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Course summary

Business Innovation has become crucial for corporate success and national competitiveness. On this MSc Business Innovation course you will learn how business innovation is a multifaceted process involving not only technological change, but also:

  • business model innovation
  • new forms of organisation
  • new skill sets
  • new working processes.
Our MSc Business Innovation offers you a comprehensive understanding of a range of business innovation issues including: innovation drivers; innnovation systems at national, regional and sectoral levels; strategic management of innovation processes; globalisation of innovation; the role of networks and social capital; big data; data-driven decision-making; issues related to science, technology and innovation policy. This degree links business with practice to equip you with the theories, principles and tools for analysing and tackling issues relating to business innovation in various types of firms. You will also develop skills in critical thinking and problem-focused decision making. Highlights
  • Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management.
  • Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading 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 engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
  • The course is supported and informed by the cutting-edge research and professional expertise of our Centre for Innovation Management Research.
  • Many Birkbeck students work in, or have professional experience in, the industries under consideration. This provides strong networking opportunities with fellow students and Birkbeck alumni, with potentially beneficial impacts on your career development.
  • You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available, as well as the Birkbeck Library and e-Library.

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

A combination of coursework and examinations.


How to apply

International applicants

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. 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.

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.


English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750 Year 1
Scotland £6750 Year 1
Wales £6750 Year 1
International £10560 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Business Innovation at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS