Research activities underpin our teaching and further enhance the quality and relevance of our courses.

Newcastle Business School offers a supportive and stimulating research environment.  Research is central to the vision of the university and, consistent with this, a thriving research culture has been developed within Business, Management and Accounting with many papers being published in a range of journals.


What you will study

The University can offer research opportunities in Business, Management and Accounting in the following areas:


Accounting, Finance and Economics

  • Accounting Profession
  • Accounting Education
  • Capital Structure
  • Corporate Failure
  • Financial Development and Liberalisation
  • International Labour Mobility
  • Market Efficiency
  • Market Efficiency for Corporate Control  

Business Management

  • Corporate Level Decision Making
  • e-Commerce, e-Business and Information Security
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Green Consumer Behaviour and Sustainable Consumption
  • Growth, Development and Internationalisation of SMEs
  • Higher Education Management and Internationalisation
  • International Business and Cross-Cultural Management
  • IT and SMEs
  • Management
  • Research in specific industries such as Telecommunications and
  • Oil and Gas/Energy
  • Social Entrepreneurship, Trust and Social Capital

Human Resources

  • Corporate Social Responsibility within a university/business school context
  • Organisational Emotions
  • Sustainable Development
  • The Relationship between Organisational Aesthetics


  • Consumer Behaviour (in particular working with children)
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Retail Marketing and IT
  • Sales and Customer Management
  • Service Quality
  • Tourism

Public Policy

  • Governance, Participation (including interest groups) and Democracy
  • Social and Public Policy
  • Transport Policy


Full-time Study

In full-time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. 

Access to our virtual learning environment, Online Learning, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).


Distance Learning
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.


Our virtual learning environment, Online Learning offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with course materials and depending on the course it also includes:


·                Virtual tutorials

·                Live chat

·                Discussion forums - student and tutor led

·                Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods

·                User-friendly material

·                Access to our online library

 As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements are a first or upper second class honours degree from a overseas University, or degree equivalent qualification, subject to the approval of the University of Newcastle. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants will normally register for an MSc/PhD or MRes/PhD with transfer to PhD dependent on satisfactory progress. However, applicants who already possess a Masters degree which includes a significant research component could be registered directly for a PhD, subject to a satisfactory research proposal, and clear evidence of research expertise. Any applicant whose first language or language of previous University-level instruction is not English must normally demonstrate competence in English. This should be a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


 Our highly innovative degree was the first to receive full accreditation by the DETC. This stamp of quality ensures high standards of excellence and relevance and so you can be confidence about gaining a recognised qualification which will truly enhance your professional and personal development.

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