BPP: CIM Accredited Study Centre 2014/15

“The CIM qualification has provided me with a well-rounded background into marketing and a comprehensive understanding of theory.”

Thinking about getting a marketing qualification under your belt? Katherine, a Junior Social Media Executive, tells us how the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Certificate in Professional Marketing has helped her career and how BPP supported her through it.   “The CIM qualification has provided me with a well-rounded background into marketing and a comprehensive more

A Bad Week for Business, Germany and Government

Daniel Jones, faculty manager of BPP University Business School explains the consequences of the recent Volkswagen scandal and the ricocheting impact it will have on other businesses as well as future government policies. “After recent revelations, our diesel engine Volkswagen Golf seems no longer such a great investment. It has been a reliable car over more

Hear it from the experts: Mark Spencer-Ellis and Dave Raywood

Students studying the MSc International Marketing programme at BPP University were able to utilise the knowledge of the experts in the latest assignment for their Advertising module. Mark Spencer-Ellis, Marketing Project Manager for BPP, and Dave Raywood, Head of International Marketing for BPP, both shared their highly experienced advice, giving the students an in-depth insight more

In Profile with Vicky Knight (Head of Implementation & Development ACCA Programmes

Vicky Knight (Head of Implementation & Development ACCA Programmes) answers questions on her time at BPP University. How long have you been at BPP University?: I started at BPP University in 2012 as a Lecturer for the Management Programmes at BPP University Business School, before moving to my current position as Head of Implementation & more

BPP University launches new International MBA master’s degree

BPP University has launched a new International MBA which will begin in September 2015. The International MBA is designed for individuals looking to expand their career options in business and develop skills to make them stand out in a competitive market. The programme is designed to bring to the fore, key international issues and demonstrate more

In Profile with Sarah McIlroy, Director of Programmes (Accountancy and Finance)

Sarah McIlroy, Director of Programmes (Accountancy and Finance), talks about her time at BPP University. How long have you been at BPP University?: I started working for BPP University in 1997 as a tutor on ACCA and CIMA programmes. I am now Director of Programmes (Accountancy and Finance) which includes the new Advanced Diploma in more

Sally-Ann Burnett, Director of Business Programmes, visits India to talk about BPP University Business School

I have just had a 4 day trip to India.  After arriving in Mumbai last Sunday I had a couple of hours unaccounted for so arranged to meet up with close family of two of our current MSc Management students.  It was a fabulous way to start my trip as they just wanted to thank more

BPP University Business School launches new accounting programme

BPP University Business School has launched a new programme to enable students to study for their ACCA qualification full-time whilst enjoying a university experience. The Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance (ACCA route) is accredited by the ACCA and designed so that each of its nine modules align to the nine fundamental level papers (F1-F9) more

Sculpture in the City – Professional Leadership, written by faculty member, Jill Shepherd

  ‘Leadership’ is a funny beast as it is an overused term, often associated only with heroic leaders, that most of us will never be, and which we can only stand so many of. Yet most organisations now require employees to show leadership before they are promoted. Equally, current views posit everyone can learn to more

SMS: an app in its own right! – written by MSc Management student, Sameer Sen

Invented just 22 years ago, Short Message Service (SMS) has only been at its peak a relatively short amount of time. The last couple of years have seen SMS enjoying a lot of attention from the mobile industry as a whole. Increased use of Over-The-Top (OTT) services such as Whatsapp, Wechat and Messenger has resulted more

The war of the supermarkets; who are you loyal to? – written by Business student, Ioana Supiala

If you read the news, then you know there is a supermarket war nowadays between Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Lidl, Aldi and Waitrose. They are all trying to attract customers, by offering the best prices and deals. But what really attracts customers? I am an international student, so it took me a while to see which more

‘Becoming An Accountant’ Google+ Hangout Wednesday 1st of July; About the Panel

Our #BecomingAnAccountant live Google+ Hangout will be broadcast live on Wednesday 1st of July at 1pm. It’s the perfect opportunity to ask our expert panel anything you want to know about studying accountancy or becoming an accountant. Find out more about the panel…   Michael Walby: Director and Head of Professional Training / Apprenticeships at more

“Venture Capital – Fuelling imagination to benefit beyond imagination” written by MSc Management Alumnus Jawad Malik

  Silicon Valley is the home to many of the world’s biggest companies including Google, Microsoft and Apple and hence can be credited with many of the tech break-throughs the world has witnessed. The silicon in the name comes from the silicon chips used in computer processors. Today we would remind ourselves about the unique more

‘Employability – Being Management Aware’ written by Jill Shepherd, Faculty at BPP University Business School

When doing a Strategic PESTLE analysis in class, faculty work hard to encourage students to use a variety of sources of data to look for environmental trends that will affect a company or sector in the future. But you cannot know what you do not know. So keeping generally management aware matters. Students can improve more

BPP University Google+ Hangouts – 30th of June and 1st of July

This month we have two exciting Google+ Hangouts taking place on Tuesday the 30th of June and Wednesday the 1st of July. If you are interested in becoming a lawyer or an accountant, be sure to get involved! Becoming a Lawyer Google+ Hangout Ever wondered what it’s really like to be a lawyer? Go behind the scenes more

Celebratory event at BPP University Business School: Wednesday 3rd June

On Wednesday we hosted an event at the Business School to note and celebrate the success and achievements of some of our students.  It was attended by about 80 people including, of course, our successful students, some of their friends and family, and faculty and colleagues from both the Business School and from across BPP. The Vice more

‘The Human Touch: Inspiration is Everywhere’ – written by MSc student Sameer Sen

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” Ronald Reagan simply explains how necessary human intervention is to develop something unique and make it acceptable for the world. It’s we humans who will be the end users of those more

Learning to Become a Better Business Person: Part 3 – Jill Shepherd

CSR – Making recent research and wise practice matter to managers When studying strategy, we seek to explain differences in performance of companies in the same sector. If strategic management does not matter, then why do companies in the same sector have different performances? Well the answer is, it does matter. The supermarket sector has more

Juliette Wagner, Deputy Dean of Learning and Teaching, joins elite group following Principal Fellowship recognition.

She’s received elite recognition at the university where she works, yet Juliette Wagner remains humble about her recent success. For the 42-year-old mum-of-three and BPP University’s deputy dean of Learning and Teaching has become a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). She’s joined an elite group to earn the title – with just 314 HEA more

BPP University Business School offers specialist marketing accreditation

BPP University’s Business School has become the first education provider in the UK to gain official accreditation for its MSc International Marketing degree course from the International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP®). more