Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of London

Culinary Industry Management

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Course summary

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This unique course, jointly delivered by Birkbeck and the renowned Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, provides a firm foundation in culinary techniques and the skills required to manage successful food businesses or to progress a career in the service industry. Teaching on the BBA Culinary Industry Management is equally split between Birkbeck’s Department of Management and Le Cordon Bleu London. This allows you to address key concepts in the culinary arts while learning the project management and development skills required of managers in food businesses in the twenty-first century. You will gain experience of a real food business work environment through an internship component while also developing your academic, practical and interpersonal skills. The programme also enables you to develop your research and presentation skills together with your ability to design, develop and implement systems that assist in the successful operation of a food business. The programme encourages forward thinking and the ability to develop ideas that may provide a positive contribution to the changing needs of the global food industry and the environment within which it operates. Once you graduate you will be equipped to enter a variety of management careers in the food industry. Please note: This is an academically rigorous programme which combines practical culinary techniques with management studies. It is therefore best suited to individuals who are looking to progress into a culinary/foodservice management role, while gaining an up-to-date understanding of culinary arts techniques. HIGHLIGHTS

  • This unique BBA, which combines business and management content with modules in culinary arts and hospitality, is the only one of its kind in London.
  • Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute is an internationally recognised leader in the teaching of culinary arts, with a team of classically trained Master Chefs, and Wine and Hospitality professionals. Its London centre has state-of-the-art facilities for the delivery of its culinary courses and its close proximity to Birkbeck enables students to move between both sites easily.
  • 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.

Course details

Modules

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

Assessment method

Examinations, including practical examinations for the culinary modules, and coursework in the form of essays, case studies, presentations, group-work tasks and in-class tests plus a final research project.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D690
Institution code:
B24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. You must be aged 18 or over when the programme starts to be considered.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2021/undergraduate/programmes/UUBBCULM_C/#entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who do not hold the desired qualification may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises English and mathematics.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14280 Year 1

Additional fee information

As well as fees, you should expect to pay other study-related expenses, for travel to and from College, books, stationery, etc. Birkbeck provides advice and financial support for students who experience hardship in meeting the travel costs of essential fieldwork or study visits. On this programme, you will also have to pay for the following additional costs. This course involves practical classes, and it is compulsory that you purchase a Le Cordon Bleu uniform for these sessions, the total cost of which will come to approximately £90. In addition, you will be expected to purchase knives, a knife case and some other utensils to be used in your practical classes. Depending on the brand and quality, you should expect to pay between £200 and £370 for these items. You will be provided with a culinary manual in each term of your first year for the module Culinary Techniques. If lost, the cost of replacing one of these manuals is £45.
Culinary Industry Management at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS