Study our BSc Mathematics with Business Management programme to prepare for a career in high level management positions. Mathematics plays a key role in the success of any business and this course will give you the knowledge and skills you need.

You can challenge yourself and study a broad range of subject areas, learning from our world-leading experts how mathematics, computing and statistics are used in business. In small group tutorials we will encourage you to think critically and independently. At the Newcastle Business School, you will then also learn the theory and practice of running a business

This Mathematics with Business Management BSc is an integrated programme of mathematics and business related topics. You will learn to apply analytical, statistical and computational skills to formulate and tackle problems. We will support you to think logically, independently and imaginatively, equipping you to make the most of the opportunities ahead.

Two-thirds of your degree involves studying the mathematics, computing, and statistics used in analysing problems in a business context. The rest of your time is spent in the Newcastle Business School studying the theory and practice of running a business, covering such subjects as economics, marketing and finance.

In your first year, we will help you to make the step up to university level study and give you a sound mathematical basis in a broad range of subject areas as well as introductions to business, finance and economics. The second year will introduce you to more advanced areas of business mathematics. In your third year, you will have a broad range of modules to choose from such as game theory and supply chain management. Depending on your performance, at the end of year 2 you may have the opportunity to transfer onto the MSci. 


Why study Mathematics with Business Management BSc at Newcastles?

  • Choice of modules allows you to specialise in areas that interest you
  • Learn from world-leading experts and an opportunity to study at the world-class Newcastle Business School
  • Weekly small group tutorials mean you can work closely with academic staff and other students
  • Use of the Mathematics Learning Resource Centre provides you with a learning environment where you can work independently, in groups, or with help from postgraduate students
  • You will be supported in your study with opportunities to discuss problems with lecturers, drop-in study sessions and peer-led support classes
  • The flexibility of the programmes means you could move on the MSci at the end of year 2 (dependent on academic performance

Institutional Accreditation 

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Mathematics with Business Management BSc

Course Level:

Undergraduate, Single Honours





How long it takes:

Undergraduate (3 Year)

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$20,220

Entry requirements

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Newcastle Law School

Year 1

The first year develops the basic techniques in mathematics, statistics and computing that you will need in later years. It also provides an introduction to business, finance and economics through modules given by the Newcastle Business School.

  • Real Analysis  – 20 credits
  • Algebra & Combinatorics  – 20 credits
  • Vectors, Geometry & Linear Algebra – 20 credits
  • Sequences and Series (10 credits)
  • Probability & Statistics  – 10 credits
  • Introduction to Management and Marketing – 20 credits
  • Introduction to Economics and Finance – 20 credits

Year 2 

The second year introduces you to some of the more advanced areas of business mathematics, such as linear programming, allowing you to develop your particular strengths and interests in the third year. You also take modules in financial decision making, marketing and human resource management. It may be possible to switch from the BSc to the MSci, depending on your performance in Years 1 and 2.


Core modules

  • Multivariable & Vector Analysis – 20 credits
  • Linear Algebra & Linear Programming  – 20  credits
  • International Economics and Financial Decision Making – 20 credits
  • Real and Complex Analysis – 20 credits

Optional modules

Select one of the twomodules marked (*) and one of the two modules marked (**) of options. Example optional modules, all 20 credits:

  • Differential Equations *
  • Statistics *
  • Human Resource Management **
  • Marketing and New Technology **

Year 3 

The third year involves a mixture of compulsory and optional modules. You study topics such as game theory, mathematical finance, heuristic optimisation and supply chain management. All modules 20 credits.


Core modules

  • Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Strategic and Innovation Management
  • Game Theory and Multicriteria Decision Making
  • Corporate Finance and Supply Chain Management

Optional modules

Choose 40 credits of options. Example optional modules, all 20 credits:

  • Nonlinear Programming I and Heuristic Optimisation
  • Graph Theory
  • Number Theory
  • Applied Statistics
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Combinatorics and Communication Theory
  • Medical Statistics
  • Statistical Methods in Economics
  • Differential Equations
  • Algebra & Combinatorics 2
  • Statistics

Entry requirements


Applicants should normally have one of the following:

  • A non-law bachelor’s degree (from a UK university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or
  • A ‘stale’ law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or
  • An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level

If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.

If you intend to become a Solicitor

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has reduced its requirements for pre-authorisation this year. For details of the current arrangements, see the SRA website. You should pay special attention to the Character and Suitability section. If you think you may have a character or suitability issue, you may wish to clarify with the SRA before proceeding with the GDL.

See further details of our English Language requirement

USA,UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year)


International students starting 2019/20 (per year)




You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

Our degrees in Mathematics will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need for a huge range of careers or further academic study. Where logical thinking, problem solving and statistical or strategic knowledge are required, being one of our graduates will put you ahead.

91% of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation (DHLE 2016/17)

Whatever you plan to do when you graduate, we have a comprehensive support package to help you prepare including specialist careers guidance, exclusive work experience opportunities and global internships. Our  Careers Network offers support to help you identify your options, develop your skills and gain access to opportunities:

  • Frequent careers advice drop-in sessions in the School, so you can always get help and advice when you need it.
  • An annual Maths Careers Fair, where you can meet employers specifically interested in mathematics graduates.
  • Regular Careers Skills Workshops run by employers or the College employability team to guide you through your career planning and give you an advantage in the application process for graduate positions and internships.
  • A fortnightly careers e-newsletter, including vacancies suited to maths students, with application deadlines and a calendar of careers events likely to be of interest to you as a maths student.