This three-year degree will equip you with the business and language skills you'll need to operate in a globally connected, locally rooted, and culturally complex business environment.
Studying in the very heart of a region of innovators, you'll be able to choose from several different pathways depending on your language level. You'll develop core business skills, including human resource management, finance, and strategy, alongside French, German or Spanish.
You'll graduate as a proficient linguist, equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience needed for a management career in international, multi-national, or global organisations.
This is a three-year degree. If you would like to take a year abroad for study or placement please apply for International Business Management with Placement (N120).
Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.
See our terms and conditions for more information
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Your course during COVID-19
Whilst things will not be the same when you join us in September, this course page is intended to give you insight into what to expect from your course and your learning experience for the duration of your degree.
We have updated all course information where there are specific changes in the first semester.
Most of our student services are now available online. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, we'll be opening up our on-campus facilities as soon as it is safe to do so, so that you can get the best out of your studies.
Your learning experience
Your teaching will be a mixture of online and in-person on-campus teaching. In semester one, as a result of physical distancing requirements, all lecture materials will be delivered online along with many tutorials, workshops and labs.
Our aim, if Government guidance allows us, is to deliver up to three hours of labs, seminars and tutorial teaching in-person on campus where this is possible and safe to do so. We'll review this regularly and plan to return to full in-person, on-campus teaching in semester two if restrictions allow.
In semester one, we will not be running face-to-face, on-campus examinations. We will instead use different approaches to assessment. These will test and support your learning.
We will be running some but not all of our planned field trips. Some of those that do run, will be run virtually. For those that do not run, we will be offering alternative learning activities. These learning activities will give you the opportunity to achieve the same learning.
Terms and conditions and student complaints
The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.
Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University 2020 study experience.
Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.
Quality and ranking
We have a long tradition of excellence in teaching, recognised in many external surveys and assessments, but also by our own students.
Our commitment to teaching quality and an excellent student experience is reflected through our results in national and international student satisfaction surveys.
Modules and learning
The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
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.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
You'll study French, German, or Spanish from beginner's level. In your first year, you'll develop a good understanding of core areas of business, including an introduction to accounting and finance, global business environment, and business management and observation.
|Introduction to Accounting and Finance (for Business School Students)||20|
|Global Business Environment||20|
|Management and Organisation||20|
|Quantitative Methods for Business Management||20|
You will also study the following modules based on your language choice:
You'll broaden your knowledge with modules such as international finance and financial markets and global perspectives in managing people and organisations.
|International Finance and Financial Markets||20|
|Global Perspectives in Managing People and Organisations||20|
If you have not already selected 120 credits, you also take the following:
You will also study one of the following modules based on your language choice:
In your final year, you'll study topics such as contemporary issues in international business management, and advanced global strategy. You'll also complete a dissertation and choose between international entrepreneurship and international business diplomacy.
|International Business Management Dissertation||40|
|Contemporary Issues in International Business Management||20|
|Advanced Global Strategy||20|
You will also choose one of the following:
You will also study one of the following modules based on your language choice:
Teaching and assessment
Throughout the programme, you'll benefit from a variety of teaching methods, including:
- language classes
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
Assignments – written or fieldwork
Dissertation or research project
Examinations – practical or online
Skills and experience
Through our innovative business simulation, you'll experience all aspects of running a business, implementing the strategic decision making of a multi-national company.
The International Entrepreneurship module will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to develop and grow a small business internationally.
Throughout your degree, you'll develop the research needed to explore and analyse the latest thinking on a range of core business topics.
In your final year, you'll call upon your research skills to complete a significant project focused on business practice.
Facilities and environment
This degree is run by our triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Newcastle University Business School, based in the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.
You’ll benefit from a world-class business education and leave as a socially responsible graduate, ready to challenge conventional business thinking.
Each degree offers you a stimulating curriculum and a supportive teaching and learning environment.
Our teaching and learning is supported by Canvas, a virtual learning environment that allows you to access your courses, groups, receive notifications and messages, and submit your assignments.
Throughout your studies, you’ll also have access to support from peers, academics and our University Student Services Team:
- An academic member of staff will be your personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.
- Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.
Benefit from excellent links with potential employers
We have excellent links with national and international organisations, allowing you to benefit from work placements, guest speakers, and networking opportunities.
Through these links, you'll have the chance to gain commercial experience through an optional paid work placement or a summer internship.
You'll also have plenty of opportunities to develop personal, employability, and enterprise skills that will make you highly employable amongst a diverse range of companies when you graduate.
Join a network of successful graduates
According to the most recent data, 92% of our graduates were in work or study within six months*, in a diverse variety of roles, including graduate global risk consultant, brand manager, human resources graduate trainee, and regional junior finance analyst.
Recent graduates have secured roles at globally-recognised companies, including:
- Barclays Bank
- British Airways
- Capita PLC
- Whitbread Plc
*Destinations of (undergraduate, UK and EU) Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17
Employability at Newcastle
96% of Newcastle University graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating, with 85.5% in graduate-level employment or further study.
Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates. See what they have gone on to achieve and be inspired to follow in their footsteps.
Statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation (Destinations of (undergraduate and postgraduate UK domiciled) Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17).
Make a difference
Our Careers Consultants are available to offer one-to-one support via our Employability Hub located in the Business School foyer as well as online. Whether you're preparing for your graduate career, going on to further study, or starting your own business, you can access guidance on a range of topics including:
- CV and application advice
- support for placements, internships and international experiences
- further study queries
- how to plan your career
- how to balance work and study
- entrepreneurial advice on a new business venture from the University START UP team
You can also take part in:
- our Future Focus Careers Conference
- LinkedIn Learning with access to over 15,000 courses
- a variety of workshops relating to the Future of Work and Leading on Leadership
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.
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.
Other UK qualifications (and PARTNERS)
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria.
Entrance courses (INTO)
International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO.
This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. 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.
Tuition fees and scholarships
Tuition fees for 2020 entry (per year)
Home Fee Students
International Fee Students
The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by the UK government.
As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.
You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).
The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.
Year abroad and additional costs
For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year.
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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Open days and events
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.
We will be holding a virtual event on:
• Saturday 19 September
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 subjects you're interested in.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS
To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:
- the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
- the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
- the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college
If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.Apply through UCAS
Apply through an agent
International students often apply to us through an agent. Have a look at our recommended agents and get in touch with them.