Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, with a minimum of three years' full-time management experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Newcastle University Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers the opportunity to put management theory into practice and develop professional skills. It is designed for individuals taking a career break to focus on building managerial knowledge and skills. It is an immersive experience, enabling you to focus on developing the capabilities to achieve your career objectives
This course is aimed at individuals who wish to:
• move from technical/functional roles into management
• make an industry or functional change
• explore entrepreneurial opportunities
It provides a foundation in the core business disciplines with an emphasis on putting management theory into practice. Through elective modules and a range of projects, you will have the opportunity to tailor the course to suit your personal or organisational interests.
With access to an alumni network of over 140,000 people, and a focus on collaboration and real-life application, our course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in business in an increasingly globalised and fast-changing environment.
Management consultancy
At various key points in the course, you will be involved in real-time action learning in which you will have the opportunity to work on operational and strategic issues and provide insight and expertise to participating clients.
You will get the opportunity to apply your problem-solving and consulting skills on a live project with a real organisation. Small teams of students will be briefed by the organisation and will deliver a solution to an issue that the organisation is experiencing. Previous clients include:
•Northumbria NHS Trust
•Probe Industries
•Draeger Safety Products
Major project or dissertation
During the final term, you will embark on a significant individual project which will be delivered as a written report. You will choose from a range of project options to ensure that you can apply your learning to great effect.
Personal and professional transformation
Complementing the academic elements of the course, the personal and professional transformation module will draw the focus on you, by developing your interpersonal and professional skills.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See on-line Prospectus for further information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67

Course contact details

MBA Admissions Assistant
+(0) 191 208 1589