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MANAGEMENT (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

This Master's degree in management has a flexible structure, which allows you to concentrate on a general background in business and management or to focus on a specialist area. Whichever you choose, the programme provides a solid grounding in key aspects in management and draws upon the Department of Management's areas of research expertise.

The programme examines the essentials of management theory and practice and the core principles and practice of business and organisations in a local and international context. You will gain a broad knowledge and expertise in the design and implementation of strategy at different levels of the corporate organisation and of other types of organisation such as public, not-for-profit and cooperative.

A range of option modules in management as well as specific functional areas allow you to tailor your studies to your own personal or career requirements. You will then use your critical analysis and independent judgement skills to write a dissertation setting out solutions to complex managerial problems in all types of organisation.

The programme also allows you to develop personal and generic skills that are transferable to a wide range of research, teaching and work situations, including the skills of self-discipline, reflection, analysis, communication, leadership and lifelong learning.

An MSc Management differs from the typical MBA in that it covers fewer subjects but in more depth. You will learn more than just the current management fashions and buzzwords: you will also learn about the evidence upon which management theories are based.

This Master's degree in management has a flexible structure, which allows you to concentrate on a general background in business and management or to focus on a specialist area. Whichever you choose, the programme provides a solid grounding in key aspects in management and draws upon the Department of Management's areas of research expertise. The programme examines the...

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Course Content

You complete eight modules (totalling 120 credits).

You take two compulsory modules and choose a Group 1 'inside the firm' option module and a Group 2 'outside the firm' option module. You then choose one further module from either Group 1 or Group 2.

You also choose a further three modules from within the Department of Management or Department of Organizational Psychology (or 45 credit points in another department, subject to approval) and write a 12,000-word dissertation (worth 60 credits).

COMPULSORY MODULES

  • Principles of Organization and Management
  • Research Methods in Management (Postgraduate)

GROUP 1 OPTION MODULES

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • International Business Ethics
  • International Business Strategy
  • Leadership and Performance Management
  • Perspectives on Organization
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Strategic Management (Postgraduate)
  • Sustainable Business Practice

GROUP 2 OPTION MODULES

  • Blockchain Technology and Its Impact on Innovation, Management and Policy
  • Comparative Employment Relations
  • Development Policy
  • Economics for Managers
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Globalization: forces, players and management
  • Innovation and the Knowledge Economy
  • Innovation Systems: Networks and Social Capital
  • International Business and Economic Development
  • International Business: Theories and Issues
  • The Creative Industries: Theory and Contexts
  • The Dynamics of Global Capitalism: Theory and Practice
  • Trust Social Norms and Institutions

MSC MANAGEMENT DISSERTATION

  • MSc Dissertation

You complete eight modules (totalling 120 credits). You take two compulsory modules and choose a Group 1 'inside the firm' option module and a Group 2 'outside the firm' option module. You then choose one further module from either Group 1 or Group 2. You also choose a further three modules from within the Department of...

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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.

COURSE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

International students who complete the Business pathway on the International Foundation Programme for Postgraduate Study (Graduate Diploma) by passing all four modules (Academic English Skills for Postgraduate Study; Approaches to Postgraduate Study; Professional Communication Skills; Approaches to Business and Management), including passing Approaches to Business and Management with 60%, are given automatic progression to this programme.

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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