Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. This 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. Our academic staff are active researchers and regularly publish articles in 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 Managemen t or E'Business .

Course Modules

You complete 8 taught modules (totalling 120 credits) and write a 12,000'word dissertation (worth 60 credits); you take 6 compulsory modules, and choose 1 module from group 1 and 1 module from group 2. Full'time modules: Innovation systems: Networks and social capital; innovation: Management and policy; international business strategy; international business: Theories and issues; principles of organization and management; research methods in management 1.

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: 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
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £15,950  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,450  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,975  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,225  Academic year. First year home fees