In today’s competitive environment it’s important to stay ahead with the latest critical thinking, global business principles and practical management techniques. Learn how to advance your career with the world’s first AMBA-accredited 100% Online MBA.

Designed for enterprising business professionals with at least three years of management experience, the Online Master of Business Administration enables students to enhance their strategic and managerial business skills to take the next step in their careers.

By pairing informed, contemporary content with an interactive online learning platform, the Online MBA provides postgraduate students with both flexibility and critical business skills.


If you are fairly new to the principles of business, or are looking to enhance the early stages of your career you may be interested in our Online MSc International Business.


Frequently asked questions

What is an Online MBA?

With no need to attend campus, an Online MBA is delivered and studied 100% online. Students access the programme via an immersive digital platform, available 24 hours a day from almost anywhere in the world.

The programme curriculum is brought to life through an engaging mix of live video lectures, interactive projects, digital resources and online collaboration with fellow learners, professors and tutors.

Offering impressive learning flexibility, an Online MBA is ideal for ambitious professionals who travel for work, cannot attend campus or are looking to balance work and study to apply their learnings in real-time.


Why choose the Online MBA from the University of Newcastle ?

As the world’s first 100% Online MBA to be officially accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Online MBA from the University of Newcastle offers a flexible yet effective route to professional development.

Like its campus-based equivalent, the Online MBA is delivered by Newcastle Business School, which holds triple-crown accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Online MBA students are taught by the same expert course leaders and the curriculum meets the same challenging academic framework.

Professionals who choose the University of Newcastle Online MBA benefit from the highest standards of postgraduate business education, in a format they can adapt to their personal circumstances.


Is an Online MBA worth it?

The Online MBA will earn you exactly the same qualification as you would receive from the campus-based MBA; there is no difference in terms of academic standing or credibility.

An Online MBA is both an investment and a challenge. The main benefit is the added flexibility which online study brings. You can apply learning directly to your role in real-time, helping you to accelerate your career from nearly anywhere in the world.

Yet, it’s not just about the core educational experience – it is about the extra-curricular side too; the networks that you build and the experiences you gain. Combine this with the additional support – from Student Services and technological support to our dedicated Careers in Business team – and we have re-defined the Distance Learning MBA to meet the needs of a 21st Century market.


Flexibility to learn alongside work

Studying for an MBA online provides postgraduate students with the flexibility to learn alongside work, empowering them to apply the latest business knowledge and theory to their roles immediately:

  • Further your ability to overcome complex problems in global business
  • Develop critical managerial skills and master practical applications
  • Enhance the people management skills necessary for more effective leadership
  • Challenge critical thinking on business issues within global society
  • Understand business management and its application in professional life
  • Gain international perspectives of organisations and management theory


Where can I study an Online MBA with the University of Newcastle ?

Current Online MBA students are studying remotely all over the world, including Malta, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria and the UK. You can study from almost anywhere – all you need is an internet connection and your laptop or computer.

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.

Online MBA

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Taught




CODE P1153

How long it takes:

2.5 years

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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The Online MBA runs six modules a year, each module lasts approximately eight weeks and is worth 10 credits. Students enrol onto these modules one at a time and in a linear structure to ensure they grasp the fundamentals of business in manageable sections.

In the second year of the Online MBA, students have the opportunity to choose their modules from a list of options. This allows them to focus on the core principles of business and build specialist knowledge tailored to their career in areas such as marketing, economics, entrepreneurship and change management.

Benefit from a syllabus based on the latest insights and issues in business and globalisation on a course which has been carefully designed for the 21st century career professional:

Online MBA year one core modules:

  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • International business
  • Accounting and finance
  • Organisational behaviour and human resource management
  • Strategy

Online MBA year two module choices:

  • Economics and economic policy for business*
  • Service operations management
  • Critical integration in management*
  • Marketing strategy
  • Management of change
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation*
  • Corporate finance
  • Advanced strategy
  • Business in society

*These elective modules are repeated to allow more flexibility.

Online MBA year three core module:

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

The dissertation is submitted to fulfil the requirements for the award of the Master of Business Administration degree. The subject of the dissertation can be related to your work environment or to an area of interest to your employer, which may encourage employers to support time for study or financial assistance.

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300


Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540


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.

Career opportunities

Between 2014 and 2024, senior level and managerial positions within professional business occupations are estimated to increase by approximately 15%*. Gain the global business understanding you need to compete for these positions by studying for an Online MBA.

As 2016’s University of the Year for Graduate employment**, we understand the value of career development and from the outset we support all students as they strive to meet and exceed their career goals.

To help students remain competitive in the job market, from the very start of your Online Master of Business Administration you will have access to bespoke advice from our employment consultants. They offer one-to-one coaching on Skype or other communication tools and can work with you to clarify your aspirations, supporting you in your future career. You could even develop an employment strategy to help open doors to a wide range of potential employers (both domestically and globally).

We understand how important it is to focus on your professional future. We aim to enable and inspire students to maximise their potential, grow intellectually and gain the skills, understanding and attributes that are highly sought after by employers, giving you excellent future prospects in a competitive employment market.


Take advantage of career opportunities

We want to ensure that you can progress in this competitive environment and have designed our Online MBA content with a practical approach and contemporary subject matter. It is this real life experience that will give you a commanding position when it comes to taking advantage of the career opportunities available. During your studies, you should expect to:

  • Further your ability to overcome complex problems in global business
  • Develop critical managerial skills and master practical applications
  • Enhance the people management skills necessary for more effective leadership
  • Challenge critical thinking on business issues within a global society
  • Understand business management and its’ application in professional life
  • Gain international perspectives of organisations and management theory