Northumbria University

Established since 1880, Northumbria has a lustrous history of more than 135 years. With over 35,000 students across 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest public universities and is one of the 6 shortlisted Universities for University of the Year in UK by Times Higher Education in 20171.

The University offers mainly assignment-based Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programmes with well-paced schedule for busy adults and is the only UK institution that earned the “Double AACSB Accreditations” for both Business and Accounting programmes2. Northumbria University is also awarded Business School of the Year by Times Higher Education 20153, the same award which Said Business School from University of Oxford won in 2017.

  • Why Our Programmes?
  • University Recognition & Memberships
  • Sources
  • Direct Honours Bachelor’s Degree Programmes with Dual Specialisations
    • Completion within 16 months4
    • Choose from a wide range of disciplines including Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Communication and Media, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Counselling, Humanities and Social Sciences and Law
    • Direct entry for recognised Diploma Holders5
    • Mostly assignment-based assessment with exception of Accounting Degree

    Master’s Degree Programmes

    • Completion within 15 months4
    • 100% assignment-based programmes to cater to working adults
    • High passing rates of more than 95%6
  • Times Higher Education Awards 2017
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), February 2017
  • Times Higher Education Awards 2015
  • Subject to programme and meeting entry requirements
  • Subject to University’s approval
  • 6 Passing rates for intakes running in 2017
Testimonials
Joanne Koh
Joanne Koh
Regional Sales Manager, Global Medical Device Manufacturer
Master of Business Administration
"As I decided that it was time to fulfill my ambitions, I chose to pursue the MBA with Northumbria University. The knowledge acquired from the Postgraduate Degree programme was eye opening, enabling me to acquire a fresh perspective on business ..." Read More

Joanne Koh

Regional Sales Manager, Global Medical Device Manufacturer

Joanne Koh

Regional Sales Manager, Global Medical Device Manufacturer

Programme taken: Master of Business Administration

As I decided that it was time to fulfill my ambitions, I chose to pursue the MBA with Northumbria University.

The knowledge acquired from the Postgraduate Degree programme was eye opening, enabling me to acquire a fresh perspective on business from a management point-of-view, and to evaluate it thoroughly and in its entirety.

I appreciated that the programme was assignment-based, which meant that I didn’t have to spend time memorising a lot of data just to regurgitate it. I had the opportunity to conduct research instead, which provided me with a wealth of knowledge that I couldn’t get from lectures or exams. The programme curriculum introduced me to unique business management techniques, which have brought me success as well.

Overall, while a MBA looks good on my resume and gave me a competitive edge and career advantage over my peers, I’d like to emphasise on the newly acquired knowledge and skills, which I feel are the true benefits and are far more important.

Kenny Tay
Kenny Tay
Asset Manager (Operations & Training), CBRE Singapore
Master of Business Administration
"I felt motivated to take up a MBA programme as I wanted to equip myself with the knowledge and skills that allowed me to be relevant and highly employable. The world that we live in today is progressing at such a fast pace that if I do not improve..." Read More

Kenny Tay

Asset Manager (Operations & Training), CBRE Singapore

Kenny Tay

Asset Manager (Operations & Training), CBRE Singapore

Programme taken: Master of Business Administration

I felt motivated to take up a MBA programme as I wanted to equip myself with the knowledge and skills that allowed me to be relevant and highly employable. The world that we live in today is progressing at such a fast pace that if I do not improve myself, I will be left behind.

I decided on Northumbria University as it was 100% assignment based which allowed me to conduct my research and learn at my own pace. In addition, the modules on Strategic Management and Leadership allowed me to understand my organisation’s business functions and advise my clients at a strategic level.

My initial worries about working and studying concurrently were dispelled when I realised that the lecturers were extremely proficient in delivering course content and relating it to current market conditions, as well as tying in theory to real-life scenarios. This allowed me to understand concepts and learn much faster.

Overall, I would recommend Northumbria University MBA as it is highly applicable, relatable and comprehensive.

Desmond Kan
Desmond Kan
Manager, Multi-national Corporation
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)
"I have been sourcing for a worthy university that provides an internationally recognised Business Management degree. After conducting research on many Universities’ rankings and accreditation status, I settled for Northumbria University and I knew..." Read More

Desmond Kan

Manager, Multi-national Corporation

Desmond Kan

Manager, Multi-national Corporation

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)

I have been sourcing for a worthy university that provides an internationally recognised Business Management degree. After conducting research on many Universities’ rankings and accreditation status, I settled for Northumbria University and I knew that I made the right choice.

Firstly, it provided up-to-date academic information; this has helped me to apply critical systems-thinking approaches to real-world business management problems. Secondly, the knowledge and thought processes that I have acquired, allowed me to see the bigger picture and look beyond conventional boundaries. Most importantly, I feel the skills that I have acquired will put me in a position to make an impact in any job that I choose to pursue in future.

Alice Tham Wai Fong
Alice Tham Wai Fong
Executive, Medical Industry
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)
"The pace of the programme was manageable and designed for working adults to achieve work-life balance. The lecturers were very helpful and experienced in their respective fields. They provided real world examples to make the lectures more interest..." Read More

Alice Tham Wai Fong

Executive, Medical Industry

Alice Tham Wai Fong

Executive, Medical Industry

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)

Northumbria University’s double AACSB accreditation affirms the university’s high standards in academia which makes the Honours Degree even more prestigious.

The pace of the programme was manageable and designed for working adults to achieve work-life balance. The lecturers were very helpful and experienced in their respective fields. They provided real world examples to make the lectures more interesting for students.

Gilbert Wong
Gilbert Wong
Deputy Senior Manager, Multi-national Corporation
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)
"I have been looking for a business management degree from a good university and I came across Northumbria University. I took up the programme because of the University's ranking and accreditation status. I really like the assignment-based approach..." Read More

Gilbert Wong

Deputy Senior Manager, Multi-national Corporation

Gilbert Wong

Deputy Senior Manager, Multi-national Corporation

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)

I have been looking for a business management degree from a good university and I came across Northumbria University. I took up the programme because of the University’s ranking and accreditation status. I really like the assignment-based approach as I can integrate my professional work experience with business management principles I learnt in my class to produce good quality assignments.

Anwar Bin Muhamad Saleh
Anwar Bin Muhamad Saleh
Constituency Manager, Government Sector
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Public Relations (Top-up)
"Northumbria's degree was the right fit for me. The lessons are incredibly engaging and fun. I have learnt so much from my lecturers who brought a great wealth of knowledge and experience to the mass communication subjects. I especially appreciate ..." Read More

Anwar Bin Muhamad Saleh

Constituency Manager, Government Sector

Anwar Bin Muhamad Saleh

Constituency Manager, Government Sector

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Public Relations (Top-up)

Northumbria’s degree was the right fit for me. The lessons are incredibly engaging and fun. I have learnt so much from my lecturers who brought a great wealth of knowledge and experience to the mass communication subjects. I especially appreciate that my lecturers are professionals in the own fields, in fact, one of them was a former journalist with over 10 years of experience.

Programmes Offered

Accounting, Banking & Finance

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Finance Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Business & Management

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Economics (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Human Resource Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with International Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Communication & Media

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Advertising (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Business (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Public Relations (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Education & Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Studies and Disability Studies (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Studies and Early Years (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Studies and Guidance and Counselling (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling and Disability Studies (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business with Tourism Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Master of Science in Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management
Level: Master's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Law & Criminology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business (with Law) (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time