Birkbeck, University of London

Introduction

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education.

The history of Birkbeck

On the evening of 11 November 1823, around 2000 people flocked to the Crown and Anchor Tavern on the Strand to witness Dr George Birkbeck and his supporters, including Jeremy Bentham, JC Hobhouse MP and H Brougham MP, discuss education for the working men of London. From this grew the London Mechanics’ Institute, dedicated to the education of working people, formally created on 2 December at the same location.

This foundation meant that, for the first time, artisans and craftsmen could learn about science, art and economics – a concept so controversial that Dr Birkbeck was accused of 'scattering the seeds of evil'. Undeterred, Dr Birkbeck called his supporters to action: 'Now is the time for the universal benefits of the blessings of knowledge.' Many donors were convinced by the important mission and enough money was raised to open the College and push forward a radical new vision. Seven years later, the Institution took a further radical step by becoming one of the first colleges to admit women as students.

By 1858, Birkbeck was the first choice for students who wanted a university education but who could not afford to study full-time. This role was formalised in 1920, when Birkbeck officially became part of the University of London.

Mission statement

The principal aims of Birkbeck are to:

  • Provide part-time higher education courses which meet the changing educational, cultural, personal and career needs of adults; in particular those who live or work in the London region.
  • Enable adult students from diverse social and educational backgrounds to participate in our courses.
  • Maintain and develop excellence in research and provide the highest quality research training in all our subject areas.
  • Make available the results of research, and the expertise acquired, through teaching, publication, partnerships with other organisations and the promotion of civic and public debate.

The key supporting objectives are to:

  • Offer our students an integrated range of flexible, research-led courses across all levels of provision.
  • Achieve and maintain strong research cultures in support of interdisciplinary work in each school and faculty.
  • Ensure the College provides an inclusive working and learning environment for its students and staff so that all may develop to their full potential.
  • Develop the College’s capacity to respond rapidly to new and changing opportunities in higher and further education.
  • Develop sustainable partnerships within the London region and beyond.

Charitable status

Birkbeck, University of London is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act. Under the Charities Act 2011, universities are supervised by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as principal regulator, who are charged with ensuring the Universities fulfil their obligations under Charity Law.

International partnerships

Birkbeck is proud to have a number of strategically important partnerships with some of the world’s leading universities.

All of Birkbeck’s international partnerships have been designed to allow the free exchange of ideas and to promote training for academic staff, whilst progression agreements have been articulated to allow overseas students to combine their studies with a degree at Birkbeck.

  • SWUFE
  • DUFE
  • BIT
  • University of Sao Paolo
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Birkbeck also has agreements with the following global universities:

  • Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian
  • Columbia University
  • The Federal University of Goias
  • The State University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Villanova University
  • University of Pretoria

Governance

Birkbeck's governance structures ensure that it has effective strategic leadership and executive management to fulfil its mission as a leading research and evening teaching institution.

  • Governors: The Governing Body, referred to in the College as Governors, is collectively responsible for overseeing all of Birkbeck’s activities.
  • Committees: Governors and College management are supported by a number of committees. Their role is to oversee and advise on specific areas of activity and, in certain cases, to exercise powers delegated to them by the Governing Body.
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MSc

MSc Accounting and Financial Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a <strong>generalist MSc</strong> and will be relevant to those who wish to pursue a career in accounting and those who require a thorough knowledge of accounting as budget holders. We seek students from different areas in business/management, accounting and finance, or those with a quantitative background. [+]

This is a generalist MSc and will be relevant to those who wish to pursue a career in accounting and those who require a thorough knowledge of accounting as budget holders. We seek students from different areas in business/management, accounting and finance, or those with a quantitative background. We take a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the subject, which offers 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. 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. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Provides a thorough understanding of the key areas of accounting and financial management for non-accounting graduates. - On completion, you will be able to understand, apply and critically assess a wide range of accounting and financial theories. - You will learn and apply the relevant techniques in each subject area. - Strong emphasis is placed on analysis and interpretation using case study and live company analysis. - 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 that are required for your studies. - We offer a range of student support and study facilities. Further study opportunities If you are interested in further research, we offer an MPhil/PhD in Management and MPhil/PhD in Economics. Progress to a PhD will normally be dependent on gaining at least a merit grade in the Master's programme. It will also be dependent on a member of the teaching staff agreeing to act as principal supervisor for your PhD research. Careers and employability Graduates can pursue a career in accounting, as financial or management accountants. Alternatively, graduates go on to work within the accounting or finance function in a corporation, or to pursue a general managerial career. Professional bodies that recognise this course This programme is part of the CFA university recognition programme and has a limited number of CFA scholarships available. [-]

MSc Advanced Computing Technologies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a specialised programme of study of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics focusing on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. [+]

This is a specialised programme of study of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics focusing on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. Modules cover state-of-the-art techniques in areas including the management and analysis of 'big data', software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web-based architectures, and computational methods for intelligent information management and analysis. You will gain specialist knowledge of the above areas, which you can then employ in analysis of problems arising in the use of advanced computing technologies, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into, and development of, new technologies. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Designed for students wishing to advance their knowledge of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics. - You may be working in the IT sector already and wish to update your skills, or may intend to pursue a career in IT or a research degree. - Significant coverage of emerging technologies and research developments in areas of growing importance in the IT industry. - You may choose modules in specialised areas leading to the award of an MSc Data Analytics, MSc Information and Web Technologies or MSc Intelligent Technologies. - You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in software engineering, information systems management, consultancy and research. [-]

MSc Business Innovation with E-Business

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world. [+]

Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Birkbeck is a centre for excellence in research and inspirational teaching in business innovation. This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world. 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. The programme is also offered with specialisation in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management or International Technology Management. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Specialised focus on e-business. - Helps you to succeed in a changing world that demands new skills in the areas of innovation, the digital economy, entrepreneurship and globalisation. - Equips you with theories, principles and tools for analysing and coping with issues of business innovation. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability This programme is relevant for those who aspire to become managers, business analysts, industrialists or policy-makers. In a recent graduate destination survey, our graduates told us they were working for employers including London Underground, BT, SPG Media and Frost & Sullivan as consultants, research analysts and executives, architects and administrators. [-]

MSc Business Innovation with Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world. [+]

Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Birkbeck is a centre for excellence in research and inspirational teaching in business innovation. This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world. The programme is also offered with specialisation in E-Business or International Technology Management. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Specialised focus on entrepreneurship and innovation management. - Helps you to succeed in a changing world which demands new skills in the areas of innovation, the digital economy, entrepreneurship and globalisation. - Equips you with theories, principles and tools for analysing and coping with issues of business innovation. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability This programme is relevant for those who aspire to become managers, business analysts, industrialists or policy-makers. In a recent graduate destination survey, our graduates told us they were working for employers including London Underground, BT, SPG Media and Frost & Sullivan as consultants, research analysts and executives, architects and administrators. [-]

MSc Business Innovation with International Technology Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world. [+]

Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Birkbeck is a centre for excellence in research and inspirational teaching in business innovation. This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world. 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. The programme is also offered with specialisation in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management or E-Business. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Specialised focus on international technology management. - Helps you to succeed in a changing world that demands new skills in the areas of innovation, the digital economy, entrepreneurship and globalisation. - Equips you with theories, principles and tools for analysing and coping with issues of business innovation. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability This programme is relevant for those who aspire to become managers, business analysts, industrialists or policy-makers. In a recent graduate destination survey, our graduates told us they were working for employers including London Underground, BT, SPG Media and Frost & Sullivan as consultants, research analysts and executives, architects and administrators. [-]

MSc Career Management and Coaching

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Master's degree in career management and coaching combines an in-depth study of career management, counselling and coaching with practical training in career coaching skills, the development of research skills and the academic study of behaviour at work. [+]

This Master's degree in career management and coaching combines an in-depth study of career management, counselling and coaching with practical training in career coaching skills, the development of research skills and the academic study of behaviour at work. The programme aims to equip coaches, consultants and HR professionals to work with groups and individuals at relational depth in organisations. It will enable you to critically evaluate theory, research and practice in these fields. It is one of the few programmes in the UK to focus on adult career management and coaching. It attracts individuals working in a wide range of settings and organisational contexts, and provides excellent opportunities for peer learning and networking. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Suitable for those wanting careers in adult career counselling and other career-based roles, such as mentoring or coaching. - Unique combination of theoretical rigour and practical skills training. - The Department of Organizational Psychology is renowned for its quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time programmes. - A flexible programme available by evening study or network learning. Both modes of study include 21 skills days. - Access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module. Use of the online learning environment with a high level of staff support. Course structure You complete 9 taught compulsory modules and undertake training in career coaching skills. You also complete a supervised independent applied research project of 10,000-12,000 words. Careers and employability Career coaching is an expanding profession, given the changing world of work. A large number of students have completed these programmes over the years, and they have a high success rate in applying for jobs in the field. Some have joined career management and outplacement agencies; some have taken up positions in university careers advisory services; others have set up their own private practice. Not all want to spend their time doing one-to-one work, however, and some use the skills and knowledge gained on the course to progress in their current management role: for example, some with HR backgrounds have taken the lead in their organisation to develop career management initiatives for employees. In a recent graduate destination survey, our graduates told us they were working as managers and consultants for law firms, the British Council, Shell, American Express and the London Business School. [-]

MSc Cognition and Computation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This postgraduate degree studies the cognitive processes and representations underlying human thought, knowledge and behaviour. It integrates a wide range of disciplines and methodologies with the core assumption that human cognition is a computational process, implemented in neural hardware. [+]

This postgraduate degree studies the cognitive processes and representations underlying human thought, knowledge and behaviour. It integrates a wide range of disciplines and methodologies with the core assumption that human cognition is a computational process, implemented in neural hardware. Key topics include: the nature of computational explanation; general principles of cognition; methodology of computational modelling; theories of the cognitive architecture; symbol systems; connectionism; neural computation; and case studies in computational cognitive modelling. The programme involves intensive training in experimental design and methodology, building computational models and carrying out a substantial piece of original research. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Draws on academics from many disciplines, including internationally renowned researchers in psychology, computational modelling and neuroscience. - Good foundation for a research career in the cognitive sciences. - Develops an understanding of core theoretical principles of human thought and an expertise in computer simulation. - Designed for graduates of either the computational sciences or the psychological sciences. The Department of Psychological Sciences has an outstanding research tradition, having achieved a top 5 ranking at the last UK research assessment exercises, with an outstanding international reputation in all aspects of cognitive neuroscience, and especially developmental cognitive neuroscience. You will have the opportunity to interact with world-class researchers in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology, and attend research seminars organised by the department and a number of other local research centres and institutes. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in psychology, visual sciences, and other disciplines where computer simulation is used. Find out more about careers in psychology. [-]

MSc Comparative Capitalism

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme provides a fresh interdisciplinary approach to the comparative study of capitalist economies – the varieties of capitalism. We compare national institutions and business systems and the major theoretical approaches to understanding their origins and functioning. [+]

This programme provides a fresh interdisciplinary approach to the comparative study of capitalist economies – the varieties of capitalism. We compare national institutions and business systems and the major theoretical approaches to understanding their origins and functioning. We draw on insights and research from sociology, political science, economics, history and geography. The core of the programme is a sequence of 3 compulsory modules. The first of these, Business and Economic History, addresses the historical development of the leading capitalist economies, taking in the role of technology, business organisation, national institutions and empire. The second, Comparative Capitalism, contrasts today’s national business systems with reference to financial markets and corporate control: labour markets, human capital and social insurance; systems of innovation; corporate structure and inter-firm relations; and national systems of government. The third, Comparative Employment Relations, explores differences in collective bargaining, employment rights, industrial conflict and workplace collaboration. We address questions of whether the numerous national systems can be usefully classified into a few distinct types, what comparative advantages particular systems may have in international competition, and what different social groups have won and lost within the different national systems they have developed. In their option modules, students may extend their studies in one or more of the following areas: economic development and globalization; innovation systems and policy; and corporate governance. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - This course is interdisciplinary, drawing on elements of economics, employment relations, political economy and political science. - It builds on the Department of Management's present research strength in political economy, comparative employment relations and related areas. - It combines an interdisciplinary approach with in-depth research training in management and provides a strong foundation for PhD research in the area of political economy, comparative varieties of capitalism and business systems where there is no current Master's-level provision. Careers and employability This programme will be useful to: students who intend to pursue a career in social, economic or business development policy or advocacy; those who have previously studied business and management and are seeking to round that out with a degree that focuses on the external environment in which business operates; and those who plan to continue to a research degree in the general area of comparative capitalism. [-]

MSc Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This intensive programme in computing provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. [+]

This intensive programme in computing provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. The degree is designed for graduates who are new to computer science. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Designed for graduates of subjects other than computing who would like to embark on a career in IT. - Also ideal if you are working in IT and want to update your skills and place them in a broader context, while obtaining a formal qualification. - Accredited as partially meeting the requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) by the British Computer Society. - You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in application development, software engineering, information systems management, consultancy and research. We regularly publish career-related information on our website. [-]

MSc Computing for the Financial Services

Campus Part time October 2016 United Kingdom London

The MSc Computing for the Financial Services provides an intensive course specifically tailored for computer science graduates or graduates of related subjects with a substantial amount of programming who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services. [+]

The MSc Computing for the Financial Services provides an intensive course specifically tailored for computer science graduates or graduates of related subjects with a substantial amount of programming who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of the subject, you acquire practical skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. If you are new to the subject, this MSc provides the foundation for a career in IT within the financial services industry, and if you already work in IT, it provides an opportunity to broaden your knowledge and update your skills specifically for finance while obtaining a formal qualification. This is a part-time programme only and may be taken evenings only or by day-release. The programme offers a single software development pathway in Java. For more experienced students there is the opportunity to carry out project work in other languages. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - An intensive course in computing for graduates of other subjects, specifically tailored for individuals choosing a career in financial services. - You gain a broad knowledge of the subject, acquire practical skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. - The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems maintains advanced software development laboratories with over 100 seats. All labs are connected to the high-speed SuperJANET academic network. Further study opportunities Students who complete the programme with distinction can continue to our MPhil/PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in computing in the financial services sector. [-]

MSc Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The main aim of this <strong>Master's degree</strong> is to provide a postgraduate-level education for those interested in studying the complex and changing relationships between business corporations, their stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, etc.) and the societies in which they operate. [+]

The main aim of this Master's degree is to provide a postgraduate-level education for those interested in studying the complex and changing relationships between business corporations, their stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, etc.) and the societies in which they operate. The economic and financial aspects of corporate governance relationships have long been of concern to those in the business and investment communities, and in recent years the social, political and moral aspects of these relationships have also become a major public concern. This programme aims to address both these sets of issues and to meet the needs of people wishing to engage critically with the policy aspects of corporate governance as well as those wishing to be involved professionally in the direction and regulation of companies and the management or trusteeship of pension funds and other investments. The programme is available 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time and combines coursework and independent research leading to a dissertation. 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. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - The programme is international in scope, recognising both the wide variety of cultures and corporate governance systems within which businesses operate worldwide and the increasing globalisation of business and finance. - The programme builds on the Department of Management’s research strength in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. This is supported by the London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics research centre. - The programme combines an interdisciplinary approach with an in-depth research training in management. It provides a strong foundation for PhD research in the area and has achieved ESRC Research Training recognition. - The programme benefits from the involvement of a number of leading figures in the field including members of national and international committees on corporate governance, shareholder activists and NGO representatives. - The programme has a number of streams, enabling students to concentrate on particular areas within the broader field of corporate governance and ethics, including: Public Sector Governance (in collaboration with the Department of Politics); Environmental Issues in Corporate Governance (in collaboration with the Department of Geography); and Finance, Accounting and Strategy. Students completing the MSc, with the focus on Finance, Accounting and Strategy, will be exempted from 4 of the taught modules required for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Professional Qualification, Grad ICSA. - Designed for those wishing to engage critically with the issues of business and society and those wishing to be involved professionally in corporate governance or corporate social responsibility. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in management in a variety of settings, including local and national government, business and industry. Current graduates are working for companies including Barclays, The Prince’s Trust, Ethical Corporation, the United Nations PRI, Aviva Investors, PIRC and P-Solve. In a recent graduate destination survey, our graduates were working for employers including HSBC, Smith & Nephew, Transport for London and the Department for Constitutional Affairs. [-]

MSc Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The <strong>MSc Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability</strong> is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding, to stimulate critical thinking and to practise problem-focused decision-making on a range of economic, social and environmental issues that affect the operation of contemporary organisations. [+]

Corporate responsibility and sustainability have become significant issues for a wide range of organisations and for the managers who work within them. A broad range of reasons underpin this increase in significance, such as high-profile corporate scandals; a growing need to demonstrate accountability, transparency and sustainability; a decreasing tolerance for corporate excess and irresponsibility; as well as the need to protect corporate reputation and to develop brand loyalty and competitive advantage. The MSc Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding, to stimulate critical thinking and to practise problem-focused decision-making on a range of economic, social and environmental issues that affect the operation of contemporary organisations. It will be of benefit to those individuals who either have already acquired an appreciation of corporate responsibility and sustainability through their career and wish to develop further insights into this subject, or those who have limited knowledge of the subject and wish to develop their understanding and appreciation of it or use the knowledge gained to embark on a career in this sector. 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. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Designed to link theory and practice by building on Birkbeck’s renowned quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time education. Since many Birkbeck students work, this programme brings together those with relevant experience and an interest in developing further. - Designed for those wishing to engage critically with the issues of business and society, those wishing to be involved professionally in corporate responsibility and sustainability sector, and those wishing to continue for a PhD in this area. - Teaching is underpinned by research work at the London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability This programme provides graduates with qualifications that are relevant and central in most contemporary business contexts in firms, business associations and government agencies. [-]

MSc Economics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, and goes on to discuss the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to new economic problems. [+]

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, and goes on to discuss the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to new economic problems. You will learn to express original ideas in academic papers and to test them with the use of econometrics. The study of econometrics covers linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions. Economics and finance at Birkbeck has acquired an excellent reputation, not only for the quality of its research but also for the quality of its training. Employers recognise the quality of Birkbeck graduates in economics and finance. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of a first-class training, whether they are studying full- or part-time. Course structure Core modules reinforce economic theory with practical application. They include preliminary courses in mathematical and statistical techniques, which take place in September and have to be passed in order to progress to the programme. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Gives a solid basis for a variety of careers in business, government and academia. - Enables you to work effectively when tackling economic problems of the sort faced by industry, banking, the civil service and researchers. - Excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England. - The department enjoys an international reputation and stands among the foremost research groups in the country. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in banking and finance, the public sector, in industry, or in research and analysis. [-]

MSc Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Students on the <strong>Birkbeck MSc Finance</strong> obtain excellent specialist training in financial economics, including basic portfolio theory, corporate finance and advanced pricing theory applied to derivatives and government bond markets. [+]

Specialist knowledge of finance is increasingly valued in commercial firms, government and academia. Students on the Birkbeck MSc Finance obtain excellent specialist training in financial economics, including basic portfolio theory, corporate finance and advanced pricing theory applied to derivatives and government bond markets. They also learn the latest econometrics and numerical analysis skills that are important in the marketplace. The course is demanding and challenging; applicants should have strong intellectual ability and should be willing to work hard. The MSc Finance programmes at Birkbeck reflect the long-running experience in cutting-edge, research-led, evening teaching at Birkbeck. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Combines a high level of academic rigour with a solid grounding in practical problem-solving skills. - Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere. - Excellent reputation of the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England. - The Economics, Mathematics and Statistics department enjoys an international reputation and stands among the foremost research groups in the country. Course structure All students take 4 compulsory modules. You can decide to take the MSc Finance or choose to specialise by opting for one of the following pathways: MSc Finance and Commodities The MSc Finance and Commodities pathway provides an analysis of the specificities of commodity markets and how they differ from bond and stock markets. You will become familiar with exchanges, instruments and hedging and trading strategies. If you are interested in pursuing a career in commodities you should opt for this pathway. You take the compulsory modules listed above and Commodities and Commodities Derivatives, Computational Methods for Commodities. MSc Finance and Banking The MSc Finance and Banking pathway has a focus on banks as a special class of financial intermediaries. This pathway will concentrate on the role of banks in financial markets, the role of financial crises on financial intermediation and key issues in financial regulation. You take the compulsory modules listed above and Financial Markets, Banking and Regulations. MSc Finance with Accounting The MSc Finance with Accounting pathway concentrates on the principles of financial reporting and explores current issues relating to financial reporting for both UK and international entities with complex organisational structures and transactions. You take the compulsory modules listed above and Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting for Complex Entities and Principles of Financial Reporting. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in banking and finance, the public sector, industry or research and analysis. [-]

MSc Financial Economics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a thorough grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, as well as microeconomics, and examines why financial markets are prone to crises, studying the details of past and present crises, and subsequent policy responses. [+]

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a thorough grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, as well as microeconomics, and examines why financial markets are prone to crises, studying the details of past and present crises, and subsequent policy responses. You will learn to express original ideas in academic papers and to test them with the use of econometrics. The study of econometrics covers linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests, and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions. Economics and finance at Birkbeck has acquired an excellent reputation, not only for the quality of its research but also for the quality of its training. Employers recognise the quality of Birkbeck graduates in economics and finance. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of a first-class training, whether they are studying full-time or part-time. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Provides a solid basis for a wide variety of careers in business, government and academia. - Enables you to work effectively when tackling problems of the sort faced in financial sector institutions, banks and regulatory institutions. - Excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and Bank of England. - The department enjoys an international reputation and stands among the foremost research groups in the country. Course structure Core modules reinforce economic and financial theory with practical application. They include preliminary courses in mathematical and statistical techniques, which take place in September and have to be passed in order to progress to the programme. Option modules provide specialised modules with current themes. Option module availability varies across years. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, or research and analysis. [-]

MSc Financial Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This <strong>Master's degree in financial engineering</strong> offers advanced training in quantitative skills used in modern financial institutions, including most notably valuation of securities, and measurement and management of portfolio risks. Training is provided in programming, numerical methods and statistics, and you will be given a grounding in pricing and risk management techniques. [+]

This Master's degree in financial engineering offers advanced training in quantitative skills used in modern financial institutions, including most notably valuation of securities, and measurement and management of portfolio risks. Training is provided in programming, numerical methods and statistics, and you will be given a grounding in pricing and risk management techniques. A key feature is the emphasis on computational methods and implementation of the pricing and risk management techniques learnt. You will complete modules in programming, numerical methods and financial statistics, and all the modules are illustrated by computer examples. Economics and finance at Birkbeck have acquired an excellent reputation, not only for the quality of research but also for the quality of training. Employers recognise the quality of Birkbeck graduates in economics and finance. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of a first-class training, whether they are studying full-time or part-time. We aim to produce world-class graduates who have a proven record of success in a tough learning environment. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Equips you to work as a specialist quantitative analyst in financial institutions or to complete doctoral study in financial engineering. - Excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England. - Birkbeck's Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics enjoys an international reputation and its Economics and Finance Research Group stands among the foremost research groups in the country. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, or research and analysis. [-]

MSc Financial Risk Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The <strong>MSc Financial Risk Management</strong> has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The programme is demanding and challenging. [+]

In the wake of the recent financial crises, a better understanding of financial risk management will play an extremely important role. The MSc Financial Risk Management has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The programme is demanding and challenging. Its intention is to equip you with the broad range of statistical and mathematical tools needed to tackle practical real-world problems in financial risk management. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will have the expertise to: - identify and manage the major sources of risk in the financial markets understand the role of financial derivative products, their use (and misuse) and how they are priced - analyse financial data and specifically build risk models, detect trends in data, test a given hypothesis and forecast future values - build an investment portfolio (of risky assets) and carefully monitor its performance through time. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Combines a high level of academic rigour with a solid grounding in practical problem-solving skills. - Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere. - Excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, which includes providing training for the Treasury and the Bank of England - The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics stands among the foremost research groups in the country. Course structure The programme begins with a September module in Quantitative Techniques, which introduces you to mathematical and statistical techniques. You must pass examinations in this module to progress to the MSc programme itself. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, or research and analysis. [-]

MSc Human Resource Development and Consultancy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Master's degree focuses on human resource development (HRD): a strategic approach to people management and organisational development, designed to enhance learning, skills, personal development and performance within the workplace. [+]

This Master's degree focuses on human resource development (HRD): a strategic approach to people management and organisational development, designed to enhance learning, skills, personal development and performance within the workplace. The design of this programme recognises that the barriers that once separated specialists in areas such as training, management development and organisational learning are disappearing, while new approaches, such as talent and knowledge management, are gaining increasing traction in both academic and practitioner communities. It further recognises the need for HRD practitioners, whether working within an HR department, independently, or within a consultancy organisation, to critically evaluate their own practice and design and deliver HRD approaches that meet the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce. All modules integrate academic perspectives with practice-based approaches to HRD and considerable emphasis is placed on developing the knowledge and skills required in more senior HRD roles. You will gain an understanding of relevant organisational and management theory, whilst examining contemporary developments within the HRD field. There is a particular focus on ensuring you are aware of the importance of acting ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity and appreciate the importance of continuous personal and professional development. The programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Integrates academic perspectives with a consultancy and practice-based approach to human resource development. - Suitable for graduates, experienced organisational development and HR practitioners. - Flexible and intensive course that provides opportunities to focus on to your particular needs and interests. - Approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. - Birkbeck provides a diverse range of library and learning resources designed to facilitate your studies and research. Programme- and module-specific materials are also made available to support your learning. Course structure The programme comprises 9 compulsory modules. You must complete all 9 modules, including the research project. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in HRD and HR roles in a variety of settings, including local and national government, the financial sector, services, manufacturing and charitable organisations. [-]

MSc Human Resource Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is aimed at those who wish to develop a critical understanding of people and organisations. It focuses on strategic and individual-level improvements, through assessment of the role of human resource management (HRM) in modern organisations, the issues involved in developing strategic aims (including on an international basis), employment relations, and selecting, motivating and developing staff. [+]

This programme is aimed at those who wish to develop a critical understanding of people and organisations. It focuses on strategic and individual-level improvements, through assessment of the role of human resource management (HRM) in modern organisations, the issues involved in developing strategic aims (including on an international basis), employment relations, and selecting, motivating and developing staff. You will also acquire applied research skills. The programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Enhance or develop your career in human resources, management, training and development or consultancy. - Develop a critical understanding of human resource management, organisational behaviour and employment relations theory and practice. - Benefit from Birkbeck’s renowned quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time programmes. - Study by flexible learning methods combining face-to-face and network learning. - Access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module. Use of the online learning environment with a high level of staff support. Course structure The programme comprises 8 compulsory modules. You must complete all 8 modules and a supervised independent applied research project. Research methods and skills are integrated throughout the programme. Careers and employability Graduates go on to develop or advance careers in management, human resources, training and development, and consultancy. [-]

MSc Information Systems and Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This mid-career Master's degree in Information Systems and Management is designed for those with a degree in information systems, computing or management; or those with extensive experience in the use of information systems in organisations, or the management of IT. [+]

This mid-career Master's degree in Information Systems and Management is designed for those with a degree in information systems, computing or management; or those with extensive experience in the use of information systems in organisations, or the management of IT. It will build on your understanding of information systems and management, offering the opportunity to study at an advanced level within or across several areas, including information systems project management, development and change management, and computing-based innovation. Students who complete the programme successfully will have gained an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in their chosen area of study, which they will be able to use in: analysis of problems; evaluation of technology options; deployment of appropriate solutions; and research into, or development and deployment of, new information-based technologies. Those who hold the Prince2® Foundation and Practitioner qualification in project management will gain credit for their previous external study, while those who do not will have the opportunity to gain this useful external certification. The use and management of information systems in organisations is emphasised. For those entering with management qualifications, study of information systems development and related material is required. PRINCE2® is a Registered Trade Mark and a Registered Community Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce, and is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Focuses on information systems project management. - Provides graduates with a first degree in information systems, computer science or management, with opportunities to deepen and broaden their knowledge. - Develops appropriate foundations for continuing on to an MPhil/PhD in information systems or technology management. - You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, databases, and project management and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in information systems management, consultancy and research. [-]

MSc Information Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme covers practical aspects of information systems development, modern management topics and professionalism in IT. If you already have experience of working in the IT industry, the programme aims to provide opportunities for broadening and deepening your knowledge and skills. [+]

This programme covers practical aspects of information systems development, modern management topics and professionalism in IT. If you already have experience of working in the IT industry, the programme aims to provide opportunities for broadening and deepening your knowledge and skills. If you do not have previous experience, the programme aims to provide a platform for a career in the IT industry. You will gain an advanced level of understanding of computers, computing, software development, and how to design and implement software systems. The programme also covers the use of information systems in organisations, and the management of IT and information systems. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Provides graduates who have a first degree in a subject other than computing with knowledge of information systems, computing and management of IT. - Gain an in-depth knowledge for problem analysis, evaluation of technology options, systems development, technology-driven organisational change and technology-based innovation. - Develop foundations for continuing on to an MPhil/PhD programme in information systems or technology management. - You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in information systems development, information systems management, consultancy and research. [-]

MSc International Business

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of key issues in international business and management, with a particular focus on how firms might internationalise and develop effective international business strategies to address business threats and opportunities in the international market. [+]

This programme is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of key issues in international business and management, with a particular focus on how firms might internationalise and develop effective international business strategies to address business threats and opportunities in the international market. The programme combines specialist taught courses with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. You also complete a dissertation on a topic covered by the programme, supervised by a member of staff undertaking research within that area. Students completing the programme develop knowledge, skills and the competency to be able to analyse critical issues in international business with both qualitative and quantitative methods, and to design and implement international business strategy and policy development. It is particularly relevant if you are, or would like to be, a manager with responsibility for international business and policy affairs in a private or public sector organisation. 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. The Programme Director and Personal Tutor for this programme is Dr P. E. Tolentino. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Provides you with a critical, research-based understanding of a broad range of key issues in international business and management. - Taught by a team with an international reputation in their respective areas. Birkbeck's Strategy and International Business Research Group supports the programme as a centre for research, training and policy advice on foreign direct investment and knowledge diffusion, globalisation of innovative activities, comparative business systems and management, international human resource management and international business strategy. The research group organises seminars and publishes major books and academic papers in the world’s leading journals within its field of interest. - 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. - Academic tutorial support and guidance systems are in place in the Department of Management to ensure your academic and personal development. The School also has a dedicated learning coordinator, who will support you in your studies and offer help and advice on a wide range of study skills. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability The programme is suitable for professional careers in any area of international business, or in public organisations where an understanding of various aspects of international business and management is essential. Our students are from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences (both from the private and public sector), and a significant proportion take our programme part-time in conjunction with their other professional commitments in order to widen their career options. In past graduate destination surveys, our graduates told us they were applying their knowledge, skills and expertise by working for multinational companies such as Barclays, UBS, ESAB Holdings, as well as for international embassies based in London. In addition, our graduates were working for a range of consulting companies. [-]

MSc International Business and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is suitable for graduates who are, or seek to be, employed in relevant government departments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies or private companies involved in, or related to, international business and economic development. It also provides a foundation for those wishing to undertake doctoral research in international business and development. [+]

The pace of the globalisation of national economies has accelerated in recent years, and this has led to a more dynamic relationship between international business activities and economic and social development. This programme is suitable for graduates who are, or seek to be, employed in relevant government departments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies or private companies involved in, or related to, international business and economic development. It also provides a foundation for those wishing to undertake doctoral research in international business and development. Topics covered include international business and economic and social development, international business strategies in both developed and emerging markets, public sector management, sustainable livelihoods and sustainable development, impact assessment, and resource and environmental 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. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Aims to develop your capability to critically assess international business strategies and development policy issues. - Taught by a team with an international reputation in their respective areas. - Our University of London degrees are respected nationally and internationally as a sign of excellence. You can choose to study either part-time or full-time. Classes are taught via a combination of lectures and seminars, some of which will be offered by guest lecturers and speakers. Because our students come from such a variety of backgrounds and range in age and experience, you will find your class discussions a stimulating arena in which to explore new ideas and topics. You will be able to attend revision sessions in the summer term before the examination period. You will receive expert research supervision in the preparation of your dissertation. - 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. - Our international business courses draw on the expertise of Birkbeck's International Business and Strategy Research Group, which is a leading centre in London for research, training and policy advice on foreign direct investment and knowledge diffusion, globalisation of innovative activities, comparative business systems and management, international human resource management and international business strategy. They combine specialist taught courses with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. In studying with Birkbeck, you can be confident that you are pursuing a qualification that is well respected by employers and academics. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in management in a variety of settings, including local and national government, business and industry. [-]

MSc International Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme will prepare you to pursue a career in management with multinational companies or companies engaged in international business; and to progress, if desired, to one of Birkbeck's research degree programmes. [+]

This programme will prepare you to pursue a career in management with multinational companies or companies engaged in international business; and to progress, if desired, to one of Birkbeck's research degree programmes. It fosters the development of a broad-based knowledge and expertise in the following areas: - The essentials of cross-border management theory and practice, and the core principles and practice of business and organisations in an international context. - The design and implementation of strategy at different levels of the corporate organisation, particularly in an international dimension. - A range of optional subjects in international business and management as well as specific functional areas that will broaden the scope of learning in international management, and its interface with international business. - The analysis of conceptual and practical issues in international management through the pursuit of the dissertation, thus fostering powers of critical analysis and independent judgement to frame solutions to complex managerial problems in international business organisations. - Personal skills development and generic skills that are transferable to a wide range of research, teaching and work situations, including the skills of self-discipline, reflection, analysis, communication, leadership and lifelong learning. 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. The Programme Director and Personal Tutor for this programme is Dr Odile Janne. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Distinct from other international management programmes because it promotes an interdisciplinary connection with the international business field, including strategy, and the opportunity to develop expertise in a range of functional areas of international management, such as human resource management, marketing, accounting and finance. - Draws on the international reputation of Birkbeck's Department of Management. We have an established track record of success in offering a range of postgraduate programmes in international business and related fields. - Profits from the expertise of Birkbeck's International Business and Strategy Research Group, a leading centre for research, training and policy advice. - Taught by a team with an international reputation in their respective areas. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability In past graduate destination surveys, our graduates told us they were applying their knowledge, skills and expertise by working for multinational companies such as Barclays, UBS, ESAB Holdings, as well as for international embassies based in London. In addition, our graduates worked for a range of consulting companies. The acquired qualifications in international business and management provide graduates with general qualifications that are relevant and central in most business contexts in firms, business associations and government agencies. Personal careers advice is available via the University of London Careers Advisory Service. [-]

MSc International Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme will provide you with a high-level, comprehensive and rigorous understanding of the relevance of international marketing, allowing you to develop insights into marketing decision-making in a global cultural context. [+]

This programme will provide you with a high-level, comprehensive and rigorous understanding of the relevance of international marketing, allowing you to develop insights into marketing decision-making in a global cultural context. The programme will enable you to link theory and practice, to identify ethical practice, and to engage in critical thinking and problem-focused decision-making that can be applied in a general international business setting. 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. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - International in scope and will appeal to those with a marketing background, and to those without who wish to embark on a career in marketing. - Makes reference to research findings to provide additional insights into the subject matter. - Various educational approaches will allow you to develop your decision-making skills and to link theory and practice. - Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability A number of our graduates either get promoted, or go on within their own work organisations, or branch out into new careers in a variety of settings, including local and national government, business and industry. Our qualifications in marketing are designed to provide a foundation both for those wishing to engage critically with the issues of marketing and business and for those wishing to be involved professionally in the process of marketing. Possible careers include advertising, media marketing, event marketing, branding and brand management, sponsorship, public relations, marketing management, distribution, account management and market research. [-]

MSc Investment Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

If you are interested in a career in investment, in financial institutions, or any in other financial management-related jobs, then this degree will equip you with the required knowledge and skills. The syllabus is designed to develop your quantitative analysis skills, enabling you to critically analyse financial investment proposals and empirical applications of corporate finance. [+]

This is a challenging and demanding programme that covers up-to-date topics in empirical finance. If you are interested in a career in investment, in financial institutions, or any in other financial management-related jobs, then this degree will equip you with the required knowledge and skills. The syllabus is designed to develop your quantitative analysis skills, enabling you to critically analyse financial investment proposals and empirical applications of corporate finance. 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. This programme is part of the CFA university recognition programme and has a limited number of CFA scholarships available. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Provides a thorough understanding and applications of the key areas of investment and finance. - On completion, you will be able to understand, apply and critically assess a wide range of investment techniques as well as financial management theories. - You will learn and apply the relevant techniques in each subject area. - You will apply advanced econometric techniques to finance and investment-related topics. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability Graduates can pursue a career in investment and financial management. In addition, graduates may go on to work within investment banks or any finance-related department in a corporation. [-]

MSc Learning Technologies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This <strong>Master's degree in learning technologies</strong> provides the technical and pedagogical knowledge necessary for designing, developing and evaluating learning technologies from the perspective of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and computer science techniques, learning theory and teaching practice. [+]

This Master's degree in learning technologies provides the technical and pedagogical knowledge necessary for designing, developing and evaluating learning technologies from the perspective of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and computer science techniques, learning theory and teaching practice. It develops a sound foundation for entry to a career in learning technologies or to a research degree in the subject. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Provides academic grounding for the profession of learning technologist. - Taught by senior academics from 2 world-class departments at Birkbeck and the Institute of Education.You will have access to facilities at both institutions. - Distinctive in its twin focus on computer science and learning theory that together underpin the optimal development of learning technologies. - You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK, and abroad. Careers and employability Design, development, deployment and evaluation of learning technologies, in either the private or the public sector. [-]

MSc Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme has a flexible structure, which allows you to choose to concentrate on a general background in business and management or to focus on a specialist area. Whichever you choose, the programme provides a solid grounding in key aspects in management and draws upon the Department of Management's areas of research expertise. [+]

This programme has a flexible structure, which allows you to choose to concentrate on a general background in business and management or to focus on a specialist area. Whichever you choose, the programme provides a solid grounding in key aspects in management and draws upon the Department of Management's areas of research expertise. 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. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Provides a solid introduction to key aspects in management. - An MSc Management differs from the typical MBA in that it covers fewer subjects but in more depth. You will learn more than just the current management fashions and buzzwords, you will also learn about the evidence upon which management theories are based. - Taught by a team with international reputations in their respective areas. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in management in a variety of settings, including local and national government, business and industry. [-]

MSc Management Consultancy and Organisational Change

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This unique and innovative programme blends management consultancy theory and practice from the viewpoint of organisational and strategic change. It offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities to operate as a successful consultant. [+]

degree by evening study This unique and innovative programme blends management consultancy theory and practice from the viewpoint of organisational and strategic change. It offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities to operate as a successful consultant. The programme is designed from the perspective of practising consultants and provides a unique combination of the latest theoretical thinking on strategic management with practical insights into successful organisational change. You will learn to apply the tools and techniques used by some of the most successful management consultancies. The programme will enable you to put your knowledge, strategic thinking and imagination to work with other talented people in a supportive academic environment that encourages teamwork and active engagement in the learning process. This programme will be beneficial to: experienced consultants and change professionals who want to broaden their knowledge and experience in an academic setting; those starting out on a consulting career who wish to acquire new knowledge and develop their own consulting style; and professionals, industry experts or executives in the private or public sector who want to transition into consulting or acquire consultancy skills and knowledge to enhance their current role and performance. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Management consulting is one of the fastest-growing professions, and consulting skills and expertise are in demand across a wide range of industries and organisations. - This flexible, innovative and intellectually challenging programme provides you with an opportunity to develop an understanding of management consultancy theory and practice from the perspective of organisational and strategic change. - Birkbeck provides a diverse range of library and learning resources designed to facilitate your studies and research. Course structure The programme is structured around 9 compulsory modules supporting effective consultancy delivery, including the research project. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in management in a variety of settings, including local and national government, business and industry. [-]

MSc Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

In this programme, you will be introduced to the foundation of marketing, the theoretical underpinnings, the marketing mixes, and current issues and future trends of marketing. [+]

Marketing is the process by which companies determine what products or services may be of interest to customers, and the strategy to use in sales, communications and business development. In this programme, you will be introduced to the foundation of marketing, the theoretical underpinnings, the marketing mixes, and current issues and future trends of marketing. You will be confronted with a number of relevant issues, including branding, customer relationship management, e-marketing and green marketing. The programme of study is up to date, intellectually inspiring and relevant. 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. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - A high-level programme in marketing, attracting high-quality, highly motivated students from around the globe. - Provides a comprehensive understanding of the relevance and necessity of marketing. - You will develop objective insights into the subject matter and learn about marketing decision-making processes. - Introduces you to the foundation of marketing, the theoretical underpinnings, the marketing mixes, current issues and future trends. - Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability A number of our graduates either get promoted, or go on within their own work organisations, or branch into new careers in a variety of settings, including local and national government, business and industry. Our qualifications in marketing are designed to provide a foundation both for those wishing to engage critically with the issues of marketing and business and for those wishing to be involved professionally in the process of marketing. Possible careers include advertising, media marketing, event marketing, branding and brand management, sponsorship, public relations, marketing management, distribution, account management and market research. [-]

MSc Marketing Communications

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme explores and investigates the marketing communications business, how marketing communications work, how to plan a marketing communications campaign, and ethical considerations when implementing marketing communications in practice. [+]

Marketing communications are messages and related media used to communicate with a market. This programme explores and investigates the marketing communications business, how marketing communications work, how to plan a marketing communications campaign, and ethical considerations when implementing marketing communications in practice. You will demonstrate a critical understanding and appreciation of marketing communications issues and how marketers define and solve problems, and will gain an appreciation of how the marketing communications function relates to other business functions. 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. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Gain insights into marketing communications theory and practice in a range of industries and organisations, so you can identify appropriate practical tools. - Understand the processes and requirements underpinning organisational decision-making, enabling you to contribute to marketing communications management. - Appreciate how marketeres formulate and implement marketing communications policies, programmes and strategies. - Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability Possible careers include advertising, media marketing, event marketing, branding and brand management, sponsorship, public relations, marketing management, distribution, account management and market research. A number of our graduates either get promoted or branch into new careers in a variety of settings, including local and national government, business and industry. Our qualifications in marketing are designed to provide a foundation both for those wishing to engage critically with the issues of marketing and business and for those wishing to be involved professionally in the process of marketing. [-]

MSc Occupational Psychology

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Master's degree is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of people and organisations. You will gain a broad knowledge base in occupational psychology and organisational behaviour. [+]

This Master's degree is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of people and organisations. You will gain a broad knowledge base in occupational psychology and organisational behaviour. The degree focuses on discussions of current research, with the aim of encouraging you to engage in critical thinking and reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire basic applied research skills. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Enhance or develop your career in management, human resources, training and development or consultancy. - The Department of Organizational Psychology is renowned for its quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time programmes. - Flexible study allows you to study from home, at work or abroad. - Access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module. Use of the online learning environment with a high level of staff support. Course structure You complete 8 taught modules. You will also complete a supervised independent applied research project. Careers and employability A recent graduate destination survey revealed that graduates from this programme were working as managers, programme directors, HR consultants, and directors or associate directors for a range of organisations, including the King's Fund, local authorities, banking and finance, Transport for London and Alstom. [-]

MSc Organizational Behaviour

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Master's degree in organisational behaviour is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of people and organisations. You will gain a broad knowledge base in occupational psychology and organisational behaviour. [+]

This Master's degree in organisational behaviour is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of people and organisations. You will gain a broad knowledge base in occupational psychology and organisational behaviour. The degree focuses on discussions of current research, with the aim of encouraging you to engage in critical thinking and reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire basic applied research skills. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Enhance or develop your career in management, human resources, training and development or consultancy. - Our Department of Organizational Psychology is renowned for its quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time programmes. - Flexible study allows you to study from home, at work or abroad. - Access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module. Use of the online learning environment with a high level of staff support. Course structure You complete 8 taught modules. You will also complete a supervised independent applied research project. Careers and employability A recent graduate destination survey revealed that graduates from this programme were working as managers, programme directors, HR consultants, and directors or associate directors for a range of organisations, including the King's Fund, local authorities, banking and finance, Transport for London and Alstom. [-]

MSc Sport Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. [+]

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. It covers several key areas, such as governance and regulatory issues, with emphasis on the wider sport sector. It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport. It is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport organisations, such as professional sport clubs, governing bodies, media organisations, members of supporters’ organisations, and local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field, as well as people with a general interest in the sport and media industries. 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. We also offer an MSc Sport Management and Marketing and, for those individuals with an interest in the business of football, we offer an MSc Sport Management and the Business of Football. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - A comprehensive review of the theory and practice of the business and management of sport. - Visiting speakers include experts from the legal profession, football clubs and football regulatory authorities. - Linked to Birkbeck's Sport Business Centre, one of the world's leading centres for sport business and football research, teaching, training, consultancy and policy advice. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability Graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of sport organisations, such as: AEK Larnarca Football Club, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Chelsea Football Club Football in the Community Department, the Football Association (the FA), Leaders in Football, FIFA, Sportfive and the Premier League, primarily as consultants and/or business/administrative managers. Others are working for the media and in the retail sector. [-]

MSc Sport Management and Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by providing specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and marketing. [+]

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by providing specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and marketing. It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport. It also provides an understanding of the relevance of marketing for sports organisations. 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. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - A comprehensive review of the theory and practice of the business and management and marketing of sport. - Linked to Birkbeck's Sport Business Centre, one of the world's leading centres for sport business and football research, teaching, training, consultancy and policy advice. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability Graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of sport organisations, such as: AEK Larnarca Football Club, Marleybone Cricket Club (MCC), Chelsea Football Club Football in the Community Department, the Football Association (the FA), Leaders in Football, FIFA, Sportfive and the Premier League, primarily as consultants and/or business/administrative managers. Others are working for the media and in the retail sector. [-]

MSc Sport Management and the Business of Football

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. It covers several key areas, such as governance and regulatory issues, with emphasis on the wider sport sector. [+]

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. It covers several key areas, such as governance and regulatory issues, with emphasis on the wider sport sector. It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport. It is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport organisations, such as professional sport clubs, governing bodies, media organisations, members of supporters’ organisations, and local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field, as well as people with a general interest in the sport and media industries. 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. We also offer an MSc Sport Management, an MRes Sport Management and an MSc Sport Management and Marketing. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - A comprehensive review of the theory and practice of the business and management of sport with particular reference to the football industry. - Visiting speakers include experts from the legal profession, football clubs and football regulatory authorities. - Linked to Birkbeck's Sport Business Centre, one of the world's leading centres for sport business and football research, teaching, training, consultancy and policy advice. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability Graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of sport organisations, such as: AEK Larnarca Football Club, Marleybone Cricket Club (MCC), Chelsea Football Club Football in the Community Department, the Football Association (the FA), Leaders in Football, FIFA, Sportfive and the Premier League, primarily as consultants and/or business/administrative managers. Others are working for the media and in the retail sector. [-]

MSc Sport Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of marketing, and how it applies to the sport industry. It provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of generic marketing subjects and looks at how the principles and processes of marketing apply to the sport industry. [+]

This programme is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of marketing, and how it applies to the sport industry. It provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of generic marketing subjects and looks at how the principles and processes of marketing apply to the sport industry. The programme is ideally suited to the needs of executives within football clubs and media organisations, officers of football and sport regulatory bodies, as well as people with a general interest in the sport, football and media industries. 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. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - Improve your knowledge and understanding of marketing. - Learn how marketing applies to the sport industry and sport organisations. - Enhance or develop your career in the sport industry. - Benefit from Birkbeck’s renowned high-quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time programmes. - Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. - Linked to Birkbeck's Sport Business Centre, one of the world's leading centres for sport business and football research, teaching, training, consultancy and policy advice. - 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. - 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 that are required for your studies. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in sports clubs, governing bodies, retail and the media. [-]

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