Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This 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.

Course Modules

The programme is structured around 9 compulsory modules supporting effective consultancy delivery, including the research project. Compulsory modules: Consultancy and professional practice; managing organizational change; organizational development, knowledge and learning; professional development and learning; research methods; strategic management (postgraduate); strategy in practice; understanding organizations and change; research project/dissertation (choose 1); dissertation, MSc management consultancy and organisational change research project (organisational psychology).

Course Additional Entry

A good honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university. Managers and consultants without a degree but with experience in a wide range of public and private sector organisations may be able to benefit substantially from the programme, and their applications are welcomed. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,075  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees