Northumbria University Newcastle - Global Business Management BSc (Hons) - Completion Award

Northumbria University Newcastle

Global Business Management BSc (Hons) - Completion Award

This innovative course allows you to top up your existing qualifications to an honours degree in two years full-time or three years sandwich, whilst benefiting from all that Northumbria University and the city of Newcastle has to offer.

This course has been designed to give you a broad understanding of business, developing your specialist knowledge in contemporary business management models and learning how to evaluate how businesses operate globally in an increasingly competitive environment. The programme will enable you to develop your knowledge of key business disciplines exploring the current business and management challenges in human resource management, marketing, strategic and project management.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

Standard Entry

BTEC HNC or equivalent in a related subject.

If you have taken a BTEC HNC programme, we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of Merit standard.

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

The course includes the ‘Academic Skills and Employability’ module that will equip you with the knowledge and skills for academic success and long-term career development. As part of this you’ll explore your personality, values, abilities, and interests to make a well-informed career choice and develop a career plan.

Every module will play a role in developing and reinforcing the transferable attributes that are necessary for graduate employment: effective time management, excellent communication, good teamwork, and high-level analysis. In addition, our Careers and Employment Service will offer a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

Whatever you decide to do, you will have strong employability as a result of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

Course Details

You will embark on a number of different modules in your first year including core modules to support your learning journey, and specialist modules within global business management. You will also have the option of undertaking an additional year in either placement, study abroad or a hybrid of the two. You will receive guidance on both opportunities led by your Programme Leader, supported by the Director of Employability and the Faculty Lead for Study Abroad. The university provides significant guidance through our placement office and international partnerships team who enjoy successful relationships with a wide range of employers and global universities.

  • In your final year, you will be challenged through modules that allow you to take strategic consideration of business and management within a global business management context, as well as a substantial research-based activity that is linked to a specific research problem within global business management. 
  • If you do not undertake the study abroad or placement option, you will be able to choose between either a management enquiry or a consultancy project with an external client as your final year research-based activity to ensure you graduate with ‘real-world’ business experience. For those that have undertaken a study abroad or placement, you will also have the option of choosing a dissertation. Whichever you choose, your programme leader will support you in selecting the right option for you and will work with the teaching teams to identify the different modules which best match your career aspirations.

Year 1

Human Resource Management Essentials (Core,20 Credits)
Management Research and Analysis (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Skills and Employability (Core,20 Credits)
Digital Business: Models, Marketing and Operations (Core,20 Credits)
Communications and Content Marketing (Core,20 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)
Strategic Frameworks and Cultural Contexts in International Management (Core,20 Credits)

Year 2

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 3

Project Management (Core,20 Credits)
Transforming Self and Organisations (Core,20 Credits)
Digital and Data Driven Marketing (Core,20 Credits)
Undergraduate Consultancy Project (Optional,40 Credits)
Management Dissertation (Optional,40 Credits)
Management Enquiry (Optional,40 Credits)
Responsible Strategy (Core,20 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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