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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.

Start Date


Entry Requirement

A UK Level 5 qualification or equivalent in a related subject


18 months


£5,220 (full course fee)

Course summary

Supercharge your CV and take your place among the next generation of business leaders with our online Business and Management Top Up degree.

If you have a Level 5 business or management qualification ‒ such as a Higher National or Advanced Diploma, Foundation or Associate Degree, DipHE or equivalent ‒ this course will allow you to build on your existing learning, gain your full BA degree and master a contemporary business skill set that will prepare you to take on the world’s top commercial challenges.

You’ll be able to study from anywhere in the world, at any time – with no need for a career break. Plus, you’ll have the freedom to pay your fees in module-by-module instalments too.

Together, we can create a better future.

Distance Learning at Northumbria


  • 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)


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.

Entry Requirements

5 Level UK qualification in a related subject

This course is suitable for those with a UK Level 5 qualification in a related subject, including a:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Foundation Degree
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

Or any other Level 5 award, certificate, diploma, NVQ with sufficient credits.

International equivalents may also be accepted. International applicants may be required to present an English language qualification, such as IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic. To learn more, get in touch today.

Course fees

£5,220 total for UK, EU and international students

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

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

Full UK undergraduate degree

Our Business and Management BA (Hons) Top Up will enable you to build on your existing qualification and achieve a full UK undergraduate degree.

Part time

You’ll study six modules*, graduating with a BA in around 18 months, part time. Or, if you need to, you can choose to take a little longer.

Next step

On completion, you’ll have gained a deep understanding of the impact commercial leaders can have on their organisation, employees and the wider world. You’ll also have a degree that enhances your CV and the practical and strategic business skills needed to take the next step in your career.

Join the School at the Forefront of Business Education

You’ll learn from research-engaged academics based in 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 is a mark of excellence that puts us in an elite group of Business Schools worldwide.

We also have relationships with over 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.