The Newcastle business school (Newcastle Business School), part of Northumbria University (Northumbria University), was named the best business school in the United Kingdom in the prestigious ranking of the publication Higher Education.
Award "Best business school" of the year was awarded to Northumbria University in the framework of the annual awards of the Times Higher Education magazine. The judges appreciated the amount of work carried out by the staff of the Business school of Newcastle, to ensure that all programs meet the needs of modern education business. According to the founders, this was the key to the success of the business school when choosing the winner. In addition, this approach to learning also helped the Business school of Newcastle, to receive the prestigious dual accreditation from the Association for the development of University business schools. This dual accreditation is not easy to find in the world of higher education — it can boast less than 1% of universities in the world.
The representatives of Times Higher Education magazine, said: "the fact that in the process of improving programs introduced fundamental changes in all aspects of school work, caught our attention. We also emphasized that the University could reflect quantitatively what effect will have occurred changes in the field of professional development of staff, student mobility and employment, as well as the accreditation of the University". They also added: "as a result of implementation of the eight-year program for significant reorganization of the business school... including the definition of objectives for undergraduate and graduate programs, training material programs based on the latest research and practical data, cooperation with employers to include in the schedule work ethics and employability skills...of opportunities for internships for school students increased by 14%. In addition, today the business school is the largest in the United Kingdom a set of programs with accreditation under the scheme of Epas".
Professor Kevin Kerrigan, Dean of the Business school of Newcastle, commented on the news as follows: "Winning this prestigious award is another evidence of the success of the changes we made to the Business school of Newcastle in recent years. We focused on the quality of teaching from the point of view of student satisfaction, employability of graduates and cooperation with enterprises and scientists from around the world. Thanks to this we managed to create an atmosphere for innovation and success."
The awards of the magazine "Times Higher Education" is held annually, and awards are recognised by many as the most prestigious in the field of higher education. Each year the editorial staff receives hundreds of applications from candidates with confirmation of the talent, perseverance and innovation as individual employees and entire teams working in different areas of University life.
In addition, Northumbria University joined the list of finalists of the award "University of the year in the sphere of entrepreneurship" for encouraging students and graduates to start their own businesses. The University is leading in the United Kingdom in terms of the start-UPS of graduates , in terms of total profits and four for the number of jobs created. Data provided by the survey of the journal of Higher Education "Business Community Interaction Survey". Since 2009, the Northumbria University supported the development of more than 100 companies of its graduates, employing nearly 950 employees in the total revenue is 62.2 £ million. Most of these enterprises are located in the North East of England, but they operate throughout the country and in the international market.
Business school Newcastle helps students develop qualities of a leader and Manager and to enhance career opportunities. The business school offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and professional training courses that can be studied in full-time, part-time and remote form. Programmes are taught at campuses in Newcastle and London, as well as in cooperation with foreign partners, including Hong Kong, Singapore and China. Corporate customers are also offered individual programs for managers.