Management (Foundation Degree): 3-year, part-time, Stratford, January start

Year of Entry


Start date

January 2018




Fully Approved


3 years part-time


2-3 evenings a week and some Saturdays.

This Foundation Degree in Management offers you a flexible professional development programme in management theory and practice. As well as developing your mathematical, data analysis and applied IT skills, it will also enhance your decision-making and interpersonal skills, so you can become a more confident all-round business practitioner.

We also offer a Foundation Degree in Management and Accounting in central London and in Stratford.

On successful completion of this Foundation Degree, you may progress directly to Year 3 of Birkbeck's BA ManagementBA Accounting and Management, or BSc Business.

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 academic studies with your 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 to 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.

This course is also available for study in central London.

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Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • A Foundation Degree is an undergraduate degree, designed to equip you with the necessary academic knowledge and practical and transferable skills demanded by today’s employers.
  • The Foundation Degree in Management offers you a flexible professional development programme with courses in management, accounting and work-relevant learning. Together with the development of mathematical, data analysis and applied IT skills, the programme also enhances decision-making and interpersonal skills, enabling you to become a more confident business practitioner.
  • 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

You take a mixture of compulsory and option modules, worth 240 credits in total.

In Year 1, you take 3 compulsory modules.

In Year 2, you take 5 compulsory modules.

In Year 3, you take 2 compulsory modules and choose 3 option modules.

To find out more, read our undergraduate handbook.

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