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About us

The Department of Management was created in 1992 and since then has grown to be one of the largest and most successful departments in the College.

The department is based in the Clore Management Centre, a purpose-built teaching and research facility overlooking Bloomsbury’s Torrington Square. The Clore building was funded by a generous grant from the Clore Foundation and was opened in 1997 by Dame Vivien Duffield, philanthropist and Chair of the Clore Foundation, and Gillian Shephard, the Secretary of State for Education and Employment.

The department became part of the School of Business, Economics and Informatics in 2009.

In 2010, we expanded beyond central London and began to offer our business and management courses in Stratford. We now have a permanent presence in east London and, working in partnership with the University of East London, we have established a dedicated Stratford campus at University Square.

Message from the Dean

As Philip Powell, the Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, says:

"Birkbeck bravely launched its Department of Management in 1992 at the depth of a recession that saw unemployment peak at nearly three million.

"In the next 15 years the economy and the department flourished. These times laid the foundations for our current successes.

"In the last three years the Department has, despite the move back into recession, expanded its teaching portfolio significantly, providing nearly 70% more students with the opportunity to study management and its cognate disciplines.

"Further growth will involve links with professional bodies and the development of support for entrepreneurial activities. The Department’s research not only contributes to business success in the UK but is the cornerstone of its teaching programmes."