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Newcastle Business School


Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK.

Our vision is to be a force for good in the region and beyond

Business School Mission: 

Our mission is twofold:

  • To deliver impactful research and generate knowledge that helps individuals and organisations in the region and beyond
  • To provide experiential, research-rich learning that enables current and future leaders as they develop more sustainable and inclusive organisations

Accounting Unit Mission:

  • The Accounting Unit at Newcastle Business School aims to be a force for good in the region and beyond by delivering professionally relevant, research-engaged education that develops future leaders who will utilise and share accounting knowledge to shape sustainable businesses and communities. We do so by communicating our research and knowledge exchange to students, alumni and to the community of practice in which we are embedded

Having been awarded Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) double accreditation in business and accounting, we are part of an elite group of business schools worldwide. The School is also accredited by EPAS for 21 undergraduate programmes – more than any business school in the UK.

image of building with treesOur size, infrastructure and resources enable us to offer an unprecedented range of research-informed programmes which are designed to deliver the relevant, cutting edge skills that are essential for the business leaders of today and to prepare tomorrow's leaders for a successful future. We offer programmes at every level of business education - undergraduate, postgraduate, post experience and doctoral. We are also at the forefront of technology-enhanced learning to improve the student experience.

As a professional and international School, Newcastle Business School develops individuals to achieve leadership, management and career potential through research-rich, business relevant and academic excellent education. Programmes are developed and delivered by research-engaged academics and highly experienced business practitioners. We are ranked 9th in the UK for research power in Business and Management, according to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

two people sat at a desk talkingEmployability of our students is very important to us. This is enhanced through a strong focus on experiential learning and clinic-based education where students develop relationships with real businesses and gain direct experience in problem solving. We continue to develop this approach through pioneering programmes such as our Entrepreneurial Business Management Degree, where students run their own enterprises. Additionally, our Student Engagement Centre helps and actively encourages students to take up work placement, overseas study and volunteering opportunities.

Newcastle Business School engages actively with the local community and makes a meaningful contribution to the regional economy. Through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships we provide academic and professional expertise to help organisations improve profitability and efficiency. Our Corporate Executive Development Centre also works with more than 700 business leaders and managers offering learning experiences that enable significant and sustainable change.

Points of Distinction

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  • Winner of ‘UK Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015
  • Recognised by Times Higher Education as one of the top-rated universities for the provision of business and management education in the UK. (Times Higher Education supplement 2013)
  • Relationships with 16 professional business associations or institutions, including: AAT, ACCA, AIA, CILT UK, CIMA, CIM, CIPD, CIPFA, CIPS, CISI, CMI, ICAEW, IDM, ITT
  • Part of an elite group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
  • EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS) for 21 undergraduate programmes, more than any Business school in the UK. EPAS is part of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) accreditation programme – the leading international management development network.
  • £70 million iconic state-of-the-art city centre campus in Newcastle, offering an outstanding learning environment.
  • Student Engagement Centre supporting student employability through learning experiences such as volunteering, placements and internships
  • Bloomberg Trading Suite giving students hands-on experience of real-world finance and access to real-time data – one of only a handful of universities with this facility and the first university north of London
  • Entrepreneurial Business Management degree launched with students setting up and running their own businesses. (Northumbria named fourth best university in Sir Andrew Witty’s 2013 Review of Universities and Growth for establishing start-up companies in the UK.)
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships providing academic and professional expertise from Newcastle Business School to help organisations significantly improve profitability and efficiency.
  • Corporate and Executive Development Centre working with over 700 leaders and managers offering learning experiences that enable significant and sustainable change.
  • Strong international focus with more than 3,400 campus-based international students across the university, including around 950 currently studying at Newcastle Business School.
  • Newcastle Business School, the first University in the north east England to be awarded the prestigious ‘Small Business Charter’ in recognition of their work to support small businesses, start-ups and their contribution to local economic growth.
Professional business bodies NBS has relationships with

AAT                  Association of Accounting Technicians

ACCA               Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

AIA                   Association of International Accountants

CILT UK           Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)

CIMA                Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIM                  Chartered Institute of Marketing

CIPD                Chartered Institute of Professional Development

CIPFA  Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

CIPS                 Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

CISI  Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment

CMI                  Chartered Management Institute

EPAS               EFMD Programme Accreditation System

ICAEW            Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

IDM Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing

ITT Institute of Travel and Tourism


Our Courses

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Our Staff

Our students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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