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Lead on. Join our distance learning Business and Management MSc.

Whether you’re looking to take the next step up, want to build your own business or are keen to kickstart your commercial career, this online Business course will help you step up, stand out and reach your goals.

You’ll explore a combination of topics that will prepare you to confront the business challenges of the future and give you a commercial edge, from Digital Entrepreneurship to Business Analytics, Globalisation Innovation and Sustainability to Strategic Marketing. Throughout, you’ll explore the ethical and cultural contexts in which international businesses operate and hone your practical managerial skills too. This is your chance to make an impact on your organisation, your society and your career.

This Business and Management Masters has been designed to be flexible. You’ll be able to study whenever and wherever it suits you, while still having access to great teaching and online research facilities. You’ll be on track to gain a Masters in around two years, or take longer if you need. Plus, you'll be able to pay for your fees in module-by-module instalments, spreading the cost out over the duration of your studies.

This is your Business and Management MSc, your way. If you have any other questions about the course, please visit our FAQ page.

 

Lead on. Join our distance learning Business and Management MSc.

Whether you’re looking to take the next step up, want to build your own business or are keen to kickstart your commercial career, this online Business course will help you step up, stand out and reach your goals.

You’ll explore a combination of topics that will prepare you to confront the business challenges of the future and give you a commercial edge, from Digital Entrepreneurship to Business Analytics, Globalisation Innovation and Sustainability to Strategic Marketing. Throughout, you’ll explore the ethical and cultural contexts in which international businesses operate and hone your practical managerial skills too. This is your chance to make an impact on your organisation, your society and your career.

This Business and Management Masters has been designed to be flexible. You’ll be able to study whenever and wherever it suits you, while still having access to great teaching and online research facilities. You’ll be on track to gain a Masters in around two years, or take longer if you need. Plus, you'll be able to pay for your fees in module-by-module instalments, spreading the cost out over the duration of your studies.

This is your Business and Management MSc, your way. If you have any other questions about the course, please visit our FAQ page.

 

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 Years Part-Time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
Academic Year 2020/21: January 21, April 21, July 21

Fee Information

Our course is perfect for anyone looking to gain the strategic skills needed to get ahead in business and become a responsible business leader. You could be looking to make the switch from another career, move into senior management or start your own business and become a CEO.

No matter what your background, this course will give you the opportunity to gain a Masters degree that will boost your educational profile and help you achieve your dream leadership role: it’s the perfect MBA alternative. And, with the opportunity to tailor all of your projects and assessments to your current role – or any future one you aspire to – you’ll be able to put your new learning into practice and stand out, even before graduation.   

By the time you finish the course, you’ll be equipped with a range of key employability skills, such as critical self-awareness, business analysis, change management and Masters level research skills. You’ll also have the societal awareness, emotional intelligence and knowledge to transform organisations for the better - key traits that set great leaders apart.

Click here to download our course module guide

 

We’ve designed this Business and Management MSc in partnership with online experts to make sure you get the most flexible, interactive and engaging experience possible. As a distance learner, you’ll be free to study the course your way, while still benefiting from our excellent teaching and research.

The recommended study time for the course is 15 hours a week.

You’ll access your learning through our eLearning portal, Blackboard Ultra. This offers 24/7 access to an extensive range of online learning materials (from online readings to videos), in-course communication tools (including discussion forums) and advice and support services. You’ll also have regular assessments to help keep you on track and enjoy access to over half a million books and e-books through our online University Library Services

For each module, you will have a number of assessments and tasks. The format of these may vary. However, you will be able to complete all of them through Blackboard Ultra.

You’ll be part of a supportive and engaged online community. Throughout each module you’ll participate in interactive seminars with tutors, group tasks with other students and more. You’ll even have a personal Student Success Advisor on hand to support you from day one through to graduation. Whether you need pastoral guidance, help with assessments or advice about fees, they will be with you at every step.

Click here to download our course module guide

 

You’ll learn from academics based at Newcastle Business School, which has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management courses in the UK. We were the first Business School in Europe to secure double accreditation in both Business and Accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) – a mark of excellence which places us in an elite group of business schools worldwide.

We 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.

Our heritage, networks and resources mean we are equipped to help our students to become research informed, cutting edge business leaders of tomorrow.

The academics teaching on this Business and Management course are not only research engaged, but also experienced business practitioners. Their industry knowledge will help you to make sense of the international business and management theory explored throughout the course, and apply it to real world contexts and situations.

Get to know some of the tutors you may learn from below or meet the rest of the department here.

Meet Our Staff

Discover more about our online Business and Management courses from the academic lead or meet some of the tutors you may learn from on this MSc.

Newcastle Business School strives to produce responsible business leaders with the expertise needed to create an inclusive and sustainable society. Our three main research areas will permeate every aspect of this course.

Responsible Business

We are at the forefront of sustainable entrepreneurship, business and management. As a signatory of the UN sponsored Principles of Responsible Management Education, we are committed to promoting these issues in our teaching, consulting and research. You’ll explore the cultural and ethical contexts in which international businesses operate, and come to understand the impact organisational decision making has on our wider society and environment. You’ll even have the chance to focus on this in detail during our Globalisation, Innovation and Sustainability module.

Digital Business

Over the duration of your masters, you’ll explore in-depth how rapid technological innovation is leading to unprecedented advancements for business, the economy and society. A designated module on Digital Entrepreneurship will ensure that you’re ahead of the game and ready to harness its potential. 

Strategic Innovation & Entrepreneurial Leadership

We’re committed to investigating strategic entrepreneurial leadership and innovation. Throughout the course, you’ll explore how to build a sustainable competitive advantage —both for your business, and within your own career. We’ll assist you along the path to becoming a more creative, effective business leader.

Click here to download our course module guide

 

We have handpicked our modules to ensure they develop your business leadership competencies, and your wider professional and personal skills, so you can make your mark in your organisation and beyond.

Upon graduation, you’ll have gained the skills and qualification needed to take the next step in your career – whether that’s into senior management in your current organisation, a leadership role elsewhere or starting your own business.

Even before graduation, you’ll be able to put your new skills and knowledge into practice and make a difference to your career. We will support you to apply the theories you learn to real world situations and tailor your projects and assessments, including your final Masters level thesis, to your current role.

As a Northumbria University student, you’ll also be able to tap into our Careers and Employment Service, which offers a range of resources and support online.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation.

International qualifications:
 
If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry
 
English Language requirements:

 
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).
 
*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation.

International qualifications:
 
If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry
 
English Language requirements:

 
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).
 
*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £7,170

Full EU Fee: £7,170

Full International Fee: £7,170

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and discounts

Click here for Home/EU scholarships and discounts information

Click here for International scholarships and discounts information

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

Our Application Process

Applying for this course is quick and easy, and can be done using our online applicant portal.

 

As part of the application process, you’ll need to upload a selection of important documents including:

  • Your Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • A copy of your degree transcript (if this was awarded in a language other than English, you’ll need an official translation too)
  • Evidence of any other postgraduate or professional qualifications
  • An updated CV/resume
  • Proof of your English Language proficiency (if English is your second language)
  • A 500 word personal statement

If you are a non standard applicant, you will also need to send us two professional / personal references on headed paper.

 

After receiving your application, our Applicant Services team will aim to respond to you as soon as possible.

 

You are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship, scholarships or funding.

 

Useful application advice:

Our decision making process

Application advice for disabled students

Applying as an international student

 

 

The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants and enrolling students to provide additional information about any aspect of their application or enrolment. In the event of any student providing false or inaccurate information at any stage, and/or failing to provide additional information when requested to do so, the University further reserves the right to refuse to consider an application, to withdraw registration, rescind home fees status where applicable, and/or demand payment of any fees or monies due to the University.

 

Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 276 4874.

Contact Details for Applicants:

DLstudentenquiries@northumbria.ac.uk

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