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Business Management BA Honours

  • UCAS code: N200
  • Full time
  • 3 years

This course will prepare you for a rewarding management career in the fast-paced world of business.

You are currently viewing course information for entry year: 2024

Next start date:

  • September 2024

Fees (per year)

  • Home: £9250
  • International: £23500

Entry requirements and offers

  • A-Level: AAB
  • IB: 34 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21

Course overview

This Business Management degree combines contemporary business practice with world-class research.

You'll embark on a journey through a structured learning strategy which values applied learning. It encourages you to take a reflective approach to develop your business management knowledge, skills and behaviours.

You'll emerge as a critical thinker and a reflexive practitioner. You will be self-aware and able to deal with complexity and ambiguity.

You will be taught by our specialist lecturers and professors. They are internationally renowned in their areas of expertise. You'll have access to the latest thinking and practice, which we continually embed into our programme.

The taught modules adopt a combination of research approaches. You will learn to:

  • conduct research
  • extract research knowledge and analyse research from others
  • apply research to your own practice

You will get opportunities to engage with the wider business community throughout the programme.

You will also have the option to select modules which give you the opportunity to gain associate level membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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View our Academic experience page, which gives information about your Newcastle University study experience for the academic year 2024-25.

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Quality and ranking

Professional accreditation and recognition

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.

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.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

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.

In your first year, you will explore the fundamentals of business management, including topics such as:

  • the global business environment
  • integrated business practice
  • management theory and research


Compulsory Modules Credits
Introduction to Accounting and Finance (for Business School Students) 20
Global Business Environment 20
Management and Organisation 20
Academic and Professional Skill Development 20
Digital Business 20
Introduction to Marketing 20

In your second year, you will further develop your knowledge and understanding of business management theory, research and practice. You'll study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. This will enable you to specialise in a variety of business functions and organisational contexts.


Compulsory Modules Credits
Research Methods 20
Operations Strategy and Management 20
Human Resource Management and the Future of Work 20
Optional Modules Credits
Interpreting Company Accounts 20
Business Enterprise 20
Introduction to Innovation and Technology Management 20
Understanding Work and Organisations 20
Managing Change 20
HR to Improve Working Lives 20
Business Analysis and Business Analytics 20
Introduction to Sustainability - Theory and Practice 20
Introduction to Business Law 20
Global Marketing 20
Placement and Study Abroad Info Sessions (Stage 2) 0
Career Development for second year students 20

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

You'll learn through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • case studies
  • group work
  • projects 
  • business simulation

Each week you will have a variety of learning opportunities to supplement your independent study.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Essays

  • Examinations – practical or online

  • Portfolio submission

  • Practical sessions

  • Presentations

  • Projects

  • Reflective report/journal

  • Reports

Skills and experience

Practical skills/hands on experience

You will receive training on personal effectiveness. You'll develop your presentation skills and leadership abilities. You'll also identify ways to enhance your employability

Real business skills

Throughout the programme, you will have a range of opportunities to develop contemporary business skills. These include:

  • digital skills
  • communication skills, and
  • data analysis skills

These are all designed to help you succeed in a modern workplace.

Research skills

You'll get a range of opportunities to develop your research skills as you progress on the programme.

In your final year, you'll complete one of four capstone research project options where you'll use your research skills to explore a business issue. 


Work placement

You'll spend 9 to 12 months working in an organisation either in the UK or internationally. You'll receive University support from our dedicated team to help you apply for work placements. Work placements take place between Stage 2 and 3.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

Recent placement students are in roles such as:

  • business support intern
  • finance assistant
  • trainee assistant buyer
  • analyst
  • continuous improvement technician

They are working on the following projects:

  • mapping out business development opportunities and market alignment planning at IBM
  • working within Mars' manufacturing environment to support activities to increase efficiencies
  • providing relationship management to the Private Wealth Management division at Goldman Sachs

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Placements are subject to availability and must be secured by the student.

Find out more about work placements

Study abroad

Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.

You may choose to spend a year abroad as part of your degree in one of our partner institutions. If you choose to take a study abroad year, it will extend your degree by a year.

Find out more about study abroad

Facilities and environment


Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 80 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, national and international leaders
  • over 34,000 alumni in our network, spanning over 150 countries
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is the gateway to Newcastle Helix - an innovation hub and community that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.

Our facilities include:

  • flexible conference room with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing over 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and over 25 seminar and teaching spaces, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • dedicated Student Hub and Quiet Space, providing a balanced mix of study space for group work or quiet, individual study
  • contemporary café
  • employability hub to support your career aspirations
  • Bloomberg Room to give you a real feel for the trading room floor
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab, a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting studies in experimental economics and economic psychology

This is in addition to our Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle Helix, which offers further study and learning spaces including a 750 seat auditorium – the largest in the University.

Find out more about Newcastle University Business School


Each degree offers you a stimulating curriculum and a supportive teaching and learning environment.

You will have an academic member of staff as a 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.

Your future

Professional accreditation and recognition

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

This degree offers the opportunity for a graduate pathway to professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

By studying a combination of human resources modules at stage 2 and 3, students gain the underpinning knowledge required for associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Benefit from excellent links

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

82% of our 2018/19 graduates were in work or further study within 15 months of graduating*.

Recent graduates have secured roles such as;

  • recruitment consultant
  • project analyst
  • leaders for business graduate
  • logistics freight coordinator
  • tactical buyer
  • civil servant
  • client relationship executive

at companies including:

  • EY
  • British Airways
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Santander
  • Cummins Limited

Make a difference

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Careers support

You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:

  • the annual Future Focus: Careers Conference, tailored to different industry areas
  • interwoven employability provision
  • access to a dedicated placement officer within the Business School who can help you find a work placement in your area of interest
  • specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service and the Business School's careers consultants
  • career management sessions with a careers consultant
  • work experience opportunities while studying with us
  • Business School summer internship scheme

We're also one of 140 business schools worldwide to be accredited by the EQUIS scheme for our managerial and entrepreneurial skills development.

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

Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements and offers below apply to 2024 entry.

International Baccalaureate

Other UK and the Republic of Ireland qualifications

Contextual Offers

Through one of our contextual routes, you could receive an offer of up to three grades lower than the typical requirements.

What is a contextual offer? Find out more and if you’re eligible for this or our PARTNERS Programme supported entry route.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

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This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University. 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.

Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

Qualification: BA Honours

Home students

full time 3 years

Tuition fees (per year)


International students

full time 3 years

Tuition fees (per year)


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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