Challenge Today, Change Tomorrow

Newcastle University Business School
United Kingdom

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 Information

The Newcastle MBA portfolio offers two routes to achieving your transformation:

  1. our Full-time MBA offers a 12 month intensive journey of learning, immersion and practical application 
  2. our part-time Global MBA offers a blended learning experience, combining a collaborative and supportive online learning environment with face-to-face workshops delivered in Newcastle and London
    We offer Full-time and Global MBA programmes.
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. A hands-on approach to learning

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. Explore complex business situations

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. Your route to transformation

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.
  Key facts:

  • Duration: One year, full time
  • Program structure: 12 core modules and either elective modules
  • Start dates: September
  • Minimum years of work experience: three years. See work experience requirement for more information
  • Application deadlines: Rolling application
  • Courses conducted in: Newcastle-upon-Tyne with opportunities for overseas modules
    Accreditation: AMBA
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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.

You 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. Flexible

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. Digital
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. Blended

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. Practical

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. Connected

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. Your route to transformation
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.

Key facts:

  • Duration: 30 to 60 months, part time
  • 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.
  • Start dates: September and January
  • Minimum years of work experience: three years. See work experience requirement for more information
  • Application deadlines: Rolling application
  • Courses conducted in: Online distance learning, with 3 face to face workshops delivered in the UK
  • Accreditation: AMBA
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Student Body

Full Time MBA:
Number of Nationalities: 18 nationalities in cohort of 30. 95% international students
Male to Female ratio: male:female 71%:29%
Average Age: 29
Average Work Experience: 7 years
Global MBA:
New for 2016


Entry requirements

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

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

How to apply 

For both the Full-time MBA and Global MBA you will be required to provide the following as part of your application:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • English language test results (if applicable)
  • Two referees
  • CV

Full-time MBA
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

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


Application fees: None
Estimate for accommodation/transport/food: under £1,000 a month
Scholarship availabilities: Yes, available for strong candidates and alumni of Newcastle University. Visit our funding database for more information
Tuition fees: Full-time MBA £21,000; Global MBA £18,000




Full-time MBA

Name: MBA Team
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
Global MBAName: Holly Cartlidge
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 2500

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