Year of entry2017
Start dateOctober 2017
Four years part-time
Two evenings a week
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.
From May 2017 levy-paying employers will fund their apprentices' studies via their digital account from the Digital Apprenticeship Service. Click here for more information.
Please note: students on this degree apprenticeship are funded by their employer so are not eligible for a student loan.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
- 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.
- We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a chance to study either part-time or full-time in our Department and to gain an internationally recognised University of London qualification.
- 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 required for your studies.
- We offer a range of student support services.
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.
Fees and finance
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.
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.
Assessment is by coursework, mid-term tests and end-of-year examinations, individual and group presentations, learning reviews and work-based projects.
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
We encourage you to apply as early as possible, though we still consider applications up to the end of 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
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.
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Boost your career
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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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