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Academic and industry collaboration

The Birkbeck Business School works closely with industry and our partner institutions to ensure that our teaching and research are relevant to employers and we welcome business participation in the learning process. Speakers from industry and the public sector are invited to deliver guest lectures or to develop real-world projects for our students.

Our academic partners include Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China, the University of Milan-Bicocca (UNIMIB) in Italy, and the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) in Spain. Read about our academic partners.

Find out more about our current partnerships below or , Internationalisation and Partnerships Manager, if you would like more information about working with us.

Le Cordon Bleu London


  • The Birkbeck Sport Business Centre has teamed up with UEFA, the Centre for Law and Sport (CDES) and the University of Limoges to offer the UEFA Executive Masters for International Players, which supports players to stay in the field they love by becoming leaders and decision makers in football administration and management.
  • Tailored to meet the needs of ex-professional players, the programme provides a foundation in organisation and management that will support them to transition into a career within sports administration.

Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts, London

  • We've partnered with Central Saint Martins to deliver a different kind of MBA, which places creativity and social impact at the heart of future leadership.
  • Students benefit from cross-disciplinary collaboration which combines a firm foundation in business and strategic management with creative thinking and innovation, as well as the networks of two respected London universities.

Kogod School of Business, American University

  • Kogod School of Business, American University is Washington DC's first business school, offering a full-time MBA programme and a further seven specialised Master's degrees in different areas of business.
  • Kogod and the Birkbeck Business School signed a Memorandum of Understanding in April 2019. Since then, staff on both sides have been working on a variety of exciting teaching collaborations and research projects.