Birkbeck, University of London: Business, Political Economy and Society

InstitutionBirkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department Management
Web http://www.bbk.ac.uk/
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught

Summary

The MSc Business, Political Economy and Society provides a fascinating insight into the impact of political, social, economic, technological and environmental issues on international business decisions and global strategies in an increasingly globalised world.

Taught by a cross-disciplinary community of scholars from Birkbeck's departments of Management, Economics, Law and Politics, you will learn how to critically evaluate and assess business decisions in different political economy and social contexts. You will also be trained in key methodological research techniques enabling you to successfully draft business and political economic analysis.

The programme is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in the increasingly popular field of political economy in both developed and developing countries. It also provides a strong foundation for PhD research in the area.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Birkbeck is a hub of expertise on political economy and, 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 business, political economy, entrepreneurship and institutional studies.

  • Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers and we regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.

  • Our research strengths are in political economy, institutional economics, employment and industrial relations, industrial policy, corporate governance, responsibility and sustainability, international business and strategy, innovation studies and entrepreneurship, knowledge economy, financial markets and accounting, sport management and marketing.

  • 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.

  • This MSc is linked to the Birkbeck Research Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS) which hosts a series of public lectures, debates, seminars and symposia where you will meet high-profile speakers and experts in different fields of political economy and institutional studies.

  • 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, and our computer labs.

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Introduction
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 …

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