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5124F - Digital Business MSc

Digital Business MSc

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Start in: September 2022

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.


Take on total responsibility to foster, implement and evaluate e-business initiatives. This is in all the functional areas of an organisation.

Digital technologies have changed the way organisations conduct business. They afford new ways of working including fresh opportunities. They also present new challenges for digital businesses. Our Digital Business MSc prepares you for this ever-changing complex and digital landscape.

In a world where decision-making is ambiguous, this course will challenge you. You'll need to think in new and varied ways for a turbulent and fast-moving digital age. There is great demand for e-business professionals. This master’s supports various career paths to further your career interests.

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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
  • the ability to focus on the enterprise and entrepreneurial components with a clear focus on creativity and innovation
  • the alignment of people behaviour internally and externally to an organisation

By the end of the course you'll meet the most demanding professional and academic requirements.


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. This is done through our School-wide employability and professional development programme
  • benefit from the city’s innovation community, the Newcastle Helix. Home to an exemplar of world-class research and education. They're producing the next generation of leaders for the digital age
  • use industry-standard software to analyse data in our Data Analytics for Managers module. You'll address organisational problems and opportunities


  • experience real-life practice as you develop an enterprise start-up. You'll apply lean start-up theory. You'll get involved in creativity, innovation and the design of your digital business
  • 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

You'll 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.

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:

  • media trading strategist
  • key account director
  • database marketing analyst
  • business operation improvement and partnership manager
  • market analyst
  • procurement associate
  • business analyst
  • data management associate
  • diversity and inclusion specialist
  • product development manager
  • e-business consultant


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

  • Ctrl-Shift
  • G-Star RAW
  • Legal & General
  • Amar Bank Indonesia
  • Bede Gaming
  • Colt Technology Services
  • DHL
  • PepsiCo
  • Innovate UK
  • Google
  • IBM

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


Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, nationality and international leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 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

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Open days

The situation with Covid-19 means that we're unable to hold open days on campus. However, you don’t have to visit in person to experience Newcastle.

From the comfort of your sofa you'll be able to:

  • explore our beautiful campus
  • find out about our vibrant city
  • discover what students think about studying at Newcastle

You'll also have the opportunity to speak to academic staff and find out more about the courses you're interested in.

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We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

We also hold various online and virtual events.

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

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

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