Business Management - MA [Full-Time]

Level 7 - Postgraduate Study or NVQ Level 7 or Equivalent

Subject Area Business

Attendance Full-Time


The MA in Business Management provides an exciting opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding in the field of Business Management. The overall aim of the MA in Business Management is to promote opportunities to develop understanding of management of people and organisations. The programme adds value by allowing students to acquire an integrated and strategic view of management within organisations in a rapidly changing world of business.

It explores various aspects of business including the factors that drive firms to develop and grow, the tools they use to market their products and services, the challenges of managing people, successfully leading organisations and the promotion of the organisation’s ethical standards and social responsibility.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.
Duration: 18 Months
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Work Ready Guarantee

 As part of our work ready guarantee the MA Business Management programme includes the embedding of CMI Award, Certificate and Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership into the programme. Students who complete the MA Business Management academic award can also complete the above Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 qualifications. The CMI qualifications include a 12-month membership to CMI which allows students to gain professional recognition as well as improve their management skills.
The college's ‘Student as Producer’ initiative redefines teaching in higher education through valuing and celebrating the outputs which students create during their time at Newcastle College. The is also the opportunity to undertake research or research-like activities within your leadership discipline and across the college.
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Who the course is for

This course is designed for students with at least a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). It present an excellent opportunity for students to build upon most recent advanced study and provides a direct progression route from Level 6 to Level 7. Students will develop knowledge and understanding in creating an appreciation of the complexities and skills needed for working in a contemporary business environment.

Qualification Gained

MA in Business Management validated by NCG

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.



Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

Year 1
The MA in Business Management has two parts which spans over three semesters:
Part 1: Six taught modules (120 credits)
Part II: Dissertation or Work Related Project (60 credits)
Total Award Credits: 180
Within Part I, all the modules are core and are compulsory for all the students studying for the Award:
Finance and Accounting for Decision Makers (20 credits)
This module aims to develop understanding of financial data and managing budget to expedite judgments and decision making and financial issues and proposals. The module specifically focuses on three major uses of accounting information by management: problem-solving, decision making, governance and planning and control.

Marketing - Strategy and Planning (20 credits)
This module will provide students with the principles of marketing, both business to consumer and business to business, as well as give students a broader perspective of how marketing strategy is created and developed by organisations.
Management of HR (20 credits)
This module will provide insights into strategic HRM and the factors influencing the behaviour of people within organisations and how these influences might be taken into account to achieve maximum organisational effectiveness by effective people management.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics (20 credits)
This module is about enabling students to engage in critical debate on ethical issues through a combination of academic study and critical reflection, with the aim of developing skills relevant to ethical decision-making, problem solving and deeper consideration of issues within both social and personal responsibility, both locally and globally.
Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship (20 credits)
This module aims to develop strategic thinking through the development of a strategic organisational perspective and provide the basis for advancement and application of strategic level skills, competencies, and decision-making capabilities that support developing and implementing change strategies to meet organisational objectives within increasingly diverse and complex contemporary organisations and wider context.

Research Methods (20 credits)
This module provides a comprehensive introduction to research as practised in business and management disciplines by providing an overview of the key quantitative and qualitative methodologies that are needed to undertake, evaluate and present a research project which is robust and realistic.

Part II of the programme
The Dissertation (60 credits)
The dissertation module provides an opportunity for in depth study of a topic relevant to management where students will critically evaluate main management theories, undertake empirical/real world research and draw conclusions about the implications of the results for managerial decision-making.

The Work Related Project – WRP (60 credits)
This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to conduct work based informed research and study in a relevant subject domain located primarily at a place of work, to assist student’s ability to apply originality and analytical skills alongside theory and practice which is workplace based.

Learning Methods

A range of learning and teaching methods which are student centred and which build on and further develop the students learning will be adopted. These will include lectures, group based activities including tutorials, collaborative student led seminars and presentations, workshops, enquiry based approaches, such as case study scenario / critical incident analysis and simulated experience such as workshops and discussions.

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods include coursework, essays, assignments, reports, presentations, case study presentations and reflective journals.

Progression Opportunities

You may choose to progress academically through either a PhD or Doctorate within a business discipline.

Career Opportunities

The MA aims to develop transferrable skills which can open up a wide range of career opportunities in business, administration and management careers, both in the public and private sectors.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have an Honours Degree or equivalent from a recognised institution.

Additionally, applicants will be asked to undertake an assessment task, usually a written essay on a given topic.

Applicants who do not have English is not your first language, an English language test score of 6.00 is required with none of the tested component scores less than 5.5. If you have previously completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK Degree which was taught in a majority English-speaking country (as identified by UK Home Office) you will not need to provide an IELTS test.


Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.