Business (BSc): 4-year, part-time, Stratford

Year of Entry


Start date

October 2017




Fully Approved


4 years part-time


1-2 evenings a week, October to July

This flexible course is rooted in real-world business practice and will help you relate your own experience to your studies. You will investigate how organisations think and work, how managers work successfully, and the external circumstances in which businesses operate and succeed. You will gain a solid understanding of key, transferable business skills and explore more specialised areas, including accounting, economics, leadership, innovation and marketing. We will help you get to grips with all of the key elements you need to succeed in business. This degree will prepare you for a career in the corporate world, or to set up your own business, but the range of transferable skills you will gain are also greatly value by a wide range of employers in diverse sectors.

We take a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the subject, offering you an innovative way of learning about topics that cannot be pigeonholed into one particular area. Because our students come from such a variety of backgrounds and range in age and experience, you will find our class discussions a stimulating arena in which to explore new ideas and topics.

This programme attracts students from both the public and private sectors, including administrators, clerical workers and managers, as well as the self-employed. Because it is taught entirely by evening study, you are able to combine your academic studies with daytime commitments.

The majority of our students work or care for a family, so you will be learning with people from a wide range of backgrounds and with a wide range of experiences. This creates a stimulating and supportive learning environment. Our tutorial/seminar sessions give you a chance to interact with your peers and develop insights into analysing and interpreting a wide and varied subject matter.

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.

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Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • This programme will provide you with a deep understanding of the different functional areas of business and the business environment, as well as a solid foundation in business 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.
  • 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.
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Course structure

In addition to compulsory modules, you also take option modules - which may include other approved business modules offered by the School of Business, Economics and Informaticsand you complete a research project.

You take option modules in Years 2, 3 and 4.

To find out more, read our programme handbook.

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