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Business & Management MSc

Become a leader with Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University.

Whether you are looking to take your first steps into the world of business, move into a more senior position or start your own company, our  MSc will help you to transform your organisation, career and beyond.

You’ll cover a wide range of topics including Strategic Marketing, Leadership for Responsible Change, Innovation & Sustainability and Digital Entrepreneurship. By graduation, you’ll have developed the practical business skills, theoretical knowledge and Masters-level transferable skill set employers value.

The course is flexible. Choose whether to begin your course in January, April, July or October, and study wherever and whenever it suits you – no need to come to campus. You can even pay your fees in module-by-module instalments over the duration of your programme.

You’ll also be part of an engaging, online community, taught by academics based in our AACSB double accredited Newcastle Business School. Plus, we will give you a dedicated Student Success Advisor – whether you need pastoral guidance, help with assessments or advice about fees, they will be with you at every step of your journey.


  • Type
    Distance learning Masters
  • Start Dates
    October 2023, January 2024, April 2024, July 2024
  • Length (min)
    2 years
  • Cost of Programme 2023/24*
  • Typical Entry Requirements
    2:2 in any subject at undergraduate level. No professional business experience required.


*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.

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Who Is This Course For?

Career Switchers

Our course will help you boost your business skills and increase your employability, no matter your background.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Develop practical commercial and management skills that will be invaluable in helping you to establish your own business.

Future Senior Leaders

Our MSc is perfect if you want to gain a formal qualification that will help you take on a senior management role.

Join the School at the Forefront of Business Education

You’ll learn from academics based at Newcastle Business School – the first Business School in Europe to secure double accreditations in both Business and Accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This mark of excellence puts us in an elite group of Business Schools worldwide. We also have established 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 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 MSc, 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.

Make an Impact

You’ll study modules designed to give you a competitive edge, growing your understanding of international business and practical leadership competencies. During each module, we’ll support you to apply the theories you learn to real world situations and tailor your projects and assessments, including your final thesis, to your current role or any you aspire to. You’ll develop transferable skills too, including critical self-awareness, business analysis and Masters-level research abilities.

Modules 2023/24*

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

Course Fees

Academic year 2023/24*: £9,960 for UK, EU and international students.

You will be able to spread the cost of your fees over the duration of your course, paying on a module-by-module basis.

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

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Distance Learning at Northumbria

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

  • The choice of four different 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

Entry Requirements

There’s no need to have a background in business to be eligible for this course. However, you should have a 2:2 honours degree (minimum) or an international equivalent.

International applicants may be required to show an English language qualification, such as IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic.

If you don’t meet the academic requirements above but you can demonstrate significant professional experience in a related field, you may still be eligible.


Start at a time that suits you:

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

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