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. 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.

Course Modules

You complete 8 modules (totalling 120 credits) and write a 12,000'word dissertation (worth 60 credits).

You take 5 compulsory modules, and choose 1 module from the list of option modules and 2 from the range of management postgraduate modules (or from other departments, subject to approval).

Full'time modules:

Entrepreneurship and Innovation;

Innovation Systems: Networks and Social Capital;

Innovation: Management and Policy;

Principles of Organization and Management;

Research Methods in Management I .

Part'time modules ' Year 1:

Innovation Systems: Networks and Social Capital;

Innovation: Management and Policy;

Principles of Organization and Management;

Research Methods in Management I .

Part'time modules ' Year 2:

Entrepreneurship and Innovation .

Option modules:

Digital Business;

Digital Creativity and New Media Management;

Entrepreneurial Finance;

Innovation and the Knowledge Economy;

Intellectual Capital and Competitiveness .

Start Date:

10/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,425 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,625 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,700 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • 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.