Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Business Innovation

Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Business Innovation is ideal if you wish to acquire advanced, practical knowledge of these challenges and the best ways of approaching and tackling them. We will consider the theoretical foundations of managing business innovation, but we will also look at real-life applications of this theory, the realities of contemporary professional practice, and how you can encourage, nurture and manage innovation. This combination of practical insight and analysis of real-world issues will enhance your career development and equip you for a range of management roles. The programme will give you a deep understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking a range of ideas, issues and structures within management, including business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations and firms, entrepreneurship, and globalisation in a changing world. You will develop topical, focused and practical insights into the fundamentals of business innovation, including the technological aspects and associated business models and working patterns. If you wish to continue with your studies, you will be automatically accepted on to our MSc Business Innovation with Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, or MSc Business Innovation with E-business. **HIGHLIGHTS** - Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck's 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 they regularly publish cutting-edge research. 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. - The programme is supported and informed by the cutting-edge research and professional expertise of our Centre for Innovation Management Research. - Many Birkbeck students work in, or have professional experience, in the industries under consideration. This provides strong networking opportunities with fellow students and Birkbeck alumni, with potentially beneficial impacts on your career development. - 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.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Usually, we require a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university, or a non-UK equivalent. We will also consider a professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations, which must be approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

A combination of coursework and examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,850 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,850 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,850 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,850 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,850 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 5,950 per Whole course (International) 1 Years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Management