Year of Entry2017
Start dateOctober 2017
1 year part-time
2 evenings a week
This programme offers a general introduction to a range of key management issues and allows you to choose specialist modules from our wide range of offerings. This flexibility provides you with a thorough introduction to theoretical issues in management.
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.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
- Offers a solid background in general management, together with the flexibility to take specialist modules from a wide range.
- Specialise in certain topics by choosing specialist management modules as your free module choices.
- Taught by a team with an international reputation 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.
You complete four modules (totalling 60 credits).
You take one compulsory module and then choose three option modules from the range offered by the Department of Management (below are some examples).
- Accounting and Financial Management
- Business in the European Union
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Responsibility
- Globalization: forces, players and management
- Human Resource Management Policy and Practice
- Innovation: Management and Policy
- Intellectual Capital and Competitiveness
- Marketing Management
- Perspectives on Organization
- Strategic Management (Postgraduate)
- The Business Environment: International and Comparative Perspectives
We welcome a wide range of qualifications, from the UK and abroad, and we will also consider your non-academic achievements.
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.
If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.
Fees and finance
We are committed to doing everything we can to help you finance your studies.
FeesPart-time home/EU students: £ 3650 pa
Part-time overseas students: £ 5650 pa
Teaching and assessment
Our innovative, engaging teaching is designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments.
The approach to learning combines academic literature, management knowledge, experiential forms of work-based learning and critical self-awareness of the scope and limitations of management practice. The emphasis is on identifying core principles from relevant management research, theories and practices, and applying these to cases drawn from your personal experience in the workplace.
You will be expected both to engage in individual study to develop a critical awareness of a range of core management concepts and principles, and to take part in a number of group learning forums outside the classroom.
We also offer student support and study facilities.
A combination of examinations and coursework.
Careers and employability
To help you get ahead in your career, we offer free advice and training and our recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, can connect you with employers.
Careers and employability
Graduates can pursue careers in management, including local and national government, business and industry. Possible professions include chartered management accountant, management consultant, or risk manager. This degree can also be useful in becoming a systems analyst, retail manager, or logistics and distribution manager.
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.
How to apply
Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck.
How to apply
You apply directly to Birkbeck for this course, using the online application.
Need help with your application? Watch videos featuring our academic experts giving advice on applying to Birkbeck and answering some of the most frequently asked questions.
Birkbeck can give you all of the information and help you need to complete your application form, including our online personal statement tool, which will guide you through every step of writing your personal statement.
Application deadlines and interviews
Apply as early as possible, but no later than September.
Life at Birkbeck
Birkbeck offers a unique combination of evening study and a matchless central London location, right in the geographic and academic centre of the city, giving you exceptional opportunities.
Most of our students live in private accommodation, but we also offer student accommodation and access to the professional services of the University of London Housing Services.
The Birkbeck experience
Birkbeck is different: our classes are held in the evening, so your days are free - to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing.
Birkbeck is committed to doing everything we can to help you finance your studies. Find out about what is available, how to apply and the advice and support we provide.
How to apply
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