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 MSc Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability 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.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,775 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Management
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6740