Newcastle University Business School Global MBA

United Kingdom
Location: Newcastle and London
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About Newcastle University Business School Global MBA

At Newcastle University Business School, we believe that business is shaped by the desire to think differently and the will to transform the status quo. Our thinking, combined with a first-class reputation for academic excellence, high graduate employability and student experience ensures that we are a first choice destination for students from across the world.

The Newcastle MBA is much more than a management programme, it’s an opportunity to accelerate your personal growth, increase your competitive advantage and develop an effective future career strategy.

We raise the bar by creating business thinkers with an innate quest for excellence, you will be ready for change and eager to challenge. Our School is hub of excellence and endeavour that will enable you to collaborate, learn, and drive your desire to think differently.

Employers are looking for forward-looking leaders with the knowledge, drive and ambition to expand business thinking and redefine the future of international enterprise. Our MBA programmes will equip you with comprehensive business skills and shape your entrepreneurial mind-set, enabling you to become a leader who can challenge today and change tomorrow.

Being a triple-accredited Business School demonstrates our commitment to quality and highlights our international credibility. Accreditation from AMBA, the world’s only MBA-specific accrediting organisation demonstrates that the Newcastle MBA portfolio meets rigorous international standards for MBA education and ensures you will study with experienced peers and have the contact time necessary to develop long term international relationships with your fellow students. You will be part of a thriving global network of over 31,000 Newcastle graduates that unites opportunities, people and cultures. You will learn and engage with world-leading researchers, policy shapers, practitioners, and experts from industry, and become part of a knowledge network that is redefining the future of society and business.

Global business creates new opportunities and brings with it new challenges. Our MBA programmes combine management fundamentals with a strategic international focus, and real-world business practice. You will strengthen your understanding of business culture in our culturally diverse environment, ensuring you are ready to meet the changing needs of global business.

Programme Presentation

Global MBA Online

Launching in September 2016, our Global MBA is a transformative programme that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to accelerate your ability to make an impact as a leader in a rapidly changing world.GlobalYou will learn with a group of experienced, ambitious peers from around the world and develop your global perspective by engaging with international course content and collaborating with peers from different cultures and business backgrounds. From the moment you enrol, you will gain access to global networking opportunities.

Taken part-time, you can shape your MBA around your professional and personal commitments and continue to work while studying. While the course can be completed within 30 months, you have up to five years to complete the programme, enabling you to adjust your pace of study if necessary.
Our Global MBA’s online learning space is an interactive and dynamic learning environment accessible from wherever you are in the world. It uses leading technology to provide an optimal place to study, share and collaborate. This environment is facilitated by a highly responsive learning and support team who are there to support you throughout your MBA journey.

This programme’s blended learning format combines the flexibility of online study and digital working with the experience of face-to-face workshops. Three times across the programme you will gather together with your peers, tutors and business leaders in an intensive workshop delivered in one of our vibrant UK campus locations. This approach to delivery creates an opportunity for you to develop your global business network. You will make contacts through the online learning community and then continue to build relationships throughout your studies.

The applied nature of our course combines the academic rigour that you would expect from a triple-accredited business school with the opportunity to put your learning into practice. This allows you to immediately apply your learning to your working environment and reflect on your developing leadership skills.

Working with peers, tutors and industry professionals means you gain valuable insights from a range of perspectives. You will have the opportunity to build a strong global network to support you as you continue your leadership journey beyond the MBA.
Our Global MBA provides you with the framework to attain your leadership potential, and the flexibility to achieve this in the way that best suits your needs and schedule. Whether you want to develop in your current role, gain a promotion with your current company, change sector or job function, or start and grow your own successful business, the Global MBA will support you in achieving your goals. Online learning enables you to develop yourself and your career while continuing to work. This means you can implement your learning straight away, so you will see immediate benefits. Travel your own leadership journey, achieve your personal career goals and become the leader you want to be with our Global MBA.

Programme structure: Modular. You take a mixture of core and elective online modules, and also attend three face-to-face workshops in the UK. You complete your MBA with the Major Project module.
Courses conducted in: Online distance learning, with 3 face to face workshops delivered in the UK

To make an application, please apply online at the Global MBA website:
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.

We are looking to recruit candidates who can demonstrate professional success, high academic calibre, and a passion for global business.

Scholarships: Yes, available for strong candidates and alumni of Newcastle University. Visit our funding database for more information:

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Quick Stats
30 to 60 months, part time
September and January, Application deadlines: Rolling application
21 000 EUR
Estimate for accommodation/transport/food: under 1 200 EUR a month
Admission Requirements
3 years
  • 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
    2 referees, Academic transcripts, Personal statement, CV
    Student Body
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    Holly Cartlidge
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