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Birkbeck, University of London

Business

UCAS Code: N100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Business studies

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.

Modules

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

Assessment methods

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

The Uni


Course locations:

Birkbeck, University of London

Stratford Campus

Department:

Management

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Business studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
39%
2:1 or above
29%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business & administrative studies

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