Full Time MBA
The design of the Newcastle MBA is underpinned by the increasing demand of professional managers to enhance their skills and knowledge to cope with the ever-changing global business environment. The MBA programmes are 'post-experience programmes', suitable for those with a significant degree of management work experience already and who are seeking to develop their career into more senior position.
Suitable for: The full-time MBA is ideal for professional managers looking to take a career break and focus on building their managerial knowledge and capacity while enhancing their professional managerial skills within the intensive 12-month programme of study.
To take into account
* have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience including some managerial responsibility. Most of our students have on average 7 or 8 years work experience; * achieve at least IELTS 6.5. If you do not reach the recommended IELTS level we offer English Language support to ensure you reach the appropriate level.
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All candidates following a full-time programme of study shall undertake the following compulsory modules:
- NBS8121 (10) Managing Information
- NBS8122 (10) Accounting and Finance
- NBS8123 (10) Managing People and Organisations
- NBS8124 (10) Strategic Marketing
- NBS8125 (10) Operations Management
- NBS8126 (10) Developing and Implementing Corporate Strategy
- NBS8127 (10) Leading Change
- NBS8128 (10)The Global Business Environment
- NBS8133 (10) Personal and Professional Development
- NBS8130 (10) Management Consultancy (see also our additional page on Management Consultancy)
- NBS8131 (50) Dissertation
All candidates following a full-time programme of study shall select further elective modules with a total value of 30 credits. A list of elective modules offered will be made available during the first semester. Candidates may, at the discretion of the Director of Executive programmes and with the approval of the appropriate module leader, select elective modules from other programmes for which they meet the required prerequisites.
Progression Requirements Candidates are normally expected to pass the taught modules before proceeding to the dissertation.
Submission of dissertation The dissertation shall be submitted not later than the 1st September of the final year of study. The Degree Programme Director may, in exceptional circumstances, grant an extension of up to three months to the time for submission of the dissertation. An extension of more than three months can only be granted by the Dean of Postgraduate Studies. The Programme commences in September after the induction week.
The basic teaching pattern is from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm from Mondays to Thursdays. Some teachings, eg guest lectures or additional academic activities may take place outside these times. The final timetable will be issued around late July and will be sent to you together with the induction package.
Lectures and Debates The delivery mechanism of all lectures combines theory with practice. MBA students are often required to reflect on their professional experiences through active group discussions and debates on relevant theories as well as academic lectures. An active learning attitude is essential during the process of becoming an MBA. Students will be provided with reading lists and case studies during the course of studies. Delivery methods also include business simulations, guest speakers, team activities and company visits.
Modular Teaching The core modules include both foundation and integrative modules. The majority of the compulsory modules will be delivered in Semester one. These foundation modules, such as Financial & Management Accounting, Managing Information, Global Business Environment, Strategic Marketing etc. are taught early in the academic year to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in functional business activities. Some integrative modules such as Leading Change or Management Consultancy will be delivered in Semester Two. They are are structured around cross-functional, integrated learning frameworks that draw upon multiple areas of knowledge and diverse modes of inquiry. In addition to the academic content, the Personal and Professional Development Module incorporates career development and interpersonal skills.
The Elective module list is usually released in November in order to allow all students make the appropriate choices. Updated information will be provided during the induction week.
The dissertation includes research method workshops, combined with a research proposal. The research process usually starts in March when each MBA student will be allocated a Dissertation Tutor, who will provide guidance for the dissertations. Students need to start writing their thesis in June and submit on 31st August. Some international students receive permission (subject to proper supervisory arrangements) to undertake this work in their own country.
Assessment The University has two examination periods: January and May. Some compulsory module exams will take place in January, and others will be in May.
Module assessment is based on the aggregate results from individual or group assignments and two hour unseen written examinations are common for compulsory modules. For elective modules the practice is to largely base the assessment on individual or group projects with some numerically based subjects being partly examined by unseen written examination.
Congregation, at which degrees are awarded, is held in December each year for full-time students.
Full Time MBA