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Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy

This department encompasses all of our work across Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy within the Newcastle Business School.


Overview of Department

The Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy is newly formed within the Newcastle Business School. It seeks to bring together the themes of entrepreneurship, innovation, international business, business strategy, and regional development. It is a vibrant, subject driven, inclusive department that integrates teaching, research and enterprise in everything it does. Through research power, impact, knowledge exchange and innovative teaching, our staff create an engaging student learning experience and a hub for a variety of stakeholders and businesses.

The department provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the themes of Business and International Management, Business and Entrepreneurial Management, and Business Management.


Our undergraduate courses provide students with the opportunity to undertake a year’s placement after their second year and develop their professional skills in a real working environment. Students will also have the opportunity to study abroad, and foster new connections on an international level.

Students will receive an education that reflects the changing working environments and equip them with the ability to run their own business, join an SME, a non-profit organisation or join a large corporation. They will gain the skills and attributes to be entrepreneurial, innovative and creative, allowing them to succeed in graduate level employment.


The Business School’s supportive research environment has seen colleagues publishing world-leading research in internationally-leading journals across: innovation, strategic management, ethics, gender and leadership, technology management, and international business.

Within our research centre, iNCITE, our staff work across a range of thematic programmes to bring together small teams that address key challenges. Research themes have included the concern for the roles played by institutions within regional and national innovation systems, and the effects of changes in the governance of higher education institutions.

Research undertaken by the department informs our teaching practice at all levels through case studies and specialised modules. iNCITE also organises and supports specialised postgraduate teaching and CPD through the Business School.

Knowledge Exchange

As a newly developed department, EIS will continue to build upon the School’s knowledge exchange that creates collaborative links at local, national and international levels. Our students are encouraged to engage with businesses across all areas through their work placements, study abroad opportunities, research and consultancy projects.

Within the Business School students will have the opportunity to work with the Business Clinic and help a wide range of businesses in their development.


Our orientation is international in everything we do. For example, our International Business programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels have a truly global focus. Similarly, our research on entrepreneurship, regional development and innovation systems sets regions and firms in their international contexts. Our student body is made up of people from all over the world as well as from the UK, which allows us to provide a local to global and global to local experience for all stakeholders. Furthermore, our research is published in the very best international scholarly journals which enhances our global reach and reputation.

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