This Business Management degree will equip you with a firm understanding of the interconnectivity of different business functions and management theories, leaving you ready to challenge conventional business and management thinking.
With a strong emphasis on practical, real-world business experience, you'll have the opportunity to enhance your career prospects and develop your global skills, connections, and credentials for your dream job.
Studying management topics such as business strategy, digital business, organisational behaviour, marketing, and innovation management, you'll emerge as a highly employable graduate, ready to take on the changing world of business with a global outlook and a culturally intelligent approach to leadership.
Your course during COVID-19
Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption.
Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to guidelines that may be in place from time to time.
View our COVID-19 Study page, which gives information about your Newcastle University study experience for the academic year 2021-22.
See our terms and conditions and student complaints information
Quality and ranking
This degree offers the opportunity for a graduate pathway to professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
You are guaranteed associate-level membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), subject to module choice.
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.
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.
In Stage 1, you'll explore the fundamentals of business management, including modules such as Introduction to Accounting and Finance, Global Business Environment, Management and Organisation, and Introduction to Marketing.
During Stage 2, you'll develop your knowledge further, studying modules such as Introduction to Innovation and Technology Management, Research Methods, and Operations Strategy and Management, Human Resource Management and the Future of Work.
You'll choose from a range of optional modules, exploring topics such as global marketing, company accounts, managing change, business analysis, and business law. The optional Business Enterprise module will give you the opportunity to work in a team to run your own business.
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In Stage 3, you'll study a number of compulsory and optional modules, covering topics such as corporate social responsibility and ethics, managing diversity, community engagement, corporate communications, and innovation.
You'll also complete a cap stone project focussing on business practice, research management, or management consultancy with a corporate client.
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We base these figures and graphs on the most up-to-date information available to us. They combine data on the planned delivery and assessments of our courses in 2021-22 with data on the modules chosen by our students in 2020-21.
Teaching time is made up of:
- scheduled learning and teaching activities. These are timetabled activities with a member of staff present
- structured guided learning. These are activities developed by staff to support engagement with module learning. Students or groups of students undertake these activities without direct staff participation or supervision
Teaching and assessment
You'll learn through a combination of:
- case studies
- group work
- business simulation
Each week you will have a variety of learning opportunities to supplement your independent study.
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
Examinations – practical or online
Skills and experience
You will receive training on personal effectiveness skills such as presentation skills, leadership skills, and ways to enhance your employability.
In your first year, you'll study a module in Digital Business, which will equip you with the digital skills you need to succeed in the modern workplace.
Through the variety of optional modules, there are also opportunities to go on client field trips, design a business analytics system, or deliver a business pitch.
Throughout the programme, you'll develop your research skills.
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.
Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can choose to spend 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 2 and 3.
You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.
Our current placement students are in roles such as:
- business support intern
- finance assistant
- trainee assistant buyer
- 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.
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.
Facilities and environment
This degree is run by our triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building within 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.
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.
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
According to the most recent data, 91% of our graduates were in work or study within six months*.
Recent graduates have secured roles such as recruitment consultant, project analyst, leaders for business graduate, logistics freight coordinator, tactical buyer, civil servant, and Client Relationship Executive at companies including EY, British Airways, Ministry of Defence, Santander, and Cummins Limited.
Other students have gone on to start their own companies or pursue further studies.
*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
You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:
- a careers conference called Future Focus tailored to the stage of your degree
- 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.
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.
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 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 2021 entry (per year)
Home Fee Students
International Fee Students
The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for home fee-paying 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.
For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.
If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.
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.
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
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