Newcastle University Business School MBA

United Kingdom
Location: United Kingdom
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About Newcastle University Business School 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.

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

Full-time MBA

Our Full-time MBA programme delivers experience-based learning and develops a universal skill set that includes leadership, critical thinking and collaboration. Using traditional and real-time action learning, this programme will transform you into a business leader of tomorrow. This programme offers you an immersive experience that will enable you to push beyond your boundaries and focus on developing the capabilities you need to be competitive in any industry or entrepreneurial venture. You will work to improve your performance and gain business knowledge and skills that you can apply immediately to your own career management. Studying our Full-time MBA is a challenging, yet rewarding, experience and requires significant personal commitment. We combine an intensive learning experience with business practice and a solid foundation in business and management. Through studying the foundations of core business disciplines =, with an emphasis on global business, you will broaden your management perspective. You will study alongside a number of ambitious professionals from a diverse range of cultures and industry sectors and learn from our international faculty. The design and structure of the programme means that through a mixture of lectures, case studies, business simulations, workshops and consultancy, you will actively engage in our learning environment, reinforcing your business acumen and sharing your business experience. Customise your MBA

Choosing from a wide selection of elective modules, you will have the opportunity to customise your MBA to suit your interests, focusing on your individual career objectives.

Business in Action offers an innovative approach to management education. You will experience real-time action learning, enabling you to consolidate skills and learning from modules as you apply these to real operational and strategic issues within a constrained timeframe. Sessions will take place at various points throughout your MBA journey and be supplemented with online resources, guest speakers and visits to industry.

The Management Consultancy project offers you a fantastic introduction to consultancy with real clients and organisations. It provides an opportunity to take risks in a safe environment with support and guidance from colleagues and our academic team. Working in teams, you will apply your problem-solving and consulting skills to a live project. You will be briefed by the client organisation and will deliver a solution to an issue they are experiencing.

From the outset, and throughout your MBA, the Personal and Professional Transformation module underpins every element of your development. You will work with the Module Leader and our dedicated MBA Careers Adviser to set your personal and professional development plan. Where possible, your employer may also contribute to your review process. This will ensure that your learning and development are relevant to your employer and your career. This module will include: skills enhancement workshops; career planning and development; personality testing; leadership development; an introduction to coaching and mentoring, and provides you with an enhanced understanding of career values and ethics drivers. From our MBA, you will emerge more confident, capable and better equipped to drive change within your organisation and excel in your career.

Program structure: 12 core modules and either elective modules
Courses conducted in: Newcastle-upon-Tyne with opportunities for overseas modules

To make an application, please complete the online application form, which is available via the website at: The course code for the Full-time MBA programme is: 5823F
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.

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Quick Stats
One year, full time
September, Application deadlines: Rolling application
24 600 EUR
Estimate for accommodation/transport/food: under 1 200 EUR a month
Admission Requirements
You will need to demonstrate a minimum of three years of relevant postgraduate work experience with some managerial responsibilities. This could include management of budgets, products, projects or people.
  • 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
  • Number of Nationalities: 18 nationalities in cohort of 30. 95% international students
  • Male to Female ratio: 71%:29%
  • Average Age: 29
  • Average Work Experience: 7 years
  • Contacts
    5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE
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