• Status: Fully Approved
  • Start date: October 2015
  • Duration:

      2 years part-time or 1 year full-time

    • Attendance:

      1-2 evenings a week part-time; 2-3 evenings a week full-time.

      October to June (3 terms)

    • Location:

        Central London

      Programme overview

      Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Birkbeck is a centre for excellence in research and inspirational teaching in business innovation.

      This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world.

      The programme is also offered with specialisation in E-Business or International Technology Management.

      Why study this course at Birkbeck?

      • Specialised focus on entrepreneurship and innovation management.
      • Helps you to succeed in a changing world which demands new skills in the areas of innovation, the digital economy, entrepreneurship and globalisation.
      • Equips you with theories, principles and tools for analysing and coping with issues of business innovation.
      • Watch our video: postgraduate management courses at Birkbeck.
      • You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles that are required for your studies.
      • Watch videos of our postgraduate students discussing their experience of studying at Birkbeck.

      Course structure

      You complete 8 modules (totalling 120 credits) and write a 12,000-word dissertation (worth 60 credits).

      You take 5 compulsory modules, and choose 1 module from the list of option modules and 2 from the range of management postgraduate modules (or from other departments, subject to approval).

      Full-time modules

      Part-time modules - Year 1

      Part-time modules - Year 2

      Option modules

      Entry requirements

      Normally at least a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College.

      Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.

      International entry requirements

      If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

      Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.

      Fees

      Part-time home/EU students: £ 5225 pa
      Full-time home/EU students: £ 10450 pa
      Part-time overseas students: £ 7975 pa
      Full-time overseas students: £ 15950 pa

      Payment and Fees Discounts

      Flexible finance: pay your fees in monthly instalments at no extra cost. Enrol early to spread your costs and reduce your monthly payments.

      Fees discounts: If you are a Birkbeck alumni or a member of a union that is recognised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), you may apply for a 10% discount off your tuition fees.

      Funding and Financial Support

      Finishing your undergraduate degree this year? Current Birkbeck students are eligible for a £10,000 scholarship to fund a part-time Master’s degree starting in 2015-2016.

      Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

      Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.

      Careers and employability

      Graduates can pursue careers in management, business, industry, and policy-making. Possible professions include human resources officer, management consultant, or operational researcher. This degree can also be useful in becoming a logistics and distribution manager, marketing executive, or systems analyst.

      Find out more about these professions.

      Find out more about the destinations of graduates in this subject.

      We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

      Teaching and assessment

      Teaching

      A variety of modes of study including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, presentations and coursework.

      You will receive expert research supervision in the preparation of your dissertation.

      We also offer student support and study facilities.

      Assessment

      A combination of examinations, coursework and a 12,000-word dissertation.

      Our research

      Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

      Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated ‘world-leading’ or internationally excellent.

      Read about Birkbeck research offering insights and expertise to inform business, contribute to economic success and develop ground-breaking technologies.

      Further study opportunities

      If you are interested in further research, we offer an MPhil/PhD in Management.

      Progress to a PhD will normally be dependent on gaining at least a merit grade in the Master's programme. It will also be dependent on a member of the teaching staff agreeing to act as principal supervisor for your PhD research.