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Student and sport scholar lands rugby pro-contract

Obi Ene, a third year Accounting and Finance student at Newcastle University Business School and sport scholar, has signed a three-year rugby pro-contract with Sale Sharks Rugby Union Football Club.

Newcastle University Business School hosts second Experimental Economics Workshop

Newcastle University Business School recently hosted the second Newcastle Experimental Economics Workshop on 9 and 10 November 2023, attended by international academics.

Students ranked in top 10% in Bloomberg Global Trading Challenge 2023

Newcastle University Business School achieved great success at this year’s Bloomberg Global Trading Challenge, with four teams ranked in the top 10% globally.

Landmark study examines headteachers' impact on school performance

A recent report highlights the impact and influence that headteachers can have on their school’s performance.

Business School MBA programme retains global sustainable recognition

Newcastle University Business School has achieved a top 40 ranking in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA 2023 rankings for the second consecutive year.

Partnership with CrowdHouse Energy Limited to support their global expansion

Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) and CrowdHouse Energy Limited have joined forces to strengthen links between business and academia.

Economics graduate wins prestigious Francesca Carnevali Prize

Robert Mitchell (Economics BSc) won the 2023 award for the best Bachelor of Science thesis in Economic History.

‘You have to be everybody’s best friend’: how dreams and desires leave TV and film crew vulnerable to workplace exploitation

Ewan McKenzie explores the pressing issue of hope labour and power imbalances in the creative industries in this eye-opening article from The Conversation.

Graduates complete internship at North East tech company following successful management consultancy project

Two graduating Newcastle University Business School students recently completed an internship at Ingram AudioVisual Solutions (Ingram AV) to implement their strategy created during a Management Consultancy Project.

Career coaching at Bloomberg: professional insights for postgraduate students

Postgraduates from Newcastle University Business School explored financial careers at Bloomberg's London HQ, guided by NUBS alumnus Cameron Bateman.

How rising interest rates are affecting UK businesses

In this article for The Conversation, Erwei Xiang - Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Newcastle University - examines the impact of rising interest rates on UK businesses

Reconceptualising university contribution to knowledge exchange

A special issue of Studies in Higher Education, co-edited by Dr Chiara Marzocchi, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is reconceptualising university contribution to knowledge exchange.

Becoming an ‘Inclusive’ Leader: What does this mean?

In this article, Dr. Nicola Patterson and Professor Sharon Mavin discuss the meaning of inclusive leadership and its importance.

Mind the Gap: can mentoring power up your employees and business?

Discover how mentoring can boost employees and businesses, with insights from Dr Amy Stabler, Senior Lecturer in Leadership Development and Coaching and Mentoring.

Newcastle University Business School confirmed as world-class

Newcastle University Business School has officially received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on postgraduate business education.

Alumni Celebrations: Reconnecting in China

In April 2023, Alumni Relations Manager Rebecca Stobbs visited China to reconnect with our alumni community. Read all about her experience.

Comment: Buy now pay later: Klarna is courting young shoppers with Paris Hilton and TikTok-style algorithms – here’s why it’s a problem

In this article from The Conversation, Jehana Copilah-Ali and Jane Brown look at potential issues with the BNPL service

MBA Business in Action: putting theory into practice with national businesses

Newcastle University Business School’s MBA students recently took part in a two-week learning experience. Business in Action saw them meet and support various regional and national businesses.

Comment: Changing banks' CSR reporting could prevent future failings

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Erwei (David) Xiang discusses why strengthened corporate social reporting can help banks’ financial stability during the current crisis.

Trench Networks Limited: A successful partnership with Newcastle University Business School

North East-based Trench Networks Limited worked with several MBA students on a business challenge which yielded positive outcomes for all involved.

Informing policy for the creative industries

Newcastle University and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) have been named as new hosts of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (Creative PEC).

Success as Newcastle University Business School hosts 5th Alternative Accounts Europe Conference

In January, Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) hosted the 5th Alternative Accounts Europe (AAE) Conference. It attracted over 40 delegates who travelled within the UK and internationally including Japan, Canada, France, Australia and Ireland.

Wealth management company Fairstone to recognise student success in new three-year partnership

Newcastle University Business School and the School of Computing have committed to a new partnership with the North East-based firm which will recognise top-performing students.

Professor Stuart Barnes ranked as leading academic in the field of business and management

Professor Stuart Barnes, Professor of Marketing, has been ranked #405 in the world and #66 in the UK by in their 2023 ranking of Best Scientists in the arena of Business and Management.

Newcastle University Business School appoints new chair of International Advisory Board

Dennis Shuler has been appointed as the new Chair of Newcastle University Business School’s International Advisory Board

Entrepreneur Debra Leeves announced as new Goldman Professor

Serial entrepreneur, Debra Leeves, has been appointed as this year’s David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle University.

Success with Sage: How businesses can engage with Newcastle University Business School

Our ongoing collaboration with The Sage Group plc has seen an MBA student support the development and expansion of an adult education training programme.

Meet Stewart Robinson, the Dean of Newcastle University Business School

Professor Stewart Robinson was appointed to the role of Dean of Newcastle University Business School in July of last year, joining us from Loughborough University where he was Dean of the School of Business and Economics.

Researching the adapting rural economy

Two Business School academics have received funding from the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) to support the rural economy and its communities.

Business School alumnus joins AACSB class of 2023 Influential Leaders

Dr Tam Robert Nguyen receives Influential Leaders award from AACSB International (AACSB) for societal impact.

Senior leader Master’s student awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

Sharon Jandu, Strategic Leadership MSc student at Newcastle University Business School, has been recognised in the New Year Honours list.

Recent graduate's fintech start-up goes global, supplying over $100 Million in funding to financial traders within its first year

Recent graduate Nicholas Hall co-founded Stocknet Institute with his business partner Aaron Wright at just 21 years old whilst studying a BA in Business Management at Newcastle University Business School.

Global voices ask for policy and structural change to allow women entrepreneurs to thrive

Speakers at the ‘Creating Enabling Environments for Women in Entrepreneurship’ event in November asked attendees to explore how they can change policy, principles and practice to allow women entrepreneurs to thrive across the world.

Business School MBA programme recognised amongst the world's most sustainable

Newcastle University Business School has achieved a top 40 ranking in the Better World MBA 2022 rankings.

Edward Snowden lawyer, Robert Tibbo, says education is key to responsible leadership

World-renowned human rights lawyer and Visiting Professor at Newcastle University Business School, Robert Tibbo, explains to MBA learners why ongoing education is key to building a holistic and responsible foundation in leadership.

Newcastle University Business School establishes Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) has established an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group to ensure fair treatment and opportunities for all staff and students.

Business School is first IPSERA Regional Centre of Competence in the UK

Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) is the first International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Regional Centre of Competence in the UK.

Why do we tax the identities of equality champions?

Writing for Wonke, Emily Yarrow argues that poorly resourced and under-recognised work on equality charters leads to some paying a hefty price.

Gold: when the price goes up, more of it gets stolen in break-ins

Writing for The Conversation, Professor Nils Braakmann and his co-authors discuss their research which looks at how the price of gold affects the rate of burglary in England and Wales.

Business School awarded highest accreditation

Newcastle University Business School has been officially re-accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), one of the highest standards of achievement in business education.

Will e-cargo bikes be the breakthrough for delivery services?

International Marketing MSc student, Annachiara Capuozzo, reflects on her on-site marketing research on the innovation potential of zero-emission delivery services.

Business School Master’s programmes recognised in top university rankings

Newcastle University Business School has been recognised in both the QS Business Master’s Rankings 2023 and the QS MBA by Career Specialisation Ranking 2023.

Four strategies for hiring refugees successfully

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Robin Pesch explains how managers can play a key role in helping refugee employees thrive in their new workplaces, instead of robbing them of their autonomy.

Why the four-day week is not the solution to modern work stress

Scotland, Ireland and Spain are among those trialling four-day weeks, but they’re not living in the real world. Professor Abigail Marks writes for The Conversation.

Social housing tenants face stigma and discrimination

Social housing tenants in England face such stigma and discrimination that they are often ignored and disrespected by their landlords, a Newcastle University academic has told MPs.

Learn lessons from COVID pandemic to stop regulatory confusion

A new study from Newcastle University, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the University of Birmingham shows how lack of regulatory clarity over lockdowns added to strain on firms.

Newcastle University appoints new Business School Dean

Professor Stewart Robinson has been appointed as Dean of Newcastle University Business School.

Recognition of refugees’ skills just as important as empathy

Employing refugees for their skills as well as recognising the challenges they have faced can deliver the best outcomes for both the refugee and the company they work for.

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.

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.

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.

Business School increases its Research Power by 127% in REF2021

Newcastle University Business School has increased its global research power by 127% 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 upcoming 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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