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Engaging with Business

Engaging with business

Engaging with business is a core value of the MBA programme. 

We invite organisations to challenge our MBA students with business problems that require innovative solutions to resolve. 

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MBA Management Investigation

As a Newcastle Business School MBA student you are given the chance to meet professionals through networking events and company visits.

You will complete an individual project and live business project .  You will work on a specific problems and apply the knowledge and skills gained from your MBA programme to diagnose and analyze the problem and provide informed solutions to organizations. Our MBA students have worked on projects with Northumbrian Police, local authorities,  as well as small and medium enterprises, charities and social enterprises.

Opportunities for companies to sponsor an MBA project

Newcastle Business School gives your business the opportunity to sponsor a Masters student who is undertaking the research stage of their MBA course. They will work in or with your organisation for three months while completing a project focused on your business needs.  They will be supervised by an experienced member of academic staff and they will access the latest sector information and research databases to conduct their research.  At the end of the process you will receive an executive report summarising the key findings of the research and a presentation to your Board or nominated representative.  This is also an excellent means of seeing potential new talent close up which can lead to you securing valuable new additions to your workforce following graduation.  The cost of Master’s thesis sponsorship is up to £3,500.

Previous project challenges have included:

  • Are staff getting the message: a case study on Northumbria Police’s 2020 Vision.
  • The implementation of a behavioural safety intervention into an organisation’s health and safety management system: a case study.
  • How important is effective communication in Enterprise Resource Planning implementation?
  • To what extent do local authorities’ pursuit of targets lead to public confusion in service delivery? A Waste Perspective.


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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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