Business Administration - MBA

Course Description

Our MBA course offers you a carefully structured, immersive experience that will empower you to push beyond your boundaries. It is designed to focus on developing the capabilities you need to be competitive and successful in any industry or entrepreneurial venture.

By honing your skills in leadership, critical thinking and communication, you will work to improve your performance. Your Newcastle MBA journey has been carefully designed to provide you with the opportunity to:

  • enhance your self-awareness
  • integrate and apply your learning
  • develop your consulting skills
  • contribute to, and lead, multicultural teams

You will emerge more confident, capable and better equipped to drive change within your organisation and excel in your career.

Programme highlights

International accreditation

Study a 12-month, full-time, AMBA-accredited MBA programme at a triple-accredited Business School. Our 31 years of professional accreditation demonstrates that our programme consistently meets rigorous international standards.

Immersive business experiences

Apply your learning through immersive business experiences with our Business in Action module, intensive Business Awareness Experience and Boardroom Challenge.

Business in Action runs throughout the year and offers you an innovative approach to management education. You will take part in a range of real-time challenges, using your skills and learning by applying them to operational and strategic issues within a constrained timeframe. You will gain valuable knowledge from business leaders, worldwide alumni and academic mentors.

Leadership development

Develop your leadership and managerial ability with our module dedicated to your personal and professional transformation. 

The Personal and Professional Transformation module develops your understanding of your own career values and drivers. It is delivered through a structured series of:

  • skills enhancement workshops
  • personality testing
  • leadership development activities
  • career development planning sessions

You will work with the module team and our MBA Careers Consultants to develop and understand how to implement your personal and professional development plan.

Corporate projects

Your corporate projects give you the opportunity to explore in practice the challenges and opportunities experienced by organisations. Projects are sourced across a variety of organisations and industries to give you exposure at a regional, national, or international scale.

Management consultancy project

Build on the consultancy and business skills you have learnt through the programme. You will work with your fellow students as a consulting team to respond to an organisation's project brief. You will then present a series of recommendations in response to the organisation’s objectives and deliverables.

Individual project

Your MBA culminates in a final project drawing together the entirety of your MBA learning. This includes an executive summary and a set of credible recommendations derived from your research and written for a management audience.

You can choose from a range of project options:

  • Research project. Similar to a traditional dissertation, you will report on an in-depth project researching and analysing a business issue of interest and relevance to you.
  • Corporate consultancy project. You will analyse and evaluate a current business issue with an external organisation. Apply for a project with one of our corporate partners, or source your own project from an organisation of your choice.
  • Entrepreneurial business plan. If you are planning to start your own business, you can choose to write a comprehensive business plan as your final project.

Global opportunities

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, employers are looking for leaders with the knowledge, ability and ambition to shape the future of global organisations. With our MBA, you will develop these competencies with an optional international study tour, a Management Consultancy Project in an international location, or study an elective at a partner institution.

Visit the Business Administration - MBA page on the Newcastle University web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. In your CV and personal statement you need to show at least three years of continuous work experience. You should have experience in a relevant role with some managerial responsibilities. This could include management of: budgets; products; projects; people.

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