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Master of Business Administration MBA

Our MBA will push you beyond your boundaries with experience-based learning, immersive business experiences, industry exposure, and corporate projects.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024


Our full-time master in business administration programme offers you a carefully structured and immersive experience.

You'll develop the capabilities needed to be competitive and successful in any industry or entrepreneurial venture.

You'll focus your skills in:

  • leadership
  • critical thinking
  • communication

Using these skills you'll work to improve your practice and performance. Your Newcastle University MBA journey is designed to provide you with the opportunity to:

  • enhance your self-awareness
  • integrate and apply your learning
  • develop your consulting skills
  • contribute to, and lead, diverse teams

You'll emerge:

  • more confident and capable
  • better equipped to drive sustainable change within your organisation
  • ready to excel in your career

Our MBA careers package offers you a range of information and resources. These work hand-in-hand with:

  • the classroom
  • networking
  • one-to-one support

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What you'll learn

Through experiential and applied learning, you'll integrate your knowledge gained from across your MBA.

Compulsory modules

Business in Action offers you an innovative approach to management education. You'll take part in a range of real-time challenges. Using your skills, you'll apply them to operational and strategic issues within a constrained timeframe. You'll gain valuable knowledge from:

  • business leaders
  • worldwide alumni
  • academic mentors

The personal and professional transformation module develops your understanding of your own career values and drivers. It is delivered through a structured series of:

  • skills enhancement workshops
  • personality testing
  • leadership development activities
  • career development planning sessions

You'll work with the module team and our MBA careers advisers. You'll develop and understand how to implement your personal and professional development plan.

You'll have the option to take part in international experiences where you'll:

  • attend lectures at one of our partner business schools
  • work with global businesses

This will give you the opportunity to apply your MBA learning in an international environment. These experiences are optional and costs are not included in your tuition fees.


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

Global opportunities

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, employers are looking for leaders with:

  • knowledge
  • ability
  • ambition

You'll help to shape the future of global organisations. With our MBA, you'll develop these competencies and more from your academic and practiced-based experiences.

International case competitions

You'll be given opportunities to work virtually across time zones and continents in collaboration with students from other universities. You will undertake a range of case competitions throughout the year. Case competitions require you to:

  • compete in teams with peers from other universities to solve a business problem
  • receive coaching from our professional mentors

International Learning Experiences

Newcastle University works with its partners to offer international MBA learning experiences. These vary from year to year. Participation can be based on competitive application.

Past MBA learning experiences have included working with students from universities such as:

  • the University of South Australia
  • Glasgow University
  • Kedge Business School in France

These learning experiences have consisted of:

  • lectures and workshops
  • a diverse range of guest speakers from leading organisations and companies
  • team-based consulting projects
  • company visits

This international dimension of the programme offers a competitive advantage in your MBA journey. It gives you the opportunity to be immersed in new cultures and grow your professional networks.

Networking opportunities

You will have opportunities throughout your study to gain insight and knowledge from business leaders around the world on an array of topical business issues.

Your future


Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:

  • operations and commercial manager
  • product marketing manager
  • innovation consultant
  • chief financial officer
  • consultant
  • business development manager
  • business intelligence lead
  • senior agile lead

63% of our MBA graduates changed sector post-MBA. Our top five pre-MBA employment sectors are:

  • Retail and manufacturing – 17%
  • Education – 14%
  • Energy -14%
  • IT and technology – 14%
  • Financial services – 11%

Our top five post-MBA employment sectors are:

  • Consultancy – 26%
  • Financial Services – 21%
  • Technology – 16%
  • Education – 11%
  • Construction – 11%

Careers support

We will support you during your programme and beyond graduation, with extended careers support. This includes:

  • ongoing support with applications, CV, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles
  • practice interviews and assessment centres
  • Newcastle-based work experience
  • peer review
  • leadership and industry expert guest speaker series
  • annual School-based Careers Conference and University-wide recruitment fairs

Additional support can be found in online resources, including:

  • membership of AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • MBA-Exchange
  • GoinGlobal International careers platform
  • QS Global Workplace
  • subscription to the Financial Times

We work with you to help you understand your:

  • skills
  • motivations
  • career drivers
  • target career goals

We'll use this intelligence to formulate your career development strategy. This includes:

  • 12-month personal and professional transformation module
  • career leader assessment (online self-assessment programme)
  • personality testing
  • building a personal brand to aid employability
  • application, CV and cover letter feedback and development support

We’ll support you to develop your career action plan. If you need to research sectors and employers, develop a business plan or build your connections, we do this through:

  • personal development experience
  • business start-up support
  • online resources, including GoinGlobal and MBA Exchange
  • business networking
  • sector insights with employer events and presentations

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

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

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

How to apply

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

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

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