Newcastle University Business School MBA

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About Newcastle University Business School

Challenge Today, Change Tomorrow

Our ethos - “challenge today, change tomorrow” – is embedded into our teaching and research, and we are particularly excited and passionate about how this is built into the Newcastle MBA: preparing you today for the challenges of tomorrow’s changing world of business.

The Newcastle MBA offers a 12-month intensive journey of learning, providing you with new opportunities for practical application, self-analysis and self-awareness. It will develop your knowledge, ability and ambition to shape both the future of an organisation and of your own career: a winning combination.

From our MBA, you will emerge more confident, capable and better equipped to drive change.

Why choose the Newcastle MBA?

  1. Study a 12-month, full-time, AMBA-accredited MBA programme. We celebrate 30 years accreditation in 2018 which is a true testament to the quality of our programme.
  2. Customise your MBA journey and choose from a range of optional modules.
  3. Apply your learning through immersive business experiences with our Business in Action module, intensive Business Awareness Experience and challenging business led competitions.
  4. Develop your own ideas with our Entrepreneurship and Innovation modules, our business hackathon with experienced entrepreneurs, or by developing a business plan.
  5. Make a difference to an organisation through your live corporate projects.
  6. Partial and full-fee scholarships available towards you tuition fees.
  7. Develop your leadership and managerial ability with our module dedicated to your personal and professional transformation.
  8. Learn from, and engage with, world-leading researchers and practitioners from across the globe; a superb intellectual resource for your to take advantage of.
  9. Go global with an optional international study tour which includes visits to global businesses, or complete your Management Consultancy project in an international location.
  10. Receive extended careers support throughout the programme and beyond graduation.
Programme Presentation
Newcastle University Business School is part of Newcastle University, a research-intensive Russell Group University with a proud history of over 180 years, committed to delivering world-class academic excellence.
Programme Info

Go beyond conventional business thinking

The full-time Newcastle MBA programme offers you a carefully structured, immersive experience that will support you to push beyond your boundaries, and to focus on developing the capabilities you need to be competitive and successful in any industry or entrepreneurial venture.

Immersive business experiences

Through the programme we offer you a 12-month intensive journey of immersion and practical application. We start by building your core skill set and understanding across the range of management and business disciplines. Then, we strengthen your ability to contribute to the key challenges of business in the 21st century, while three electives offer you a wide-range of routes to personalise your Newcastle MBA to your own interests and aspirations. Throughout the year, carefully structured practical activities and projects present you with challenges, from real businesses that develop your consulting skills, enhance your own self-understanding, and show you how to integrate and apply your MBA learning to make a real difference both to business and to your own post-MBA career development.

Leadership development

By honing your skills in leadership, critical thinking, self-reflection, consultancy and communication, you will work to improve your performance while gaining universally applicable business knowledge and skills that you can apply immediately to your own career progression.

A hands-on approach to learning

Studying our MBA is a challenging, yet rewarding, experience and requires significant personal commitment. Using a balance of traditional study and realtime action learning, this programme will prepare you to become a business leader of tomorrow. By combining intensive experiential learning with a solid foundation in business and management knowledge, it will equip you for higher positions in management and leadership

Shape your leadership journey

Through a mixture of lectures, business challenges, case studies, workshops and consultancy-style projects, you will expand and develop your business acumen in our engaging learning environment, while a range of electives enable you to personalise your MBA to your interests and needs.

The core

Our range of core modules offers you the opportunity to strengthen your management fundamentals, develop your global perspective, and integrate your learning.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Organisations and People Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Personal and Professional Transformation
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Transitions in the Global Economy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business in Action
  • Management Consultancy Project
  • Individual Project

The specialisation 

Our programme offers you significant scope to customise your MBA journey by choosing from a wide range of elective modules throughout your year of study. This offers you more scope to align your learning experience with your individual career objectives.

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Round off the development of your core business and management skill set with one elective from this group.

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Project and Programme Management

Customise your study towards those skill sets and business trends that are most relevant to your own personal development objectives with one elective from this group.

  • Leading Organisational Change
  • Finance and Investment
  • International Marketing

Position yourself at the forefront of business thinking and choose one topical elective module from this group.

  • Managing Innovation
  • Emerging Economics: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Digital Business















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Student Body

Class profile

  • 7 year's average work experience
  • 4 average number of languages spoken
  • Gender split: 59% Male/41% Female
  • Age range 26 to 49
  • 12 nationalities represented
  • 79% International students
Admission Requirements

Admissions process

We welcome applications from exceptional candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds who can demonstrate motivation, drive and ambition to embark on a journey of development.

The admissions process is competitive and places are limited on our MBA programme. We recommend you submit your application early to avoid disappointment and to ensure you can choose a convenient time for your interview with our MBA Programme Team. Each application will be considered on an individual basis. Candidates who have narrowly missed the academic or experiential requirement may be considered at the discretion of the MBA Programme Director.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • You should hold a minimum upper-second class Honours (2.1) degree or international equivalent.

English language requirements

English language test score (for non-native English speakers)

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub sections
  • TOEFL: 90 overall with reading 22; listening 21; speaking 24; writing 24 (for European applicants only)
  • Pearson PTE: 62 overall with a minimum of 54 in all sub-skills
  • Successful completion of the University's Pre-sessional English course, visit

How to apply

Apply online for our Full-time MBA at There is no application fee for our programme and you will be offered support and one-to-one contact throughout the process.




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Funding opportunities


Our global academic reputation, graduate employability record and low cost of living mean an MBA from Newcastle is a sound financial investment. We recognise that undertaking an MBA is a life-changing decision and want to ensure that you’ve considered how to finance your programme before you start.

Tuition fee

The fee for 2017 entry is £21,600. To secure your place on our MBA programme you will need to pay a deposit of £1,500 after receiving your offer to study on our MBA programme. The deposit forms part of the total fee, not an additional cost.

MBA scholarships

Our MBA scholarships are available to outstanding students entering our Full-time MBA programme in September 2018. A range of full and partial tuition fees scholarships are available. These include:

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All candidates are assessed at the point of interview for our MBA Leadership and Business Excellence Scholarships.

Our other MBA scholarships* are application based and only offer holders are eligible.

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Arrange your MBA consultation

Full-time MBA

Name: MBA Team
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503