Management (MSc)

Year of Entry


Start date

October 2017


Central London


Fully Approved


2 years part-time or 1 year full-time


1-2 evenings a week part-time or 2-3 evenings a week full-time, October to June

This programme has a flexible structure, which allows you to choose to concentrate on a general background in business and management or to focus on a specialist area. Whichever you choose, the programme provides a solid grounding in key aspects in management and draws upon the Department of Management's areas of research expertise.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.

We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.

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Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • Provides a solid introduction to key aspects in management.
  • An MSc Management differs from the typical MBA in that it covers fewer subjects but in more depth. You will learn more than just the current management fashions and buzzwords - you will also learn about the evidence upon which management theories are based.
  • Taught by a team with international reputations in their respective areas.
  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
  • 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 our video: postgraduate management courses at Birkbeck.
  • Watch videos of our postgraduate students discussing their experience of studying at Birkbeck.
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Course structure

Students complete eight modules (totalling 120 credits).

You study two compulsory modules - Research Methods in Management 1 and Principles of Organization and Management - and choose an option 1 'inside the firm' module and an option 2 'outside the firm' module. You then choose one further module from either the option 1 or option 2 modules.

    You also choose a further three modules from within the Department of Management or Department of Organizational Psychology (or 45 credit points in another department, subject to approval).

      You also write a 12,000-word dissertation (worth 60 credits).


      Compulsory modules

      Group 1 option modules

      Group 2 option modules

      MSc Management dissertation

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