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N200 - Business Management

Business Management

BA Honours

  • UCAS code: N200
  • Full time
  • 3 years
  • Next start date: September 2023
Year :

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

Fees (per year)

  • Home: £9250
  • International: £21000

Entry requirements and offers

  • A Level: AAB
  • IB: 35 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21
Work placement opportunity Study abroad opportunity Professional accreditation

Course overview

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 and study experience - disclaimers and terms and conditions  
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, for example in response to Covid-19.

View our Academic experience page, which gives information about your Newcastle University study experience for the academic year 2022-23.

See our terms and conditions and student complaints information, which gives details of circumstances that may lead to changes to programmes, modules or University services.

Quality and ranking

Professional accreditation

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.

Modules and learning

Modules

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 explore the basics of business management, including modules such as:

  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Global Business Environment
  • Management and Organisation
  • Introduction to Marketing

Modules

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

You'll develop your knowledge further, studying compulsory modules such as:

  • Introduction to Innovation and Technology Management
  • Research Methods
  • Operations Strategy and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Future of Work

You'll also choose from a range of optional modules, exploring topics such as:

  • Global Marketing
  • Company Accounts
  • Managing Change
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Law

The optional Business Enterprise module will give you the opportunity to run your own business as part of a team.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Introduction to Innovation and Technology Management 20
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
Understanding Work and Organisations 20
Managing Change 20
HR to Improve Working Lives 20
Business Analysis and Business Analytics 20
Introduction to Business Law 20
Global Marketing 20
Career Development for second year students 20

You'll study both compulsory and optional modules, covering topics such as:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Managing Diversity
  • Community Engagement
  • Corporate Communications
  • Innovation

You'll also complete a cap stone project focussing on:

  • Business Practice
  • Research Management

or

  • Management Consultancy with a corporate client

Modules

Compulsory Modules
 
You must also take one of the following compulsory modules (shown in the optional list below):
 
OR
OR

Modules

Optional Modules Credits
Case Studies in Finance, Accounting and Business 20
Advanced Business Practice 40
Business Information Systems 20
Managing Diversity 20
The Representation of Management and Organisation in Popular Culture 10
International Human Resource Management 10
Critical Perspectives on Human Resource Management 10
Innovation and Creativity 20
Critical Organisation Studies 10
Contemporary Issues in International and Comparative Business 20
Management Dissertation 40
Management Consultancy Project 40
International Entrepreneurship 20
Corporate Communication and Social Media 20
New Product and Service Development 20
Career Development for final 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

You will receive training on personal effectiveness skills such as presentation skills, leadership skills, and ways to enhance your employability.

Business skills

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.

Research skills

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.

Opportunities

Work placement

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
  • 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.

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.

Find out more about study abroad

Facilities and environment

Facilities

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.

Find out more about Newcastle University Business School and our facilities

Support

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

Benefit from excellent links

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 and offers

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements and offers below apply to 2023 entry.

A Level

AAB

International Baccalaureate

35 points

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

Admissions policy

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.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

Home Fee Students

£9250

International Fee Students

£21000

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.

Read more about fees and funding

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.

Read more about fees and funding

Scholarships

We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our undergraduate scholarship page for more information.

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.

Find out more about:

Scholarships

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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.

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