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Birkbeck, University of London

Established in 1823, Birkbeck has a long history of offering the highest quality university education. It is a multi-faculty institution offering over 200 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Research at Birkbeck in 11 subject areas is rated as ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world leading’ while over 90 percent of Birkbeck academics are research-active and many are renowned world-class experts in their fields.

Birkbeck is part of the University of London, having joined in 1920. The University of London was founded by Royal Charter on 28 November 1836 and is the third oldest university in England. The University awarded its first degrees back in 1839 to 29 students. Today more than 22,000 students studying at its 18 prestigious colleges and through its distance learning programme in 180 countries receive University of London degrees each year.

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The School of Business, Economics and Informatics

Comprising four distinctive academic departments, the School of Business, Economics and Informatics is one of the biggest in Birkbeck, with research output that places it among the best in the UK. The School was formed as part of the College-wide strategic review in 2009, which brought together the business expertise from across Birkbeck. This resulting academic departments are:

  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Management
  • Organizational Psychology

The Executive Dean of the School is Professor Philip Powell who is supported by School Manager Andreas Schmidt, PA Kasia Mather, and a number of Assistant Deans.

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The Department of Management

Established in 1992, the Department of Management is now one of the largest and most successful departments in Birkbeck, University of London. It has research strengths in management of innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management, finance and accounting, and marketing, and is home to three successful research centres – Centre for Innovation Management Research, London Centre for Corporate Governance, and Sports Business Centre. The Department of Management aims to be recognised nationally and internationally as a leading interdisciplinary management centre, focused on generating and leveraging theory to enhance student learning and impact peer communities, industry, policy and third sector partners.

The Department is located in the new Clore Management Centre and is led by Professor Kevin Ibeh who is supported by Assistant School Manager, Teresa Howes.

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