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:
- critical thinking
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
- 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
- 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.
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 study experiences where:
- you'll attend lectures at one of our partner business schools
- you'll also 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.
The study tour is subject to Covid-19 government guidance.
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.
You will take six compulsory modules in Phase 1.
At the end of Phase 1 you take part in our Business Awareness Experience. You'll work in project teams to practise and consolidate your understanding of core business skills in a time-bound series of intensive lectures, industry visits and interactive workshops. Delivered in both Newcastle and London, you will benefit from our well-established connections with business and industry.
- Business Analysis for Decision Making
- Corporate Social Responsibility and the challenge of Ethical Business
In Phase 2 select one module from each group to suit your interests.
You can also replace one of your elective module choices with an international elective overseas at one of our international partners.
Personal development experience
Hone your skills as a leader and team player in a risk-free environment. Through a series of exercises, you will embrace new challenges that will lead to real personal growth, as you learn from one-to-one feedback provided by practitioners.
In Phase 3 you will complete two compulsory modules.
Leverage your new knowledge and leadership skills from the Business Analysis for Decision Making module and take this opportunity to start to think like a Director.
Gain an understanding of what it means to present a thorough business case to corporate executives. It’s more than education and training. It’s about developing that language, positioning, value and confidence that makes you ‘boardroom ready’.
How you'll learn
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Case study
- Professional skills assessments
- Oral examination
- Oral presentation
- Problem-solving exercises
- Written examination
- Written exercise
Your corporate projects give you the opportunity to explore in practice the challenges and opportunities experienced by organisations. Projects are sourced across a variety of organisations and industries to give you exposure at a regional, national, or international scale.
Management consultancy project
Build on the consultancy and business skills you have learnt through the programme. On this project you'll:
- work with your fellow students as a consulting team to respond to an organisation's project brief
- present a series of recommendations in response to the organisation’s objectives and deliverables
Previous projects have included a:
- marketing and internationalisation strategy for an environmental products manufacturer
- social media led sales and marketing strategy for a healthcare organisation
- business growth model for a social enterprise
Your MBA culminates in a final project drawing together the entirety of your MBA learning. This includes an executive summary and a set of credible recommendations derived from your research and written for a management audience.
You can choose from a range of project options:
Similar to a traditional dissertation, you'll:
- report on an in-depth project researching
- analyse a business issue of interest and relevance to you
Corporate consultancy project
- analyse and evaluate a current business issue with an external organisation
- apply for a project with one of our corporate partners, or source your own project from an organisation of your choice
Entrepreneurial business plan
If you are planning to start your own business, you can choose to write a comprehensive business plan as your final project.
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.
In an increasingly competitive marketplace, employers are looking for leaders with:
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 summer school
Newcastle University works in partnership with the University of Glasgow to offer an international summer school opportunity. The European Summer School for Advanced Management (ESSAM) attracts MBA students from around the world.
You'll have the opportunity to engage in an intensive two-week experience consisting of lectures, workshops, a diverse range of guest speakers from leading organisations and companies, team-based consulting projects and company visits. You will gain a competitive advantage in your MBA journey, become immersed in a new culture and grow your professional network.
ESSAM incurs additional cost and will run in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time.
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.
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
58% of our MBA graduates changed sector post-MBA. Our top five pre-MBA employment sectors are:
- engineering and manufacturing - 26%
- financial services - 20%
- business development - 11%
- information technology - 11%
- sales and marketing - 11%
Our top five post-MBA employment sectors are:
- financial services - 14%
- technology - 10%
- education - 10%
- consumer goods - 7%
- consultancy - 7%
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)
- GoinGlobal International careers platform
- WorkMaze global hiring guides
- Business Because
- QS Global Workplace
We work with you to help you understand your:
- 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 aide 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 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.
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)
For 2022-23 entry, we will be aligning our standard Home research fees with those set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The standard fee will be confirmed in Spring 2022 by UKRI.
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
How to apply
Using the application portal
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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.
Open days and events
You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:
- campus tours
- on-campus open days
- virtual open days
We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.
Get in touch
Questions about this course?
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