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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY & SUSTAINABILITY (MSC)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £11550.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Corporate responsibility and sustainability have become significant issues for a wide range of organisations and for the managers who work within them. The reasons for this include high-profile corporate scandals; a growing need to demonstrate accountability, transparency and sustainability; a decreasing tolerance for corporate excess and irresponsibility; and the need to protect corporate reputation and to develop brand loyalty and competitive advantage.

The MSc Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability will deepen your understanding and stimulate critical thinking in these areas. You will have the opportunity to practise problem-focused decision-making on a range of economic, social and environmental issues that affect the operation of contemporary organisations. The programme will be of benefit if you wish to develop further insights into corporate responsibility and sustainability as part of your career, or if you have limited knowledge of the subject but would like to embark on a career in this sector. It is also ideal if you wish to continue on to a PhD.

Corporate responsibility and sustainability have become significant issues for a wide range of organisations and for the managers who work within them. The reasons for this include high-profile corporate scandals; a growing need to demonstrate accountability, transparency and sustainability; a decreasing tolerance for corporate excess and irresponsibility; and the need to protect corporate...

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Course Content

You take four compulsory modules and choose either one 30-credit option module from Group 1 and two 15-credit option modules from Group 2, or one 15-credit module from Group 1, two from Group 2 and one from the wide range of postgraduate option modules offered by the Department of Management.

You are also required to submit a 12,000-word dissertation (60 credits).

FULL-TIME MODULES

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • International Business Ethics
  • Research Methods in Management (Postgraduate)

PART-TIME MODULES - YEAR 1

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Responsibility

PART-TIME MODULES - YEAR 2

  • International Business Ethics
  • Research Methods in Management (Postgraduate)

OPTION MODULES - GROUP 1

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Environment and Policy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Science for Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science for Environmental Management (15 credit version)
  • Sustainable Business Practice

OPTION MODULES - GROUP 2

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Comparative Employment Relations
  • Globalization: forces, players and management
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Financial Reporting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Management (Postgraduate)
  • Trust Social Norms and Institutions

MSC CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY DISSERTATION

  • MSc Dissertation

You take four compulsory modules and choose either one 30-credit option module from Group 1 and two 15-credit option modules from Group 2, or one 15-credit module from Group 1, two from Group 2 and one from the wide range of postgraduate option modules offered by the Department of Management. You are also required to submit a 12,000-word dissertation (60...

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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£11550.00

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£5775.00

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

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. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • arts management
  • cultural studies
  • development studies
  • film and media
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • organizational psychology
  • psychology.

Please carefully check the Course-Specific Entry Requirements on your chosen programme for details of higher English language entry requirements.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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