Through this professionally accredited degree you develop a strong understanding of the strategic and operational context of businesses.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
3 or 4 Years
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points
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You study management topics such as:
- organisational behaviour
- human resource management
- business strategy
Your knowledge is contextualised, and your employability enhanced, through our strong emphasis on practical real-world business experience. This is via the use of case-study-led teaching and work experience opportunities with globally recognised companies, like IBM, Disney and Siemens.
This builds your business awareness and helps you develop personal and professional skills required to become highly employable in a range of business environments.
Highlights of this degree
Professional accreditationProfessional accreditation
This degree is professionally accredited by:
- the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
- the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
When you graduate you'll have guaranteed membership of the Chartered Management Institute and will be eligible for associate level membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Industry linksIndustry links
Newcastle University Business School has excellent links with industry and professional bodies, providing you with exposure to future employers.
These include a wide range of national and international contacts, who provide work placement opportunities for our students (see below).
In addition, major firms and professional bodies sponsor awards for our outstanding students each year, to commend their dedication.
We also welcome regular guest speakers from industry.
Work placement or study abroadWork placement or study abroad
You can choose to spend a year between your second and third year of study at one of our partner universities abroad or on a 12-month work placement in the UK or overseas.
Choose to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe through the Erasmus exchange scheme. We currently have partners in Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, Norway, Spain and Sweden.
Gain valuable industry experience with a 12-month work placement in a UK or Overseas business. You'll receive support from the Business School's dedicated Placement Officer and the University's Careers Service to help you find a placement that matches your skills and interests.
We have recently placed students in companies including: IBM, Disney, Procter & Gamble, Nissan, Marks & Spencer, Unilever, Accenture, Cummins, GSK and Microsoft.
This year's placement students are undertaking projects such as:
- assisting with the planning and coordination of fashion and beauty events eg London Fashion Week at L'Oreal
- managing the sales orders for a major supermarket chain at P&G
- working on a change management project at Unilever
- training to be a Retail Manager and looking after a section of the shop floor at John Lewis
- providing business and sales support to a National Account Manager at Warner Bros
Find out more about work placements and study abroad opportunities on the Business School's website.
Skills developmentSkills development
We place a strong emphasis on helping you develop practical skills for your future career. You'll be prepared for a wide range of management careers in sectors which might include consultancy, media, manufacturing, retail, public services, finance or human resources.
Practical business skills
Case-study lead teaching helps you understand how real businesses apply knowledge and expertise to tackle real-world challenges.
A work placement will give you the opportunity to put your learning into practice and gain a wealth of business experience.
You will develop your skills in research methodology and presentation and develop in-depth knowledge of a particular area of business through completing a dissertation or undertaking a consultancy project.
The dissertation allows you to explore a business-related issue that interests you, and the consultancy project involves working with a business client, researching their organisation and presenting recommendations to improve their business.
Throughout your degree, you will also develop skills in areas such as:
- teamworking and leadership
- strategic management
- numeracy and IT skills
Facilities and support
This degree is run by Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building within Newcastle's emerging business district. Our Business School's facilities include:
- 120 PCs across three hi-tech computer clusters
- Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building
- social spaces for learning and relaxation
- bookable meeting rooms
Take a virtual tour of our building.
You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:
- specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service
- career management sessions with our dedicated Business School Careers Adviser
- an Annual Career Development Week, to help you improve your employability skills and meet potential employers
- 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.
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.
There's also a Board of Students so you can share your views about the degree.
Teaching and assessment
Each week, you will have two lectures per module, or one lecture and one seminar per module.
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
- written examinations
- essays and project work
- portfolios of practical work
- oral presentations
- computer-based multiple-choice questions
- dissertation or individual reflective report
Find out more
Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment methods, credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.
Visit our Teaching & Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to all students at Newcastle University.
Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)
Do you want to become a technical officer in the Royal Navy, British Army, RAF or Defence Engineering and Science Group when you graduate?
This degree is approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS).
DTUS is a sponsorship programme for students interested in a scientific, engineering or technical career in the armed forces or the Ministry of Defence.
Find out more on our Armed Forces page.Student profile
Newcastle University Business School, together with the Career Services, offers a lot of support for business students in terms of personal growth and career development.Kayla, Business Management BA Honours
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