Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of London

Business

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Course summary

BSc Business is a highly flexible course designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of business management, while providing you with a range of practical skills to enable you to succeed in the workplace. The first year introduces the key areas in the study of business. In the second year, you choose to either remain on the BSc Business or opt to specialise with a pathway in accounting, human resource management or marketing, while also developing core skills required for a career in business management. Based in the Department of Management, this programmes takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, offering you an innovative way of learning about topics that cannot be pigeonholed into one particular area. You will develop key skills such as:

  • analytical skills that will enable you to critically appraise and challenge existing managerial or business practices
  • an understanding of how decisions are made in organisations
  • quantitative skills that can be applied in the analysis of management and accounting problems
  • communication and interpersonal skills.
Birkbeck has a diverse student community, which creates a stimulating and supportive learning environment. You will interact with peers, many of whom will have come from directly relevant jobs, possessing a broad range of experience, to develop a more detailed and nuanced insight into business. Our graduates begin new careers or accelerate along their current career path because what we teach in the evening can be applied almost instantly. For this reason, alumni from the Department of Management include chief executives, senior business leaders, notable academics and public figures. 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.
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.

Course details

Modules

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

Assessment method

Most modules are assessed by an unseen formal examination and coursework at the end of each term.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N100
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. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES You can progress onto this degree if you successfully complete the foundation year of our BSc Business with Foundation Year course. This is an ideal route onto an undergraduate degree if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete the Foundation Year, you will automatically advance onto the main degree. ALTERNATIVE ENTRY ROUTES The Certificate of Higher Education in Higher Education Introductory Studies (Business pathway) also offers an entry route, with exemption from 60 credits of Level 4 study if you successfully complete designated modules to an appropriate standard.

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

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

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who do not have grade C or grade 4 in GCSE-level English and mathematics may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises English and mathematics. This audit assesses an applicant’s potential to cope with, and benefit from, a particular programme of study.


Unistats information

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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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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