Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Management Consultancy and Organisational Change

This unique and innovative programme blends management consultancy theory and practice from the viewpoint of organisational and strategic change. It offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities to operate as a successful consultant. The programme is designed from the perspective of practising consultants and provides a unique combination of the latest theoretical thinking on strategic management with practical insights into successful organisational change. You will learn to apply the tools and techniques used by some of the most successful management consultancies. The programme will enable you to put your knowledge, strategic thinking and imagination to work with other talented people in a supportive academic environment that encourages teamwork and active engagement in the learning process. This programme will be beneficial to: experienced consultants and change professionals who want to broaden their knowledge and experience in an academic setting; those starting out on a consulting career who wish to acquire new knowledge and develop their own consulting style; and professionals, industry experts or executives in the private or public sector who want to transition into consulting or acquire consultancy skills and knowledge to enhance their current role and performance.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university. Managers and consultants without a degree but with experience in a wide range of public and private sector organisations may be able to benefit substantially from the programme, and their applications are welcomed.
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

The programme is structured around 9 compulsory modules supporting effective consultancy delivery, including the project.

For your project, you can either choose a work-based research project, investigating a problem or issue within your own organisation, or a consultancy project, working with a top consultancy firm to hone your consultancy skills and gain practical experience.
Compulsory modules:

Consultancy and Professional Practice;
Managing Organizational Change;
Organizational Development, Knowledge and Learning;
Professional Development and Learning;
Research in Action;
Strategic Management (Postgraduate);
Strategy in Practice;
Understanding Organizations and Change .

Project options:

Management Research Project;
The Consultancy Challenge .

Assessment methods

Assessment includes examinations at the end of each term, coursework and a project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 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 Organizational Psychology
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6659