Newcastle University Online Course – Global MBA Degree

Newcastle University Online Course – Global MBA Degree

Newcastle University, part of the Russell Group of UK-based research-intensive universities has recently launched an online MBA degree course. Newcastle Business School is triple accredited, one of only 1% in the UK to hold this accolade.

The Global MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and is recognised as a career development course, designed with the students’ future in mind.

This course is mainly delivered online, but is officially a blended learning programme, as three of the modules are delivered through short face to face workshops, to be held in a variety of international locations.

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Our digital world creates new challenges and opportunities for business leadership. The Global MBA from Newcastle University Business School equips you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become a leader with impact.

Newcastle University is part of the Russell Group of UK-based research-intensive universities and our Business School is triple
accredited, one of only 1% in the UK to hold this accolade. Studying with us means you have access to cutting-edge research and
practice, and the opportunity to work with some of the best minds in business.

The Global MBA offers flexible online learning, combined with face-to-face workshops in key business markets across the world, meaning you work while you study. This creates a deeper learning experience, enabling you to put your learning into practice from
the very beginning.

Our bespoke online learning environment provides constant access to course materials along with tools to support collaborative
study and group work with your peers. The workshops embedded into our leadership and international project modules enable you to meet with peers and work with them to accelerate your leadership development. You participate in creative business challenges, put your knowledge into action and consolidate your learning.

Above all, the Global MBA is a transformative programme, enabling you to accelerate your ability to make an impact as a leader in today’s business world.

I look forward to welcoming you to the course.

Dr Colin Ashurst
Global MBA Programme Director

Distinctive by design

Newcastle University Business School is triple-accredited, placing us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. The Global MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and is recognised as a career development course, designed with your future in mind.


Taken over three years part-time, you can design your MBA around your professional and personal commitments. This means you can tailor the course to suit your needs, and continue to work while studying.


Collaborate with a peer group of ambitious business professionals from around the world. Our cutting-edge, online environment and international content enable you to develop global insights from the very first moment you enrol.


Our bespoke learning platform allows you to achieve your MBA from wherever you are in the world. It uses leading technology to provide course materials, collaboration tools, student support and access to a toolkit to support you in both your study and your workplace.


Broaden your horizons by attending three leadership workshops in a range of exciting international locations. Gain access to a global business network and insight into some of the world’s most exciting places to do business while participating in interactive and creative
challenges with your peers.


Throughout the course you work actively with your peers on real-world business projects. The practical nature of our course content means you can immediately apply your learning in your workplace.


Working with peers, mentors, tutors and industry professionals means you gain valuable insights from a range of perspectives. You also build a strong global network, to support you in your business
success now and in the future.

Course structure and content

The Global MBA is a part-time course, flexibly designed to fit around your professional and personal commitments. The course blends collaborative online modules with three international workshops held in a range of locations.

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Blended modules: online learning plus face to face workshop in an international business location Leadership Basecamp (10 credits) International Project (10 credits) Leadership Launchpad (20 credits)
Project modules: online learning combined with practical, work-based projects Consulting Project (10 credits) Entrepreneurial Project (10 credits) Major Project (40 credits)
Compulsory modules: online learning 3 x 10 credit modules 1 x 10 credit module  
Options modules: online learning 1 x 10 credit module 3 x 10 credit modules  
Compulsory modules

Our compulsory modules cover key disciplines to enable you to develop the essential knowledge base and skills to succeed in business, and provide a foundation for your studies. They are
delivered through tutor-led online learning:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Strategy in a Global Context.
Optional modules

These optional modules allow you to tailor your Global MBA to fit your career aspirations. Modules include:

  • Competing with IT
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Organisations
  • Creating Innovative New Ventures
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Global Leadership
  • Growing Small Ventures
  • International Marketing
  • Partnership Working
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management.
Key Course Facts
Course length 3 years.
Start dates September, January and April.
Time commitment Around 8 hours per week, per module.
Delivery mode Blended online and face-to-face learning.
Module length Modules in Years 1 and 2 and the Leadership Launchpad in Year 3 are 12 weeks long. The Major Project is 36 weeks.

Career support

Investing in the Global MBA is the first step towards achieving your future career goals.

Whether you aim to progress in your current field, make a functional or industry change, or start your own business, the Global MBA will help you to identify and realise your future career goals.

With a range of services on offer, the Global MBA aims to provide you with both the skills and support you need to future-proof your career. You will benefit from integrated personal and leadership development modules, mentorship and personalised careers advice delivered as a combination of distance and face-to-face sessions. Focus on the future with the following services:

  • 360 degree feedback
  • industry guest speakers
  • mentoring from a dedicated personal tutor
  • subscription to online career resources including our Going Global portal for international students and our Enterprise Shed MOOC
  • personalised career coaching from a specialist MBA careers adviser
  • advice from specially trained employer and alumni mentors
  • skills workshops: negotiation, networking, presentation skills, and consulting skills
  • employability workshops: CV/résumés, interview preparation, and assessment centres


Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Upper second-class honours degree or better at undergraduate level, or its international equivalent.

Work experience requirements

The Global MBA is a highly collaborative course, designed for individuals who have a minimum of three years’ full-time
management experience.

We are looking for people who:

  • have managerial responsibilities (budget, product, project or people management)
  • can contribute real-life business insights
  • are willing to seek out, give and receive regular feedback
  • want to make a difference within a team, department or organisation
  • have the potential to be a leader, facilitator and mentor in the workplace.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English require a valid, recognised English language qualification to study on the Global MBA.

Our preferred qualifications are:

  • IELTS: minimum score of 7.0 overall with 6.0 or better in all of the sub skills
  • Pearson’s PTE Academic Test: minimum score of 69.

If you narrowly miss any of the entry requirements for the Global MBA, please contact our Student Enrolment Advisers for personalised advice on your eligibility.

How to apply

Apply through the Global MBA website at:

You will need to complete the application form and provide:

  • personal statement
  • CV/résumé
  • copy of your passport
  • references
  • degree transcripts
  • English language test results.

We interview all candidates who meet our entry requirements, via Skype. If you would like to find out more about the Global MBA, you can contact our Student Enrolment Advisers:

T: +44 (0)191 208 2500
E: [email protected]

You can also meet us at events across the globe or register for an online information session. Find out more at:

Fees and funding

Choosing to study an MBA is an important decision and a major investment in your career. The Global MBA has been designed to allow you to pay your course fees in the way that best suits you.

The tuition fee for the Global MBA (September 2015) is £20,000.

You can pay your tuition fees in one instalment or on a module by module basis. Modules are priced at £1,111 per 10 credits.

Discounts and scholarships

Full payment discount: if you opt to pay the full tuition in advance, you will receive a 10% discount on your tuition fees. Alumni launch discount: for a limited time, we are offering a 20% reduction in tuition fees for all Newcastle University Alumni who are self-funding their Global MBA.

Global MBA Inaugural Scholarship: we have 10 scholarships to the value of £5,000 for outstanding applicants to the inaugural class of the Global MBA. The scholarship will be awarded as a reduction in the full course tuition fees. To be eligible you must meet certain criteria and be a self-funded student enrolling onto the Global MBA in September 2015. You can find out more on our fees and funding web page.

For more details on this programme please visit:

Interested in Applying?

Contact us for a one-to-one consultation on this programme and find out how you can enrol and start your MBA today!

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