Year of entry2017
Start dateOctober 2017
Four years part-time
Two evenings a week
Other entry years for this course2018
The BBA Chartered Management is part of a new government initiative that enables you to gain a degree-level qualification and professional recognition to Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Standard.
The programme is aimed at managers from all sectors and sizes of organisation, from those at the start of their career to those who already have practical experience but wish to develop their management skills further. Following successful completion of the modules, you will be eligible for an 'End Point Assessment' in order to gain professional recognition and Chartered Manager status (CMgr MCMI). You will also be required to develop a portfolio and consistently demonstrate how your learning can be applied in the workplace.
You must be in full-time employment already (30 hours a week minimum), as your fees will be covered partly by your employer and partly by a government fund that all employers will be able to access. Please note: students enrolled in this degree are therefore not eligible for a student loan.
From May 2017, levy-paying employers will fund their apprentices' studies via their digital account from the Digital Apprenticeship Service.
- You will gain Chartered Manager status and become a member of the Chartered Management Institute.
- 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.
You take a range of compulsory modules, choose one option in Year 2 and complete a final-year project in Year 4.
Year 1 compulsory modules
- Leadership and Team Building
- Making Financial Decisions
- Management Studies I
- Management Studies II
- People Management and Diversity
- Personal and Professional Development I
Year 2 compulsory modules
- Business Information Systems
- Groupwork in Practice
- Management Accounting
- Marketing Principles and Practices
- Quantitative Methods
Year 3 compulsory modules
- Financial Accounting
- Management of Innovation
- Principles of Project Management
- Strategic Management (Undergraduate)
- Work-Based Learning Module
Year 4 compulsory modules
Following successful completion of the modules, you will be eligible for an 'End Point Assessment' in order to gain professional recognition and Chartered Manager status (CMgr MCMI) with the Chartered Management Institute.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications, from the UK and abroad, and we will also consider your non-academic achievements.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
UCAS tariff points
The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.
The UCAS tariff system has changed for courses starting in September 2017 and is now calculated using a new number system. This means applicants applying for courses from October 2016 will see entry requirements and offers expressed using the new tariff.
You may also be admitted based on your skills and relevant experience. We also accept other Level 3 qualifications, including A-level or Access Diploma, NVQ Level 3, Level 3 Higher Apprenticeship etc.
All applicants will be expected to have GCSE grade C or above in English, mathematics and ICT at Level 2.
Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.
Credits and Accredited Prior Learning (APL)
If you have studied at university previously, you may have accumulated credits through the modules you studied. It may be possible to transfer these credits from your previous study to Birkbeck or another institution. You should discuss this with the Programme Director when you are making your application.
We are committed to doing everything we can to help you finance your studies.
FeesPart-time home/EU students: £ 6750 pa
Part-time overseas students: £ 9750 pa
Teaching and assessment
Our innovative, engaging teaching is designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments.
At Birkbeck, almost all of our courses are taught in the evening and our teaching is designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments. We actively encourage innovative and engaging ways of teaching, to ensure our students have the best learning experience. In the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the government’s system for rating university teaching, Birkbeck was allocated a Silver award.
Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading.
Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.
In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your Personal Tutor.
Methods of teaching on this course
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, group tutorials and individual supervision meetings, as well as termly one-to-one meetings with your academic tutor, with input from your employer.
Timetables are usually available from September onwards and you can access your personalised timetable via your My Birkbeck Profile online (if you have been invited to enrol).
Indicative class size
Class sizes vary, depending on your course, the module you are undertaking, and the method of teaching. For example, lectures are presented to large groups, with 30 to 100+ students in attendance, whereas seminars usually consist of small, interactive groups of 10 to 30 students, led by an academic.
Birkbeck offers study and learning support to undergraduate and postgraduate students to help them succeed. Our Learning Development Service can help you in the following areas:
- academic skills (including planning your workload, research, writing, exam preparation and writing a dissertation)
- written English (including structure, punctuation and grammar)
- numerical skills (basic mathematics and statistics).
Our Disability and Dyslexia Service can support you if you have additional learning needs resulting from a disability or from dyslexia.
Our Counselling Service can support you if you are struggling with emotional or psychological difficulties during your studies.
Our Mental Health Advisory Service can support you if you are experiencing short– or long-term mental health difficulties during your studies.
Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations. You will be given time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.
Unseen written examinations are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June, and, in most cases, are held during the day on a weekday – if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance. Exam timetables are published online in March each year.
Methods of assessment on this course
Assessment is by coursework, mid-term tests and end-of-year examinations, individual and group presentations, learning reviews and work-based projects.
As well as a mark for your coursework and exams, you will also receive feedback from your marker(s) to help you learn, improve and succeed. We encourage you to discuss feedback with your module tutor.
Feedback can come in different forms: notes via Moodle (our online learning environment); a paper copy of a completed feedback form; or in-class or face-to-face feedback. The College Policy on Feedback on Assessment sets out what you can expect from your feedback.
Your department will usually provide you with your marked coursework within four weeks of submission. Your initial mark is provisional until the relevant Board of Examiners has confirmed it.
Your official coursework and exam results will be made available to you via your My Birkbeck Profile online.
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
This degree leads to the award of Chartered Manager status (CMgr).
Since this is an employer-funded award, it is envisaged that the programme will enhance your prospects for advancement in your current organisation.
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 will need your employer's consent before applying for this course or your employer will refer you to us as they will be part-funding your studies. For more information and to apply, please contact us.
Employers wishing to refer apprentices to this programme should contact us.
Application deadlines and interviews
Applications for this programme have closed for 2017, but you can apply to study this course in 2018.
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.
Accommodation and living costs
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
Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck. We can give you the advice and support you need.
Discover more about our comprehensive range of student services, which offer all the support and assistance you need.
Boost your career
Discover how Birkbeck's unique evening teaching, coupled with our comprehensive careers and employability services, can help you get ahead in a highly competitive job market.
Fees and payment
With government loans for undergraduate and postgraduate study, fantastic financial support packages and flexible payment options, there’s never been a better time to study at Birkbeck.
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