Master of Business Administration (MBA)

the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
12 Months

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About Master of Business Administration at Newcastle University

Our MBA will push you beyond your boundaries with experience-based learning, immersive business experiences, industry exposure, and corporate projects.

Our full-time master in business administration programme offers you a carefully structured and immersive experience. It will empower you to push beyond your boundaries. It's designed to focus on developing the capabilities you need to be competitive and successful in any industry or entrepreneurial venture.

You'll focus your skills in:

  • leadership
  • critical thinking
  • communication

Using these skills you'll work to improve your performance. Your Newcastle University MBA journey is designed to provide you with the opportunity to:

  • enhance your self-awareness
  • integrate and apply your learning
  • develop your consulting skills
  • contribute to, and lead, multicultural teams

You'll emerge:

  • more confident and capable
  • better equipped to drive change within your organisation
  • ready to excel in your career

Our MBA careers package offers you a range of information and resources. These work hand-in-hand with:

  • the classroom
  • networking
  • one-to-one support

    What you'll learn

    Through experiential and applied learning, you'll integrate your knowledge gained from across your MBA.

    Compulsory modules

    Business in Action offers you an innovative approach to management education. You'll take part in a range of real-time challenges. Using your skills, you'll apply them to operational and strategic issues within a constrained timeframe. You'll gain valuable knowledge from:

    • business leaders
    • worldwide alumni
    • academic mentors

    The personal and professional transformation module develops your understanding of your own career values and drivers. It is delivered through a structured series of:

    • skills enhancement workshops
    • personality testing
    • leadership development activities
    • career development planning sessions

    You'll work with the module team and our MBA careers advisers. You'll develop and understand how to implement your personal and professional development plan.

    You'll have the option to take part in a one-week international study tour where:

    • you'll attend lectures at one of our partner business schools in Europe
    • you'll also visit global businesses

    This will give you the opportunity to apply your MBA learning in an international environment. This trip is optional and costs are not included in your tuition fees.

    The study tour is subject to Covid-19 government guidance.

    Your development

    Global opportunities

    In an increasingly competitive marketplace, employers are looking for leaders with:

    • knowledge
    • ability
    • ambition

    You'll help to shape the future of global organisations. With our MBA, you'll develop these competencies and more from our global opportunities.

    International case competition

    You'll work virtually across time zones and continents in collaboration with students from other universities As part of the case competition, you will:

    • compete in teams with peers from other universities to solve a business problem
    • receive coaching from our highly successful mentors

    International summer school

    Newcastle university works in partnership with the University of Glasgow to offer an international summer school opportunity. The European Summer School for Advanced Management (ESSAM) attracts MBA students from around the world.

    You'll have the opportunity to engage in an intensive two-week experience consisting of lectures, workshops, a diverse range of guest speakers from leading organisations and companies, team-based consulting projects and company visits. You will gain a competitive advantage in your MBA journey, become immersed in a new culture and grow your professional network.

    ESSAM incurs additional cost and will run in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time.

    Networking opportunities

    You will have opportunities throughout your study to gain insight and knowledge from business leaders around the world on an array of topical business issues.

    Professional accreditation

    Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

    • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
    • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
    • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

    Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple crown. Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.


    Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

    • regional, nationality and international leaders
    • alumni
    • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

    The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

    Our facilities provide:

    • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
    • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
    • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
    • a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
    • a contemporary café

    Find out more about Newcastle University Business School

    Study options for this course

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    • The awardMBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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    Notes about fees for this course

    See our course fees and funding webpage -

    Entry requirements

    A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. 

    In your CV and personal statement you need to show at least three years of continuous work experience. You should have experience in a relevant role with some managerial responsibilities. This could include management of:

    • budgets
    • products
    • projects
    • people

    International Students

    To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements:

    Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

    If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

    Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

    The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

    Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

    • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)    
    • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)

    You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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