Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Corporate responsibility and sustainability have become significant issues for a wide range of organisations and for the managers who work within them. A broad range of reasons underpin this increase in significance, such as high-profile corporate scandals; a growing need to demonstrate accountability, transparency and sustainability; a decreasing tolerance for corporate excess and irresponsibility; as well as the need to protect corporate reputation and to develop brand loyalty and competitive advantage. The programme is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding, to stimulate critical thinking and to practise problem-focused decision-making on a range of economic, social and environmental issues that affect the operation of contemporary organisations. It will be of benefit to those individuals who either have already acquired an appreciation of corporate responsibility and sustainability through their career and wish to develop further insights into this subject, or those who have limited knowledge of the subject and wish to develop their understanding and appreciation of it or use the knowledge gained to embark on a career in this sector.

Course modules

Full-time modules: Corporate Governance; Corporate Responsibility; International Business Ethics; Public Relations; Research Methods in Management I; Theoretical Perspectives and Research in Corporate Responsibility . Part-time modules - Year 1: Corporate Governance; International Business Ethics; Research Methods in Management; Theoretical Perspectives and Research in Corporate Responsibility . Part-time modules - Year 2: Corporate Responsibility; Public Relations . Option modules - group 1: Energy and Climate Change; Environment and Policy; Environmental Communication; Environmental Science for Environmental Management; Sustainable Business Practice . Option modules - group 2: Accounting and Financial Management; Comparative Employment Relations; Globalization: forces, players and management; International Business Strategy; International Human Resource Management; Marketing Principles and Practices; Principles of Financial Reporting; Strategic Management (Postgraduate); Trust Social Norms and Development . MSc Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability dissertation.

Assessment methods

The assessment for each module varies from a combination of coursework and unseen, formal examination, to modules that are assessed by examination only or by coursework only. The length of the coursework and examination will vary, depending on whether they are the only mode of assessment for the module or whether they are combined with another mode of assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 17,425 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 5,625 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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