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 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.
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
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple crown and we are one of only 20 to have these accreditations in the UK.
Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.
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 and some have been successful entrepreneurs, consultants or top level managers 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
- Dr Janette Young
- Dr Matthew Gorton
- Professor Klaus Schoefer
We also collaborate with guest speakers from industry.
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University, with over 3,100 students representing over 80 nationalities. The School's new location and modern design allows it to:
- unite world-class research, teaching, enterprise and innovative activities under one roof
- develop and strengthen relationships between staff and students
- facilitate collaborative links between the School and the business community
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
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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 compulsory modules:
- NBS8139 Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration
- NBS8263 Competing with IT
- NBS8321 Strategy, Management and Information Systems
- NBS8322 E-Business
- NBS8323 E-Commerce Start-up
- NBS8011 Dissertation
- NBS8062 Research Methods (ICE/ABC/E-Business)
- NBS8214 Technology, Change and Innovation Management
- NBS8234 Project Management
- NBS8325 E‐logistics Management for Supply Chain Competitive Advantage
- NBS8519 Digital Marketing
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.
Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.
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.
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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.
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.
Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.
Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.
Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.
Fees & Funding
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Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £16,800
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EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
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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)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
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How to Apply
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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.