In a world where change is constant, empowering your employees to develop new skills and knowledge can have an impact – both on their and your organisation’s performance.
Touching on everything from strategy to responsible leadership, our distance learning Business and Management courses help students develop the practical and strategic business skills needed to become the responsible business leaders of tomorrow.
No matter which pathway they go down, they will explore a combination of modules to enhance existing experience and practical abilities, whilst building their understanding of the impact of leaders on organisations and wider society.
Students will be taught by academics in our Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) double accredited Business School, who are research-engaged and experienced business practitioners. Each course is delivered via a flexible online format, which allows working professionals to learn while they earn. Plus, with multiple start dates and the freedom study wherever and whenever it suits them, students can take control, fitting their studies in around their work and personal commitments.
*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.
Aimed at those with a Level 4 qualification, such as a Higher National Certificate, Certificate of Higher Education or equivalent, this course will allow students gain a full BA degree in around three years, part time.
Designed for those with a qualification at Level 5, such as a Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Diploma of Higher Education, our Top Up will give students the opportunity graduate with a BA in just 18 months, part time.
If students already have a degree, in any subject, our MSc will help them develop a Masters-level knowledge of business and a transferable skill set of real value. The full course can be completed in around two years, part time.
Our courses are perfect for anyone looking to get ahead in business.
They will have the opportunity to build upon their previous learning and gain a degree that will boost their educational profile and better prepare them for a strategic leadership role.
And, with the opportunity to tailor projects and assessments to their current role, students will be able to put their new learning into practice and make an impact on your business, even before graduation.
Newcastle Business School 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 (Business and Accounting).
We’re proud to be at the forefront of ethical and sustainable business, management and leadership; this is one of our key areas of research and we are a signatory of the UN sponsored Principles of Responsible Management Education compact. We also have relationships with 16 professional business associations and institutions, including: AAT, ACCA, AIA, CILT UK, CIMA, CIM, CIPD, CIPFA, CIPS, CISI, CMI, ICAEW, IDM and ITT.
The form of assessments will vary between modules but all of them will be submitted online. There will be no need for students to come to campus.
Academic Year 2021/2022*:
Students willl be able to spread these fees over the duration of your study, paying on a module-by-module basis.
*Please note, fees and modules are reviewed annually and may change in subsequent academic years.
Northumbria’s Business and Management suite of programmes has been developed in partnership with online experts to make sure students get the most flexible, interactive and engaging experience possible. As a distance learner, they’ll be free to study the course their way, while still benefiting from Northumbria’s excellent teaching and research.
The recommended study time for each course is 15 hours a week.
We offer four intakes throughout the year, so students can start at a time that works for you both:
"Although I am a family and career woman with many commitments, I have never wanted these to limit my opportunity to learn. Coming across this distance learning route provided a solution. After looking at the module and course details, I saw it covered the industry knowledge that I was seeking at the time, in particular project management and business analysis."
“Every week we are encouraged to conduct group and individual tasks on case studies using Blackboard, so I never feel lonely. Discussing my assignments with others helps me to become more creative. I am really enjoying the course!”
“The benefits of studying Business and Management at Northumbria are wide reaching, and the knowledge and skills gained on our courses can be applied to a variety of careers.”
For all our distance learning courses, international applicants may be required to show an English language qualification, such as IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic.
Students should have a UK Level 4 qualification in a related subject or an international equivalent. This includes a:
Or any other Level 4 award, certificate, diploma or NVQ with sufficient credits.
Students should have a UK Level 5 qualification in a related subject or an international equivalent. This includes a:
Or any other Level 5 award, certificate, diploma or NVQ with sufficient credits.
For this course, students should have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or an international equivalent. This can be in any subject.
If they don’t meet the requirements above but can demonstrate significant professional experience in a related field, students may still be eligible.