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5823f - Master of Business Administration MBA

Master of Business Administration MBA

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2022

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


Our full-time master in business administration programme offers you a carefully structured and immersive experience. It will empower you to push beyond your boundaries. It's designed to focus on developing the capabilities you need 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 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, multicultural teams

You'll emerge:

  • more confident and capable
  • better equipped to drive 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

Important information

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What you'll learn

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

Year-long compulsory modules

Business in Action runs throughout the year and 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 take part in a one-week international study tour where:

  • you'll attend lectures at one of our partner business schools in Europe
  • you'll also visit global businesses

This will give you the opportunity to apply your MBA learning in an international environment. This trip is 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 our global opportunities.

International study tour

You'll take part in a one-week international study tour where:

  • you'll attend lectures at one of our partner business schools in Europe
  • you'll also visit global businesses

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

Transatlantic virtual case competition

Work virtually across time zones and continents in collaboration with students from Boston University Questrom School of Business. You'll:

  • compete in teams with peers from Boston to solve a business problem
  • receive coaching from our highly successful alumni mentors

Networking opportunities

The leadership series provides you with 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:

  • commercial executive
  • product marketing director
  • senior project manager
  • chief engineer
  • chief talent officer
  • global business implementation manager
  • business development manager
  • director of global Service delivery
  • CEO

58% of our MBA graduates changed sector post-MBA. Our top five pre-MBA employment sectors are:

  • engineering and manufacturing 24%
  • energy and utilities 16%
  • teaching and education 10%
  • healthcare 8%
  • information technology 8%

Our top five post-MBA employment sectors are:

  • energy and utilities 16%
  • consulting 12%
  • financial services 12%
  • not-for-profit 12%
  • information technology 10%

Career support

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

  • application, CV and cover letter support
  • practice interviews and assessment centres
  • Newcastle work experience
  • peer review
  • leadership guest speaker series
  • recruitment fairs
  • online resources, including Business Because, MBA Exchange, QS Global Workplace and Graduate Connects

We work with you to help you understand your:

  • skills
  • motivations
  • career drivers

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

  • personal and professional transformation module
  • career leader assessment (online self-assessment programme)
  • MBTI personality test
  • self-marketing for 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 Going Global and Workmaze
  • 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.

Visit our Careers Service website

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.

Find out more about:

  • 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

How to apply

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You can choose to start your application, save your details and come back to complete it later.

If you’re ready, you can select Apply Online and you’ll be taken directly to the applicant portal.

Alternatively you can find out more about applying on our applications and offers pages.

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Open days and events

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.

Find out about upcoming postgraduate open days


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

We also hold various online and virtual events.

Visit our events calendar for the latest events

Get in touch

Questions about this course?

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

MBA Admissions Team

Fill in this form on our Business School website to book a 1-2-1 consultation.


For more general enquiries you could also complete our online enquiry form.

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