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Digital Business MSc

Our contemporary Digital Business MSc prepares you for an ever-changing complex and digital landscape. You'll graduate ready to take on total responsibility to foster, implement and evaluate e-business initiatives, in all the functional areas of an organisation.

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  • September 2024
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Our contemporary Digital Business MSc prepares you for the complex and ever-changing digital landscape.

Digital technologies have changed the way organisations conduct business. They afford new ways of working and new opportunities. However, they also present new challenges for businesses.

Demand for digital business professionals is high. This Master's degree will challenge you to think in new and varied ways for a turbulent and fast-moving digital age. It supports various career paths to further your career interests.

It covers the core components of digital business, including:

  • leading-edge technologies
  • long-term business strategies
  • enterprise and entrepreneurial components, with a clear focus on creativity and innovation
  • the alignment of people behaviour
  • identifying and planning for digital business
  • analysing data to inform business decision‑making

E-commerce pathway

The Digital Business MSc programme is also available as a specialist E-commerce pathway. This programme focuses specifically on digital commerce.

To find out more about this pathway, view the course page.

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What you'll learn

You'll cover the core components of digital business, which include:

  • discussions on leading-edge technologies
  • developing an appreciation of long-term business strategies
  • focusing on the enterprise and entrepreneurial components, including creativity and innovation
  • the alignment of people behaviour internally and externally to an organisation


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.

How you'll learn

Your development

Professional skills

Through the course you'll:

  • prepare for your career in the digital world of business
  • develop your employability and professional skills
  • benefit from the city’s innovation community, the Newcastle Helix
  • use industry-standard software to analyse data
  • address organisational problems and opportunities

You'll also:

  • experience real-life practice as you develop an enterprise start-up
  • apply lean start-up theory
  • connect with, and hear from, digital and tech innovation leaders through guest lectures
  • explore how to discover value and access challenges from emerging business and technology

Newcastle Helix

Benefit from connections with Newcastle’s £350 million flagship project the Newcastle Helix. This brings together:

  • academic
  • the public sector
  • communities
  • business
  • industry

This ambitious project is stimulating far-reaching networks in technology and systems innovation. Find out more about Newcastle Helix.

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:

  • Software Engineer
  • Founder/ Co-Founder
  • Business Analyst
  • Senior Digital Media Specialist
  • Professional Systems Engineer
  • Senior Account Manager
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Lead Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Project manager
  • Client Development Director
  • Sales Consultant
  • Digital Adoption Specialist
  • Digital Transformation Manager
  • Head Of Data


This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:

  • Deloitte
  • Greggs
  • Pulsant
  • BNY Mellon
  • Mediacom
  • PepsiCo
  • PwC
  • Salesforce
  • Dentsu
  • Accenture
  • Meta
  • Nissan Motor Corporation
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Puma
  • IBM
  • KPMG

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


Main Newcastle University Business School building viewed from St James' Park

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 80 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, national and international leaders
  • over 34,000 alumni in our network, spanning over 150 countries
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is the gateway to Newcastle Helix - an innovation hub and community that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.

Our facilities include:

  • flexible conference room with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing over 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and over 25 seminar and teaching spaces, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • dedicated Student Hub and Quiet Space, providing a balanced mix of study space for group work or quiet, individual study
  • contemporary café
  • employability hub to support your career aspirations
  • Bloomberg Room to give you a real feel for the trading room floor
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab, a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting studies in experimental economics and economic psychology

The Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle Helix also offers further study and learning spaces. This includes a 750 seat auditorium – the largest in the University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

INTO International Pre-Master's - Pathway course

Our Business and Humanities Pre-Master's will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course.

How to apply

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You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Nick Howey
Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44(0) 191 208 1503
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