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MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE (MSC)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £4725.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This unique and innovative degree 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 course 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 course 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.

You will find this course beneficial if you are:

  • an experienced consultant and change professional who wants to broaden your knowledge and experience in an academic setting
  • starting out on a consulting career and you wish to acquire new knowledge and develop your own consulting style
  • a professional, industry expert or executive in the private or public sector who wants to transition into consulting or acquire consultancy skills and knowledge to enhance your current role and performance
  • a new or aspiring manager who wants to develop the skillset and tools of consulting that are increasingly essential to all managerial roles.

This unique and innovative degree 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 course is designed from the perspective of practising consultants and provides a unique combination of the latest...

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Course Content

The programme is structured around nine compulsory modules supporting effective consultancy delivery, including a practice-based project.

For your project, you can do either a work-based research project, investigating a problem or issue within your own organisation, or a consultancy challenge project*, working with a top consultancy firm to hone your consultancy skills and gain practical experience.

* Places on The Consultancy Challenge are limited and subject to entry criteria.

COMPULSORY MODULES

  • Consultancy and Professional Practice
  • Knowledge Management, Organisational Learning and Innovation
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Professional Development and Learning
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management (Postgraduate)
  • Strategy in Practice
  • Understanding Organizations and Change

PROJECT OPTIONS

  • Management Research Project
  • The Consultancy Challenge

The programme is structured around nine compulsory modules supporting effective consultancy delivery, including a practice-based project. For your project, you can do either a work-based research project, investigating a problem or issue within your own organisation, or a consultancy challenge project*, working with a top consultancy firm to hone your consultancy skills and gain...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£9450.00

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£4725.00

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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.

COURSE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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 course is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.

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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