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Birkbeck, University of London: Management

Institution Birkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department Birkbeck Business School
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught


MSc Management

Our MSc Management is designed for ambitious graduates seeking to develop advanced managerial skills and strategic thinking. The course is ideal for those aspiring to leadership roles, and those wanting to gain real-world experience. It offers a unique blend of theoretical insights and practical applications, preparinging you to excel in a competitive global business environment.

Why choose this course?

  • You will study strategic management, leadership and innovative business practices through a curriculum grounded in real-world applications and the latest research.

  • You can access partnerships with leading businesses and attend exclusive events, enhancing your professional network and career prospects.

  • You can benefit from personalised career coaching and connections with top employers, preparing you for successful leadership roles.

What you will learn

You will examine 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 corporate organisations and of other types of organisation such as public, not-for-profit and cooperative.

How you will learn

Students on the MSc Management will learn through a mix of lectures, interactive seminars and hands-on workshops, tailored to bridge theory and practice. Studying real-world case studies will help you to foster practical problem-solving skills. You can study this MSc course in the daytime or in the evening from autumn 2024.

MRes Management

The MRes Management is designed for students with a good academic background who wish to improve their research skills and do a substantial piece of dissertation research. The research training modules are the same as those taken by our MPhil/PhD students; the MRes is suitable for students who are considering undertaking a PhD in Management. You may choose subject-specific modules from within the area of business and management, and other social science disciplines, in keeping with your individual research interests.


  • 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.

  • Our campus is in the heart of London, giving you access to a vibrant business community and extensive professional networks, and the opportunity to join a diverse student body with varied perspectives and insights.

Careers and employability

On graduating, you'll have an array of important transferable skills, including:

  • the ability to lead and manage teams effectively, making informed strategic decisions

  • analytical skills to think critically, evaluate complex business scenarios and devise innovative solutions

  • a deep understanding of global markets and cross-cultural management practices

  • professional communication techniques essential for influencing stakeholders and driving change.

Studying for an MSc Management will prepare you for management and leadership roles in a wide range of functions, public and private organisations and industry sectors. Possible professions include:

  • management consultant

  • project manager

  • marketing manager

  • operations manager

  • business development manager

  • entrepreneur

  • data analyst.


Master of Research - MRes

Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgraduate courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgraduates can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 44% of its 11,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics are active in research, and …

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