Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme provides an understanding of the different functional areas of business and a solid foundation in business management. The business degree is distinctive in its flexibility and the range of pathways offered (see above), giving you the option to major in accounting, management, human resource management, information systems, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese (lower entry level) or marketing. The first 120 credits of the degree, which focus on generic business study skills, are common across all students in the programme. The degree is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the business environment and business functions, which paves the way for future development and progression within the degree. Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting'edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting. We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a chance to study either part'time or full'time in our department and to gain an internationally recognised University of London qualification. You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource, where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. We offer a range of student support services. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

All years: modules include: Understanding the business world; quantitative methods 1; data analysis for business; introduction to accounting; managerial economics 1; managerial economics 2; advanced corporate finance; advanced management accounting; auditing; capital markets and corporate finance; employment relations and HRM; financial reporting; international business; international finance; management of innovation; marketing principles and practices; marketing strategy; organisational behaviour; portfolio management; strategic management; taxation and other approved business modules offered by the School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • Tariff 104
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific

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24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 62%

Total Coursework: 36%

Total Practical: 2%