Northumbria University Business Management

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Northumbria University Business Management

Northumbria University’s business management course combines broad-based business modules with specialist options that represent around 50% of the degree, and which range across disciplines like finance, marketing, human resources and logistics as well as general management.

With so many options, Northumbria University’s BA (Hons) Business Management is the most flexible of Newcastle Business School’s four-year undergraduate degrees.

Students will undertake a year-long placement between their second and final years, or spend the year studying in another country. This sandwich year is compulsory, in contrast to our ‘Business With’ courses where it is optional.

This undergraduate course is also available through the UCAS clearing process. Eligible applicants can enrol onto this business studies clearing course when all choices have been declined either by choice or default.

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. The relevance, rigour and internationalisation of the course has been tested through the EPAS accreditation process.

This course is for people who would like to study a broader combination of key business and management topics in order to gain a wider appreciation of a career in business management.  It will provide you with the core skills to go into general management, or the option to focus more on one of the core areas you study in the first year.  This flexibility is greatly appreciated by students as it provides additional time to compare the core areas, before deciding on whether to carry on down the general management route, or focusing a little more on an area that has piqued their interest.

Standard Entry

GCSE requirements:
A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English Language at minimum grade C or equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:
128-136 UCAS Tariff points including one or more of the following: 

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:
From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:
Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Scottish Highers:
BBBBC – BBBBB at Higher level, BCC – BBC at Advanced Higher

Irish Highers:

IB Diploma:
128-136 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level

Access to HE Diploma:
Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 27 credits at Distinction and 18 at Merit

Qualification combinations:
The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types – for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A level.

Applicants from the EU:
Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here

International applicants:
The University is pleased to welcome international applicants from over 100 countries and considers a wide range of qualifications for entry to its programmes.  For specific information please visit our International Admissions pages here 

International applicants are also required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below

  • A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5
  • Pearson Academic score of 54 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admis

Plus one of the following:

  • Additional:
    Advanced Entry Applications are also invited from students with appropriate qualifications for advanced entry onto level 5 or 6 (year 2 or year 3) of the programme. Each application will be considered on an individual basis.