Northumbria University Newcastle - Business Management BA (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Business Management BA (Hons)

Offering a variety of options, Northumbria University’s BA (Hons) Business Management is the most flexible of Newcastle Business School’s undergraduate degrees.  Northumbria University's Business Management course will equip you with the skills, qualities and capabilities valued by employers across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and that underpin successful enterprise. It means you’ll complete your studies as a highly employable, culturally and ethically aware graduate with the potential to make positive organisational change. 

You’ll have the freedom to explore and experiment in a range of different business areas. Broader management modules include marketing, finance strategy, organisational behaviour and HR. And you’ll also have the opportunity to choose specialist modules that suit your own interests and intended career.  

The programme’s integrated, cohesive approach will enable you to develop your understanding of global business, and how different business functions operate and complement each other. Through problem-based and experiential learning approaches you’ll focus on real-world challenges that equip you to resolve complex business problems in sustainable, responsible and transformative ways. 

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

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Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or equivalents.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

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English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

At Newcastle Business School we’re committed to preparing you for your future career and helping you compete in the graduate labour market. So we’ve designed the BA Business Management programme to support you in developing the key competencies, skills and attitude that graduates need. Developing leadership, enterprise and employability capabilities is at the heart of all module learning experiences and assessment. 

We make your personal-professional development and career planning a priority across all years of the programme. You’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of the graduate labour market and of current trends in graduate recruitment and selection, applying this to your own career planning. 

We offer a number of additional opportunities to enhance your CV, develop your employability or enterprise skills, and increase commercial awareness. These include work placements, overseas travel and study, guest speakers and networking. There are also volunteering programmes both within and outside the University, and representing your programme at Programme or School level.  

Course Details

Our BA (Hons) Business Management programme features research-rich, but practice-led, teaching that develops your cultural, contextual and ethical professional understanding. Alongside conventional approaches we also embrace student-led, experiential, problem-based learning for which you’re supported to work interactively and collaboratively.  

You’ll learn through real-world case studies of multinational corporations and regional/local SMEs, as well as public and not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises. This cultivates your capacity for practical application, leadership and management.  

Virtual, self-directed learning technologies support you 24/7 including extensive, carefully curated resources from the world’s leading management researchers and practitioners. Our eLearning portal also enables you to contact your tutors in real time and to submit the formative and summative assessments that support your learning. 

Year 1

Financial Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)
Business Analysis for Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Preparing for Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Business, Economy and Society (Core,20 Credits)
People, Management and Organisations (Core,20 Credits)
Introduction to Marketing (Core,20 Credits)

Year 2

Financial Markets and Institutions (Optional,20 Credits)
Applied Taxation (Optional,20 Credits)
Progressing Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Human Resource Management Essentials (Core,20 Credits)
Responsible Business (Core,20 Credits)
Resourcing and Development for Diversity (Optional,20 Credits)
HR Analytics and the Labour Market (Optional,20 Credits)
Reward and Performance (Optional,20 Credits)
Management Research and Analysis (Core,20 Credits)
Employment Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Market Research and Planning (Optional,20 Credits)
Retail and Multichannel Marketing (Optional,20 Credits)
Customer Experience Marketing (Optional,20 Credits)
Communications and Content Marketing (Optional,20 Credits)
Applied Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Optional,20 Credits)
International Operations Management (Optional,20 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)
Strategic Frameworks and Cultural Contexts in International Management (Optional,20 Credits)
International Business: Growth Strategies and Resourcing (Optional,20 Credits)
Born Global Enterprise (Optional,20 Credits)
Entrepreneurial Management (Optional,20 Credits)
International Digital Economy (Optional,20 Credits)
Tourism, Events and Society (Optional,20 Credits)
Managing the Travel and Tourism Industry (Optional,20 Credits)

Year 3

Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

Year 4

International Finance and Responsible Financial Management (Optional,20 Credits)
Contemporary Corporate Reporting (Optional,20 Credits)
Project Management (Optional,20 Credits)
Management and HRM Dissertation (Optional,40 Credits)
Management Enquiry for Management and HRM (Optional,40 Credits)
Strategic Leadership for Responsible Organisational Change (Core,20 Credits)
Transforming Self and Organisations (Core,20 Credits)
Employment Relations (Optional,20 Credits)
Critical Human Resource Development (CHRD) (Optional,20 Credits)
Digital and Data Driven Marketing (Optional,20 Credits)
B2B Marketing and Sales Management (Optional,20 Credits)
Global Supply Network Management (Optional,20 Credits)
Undergraduate Consultancy Project (Optional,40 Credits)
International Business and Innovation (Optional,20 Credits)
Emerging Economies (Optional,20 Credits)

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