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.
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.
Shaping and leading the future of work
You'll take two compulsory modules (40 credits) in Year 2 (semesters 1 and 2).
These modules build on the core understanding developed in Phase 1. Each module is linked to Newcastle University Business School and Newcastle University research strengths. You'll integrate knowledge, skills and experience through multidisciplinary projects to tackle grand challenges.
A choice of projects is available within each module. This will enable you to explore possibilities for the future of work in the context of your own career development plans or global challenges.
You'll take one compulsory module (60 credits) in Year 2 (semesters 2 and 3):
In this phase you'll apply your learning and development from Phases 1 and 2. You will demonstrate impact by undertaking a practice-based research project.
The Challenge Research Project will:
- develop your research methods and skills
- enable you to identify, analyse and evaluate appropriate qualitative and quantitative data for decision making in a global context
- enhance your current and future employability
- produce outputs that challenge and develop individual, organisational and global practices
How you'll learn
The EMBA is a part-time, flexible, work-based programme. It's delivered using a blended learning model. You'll have two-day study blocks on campus during teaching time. In addition to study block attendance in person, you'll engage with blended, structured, online learning resources.
Online learning resources are hosted in our modern and intuitive virtual learning environment, Canvas. Canvas is a web-based system that does not need to be installed on your computer. Canvas runs on:
- any other device with a modern web browser
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Case study
- Oral presentation
- Reflective log
- Research proposal
Skills are assessed through a range of assessments such as:
- reflective logs
- e-portfolio evidence
- individual practice-based assessment reports
- practice-focused plans
- case study analyses
- research proposal and research 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 2023 entry (per year)
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.
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- additional costs
- living costs
- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.
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