Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Corporate governance and business ethics are areas of rapidly growing importance in which Birkbeck has a pre'eminent research position. Our programmes are designed for those wishing to better understand the complex and dynamic relationships between organisations and their stakeholders. The role of governance is to set out the rules within which an organisation must operate ' and to ensure those rules are observed. Its focus is on a range of issues concerning the proper management of organisations. Corporate governance is thus central to the evolution of strategy and policy ' and hence, effective management. Since many Birkbeck students are working, postgraduate study brings together those with relevant experience and an interest in developing further. This course is relevant to directors and non'executive board members, managers, consultants and those interested in governance, corporate social responsibility and ethics in the private, public and voluntary sectors. 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.

Course Modules

You take 3 compulsory modules and 1 option module. Compulsory modules: Corporate governance; corporate responsibility; international business ethics. Option modules: Climate change and sustainable business practice; current issues in employment relations and human resource management; environment and policy; globalization: forces, players and management; the economics and governance of innovation and institutions; trust social norms and development.

Course Additional Entry

Normally at least a 2nd'Class Honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non'UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non'standard applications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
PgCert £4,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
PgCert £3,350  Academic year. First year home fees