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.
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).
Part-time modules - Year 1
Part-time modules - Year 2
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.
Part-time home/EU students: £
paFull-time home/EU students: £
paPart-time overseas students: £
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Funding and Financial Support
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.
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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
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.
A combination of examinations, coursework and a 12,000-word dissertation.