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International Pre-Masters Diploma in Business Management

Course Overview

The International Pre-Masters Diploma in Business Management is designed specifically to give you a thorough grounding in the skills that underpin your chosen MSc programme. This is the first year of the Extended Master degree designed to help you improve your academic English language and study skills. Once you successfully complete the Pre-Masters Diploma, your progression onto one of the following is guaranteed: MSc Management, MSc Management with Finance, MSc Management with Project Management, MSc International Marketing.

Key Information

    Course Location:

    London Shepherd’s Bush

    Course Name:

    International Pre-Masters Diploma in Business Management

    Total Academic Credits:

    120 Credits

    Qualification Awarded:

    International Pre-Masters Diploma In Business Management

    Awarding Body:

    BPP University

    Professional Recognition:


    Academic Level:

    Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)

    Study Mode:

    Full Time - Classroom


    1 Year

    Tuition Fees:



    September, January And May

    Work Placement:


Academic Entry Requirements

Equivalent to NQF or QCF NARIC Level 5 Diploma, or a Foundation Degree qualification or a HND

English Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5 overall score (with 5.5 in writing) or equivalent

Assessment Methods

Combination of examination, coursework and portfolio works

Progression Route

MSc Management

Career Opportunities

Business Executive, Finance Officer, Operational Manager, Business Analyst, Business Development Officer in private and public sectors or becoming an entrepreneur


  • English language and Communication Skills (30 credits)
  • Understanding Economics and Business (15 credits)
  • Business Accounting (15 credits)
  • People in Organisations (15 credits)
  • Operations Management (15 credits)
  • Diploma Project and Report (Business-based) (30 credits)

Reasons for choosing this course

The aim of the qualification is to prepare students for study on a postgraduate degree at BPP University. The subject modules offer an opportunity to enhance and/or consolidate and/or update subject knowledge and study skills. The English Language and Communication Skills module provides a route to the higher level of English required for postgraduate study in an English-speaking learning environment.

This programme: 

  • Develops an embedded understanding of the main themes of the academic study of business or legal studies in UK universities, and in particular enables graduates to follow an MSc programme;
  • Enables graduates to study business or law at postgraduate level through the medium of English, understanding English business or legal language; 
  • Provides graduates with a sound foundation for postgraduate level; and enables graduates to improve their ability in English, particularly in the area of business.

Main learning outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts underpinning the English Language;
  • Wide appreciation of the various study processes, procedures, and practices that are applied within postgraduate study in the UK;
  • Knowledge and understanding of key areas of study in a specialist discipline, and the terminology and language utilised in that specialist area of study;
  • Knowledge and understanding of business accounting, including financial accounting, cost and management accounts and the ethical codes underpinning business accountancy;
  • Knowledge and understanding of models of business operations management within a range of business contexts;
  • Knowledge and understanding of human resource management, including ethical issues concerning managing people;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the economic context in which business operates and how that can impact on competitive advantage;
  • Analyse a wide range of demanding/longer texts (oral and written) and recognise implicit meaning in their field of specialisation;
  • Synthesise information and ideas drawn from varied sources, and critically evaluate alternative explanations, arguments and theories in the medium of English language;
  • Apply the level of language necessary to communicate orally and in writing to follow a course of academic study at postgraduate level;
  • Critically evaluate supplied or collected information and apply to a complex scenario to suggest a reasoned conclusion;
  • Communicate clearly complex ideas and arguments in English to specialist and non-specialist audiences using a range of media and methods;
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and self-manage and have originality in tackling and solving problems in a wide variety of study situations relevant to postgraduate study;
  • Critically apply in written and oral English business or legal concepts and frameworks to solve problems given by a tutor;
  • Communicate ideas and analysis clearly and concisely in an appropriate format in order to inform and explain their decision making rationale to others;
  • Analyse a given scenario and select appropriate models, techniques, frameworks or legal concepts to solve relevant problems or identify opportunities;
  • Conduct research into a given area and solve problems or address issues.