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Become a leader with a distance learning Business and Management degree from Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University.

Learn the business skills you need to transform your future, whether you wish to enhance your current Forces career or you are preparing for a new one out on ‘Civvy Street’.

We offer a range of online degrees, spanning both undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study. At undergraduate level, you can choose from our Business and Management BA (Hons) or Business and Management BA (Hons) Top Up. Both will allow you to build upon your previous studies and graduate with a full Bachelors degree. Or, if you already have a degree, our Business and Management MSc could be for you. No matter which you choose, you’ll be able to study online from wherever you find yourself based.

Each pathway has been designed to enhance your existing experience and learning, and help you meet your goals. You’ll be able to tailor your assessments to your current career or focus on roles that you are aspiring to. By the time it comes to graduation, you’ll be ready to confront the challenges of the future, equipped with the practical skills, and knowledge of the latest research, needed to become a more effective leader – both inside and outside the military.

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  • Type
    Distance learning BA (Hons), BA (Hons) Top Up and MSc
  • Start Dates
    October 2023, January 2024, April 2024, July 2024
  • Length (min)
    BA (Hons): 3 years
    BA (Hons) Top Up: 18 months
    MSc: 2 years
  • Cost of Programme 2023/24*
    BA (Hons): £10,440
    BA Top Up: £5,220
    MSc: £9,960
  • Typical Entry Requirements
    For more details see our Entry Requirements section below.


*Please note, fees for new intakes, starting in subsequent academic years, may change. More information about this can be found in the Course Fees section below.

Our Business and Management Pathways

We offer three programmes, giving you the chance to choose a pathway that suits your educational background and your ambition.

Business and Management BA (Hons)

Aimed at those with a Level 4 qualification, such as a Higher National Certificate (HNC), Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) or equivalent, this course will see you gaining a full BA degree in around three years, part time.

Business and Management BA (Hons) Top Up

If you have a qualification at Level 5, such as a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree or NVQ Level 5, our Top Up will give you the opportunity to finish your studies and supercharge your CV. Graduate with a BA in around 18 months.

Business and Management MSc

If you already have a degree, in any subject, our Business and Management MSc will empower you to develop a Masters-level knowledge of business and a transferable skill set employers will value. The full course can be completed in around two years.

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Join the School at the Forefront of Business Education

All our Business and Management courses have been designed to equip you with a deeper understanding of the impact commercial leaders can have on the world, as well as in-demand skills such as strategy, project management and digital business.

Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, has a strong history of excellence in business education. We were the first Business School in Europe to be double accredited by the AACSB International (for Business and Accounting) – a mark of excellence that puts us in an elite group of Business Schools worldwide. We also have links with 16 professional business associations and institutions, including: AAT, ACCA, AIA, CILT UK, CIMA, CIM, CIPD, CIPFA, CIPS, CISI, CMI, ICAEW, IDM and ITT.

We’re proud to be at the forefront of sustainable entrepreneurship and business. As part of the UN sponsored Principles of Responsible Management Education compact, we’re committed to promoting these issues in our teaching, consulting and research. Throughout your studies, you’ll explore the cultural and ethical contexts in which international businesses operate and come to understand the impact organisational decision making has on employees and wider society.

Course Fees

Academic Year 2023/24*:

  • BA (Hons): £10,440
  • BA (Hons) Top Up: £5,220
  • MSc: £9,960

You’ll be able to spread these fees over the duration of your study, paying on a module-by-module basis.

You may be able to use Enhanced Learning Credits for these programmes – please enquire for more details.


Start at a time that suits you:

  • October 2023
  • January 2024
  • April 2024
  • July 2024

Modules 2023/24*

Business and Management BA (Hons)

  • Managing People (20 credits)
  • Digital Business (20 credits)
  • Business Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Judgement and Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Innovation (20 credits)
  • Developing Personal Management Effectiveness (20 credits)
  • Project Management (20 credits)
  • International Finance and Responsible
  • Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Strategy (20 credits)
  • Professional Project (60 credits)

Business and Management BA (Hons) Top Up

  • Strategy (20 credits)
  • Project Management (20 credits)
  • International Finance and Responsible Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Digital and Data Driven Marketing (20 credits)
  • Critical Organisational Analysis (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership (20 credits)

Business and Management MSc

  • Strategic Marketing (20 credits)
  • Digital Entrepreneurship (20 credits)
  • Leadership for Responsible Change (20 credits)
  • Analysing Self for Career Development (20 credits)
  • Business Analytics for Management (20 credits)
  • Globalisation, Innovation and
  • Sustainability (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Research Based Study (40 credits)


The form of your assessments will vary between modules but all of them will be submitted online. There will be no need to come to campus.


*Please note, fees and modules are reviewed annually and may be change in subsequent academic years.

Distance Learning at Northumbria

As a distance learning student, you’ll benefit from having:

  • The choice of four intakes throughout the year – January, April, July or October
  • The chance to study flexibly – fit your learning in around your life and work schedule
  • Access to your own Student Success Team, who will be on hand to support you from day one through to graduation
  • 24/7 access to interactive learning materials – ranging from readings to audio and video – through our eLearning portal, Blackboard Ultra
  • Direct contact with your academics and other students living and working around the world during virtual webinar sessions and through discussion boards

Distance Learning at Northumbria

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