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Dean's welcome

Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, home to many leading educational and cultural institutions, Birkbeck’s School of Business, Economics and Informatics provides the highest quality evening-led and flexible teaching in business education that combines cutting-edge theory with real-world practical application.


Our four departments aspire to create a student-centred education culture which puts the learning partnership centre stage. Each department offers a range of traditional programmes you would expect to see in a business school. However, we also offer greater breadth, with innovative programmes in areas such as Business Innovation, Culinary Industry Management, and Coaching, which demonstrate our commitment to being a distinctive provider of purposeful business education for a diverse and evolving society.


We produce impactful research that has relevance for industry and our community. The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results show that 83% of all research at Birkbeck is rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. Our academics address pressing topics such as work life balance and stress, supporting diversity in entrepreneurship and developing technology to support the emergency services. This underlines our commitment to being a research-intensive School that provides an enriching, interdisciplinary space for learning.

Student Environment

Our students join a supportive and challenging learning environment, where they can expand their skillset, experiment with new ideas and network with working Londoners and our international community. They graduate with an expanded outlook and the skills to enhance their personal and professional development, retaining a lifelong affinity with our School and the wider Birkbeck community.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Dr Geoff Walters
Executive Dean