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Birkbeck, University of London

Culinary Industry Management

UCAS Code: D690

Bachelor of Business Administration (with Honours) - BBA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Management studies

This unique course, jointly delivered by Birkbeck and the renowned Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, provides a firm foundation in culinary techniques and management studies that are not only applicable to food businesses but also across other service industries.

The programme addresses key concepts together with the project management and development skills required of managers in food businesses in the twenty-first century. You will gain experience of a real food business work environment through an internship component while also developing your academic, practical and interpersonal skills. The programme also enables you to develop your research and presentation skills together with your ability to design, develop and implement systems that assist in the successful operation of a food business.

The programme encourages forward thinking and the ability to develop ideas that may provide a positive contribution to the changing needs of the global food industry and the environment within which it operates. Once you graduate you will be equipped to enter a variety of management careers in the food industry.

**HIGHLIGHTS**
- This unique BBA, which combines business and management content with modules in culinary arts and hospitality, is the only one of its kind in London.

- Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute is an internationally recognised leader in the teaching of culinary arts, with a team of classically trained Master Chefs, and Wine and Hospitality professionals. Its London centre has state-of-the-art facilities for the delivery of its culinary courses and its close proximity to Birkbeck enables students to move between both sites easily.

- Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the 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 regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.

- 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.

Modules

You take compulsory modules in each year, plus 30 credits' worth of options in Years 2-3. You also complete a work-based project in Year 3.

Year 1:
Culinary Techniques;
Financial Accounting;
Management Studies I;
Management Studies II;
Personal and Professional Development I;
The Global Food and Beverage Environment;
Wine and Beverages.

Year 2 compulsory modules:
Development and Evaluation of Food;
Food and Beverage Business Concepts;
Food and Beverage Management;
Internship module;
Marketing Principles and Practices;
Personal and Professional Development II;
Principles of Project Management.

Year 2 option modules:
Digital Marketing;
Entrepreneurship and Small Business;
Services and Retail Marketing.

Year 3 compulsory modules:
Ethics and Sustainability in Food and Beverages;
Personal and Professional Development III;
Researching the Workplace (Final Project);
Service Operations Management.

Year 3 option modules:
Brand Development;
Management of Innovation.

Assessment methods

Examinations, including practical examinations for the culinary modules, and coursework in the form of essays, case studies, presentations, group-work tasks and in-class tests plus a final research project.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,675
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Management

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Management studies

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Management studies

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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