Newcastle University Business School

Introduction
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Proud to be the top 1% of business schools worldwide*

Newcastle University Business School is one of only 20 schools to hold triple accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB in the UK and this places the School in the *top 1% of business schools worldwide to hold this ‘triple crown’. To gain its accolades, the School has to continually demonstrate a high quality teaching environment, innovative degree structures and active engagement with industry. This was reflected in an overall student satisfaction rate of 92% in the International Student Barometer survey.

The Business School is home to over 3,300 students of whom 38% are international. In terms of intellectual resource, it is a hub of research and teaching innovation to 137 academics, 64 of whom are Professors, Readers and Senior lecturers.

The School’s portfolio of postgraduate taught programmes secures UK industry recognition through accreditations from 10 professional bodies.

With a distinctive emphasis on research and commitment to civic impact, the Newcastle University Business School aims at not just excellence, but ‘Excellence with a Purpose’. As a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to maintaining the very best research, and an outstanding teaching and learning experience.

Your choice of programmes

Our postgraduate taught programmes cover a range of learning experiences designed to suit the interests and varied backgrounds of students looking to explore career paths within the business world.

Programmes for professionals with managerial experience:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Global Master of Business Administration (GMA)

Programmes for applicants with a strong interest in arts or a relevant background:

    Arts, Business and Creativity MA

    Programmes suited for applicants with a high level of academic ability who demonstrated a keen interest in the subject through their undergraduate course:

    • Advanced International Business Management (Dual Award) MA/MSc
    • Advanced International Business Management and Marketing (Dual Award) MSc/MSc
    • Operations Management (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

    Programmes for applicants who have prior knowledge of the subject area and evidence of their mathematical ability:

    • Banking and Finance MSc
    • Finance MSc
    • International Economics and Finance MSc
    • Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc

    Programmes for high level graduates of other disciplines who wish to convert their knowledge to business areas or for overseas students who wish to extend their subject knowledge to a UK Master’s level:

    • E-Business MSc
    • E-Business (E-Marketing) MSc
    • E-Business (Information Systems) MSc
    • Human Resource Management MA
    • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc
    • International Business Management MA
    • International Financial Analysis MA
    • International Human Resource Management MA
    • International Marketing MSc
    • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
    • Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting MSc
    • Strategic Planning and Investment MSc

    A nine-month specialist programme in conjunction with Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for UK and International graduates who wish to have a professional career in accountancy and related areas:

    • Finance, Accounting and Business Graduate Diploma

    Your experience matters

    Newcastle University graduates continue to be among the most employable in the country and as a postgraduate student you can benefit from a range of initiatives that will add value to your degree, develop your skills and acquire new knowledge.

    • Become a postgraduate student representative and input directly into the University’s planning process and your programme
    • Join the Newcastle Work Experience Scheme and work for a local company on a paid project
    • Get involved in extracurricular activities made easy with ncl+ and a range of activities the School delivers each semester
    • Join a society – with over 170 to choose from you’re spoilt for choice
    • Become a student ambassador, business champion, or join ‘JobsOC’ – add valuable work experience to your CV and develop your skills
    • Take advantage of one-to- one careers advice – drop in to our multi-award-winning Careers Service and speak to an experienced member of staff
    • Visit a careers fair and meet 100s of employers without leaving Newcastle

    A great place to live and study

    Newcastle is a thriving city attracting over 50,000 students each year among its 250,000 population, and is a favourite destination for students from across the globe. Newcastle is the dynamic capital at the heart of the North East of England and has earned a reputation as a vibrant and cosmopolitan centre thanks to significant cultural investment and the development of world-class facilities. Voted as a UK top 5 favourite city, Newcastle is famous for its welcoming character, and offers a competitive cost of living compared with other major cities. It’s a great place to live and study.

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    Programs

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    MA

    MA Arts, Business and Creativity

    Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 3 more

    This Arts, Business and Creativity MA programme provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who are thinking about starting-up, developing, and managing a business or freelance career in a creative industry. The programme has been created by the Business School in conjunction with the School of Arts and Cultures and key stakeholders from the creative industries. It examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative... [+]

    MA Arts, Business and Creativity

    This Arts, Business and Creativity MA programme provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who are thinking about starting-up, developing, and managing a business or freelance career in a creative industry. The programme has been created by the Business School in conjunction with the School of Arts and Cultures and key stakeholders from the creative industries. It examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative industries within their social, cultural, economic, political, and, increasingly, international contexts. At the same time, the programme provides students with a setting to start-up a business and to engage on real projects with local/regional stakeholders.... [-]


    MA Human Resource Management

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    The longest established programme of its kind in the UK, Newcastle University Business School's Human Resource Management MA (HRM) aims to provide a firm foundation in the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in this specialist field. People are central to the success of any organisation. Our aim is to enable you to make an effective contribution as a human resource specialist, always recognising the distinct ethical responsibilities... [+]

    MA Human Resource Management

    The longest established programme of its kind in the UK, Newcastle University Business School's Human Resource Management MA (HRM) aims to provide a firm foundation in the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in this specialist field.

    People are central to the success of any organisation. Our aim is to enable you to make an effective contribution as a human resource specialist, always recognising the distinct ethical responsibilities of the human resource practitioner.

    The programme has been recently updated following a comprehensive review, our programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of the programme leads to graduate membership of this prestigious institute.... [-]


    MA International Business Management

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    The International Business Management MA has been designed to prepare you to meet these challenges. Responding to the ever growing internationalisation of business and management practice, it celebrates the diversity of living and working across cultures and focuses on the skills, competences and knowledge you will need when working within today’s global business environment. Through a combination of Subject Area modules, practice-focussed... [+]

    MA International Business Management

    The opportunities, and challenges, for international businesses are becoming ever more complex. Emerging and rapidly developing economies are changing the business landscape. Financial crises call into question the long established dominance and business practices of the developed economies. Increased mobility and interconnectedness of global populations create new markets and production possibilities – but they also increase calls for business to be more responsible and they call on managers to be better at working across cultural differences.

    The International Business Management MA has been designed to prepare you to meet these challenges. Responding to the ever growing internationalisation of business and management practice, it celebrates the diversity of living and working across cultures and focuses on the skills, competences and knowledge you will need when working within today’s global business environment. Through a combination of Subject Area modules, practice-focussed Integrative Skills modules and an Individual Project you will develop not only your knowledge but also your experience of thinking and working like an international manager.... [-]


    MA International Financial Analysis

    Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 3 more

    The programme focuses on the analysis of individual companies and as a result there is a substantial emphasis on corporate strategy, accounting and valuation. Of particular note is the practical study of real world data via DataStream and other industry sources, with an emphasis on developing skills in the manipulation of spreadsheets, databases, econometric and statistical software... [+]

    MA International Financial Analysis

    Accredited by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA), the programme provides candidates with seven exemptions from selected professional examination papers.

    The programme focuses on the analysis of individual companies and as a result there is a substantial emphasis on corporate strategy, accounting and valuation. Of particular note is the practical study of real world data via DataStream and other industry sources, with an emphasis on developing skills in the manipulation of spreadsheets, databases, econometric and statistical software.

    The global economic crisis, high-profile banking failures and increased regulatory supervision have highlighted the importance of sound financial management and robust reporting. The International Financial Analysis degree has been developed specifically to meet this need, providing participants with skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis, alongside an understanding of how accounting and finance expertise may be successfully combined to assess corporate performance and valuation.... [-]


    MA International Human Resource Management

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    The International Human Resource Management MA has been designed in response to demand for a specialist Master's programme that addresses the issues involved in the management of people across international borders. The programme builds on our highly successful Human Resource Management MA, which focuses more specifically on the domestic marketplace... [+]

    MA International Human Resource Management

    The International Human Resource Management MA has been designed in response to demand for a specialist Master's programme that addresses the issues involved in the management of people across international borders. The programme builds on our highly successful Human Resource Management MA, which focuses more specifically on the domestic marketplace.

    The programme has been recently updated following a comprehensive review and is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Successful completion of the programme leads to graduate membership of this prestigious institute. The programme also aligns with the standards of the US-based Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) - the world's largest association devoted to human resource management.... [-]


    MSc

    Dual Award (MA/MSc) in Advanced International Business Management

    Campus Full time 17 months August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    This unique dual award degree programme is delivered by two academically renowned European institutions: Newcastle University Business School and the University of Groningen. The key feature of the programme is its focus on international management and multicultural working. The overall aim of this 17-month programme is to provide a pre-experience Masters qualification in business management with a strong international dimension, resulting in... [+]

    Dual Award (MA/MSc) in Advanced International Business Management

    This unique dual award degree programme is delivered by two academically renowned European institutions: Newcastle University Business School and the University of Groningen. The key feature of the programme is its focus on international management and multicultural working. The overall aim of this 17-month programme is to provide a pre-experience Masters qualification in business management with a strong international dimension, resulting in two degree awards for students.

    The programme aims to provide participants the opportunity to engage with the issues experienced by internationally oriented organisations. Within this context, attention is paid to the comparative analyses of countries, institutions, cultures and the strategic decision-making of companies operating within this environment. In recent cohorts, individuals engaged with a number of organisations including L'Oreal, Heineken and TCD Foods Ltd.... [-]


    MSc Banking and Finance

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    The Banking and Finance MSc programme provides participants with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of banking within international financial markets, notably the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside providing candidates with the ICT and research skills required by... [+]

    MSc Banking and Finance

    The Banking and Finance MSc programme provides participants with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of banking within international financial markets, notably the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside providing candidates with the ICT and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector.

    Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. This programme builds on the School's established research strengths in economics and finance with teaching informed by the Finance and Financial Economics research group. The programme is responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries. ... [-]


    MSc E-Business

    Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    Contemporary research demonstrates that e-business success is a consequence of the precise combination of four elements: leading-edge technologies, long-term business strategies, the entrepreneurial capacity to implement these strategies (by using the technologies), and aligning people behaviour inside and outside the organisation... [+]

    MSc E-Business

    Contemporary research demonstrates that e-business success is a consequence of the precise combination of four elements: leading-edge technologies, long-term business strategies, the entrepreneurial capacity to implement these strategies (by using the technologies), and aligning people behaviour inside and outside the organisation.

    From a functional perspective, e-business is how companies conduct business electronically with regards to their clients, suppliers and partners. It is also how this activity is integrated with the internal systems of the firm such as logistics, operations and finance. For example, Amazon not only markets and sells online but also integrates its sales systems with its internal systems in real-time. This enables the company to invoice and update the order status of their clients as well as to work with a vast logistics network of partners who ultimately manufacture and dispatch the products to consumers. This success relies on a strong customer-centric organisational culture.... [-]


    MSc Finance

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    he programme provides participants with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of finance within the international financial system, notably the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside providing candidates with the ICT and research skills required by employers in this highly... [+]

    MSc Finance

    he programme provides participants with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of finance within the international financial system, notably the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside providing candidates with the ICT and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector.

    Closely related to the School's Banking and Finance MSc programme, the Finance MSc degree features compulsory modules in financial theory and corporate policy and optional specialist banking modules.

    Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has increased the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in finance. This programme builds on the School's established research strengths in economics and finance with teaching informed by the Finance and Financial Economics research group. The programme is responsive to trends and issues in global financial markets and services.... [-]


    MSc Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    The Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) MSc explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations, including the fundamentals of enterprise development and entrepreneurship. It is designed to meet the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide... [+]

    MSc Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise

    The Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) MSc explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations, including the fundamentals of enterprise development and entrepreneurship. It is designed to meet the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide.

    Employers are increasingly looking to recruit enterprising and creative individuals - this programme looks to produces graduates who aspire to strategic roles within the private and public sectors and who can lead these organisations through innovative change.

    The programme benefits from strong links to the University’s Careers Service (which supports entrepreneurial activity among the University's student body), as well as strong links with industry and experienced entrepreneurs. The programme provides students with a setting to start-up a business and to engage on real projects with local/regional stakeholders.... [-]


    MSc International Economics and Finance

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    This programme has been designed to meet the demand for a specialist postgraduate course in finance. It consists of two stages: a taught component and a research dissertation. A distinctive feature of the programme is that students will be given an international perspective in the role of finance and of monetary policy... [+]

    MSc International Economics and Finance

    This programme has been designed to meet the demand for a specialist postgraduate course in finance. It consists of two stages: a taught component and a research dissertation. A distinctive feature of the programme is that students will be given an international perspective in the role of finance and of monetary policy.

    The behaviour of public and private sector organisations is significantly influenced by fluctuations in global financial markets. Individuals with a comprehensive understanding of financial theory and its interrelationship with international monetary policy are therefore in demand within this highly competitive sector.

    ... [-]

    MSc International Marketing

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    This programme provides opportunities for students to acquire a thorough understanding of marketing theories and how to apply them to real world business challenges. It specialises in marketing within an international context, including the rapidly developing issues surrounding global communications and brand management... [+]

    MSc International Marketing

    This programme provides opportunities for students to acquire a thorough understanding of marketing theories and how to apply them to real world business challenges. It specialises in marketing within an international context, including the rapidly developing issues surrounding global communications and brand management.

    Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of understanding what their customers want and therefore the necessity to develop products and services that meet their needs and aspirations. Organisations which place the customers at the forefront of all decision-making and take a marketing-led approach are able to create competitive advantage and build brand loyalty.... [-]


    MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    The programme aims to produce graduates who can apply this knowledge in a thorough, systematic, informed and creative way in order to advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations. The programme provides students with the knowledge and understanding how an integrated approach to operations and supply chain management can impact on business performance... [+]

    MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Organisations are constantly evaluating ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times, and better manage risk in order to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. The Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc programme provides students with an in-depth understanding of the major areas of knowledge and philosophical approaches that underpin the concept of operations and supply chain.

    The programme aims to produce graduates who can apply this knowledge in a thorough, systematic, informed and creative way in order to advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations. The programme provides students with the knowledge and understanding how an integrated approach to operations and supply chain management can impact on business performance.... [-]


    MSc Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting

    Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    The Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting MSc programme provides students with an opportunity to study operations management and accounting within the manufacturing and service sectors. The degree is closely aligned to the Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc but also includes both financial and cost accounting, giving students with an interest in finance a greater knowledge of financial decision-making in areas such as... [+]

    MSc Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting

    The Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting MSc programme provides students with an opportunity to study operations management and accounting within the manufacturing and service sectors.

    The degree is closely aligned to the Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc but also includes both financial and cost accounting, giving students with an interest in finance a greater knowledge of financial decision-making in areas such as product costing and investing.

    Organisations are constantly evaluating ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times, and better manage risk in order to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. The effective management of these functions is therefore of vital importance and qualified practitioners are increasingly in demand.... [-]


    MSc Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

    Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has fuelled the demand for graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. The Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc builds on the School’s established strengths in economics and finance, and is closely aligned to our successful Banking and... [+]

    MSc Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

    Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has fuelled the demand for graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management.

    The Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc builds on the School’s established strengths in economics and finance, and is closely aligned to our successful Banking and Finance MSc and Finance MSc programmes.

    More specifically, the programme provides opportunities for students to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of:

    the behaviour of international financial markets the ability to analyse the strategies of financial market investors an understanding of the role of finance in a modern economy Who is the programme for? ... [-]

    Master

    Dual Award in Operations Management

    Campus Full time 17 months August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    This unique Dual Award programme provides students with the opportunity to study at two highly respected European institutions, Newcastle University Business School and the University of Groningen, while experiencing two amazing European cities. The key feature of this distinctive programme is its focus on operations management in different contexts of culture and business environment... [+]

    Dual Award in Operations Management

    This unique Dual Award programme provides students with the opportunity to study at two highly respected European institutions, Newcastle University Business School and the University of Groningen, while experiencing two amazing European cities. The key feature of this distinctive programme is its focus on operations management in different contexts of culture and business environment.

    On completion students will be awarded degrees in:

    Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc (Newcastle University); and Technology Operations Management MSc (University of Groningen).

    Students will learn how to analyse operations functions in different countries, understand various institutional environments and develop a sharp eye for operations management within multinational enterprises.... [-]