school of management and Law in Switzerland conducts new research which looks into the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on UK firms.

Business School success with first virtual Future Focus Careers Conference

2020 saw the Business School’s annual Future Focus Careers Conference move online with the weeklong series of events being a huge hit with both students and employers.

Business School’s 'Captured' programme helps businesses cope during the pandemic

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week and there’s no better time to celebrate the entrepreneurs and businesses we work with.

Business School students awarded University Endowed Prizes

Congratulations to the three Business School students who were awarded University Endowed Prizes

Managing people in hostile environments: an increasingly important topic in HRM

The topic will be of interest to researchers in this emerging area of HRM.

Sam Waterfall’s top tips from his ‘Enhance your Career’ webinar series

International Career Coach and Business School alumnus, Sam Waterfall, joined us to host a series of insightful webinars exclusive for Business School graduates to help enhance their career.

Dr. Karen Elliott interviewed on 'Searching for Mana' podcast

Business School academic Dr. Karen Elliott was interviewed for an episode of 'Searching for Mana', released on Tuesday 11 August, 2020

“Catastrophic economic impact” ahead without women’s enterprise support

Leading voices in women’s enterprise say that current Government policy has failed to recognise the additional challenges faced by millions of women-led businesses.

School academic part of COVID-19 conspiracy study

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a global wave of news and information across new media platforms, much of it ‘fake news’.

Executive Education launch scholarships

Newcastle University Business School has created three new Executive Education Scholarships aimed at the next generation of responsible leaders.

Employment outcomes boost for Chinese students

Newcastle University Business School teamed with Durham University to offer a special and unique initiative to Chinese Students through a China employer webinar series.

Business School team up with Global Career Coach

Newcastle University Business School has teamed up with alumnus and Global Career Coach, Sam Waterfall to deliver three online webinars aimed at developing the employability of their alumni.

Leadership Programmes to launch at Business School

Newcastle University Business School have created three new executive programmes based on responsible leadership.

New centre unlocks potential of UK rural economies

Newcastle University and partners will lead a new National Centre to support enterprise, resilience and innovation among rural firms and unlock the untapped potential of rural economies across the UK.

Students and staff benefit from LinkedIn Learning

MBA students at Newcastle University Business School recently took part in a case competition working alongside Northumbrian Water Group, to provide practical recommendations for the company in relation to its Net Zero pledge.

Student co-founds business to support restaurant

Alberto Cessel, final year Business Management student has co-founded business Si Mangia, helping local restaurants and food retailers in Siena, Italy to continue trading and deliver food during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Comment: How to use smart city technology to measure social distancing

Writing for The Conversation, Professor Phil James and Dr Ronnie Das discuss how urban data can help us understand the impact of social distancing measures on people and vehicle movement.

Business School recognised with top international accreditation

Newcastle University Business School has once more joined the ranks of the global elite after receiving accreditation from one of the world’s leading business education bodies.

Graduates' meal delivery service is a recipe for success

Newcastle University Business School entrepreneur is delivering quality vegan meals with a side of environmental responsibility.

MBA optimise a digital business model

Founder and MD of Boilerplan UK, Ian Henderson visited the Business School to deliver a stimulating and insightful lecture on how to establish and optimise a digital business model.

Establishing the North East as the best place for women to work

Newcastle University Business School works with its North East Women Leaders Advisory Board to innovate and create spaces to influence workplace best practice.

Serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and angel investor appointed as the Business School’s David Goldman Visiting Professor

Newcastle University Business School is delighted to announce Sherry Coutu CBE as its David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise.

Graduate’s foodbank app recognised with entrepreneurship award

Academics are leading efforts to understand and improve the international competitiveness of the UK's creative sector in a new project

Business School has achieved Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner (ELP) Status

Newcastle University Business School is proud to announce that we have achieved the status of Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner (ELP).

Business School academics lead on special project to understand creative industries

Academics are leading efforts to understand and improve the international competitiveness of the UK's creative sector in a new project

Our latest events

We run a programme of stimulating business-related events throughout the year. Our events are open to students, alumni and the business community.

See our calendar below to find out about upcoming events. You can still hear from us and take part in our activity through our virtual events.

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