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Creating a Better Tomorrow: Business and Management Courses at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University.

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.


  • 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 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

Business and Management BA (Hons)

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.

Business and Management BA (Hons) Top Up

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.

Business and Management MSc

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.

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New Skills. New Knowledge. New Ways of Thinking.

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.

About Newcastle Business School

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.

Modules 2023/24*

Business and Management BA (Hons) Modules

  • 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)
  • Strategy (20 credits)
  • Professional Project (60 credits)

Business and Management BA (Hons) Top Up Modules

  • 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 Modules

  • 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 assessments will vary between modules but all of them will be submitted online. There will be no need for students to come to campus.

Course Fees

Academic Year 2023/24*:

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

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.

Distance Learning Experience

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.


Start at a time that suits you:

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

Entry Requirements

For all our distance learning courses, international applicants may be required to show an English language qualification, such as IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic.

Business and Management BA (Hons)

Students should have a UK Level 4 qualification in a related subject or an international equivalent. This includes a:

  • Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
  • Higher Apprenticeship

Or any other Level 4 award, certificate, diploma or NVQ with sufficient credits.

Business and Management BA (Hons) Top Up

Students should have a UK Level 5 qualification in a related subject or an international equivalent. This includes a:

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

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

Business and Management MSc

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.

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