Business School Education: How to Make Business and Management Education Relevant- written by Sally-Ann Burnett

Introduction This article considers business and management education in the modern world and how the education of today’s management professionals is dependent on a rapidly changing context that is becoming more technology dependent and global in nature.   Looking back Since 2007, Business and Management programmes in English universities have had the highest number of more

Accountancy: Lots of Catching Up to do!

Looking back The accountancy profession has evolved through the centuries.  From the 14th century with the introduction of the double entry system by the Italian Pacioli and the 17th century colonial expansion which saw the extension of double entry system to encapsulate asset tracking and profit reporting.  The 18th century industrial revolution and the 19th more

Home Alone 1 & 2 – The Legal Issues

We take a look at the films and consider some of the legal issues from a UK point of view. This is it don’t get scared now! more

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Excel Tips of The Week 5

Welcome back to our Excel Tips Series Each week we’ll be bringing you our top 3 mini-tips to ease your Excel experience Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4   1. Use the Format Painter to paste cell formats fast   From text style to conditional formatting and number formats, select any cell and hit Format more

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The student view – Annalie Grogan – GDL

GDL student, Annalie Grogan, shares why she decided to study at BPP Law School and her tips for success. Why did you decide to study at BPP Law School? Easy to get to, modern and a great all-round working environment. How would you describe your experience so far? It’s been fantastic. The team at BPP more

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Manchester Meet the Bar Event

Manchester students recently had the opportunity to meet with local members of the Bar and had the chance to quiz our expert panel more

What successful people do before breakfast

We can all sympathise with what it means to not be a ‘morning person’. After all, what sane individual genuinely relishes swapping the sanctuary of a nice, warm bed for a hard day at the coalface? That said, few would deny that there’s a correlation between high achievers and those who use their pre-breakfast time more

Working effectively from home: a survival guide

Pyjamas, day-time TV and barely opened laptops: just some of the many popular misgivings that surround working from home. Look past these, however, and you’ll see that remote working, or telecommuting as it’s now called, is an increasingly popular option for organisations as they look to reduce operating costs and access a wider pool of more

Common mistakes of first time entrepreneurs

 “50-70% in the first 18 months.” We’ve all seen the statistics on failure rates for new businesses. And yet, for every disappointment, there’s someone out there successfully realising his or her entrepreneurial dreams.  Often, the difference between success and failure is in the steps, and particularly missteps, that owners take during these crucial first few more

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Why do you want to work for us? What do you know about our company?

Not surprisingly, employers regularly cite a fuzzy understanding of the organisation and what it does as one of the major applicant ‘turn-offs’. At worst, it reveals an absence of thorough preparation as well as any real engagement with the company and its values. As most recruiters will tell you, a solid understanding of the company’s more

The Best Places to Work

PwC and Deloitte have been ranked in the UK’s top 10 places to work Glassdoor, an online “careers community”, asked members (company employees)  to rank their satisfaction with their workplace based on “key workplace attributes” like career opportunities, compensation & benefits, culture & values, senior management and work-life balance. PwC and Deloitte ranked 9th and more

Women in Industry event – BPP Business School (London City)

BPP students met this week with different industry female professionals from SMEs to large corporate organisations at BPP Business School (London City). The event was organised by Onika Gregory, Careers Consultant supported by David Tomas-Merrills, Head of Careers (Business School). An employer panel consisted of: Professor Amanda Blackmore  (Chair) – Deputy Vice Chancellor and Dean more

Highlights from BPP Birmingham – Autumn Term

This term saw the first Law Fair take place in at BPP’s centre in Birmingham on 9th December. 12 law firms: BLM, Browne Jacobson, DLA Piper, DWF, Eversheds, Higgs & Sons, Irwin Mitchell, Mills & Reeve, Shoosmiths, Squire Patton Boggs, Weightmans and Wright Hassall attended the event. Over 50 students and alumni took the opportunity more

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The Top Companies for graduates to work for 2014/15 (The Job Crowd)

These rankings are based on the opinions of several thousand graduate employees who have written anonymous job reviews on The Job Crowd. Answering questions such as “What are the best and worst things about your company?” each reviewer rates their satisfaction with 14 key attributes of their employer. These attributes are: benefits, career progression, colleagues, more

Week 4

Excel Tips of The Week 4

Welcome back to our Excel Tips Series Each week we’ll be bringing you our top 3 mini-tips to ease your Excel experience Week 1 Week 2 Week 3   1. Paste Special to Transpose   A brilliant shortcut for swapping around the way your data is presented – rows to columns. Copy the data, select Paste more

Die Hard – the legal issues

We’ve rummaged a little deeper to bring you some of the legal issues you might not have considered in the festive favourite Die Hard. Welcome to the party pal! more

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BPP Professional Apprenticeship Case Study: J.P. Morgan

Florence Cochrane decided to start her career straight after her A Levels in Maths, Physics and Economics, was accepted on to the Financial Services apprenticeship programme at world famous bank J.P. Morgan. more

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BPP Professional Apprenticeship Case Study: Neave Anwar-Wright

Neave Anwar-Wright was a hard-working, able A Level student with a knack for maths and sciences. She was getting good grades, investigating universities and was on track to follow an engineering path; but there was one small problem. more

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BPP Professional Apprenticeship Case Study: A parent’s view

When Roomana Anwar’s daughter, Neave, first told her that she was thinking of becoming an apprentice rather than going to university, she had her doubts. As a university graduate and self-confessed child of the Seventies, she explains that her idea of apprenticeships was woolly at best. “As far as I was concerned, they were for people who were fundamentally not academic, and were going to go into skilled, trained manual employment.” more

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BPP Professional Apprenticeship Case Study: J.P. Morgan

Chris Marelli joined J.P. Morgan this September on their financial services apprenticeship programme. Although he had initial concerns about missing out on the social aspect of university, the social side of his working life at J.P. Morgan has been fantastic and really put his mind to rest about missing out on ‘university life’. more