Our world is constantly being reshaped by the innovating entrepreneur, from cutting-edge technological advancements to life saving social innovations. Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the core of the 4th industrial revolution, and now with the UK ranked 4th in the Global Innovation Index 2021, continuous innovation – both incremental and radical – is increasingly seen as essential to maintain competitive advantage and a prosperous economy.

As such studying these closely related subjects will give you a real insight into the way they are becoming increasingly critical to business and enterprise success.  You will also be much better positioned to develop your own innovative ventures, either independently or in an existing organisation.

 Key facts

  • Newcastle Business School is part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation.
  • Develop your skills required to set up and manage your own business or work within an SME across a range of sectors.
  • Learn to use various IT tools such as Excel and SPSS.
  • Flexible entry points at Level 5 and Level 6, depending on your previous qualifications.
  • Continue your studies with our ‘MSc Business with’ masters programmes when you pass with a 2:2 or above and specialise in either Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resource Management, International Management, Financial Management or Marketing Management.

What will I study?

 If you join us at Level 5 of your study, the programme will provide learning opportunities via an innovation-based consultancy project which will enable you to apply and validate your learning and skills in real world settings whilst also developing the skills of design led innovation, project management and analytics.

If you join us at level 6, you will be able to undertake an applied research project focused on enterprise and innovation to enable you to apply and validate your learning and skills further in real world contexts. You will develop crucial skills in design thinking and innovation whilst also understanding the importance of building an innovative culture through an organisation.

You will also learn how to implement strategy and sources of funding for entrepreneurial. You will also spend a significant amount of time developing your own personal competence as a learner, leader and entrepreneur.

How will I be taught and assessed?

  •  Lectures, interactive seminars and tutorials/workshops: 9 hours per week
  • Independent study: 31 hours per week
  • You will be assessed through coursework, essays, reports, presentations, portfolio and in-class tests.

Careers and further study

Examples of roles graduates could progress onto include:

  • Innovation consultant
  • Innovation manager
  • Design engineer
  • Product designer

If you pass with a minimum of a 2:2 and would like to continue your studies, you may be eligible to progress on to one of our postgraduate business degrees at the London Campus.These programmes include the opportunity for you to specialise in either:

  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Management
  • Financial Management or Marketing Management as part of your Business Masters

For those wanting to experience study in a different city, you may also be eligible to progress on to one of our Masters programmes at our main campus in Newcastle.

Academic & English requirements

  Academic entry criteria English language requirements
International Year One (Level 4)* Good High School Grades or equivalent IELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.5
Year Two (Level 5) Level 4 qualification with a pass grade in a business and management-related field.

Please note that applicants without formal qualifications yet with appropriate work experience are also encouraged to apply. Non-standard qualifications/work experience will need to be considered on an individual basis.

IELTS 6.0 with no element less than 5.5 (or approved equivalent)
Year Three (Level 6) A HND/Foundation degree or equivalent.

Non-standard route: Please note that applicants without formal qualifications yet with appropriate work experience are also encouraged to apply. Non-standard qualifications/work experience will need to be considered on an individual basis.

International entry equivalencies

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.

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  • Year One
  • Year Two
  • Year Three

International Year One (Level 4)

Students with good high school grades (or equivalent),  joining on Level 4 will study our International Year One.

Students joining on Level 4 will study our International Year One. Visit the International Year One course page for detailed modular content.

Year Two (Level 5)

Students holding a Level 4 qualification in a business and management-related field, can directly join the programme on the Year Two (Level 5).

Learn how to effectively manage yourself and your studies, how to find appropriate information and use this in your academic writing, develop your academic voice across different communication styles, as well as developing your critical and ethical skills in your studies.

  • Develop your skills in effective communication, independent and critical thinking, and explore how these can be applied to independent research projects.
  • Examine the process of recruitment and selection, and explore the production of CVs, cover letters and the use of psychometric tests.

Learn how to develop a research question, and linked to this, be able to choose an appropriate method of research, combining both learning experiences to the development of a critical assessment of the academic literature.

  • Gain a basic understanding of research philosophy, ethics and how this underpins research of quality and integrity.
  • Learn what role ethics play in study design, participant selection, data collection, data handling and storage and presentation of research findings.
  • Explore how to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Use a range of appropriate software tools, including Excel and SPSS.
  • Learn how to execute a critical and effective analysis of your research data.

Develop the knowledge and skills in change management essential for management and leadership careers success.

  • Explore organisational change concepts, triggers (internal and external including digital technologies) of organisational change.
  • Understand the nature of change in organisation and drivers of change and overcoming them.
  • Gain knowledge on politics and culture in the change management, strategies to lead and manage a change and change management skills.

Develop your understanding of entrepreneurial cultures and the personal and professional attributes needed to operate successfully in a business environment.

  • Gain skills in new venture development or entrepreneurial innovation, design and strategic thinking through demonstrating a Digital Entrepreneurial Mindset.
  • Explore technology, using data driven decision making, leveraging cloud space, adopting an agile thinking approach.
  • Develop a digital entrepreneurial mindset to augment your creative business mindset, professionalism, and networking skills.

Using a real world organisational issue, understand the context of consultancy project and how to lead a change in the complex business environment.

  • Develop a creative way of leading teams, managing resources, demonstrate consultancy skills and convey messages to your clients efficiently.
  • Gain the skills of a design led practitioner in order to deliver an innovative and sustainable business solution to a real world organisational issue.
  • Gain a solid understanding of how businesses work in the real world and the context of complex decision making process during a consulting project.
  • Develop crucial skills such as critical thinking, commercial awareness, leadership, cross-cultural understanding, and how to innovate within a project consultancy.

This module encompasses a multidisciplinary approach as it looks at innovation as an integrated approach to dealing with organisational change.

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of innovation, the current practices and management of innovation and apply this knowledge to current case studies.
  • Explore different types of innovation through real world examples of companies in different sectors.
  • Use creativity and innovation toolkits at different stages of innovation such as in the early stage to identify innovation opportunities and generate ideas.
  • Demonstrate recognition and understanding of your own innovative skill set.

Year Three (Level 6)

Students with HND merit standard or Foundation Degree in a related field can join the programme directly on Level 6 and top-up their qualification to an honours degree in one year.

Please note continuing students and direct entry students will study a different set of modules.

Continuing students

You will study one of three optional modules plus common modules.

One of the most important stages in the development of an SME is to understand the nature of entrepreneurship, the need for creativity and the ability to analyse your market and plan effectively.

  • Develop your understanding of entrepreneurship and the distinctive characteristics of a SME. critical appreciation of creativity and innovation and your ability to apply such concepts.
  • Consider the importance of market analysis and marketing in order to advance toward the creation of a marketing plan.


Direct entry students

Students directly joining on Level 6 will study the below modules plus common modules listed below.

This module will equip you with leadership knowledge and skills to maximise your future employability and career development.


  • Enhance your academic writing and critical thinking skills and understand research processes and approaches in business and management.
  • Develop your academic and research capabilities.
  • Gain leadership knowledge and skills so that you fully maximise your future employability and career development opportunities.
  • Attend one day Leadership Development bootcamp where you will be involved in a range of practical activities and deal with complex

Common modules (all students) 

Develop and cultivate a creative mind-set through design thinking and innovative practice, bringing together knowledge and creativity to construct a viable computer solution, service or a product.

  • Take your design and innovation ideas, skills and talent to the wider user community of innovative practice.
  • Explore the process of requirements capture, ideation, concept design, development and rapid prototyping to deliver a functional proof-of-concept.
  • Learn design led innovation methods, techniques and processes that are required to develop a policy, system, service or product.

Draw on your range of knowledge and skills developed during your studies and/or work experience to review research literature and evaluate business and management responses to a contemporary issue.

  • Undertake an individual investigation into an applied business problem related to your programme specialism.
  • Explore relevant academic theories, concepts and frameworks and will result in a critical synthesis of business practice and academic theory.
  • Develop an advanced understanding of a business topic of interest understand how to use research in evidence-based decision-making in a global business world.

Operations and finance management ensure competitive advantage for enterprises through integrated risk management approach using innovations, which transform labour, capital, materials, or information into products and services of greater value for customers.

  • Connect the concepts of finance and operations in an enterprise context to identify the best investments for entrepreneurial ideas and appropriate sources of financing
  • Gain knowledge and skills of innovation finance and operations management.
  • Understand, design and apply innovative finance models for various entrepreneurial ventures, improving real investments and revenue management

Combine theory and practice to develop an in-depth understanding about core leadership and management principles and apply these concepts to a range of scenarios.

  • Understand and apply your leadership and management capabilities through a one day leadership and management development bootcamp
  • Explore the practical implementation of leadership concepts and enhance your interpersonal and intrapersonal capabilities through expert feedback and reflective practice
  • Develop and enhance your leadership and management capability to deal with contemporary issues faced by organisations.

Extend your knowledge of SME and Business practice, particularly in the area of strategic thinking, and employ your intellectual and practical skills in an SME context.


  • Gain awareness and critically evaluate strategic management, building on the strategic analysis.
  • Build on the market intelligence you have gathered and build a realistic strategy using a range of appropriate strategic tools and frameworks
  • Develop your methodological and synthesis skills in order to evaluate strategic choices

All modules on this course are core and 20 credits unless otherwise stated.

Tuition fee 2023/24

  • UK/Home students: £9,250 per annum
  • International students: £19,000 per annum

Tuition fee 2024/25

  • UK/Home students: £9,250 per annum
  • International students: £19,750 per annum

This course is eligible for student finance through Student Finance England (for eligible home students). For more information, please visit our dates & fees page.

Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £250 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.

Information for international students

Northumbria University is committed to providing the best possible experience to all our students. To ensure you secure your place with us, we require our international students to pay a deposit towards their fees. More information can be found here.

Your tuition fees cover far more than your time in class with our expert academics, it covers the cost of providing you with excellent services and student experience.

  • Contact time in class – typically in lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • Access to facilities, including computers, on-campus Wi-Fi, printers, vending machines, quiet study spaces
  • The support of our Careers & Employment Service who help you to become more employable, secure placements and run workshops
  • Academic support – our ACE Team run multiple sessions on academic writing, presenting, exam techniques throughout the semester, as well as 1-2-1 appointments and drop-in sessions
  • Student support services such as our Ask4Help Service. Find out more about the services available to you on our Student Support page
  • Access to online resources, including a 24/ 7 Library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.


Scholarships and bursaries for international students

Depending on the country you are from, you may be eligible for a country bursary and/or scholarship when studying this undergraduate programme.

All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.

London Cost of Living Bursary

Eligible international students will receive an automatic bursary for £1,334, covering one month’s living costs in London*, applied at the Conditional Offer as a fee discount. This bursary is effective for intakes in May 2024, September 2024, January 2025 and May 2025. This offer excludes Pre-sessional English, standalone Graduate Certificate programmes and sponsored applicants.

If you receive this bursary, you may still be eligible for additional bursaries and scholarships, these will be confirmed at the Unconditional Offer stage. Full maintenance costs still need to be evidenced when applying for your visa.

This bursary is only available for international students from specific countries. Please visit our Scholarships page for more information.

*As defined by UKVI

Scholarships and bursaries

Payment plans for self-funded students

If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.

Payment plans

How to find out more

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How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, if you are a UK or a Home student, you will need to apply via UCAS. If you are an international student, you can apply to us directly following the below instructions.

UCAS applications – UK/ Home students

To apply through UCAS, you will need to use the following codes:

Institute code: N77

Campus code: L

Find out more about applying through UCAS here

Direct applications – international students

We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study in the UK. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol on your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.

You can apply online to study the BSc (Hons) Global Business Management (Logistics and Supply Chain). This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.

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Year Three entry

*Please note: to join the first year of this programme you’ll need to apply to the International Year One in Business.

Supporting documents

For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Personal email address must be included on the application form
  • Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not English)
  • Passport – copy of personal details page
  • Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
  • Reference
  • Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable

You can check more information on how to apply here, including guidelines for the application forms.

Information For Disabled Applicants

At Northumbria University London we welcome applications from disabled students and are committed to ensuring an equal and accessible application journey. Your application will be considered on an equal basis to all other applications. Please contact us if you require any assistance. This website is continually optimised to adhere to accessibility best practice guidelines; tools to assist users with specific accessibility requirements have also been provided. More information is available in our accessibility statement.

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Course Information

Level of study:

Undergraduate degrees

2023/24 Tuition fee:

UK/Home Fee: £9,250
International Fee: £19,000

Entry requirements:

Multiple entry points directly onto Year 1, 2 and 3 available

English language requirements:

From IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Mode of study:

Full-time classroom


1-2 years (depending on entry point)

Assessment methods:

Coursework and projects

Scholarship or bursaries:


Student finance:


Payment plan:

Not available


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