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Are you ready to take a step up the career ladder but missing some of the essential requirements to move straight into Masters level business study?

Our pathway courses are designed for those looking for support to meet either the language or the academic subject entry requirements for postgraduate study. They bridge any gaps in your existing skills level and give you the confidence to progress onto Newcastle Business School’s Masters provision.

The Graduate Diploma course consists of 120 credits delivered over two semesters and the Graduate Certificate course consists of 60 credits delivered over one semester. The two courses share a common core of modules; a 40 credit Business and Management in Context module and a 20 credit Developing Academic Skills for Business and Management module, designed to support your development of academic skills for future studies at postgraduate level.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Are you ready to take a step up the career ladder but missing some of the essential requirements to move straight into Masters level business study?

Our pathway courses are designed for those looking for support to meet either the language or the academic subject entry requirements for postgraduate study. They bridge any gaps in your existing skills level and give you the confidence to progress onto Newcastle Business School’s Masters provision.

The Graduate Diploma course consists of 120 credits delivered over two semesters and the Graduate Certificate course consists of 60 credits delivered over one semester. The two courses share a common core of modules; a 40 credit Business and Management in Context module and a 20 credit Developing Academic Skills for Business and Management module, designed to support your development of academic skills for future studies at postgraduate level.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 semester

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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You will learn through a combination of the University’s e-learning platform (eLP) and electronic resources, and class contact through lectures, workshops and seminars. This blended approach recognises that significant learning takes place outside of the formally scheduled sessions through independent learning, and is intended to develop you as a critical, enquiring learner.

Our assessment philosophy was developed around Assessment for Learning (AfL). The key purpose is to foster your development as a student, enabling you to take responsibility in evaluating, judging and improving your own performance by actively using a range of feedback. These capabilities are at the heart of autonomous learning and are graduate qualities valued by employers and in professional practice.

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The course team have a wealth of experience they can draw on from both professional and academic backgrounds, ensuring that you will receive the best support possible with your studies.

Academic staff have current research interests in contemporary business and management issues including third sector organisations, sustainable development and the higher education sector. You will learn from professionals with wide-reaching experience in private sector and multinational business and management; and experienced teachers whose focus involves the teaching and testing of all Academic English skills.

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We are part of an elite group of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. The quality of our research, teaching and engagement with business were among the factors that led to Newcastle Business School being named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

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All modules make extensive use of the university electronic Learning Platform (eLP) and the learning experience it offers.

Module tutors use lecture capture software to record lectures for later streaming. This software also allows academics to make lectures available in a variety of downloadable formats for you to watch on your mobile devices when it is most convenient.

You will also be encouraged to access recorded lectures and TED talks that provide a solid grounding for complex business and management concepts, while authentic written texts such as journal article papers help you to develop strategies for reading and understanding arguments from complex language and ideas.

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The course combines a research-led and research-tutored learning approach offered by the English Language and Business modules respectively. This allows you to develop your academic skills gained in previous studies and enhance your intellectual and professional competences required for postgraduate study in Business and Management.

The modules have been developed to meet your specific needs, and are research-informed and highly contemporary. Lectures and seminars are interactive to ensure that you fully understand how to apply the theories that you have learned, and to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your learning and appreciation of business issues.

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Through this course we will provide you with a detailed understanding and knowledge of how business works, enhancing your attractiveness to potential employers through a specific approach to your personal development.

A key purpose of the course is to develop skills in areas such as academic writing, learning styles, working in teams, developing critical thinking skills, understanding research and how to make effective use out of journal articles in the specific context of business and management. The modules are research-informed and highly contemporary, with appropriate links to enhancing employability signposted throughout.

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Modules on the course are specifically designed to enhance your reflection and evaluation skills, to prepare you for entry to postgraduate study in Business and Management.

Classroom-based sessions will provide an opportunity to develop discussion and reflection, teamwork, presentation, and leadership skills. You will be able to capitalise on past academic and employment experience, and become exposed to a variety of business sectors and management scenarios.

Although the course is explicitly designed as a pathway to the MSc Business suite of courses, the skills practised are transferrable and will provide a strong grounding in business, management and leadership roles. As one of our graduates you will benefit from the Business and Law Schools’ Alumni Networking Platform, and from our close ties with the regional and national business communities.

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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

This course is designed for those with relevant employment experience or a non-business degree. It delivers a thorough foundation in business and provides a stepping stone to Masters level study.

Entry Requirements 2018/19

Standard Entry

Third class, pass or ordinary degree from a UK university, or equivalent

IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Third class, pass or ordinary degree from a UK university, or equivalent

IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Fees and Funding 2018/19 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £3,495

Full EU Fee: £3,495

Full International Fee: £7,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

Click here for UK and EU Masters funding and scholarships information.

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Click here for UK/EU Masters tuition fee information.

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

NX9627 -

Developing Academic Skills for Business and Management (Core, 20 Credits)

This module has been designed to help you develop and enhance your academic skills in the context of business and management. This module will help you understand and enhance your academic writing skills, develop your critical thinking ability and enable you to understand research and how to use academic journal articles. You will also develop your vocabulary and have a greater understanding of how to apply theory to practice within the specific context of business and management. The topics covered on this module will include:
• Academic writing skills;
• Understanding learning styles;
• Working in teams;
• Enhancing critical thinking an writing skills;
• Developing a literature review;
• Understanding research and the effective use of journal articles.
All of these areas considered in the context of business and management so you will develop your knowledge about the theory and practice of international business management and be skilful in the use of professional and managerial techniques and processes.

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NX9628 -

Business and Management in Context (Core, 40 Credits)

You will learn business activities and their relationships with the strategic, organisational and environmental context in which they operated. The first part of the module will therefore start by considering what is meant by “business” and revealing different types of businesses before moving on to the concepts of markets and competition. As you explore the business environment, you will learn why and how to evaluate those factors, which have significant impact on a particular business. You will be introduced to the available data sources and methods of analysis, which can be applied to a vast majority of industries across the world.
Then the main part of the module enables you to exploit different approaches to developing business strategies, which eventually take into account both the environment and the capabilities of the company. You will become familiar with the management decisions and the impact on those decisions that determine the mission and shape the vision of the company. The strategic options are considered in the final part of the module to enable the evaluation of the available alternatives, which change the position of the entire organisation or the competitive position in a specific product market.

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