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Executive Master of Business Administration EMBA

At Newcastle University, our EMBA is designed for senior leaders who want to shape their organisation’s future and their own career.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 8 February 2023 register now


You'll explore and pioneer approaches to global challenges in relation to:

  • yourself and your role
  • your organisation
  • wider society

The EMBA is a part-time, flexible, work-based programme. It's delivered using a blended learning model. You'll have monthly two day study blocks on campus during teaching time. In addition to study block attendance, you'll engage with the blended, structured, online learning resources.

This will allow you to study flexibly around your work and personal commitments.

The group intake will be small and diverse. You'll enjoy:

  • individualised personal development
  • group action learning
  • the opportunity to develop relationships with trusted peer group. Your peers will become a powerful support network beyond the completion of the EMBA

The curriculum is dynamic and relevant. It combines:

  • world-leading research
  • learning from thought leaders
  • practice and real-time projects

Sustainable business sits at the heart of the EMBA curriculum. We'll provide you with a unique, in-depth experience to explore and deliver material actions aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The programme focuses on the development of responsible leadership and leaderful practice.

The EMBA is practice-based and experiential. It's designed to enable you to learn by applying theory into practice, working on real challenges in your own organisation and learning from the experiences of your peers. You'll reflect deeply on your own professional practice, with space to make sense of your experiences and learn experientially, integrating your own professional context.

The EMBA is available as a progression route when studying the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.


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What you'll learn

You'll study contemporary leadership theory relevant for today’s volatile, uncertain and complex future. During the EMBA you'll:

  • develop inclusive, relational leadership practices essential for responsible business
  • learn skills of strategic planning and analysis across core business functions
  • recognise the role of collaboration in tackling challenges and exploring possibilities


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

Research skills

Sustainable business sits at the heart of the curriculum. We'll provide you with a unique in-depth experience to explore and deliver material actions against the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

You'll engage in these real-world challenges. This brings a rich learning environment and the opportunity to have immediate impact on individual and organisational performance.

You'll design and undertake a research project. This will challenge individual, organisational and global business practices.

Professional skills

We offer you a transformational personal and professional learning experience. This will develop your critical thinking and reflexivity alongside mastery in practice.

We support you to develop a comprehensive professional portfolio to capture your insights, impact and experience. This resource offers you an evidence base for future employment opportunities. It will enable you to apply for Chartered Manager Status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Your future

Career opportunities

The EMBA offers a significant transformation in your career potential, both within your current role and beyond. We support your personal and professional development and help you shape the next steps in your career journey.

Developing as a leader involves reflecting on:

  • the strengths and attributes that you bring to your role
  • how best to apply your talents within any work context

You'll be encouraged to develop a deeper awareness of yourself. This will lead to the articulation of a compelling professional identity. The programme supports you in this process through:

  • self-assessment activities
  • compelling work-based assignments
  • peer feedback
  • group action learning
  • executive coaching

The learning journey enables you to gain clarity about:

  • where you want your career to take you
  • the contributions you can make

We support you to articulate your knowledge and skills impact through work-based challenges during the course of the EMBA.

The programme offers you the opportunity to demonstrate high levels of competence through a professional portfolio.

Careers support

You'll benefit from Newcastle University’s award-winning career service which will support you with your career journey. You'll also have an individually assigned executive coach and a personal tutor.

Professional network

We encourage and facilitate growth of your professional network, stimulating new connections and possible directions that your career can take you.

Newcastle University Business School is situated at the gateway to the Newcastle Helix. Here we play a key role in the ecosystem of research, collaboration and innovation.

You'll learn alongside a diverse peer group of professionals and fellow students from our portfolio of lifelong learning programmes.

We encourage you to make meaningful connections through informal and guided networking opportunities. You'll also be encouraged to join the ever-growing network of MBA alumni.

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

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Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 1503

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