Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Birkbeck's Postgraduate Certificate in Business Innovation is designed for graduates who 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.

This 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. This course is ideal if you want to develop topical, focused and practical insights into the fundamentals of business innovation, including not only the technological aspects of innovation, but also the associated business models and working patterns. Modules focus on innovation management, entrepreneurship, networks and institutions influencing innovation, and digital business models.

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Management
Email
postgrad@mbs.bbk.ac.uk
Phone
020 7631 6775