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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 digital business initiatives, in all the functional areas of an organisation.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023


Plan, implement and evaluate digital business initiatives in all 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 digital 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.

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:

  • 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:

  • Accenture
  • Barclays Investment Bank
  • BBC
  • China National Petroleum Corporation
  • China Easter Airlines
  • Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc.
  • Google
  • Nestle
  • Oman Ministry of Tourism
  • Microsoft

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 2023 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 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

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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 Graduate Diploma - Pathway courses

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

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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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