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
- 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.
Module information is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
Optional modules availability
Some courses have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
How you'll learn
This master’s degree offers you a stimulating curriculum and a supportive teaching and learning environment.
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Case study
- Design or creative project
- Professional skills assessments
- Oral presentation
- Problem-solving exercises
- Reflective log
- Research proposal
- Research paper
- Written examination
- Written exercise
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
This course has strong links with industry. Our staff are world-class researchers. Several have been successful:
- top level managers
They have worked in government agencies or corporations such as:
You'll be taught by:
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
You'll benefit from connections with Newcastle’s £350 million flagship project the ‘Newcastle Helix’. This brings together:
- the public sector
This ambitious project is stimulating far-reaching networks in technology and systems innovation.
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:
- G-Star RAW
- Legal & General
- Amar Bank Indonesia
- Bede Gaming
- Colt Technology Services
- Innovate UK
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.
Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
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
- 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
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
Depending on your residency history, if you’re a student from the EU, other EEA or a Swiss national, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll normally pay the ‘Home’ tuition fee rate and may be eligible for Student Finance England support.
EU students without settled or pre-settled status will normally be charged fees at the ‘International’ rate and will not be eligible for Student Finance England support.
If you are unsure of your fee status, check out the latest guidance here.
We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our searchable postgraduate funding page for more information.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
Find out more about:
- additional costs
- living costs
- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
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