K M Enayet Hossain
08 June, 2021

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Why study a master’s course at BPP School of Business & Technology

Find out why you should choose BPP University over other universities in the UK for your Masters course offered at BPP School of Business & Technology

BPP University, UK provides tuition and training for Business Professional People. The School of Business & Technology of BPP University mainly offers masters courses in management with a few module options and masters in accounting and finance with option to take it in combination with ACCA modules.  The courses have been designed for career-focused students. The university specialises in developing your skills to succeed in your career.

 

Masters courses at School of Business & Technology, BPP University, UK

 

MSc Management

The MSc Management course has been designed to deliver the skills you need to manage impressively in business. The course is accredited by CMI (Chartered Management Institute). The course duration is 12 months full-time and 18 months full time with Professional Development and Planning (PDP) module. There are 3 start dates (intakes) for the course including September, January and May.

MSc Management with Project Management

The MSc Management with Project Management course has been designed to provide the skills you need to manage and deliver projects in business. The course is accredited by CMI (Chartered Management Institute). The course duration is 12 months full-time and 18 months full time with Professional Development and Planning (PDP) module. There are 3 start dates (intakes) for the course including September, January and May.

MSc Management with Data Analytics

This programme is aimed at ambitious individuals who want to develop management knowledge and skills with a solid understanding of data science concepts and techniques. You will explore how senior leaders across industry use data and information to manage and lead organisations. The course is accredited by CMI (Chartered Management Institute). The course duration is 12 months full-time and 18 months full time with Professional Development and Planning (PDP) module. There are 3 start dates (intakes) for the course including September, January and May.

MSc Management with Digital Marketing

The MSc Management with Digital Marketing course has been designed for students who want to develop management knowledge and skills with a solid understanding of the most advanced theories and technique in digital marketing. In this course students will explore how senior leaders across industry use digital marketing practices and information to manage and lead marketing campaigns within organisations. The course duration is 12 months full-time and 18 months full time with Professional Development and Planning (PDP) module. There are 3 start dates (intakes) for the course including September, January and May.

MSc Accounting and Finance

The BPP University MSc Accounting and Finance programme modules have been designed in partnership with leading accountancy firms so that students can develop critical thinking and analytical skills essential for a successful global accounting career. The course is fully aligned to the Professional Level syllabus of the ACCA qualification. Successful completion of this MSc course will help you progress towards ACCA membership. The course duration is 12 months full-time. There are 3 start dates (intakes) for the course including September, January and March.

MSc Accounting and Finance (ACCA Advanced Diploma route)

The MSc Accounting and Finance (ACCA Advanced Diploma route) course has been designed for future accountants who want to be a step ahead when starting a career. The programme is fully accredited by the ACCA with course modules aligned to the ACCA exams. Successful completion of this course will earn you a Master’s degree and the status of being ACCA exam qualified, which is one of the key requirements to becoming an Affiliate member of ACCA. The course duration is 30 months full-time if you do not have any exemption from ACCA papers (the duration could be less if you have exemption/s and decided as per number of exempted papers). There are 3 start dates (intakes) for the course including September, January and March.

 

10 unique reasons to study a master’s course at the School of Business & Technology, BPP University, UK

 

BPP University is the only Professional University in the UK

BPP is UK's only university solely dedicated to business and Professions and known as “Professional University”. The university offers a strong commercial approach, within a business culture designed to help students stand out in the workplace after they graduate. The courses at School of Business & Technology have been developed in partnership with leading professional bodies including CMI, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CISI, CIPD, CFA, and APM.

BPP University tutors are industry professionals

BPP University tutors are industry professionals of the subjects they teach. They include qualified accountants, bankers, managers, marketers and HR professionals. They have real-life industry experience and command respect across the industry for their accomplishments.

BPP University tutors bring workplace into classroom

BPP University has been working with 7000 business across industry including many leading organisations. The university educate professionals in 9 of the top 10 professional services firms, professionals from 90% of FTSE 100 companies and all the big 4 accountancy firms. The university trains employees in all of the top 10 UK banks. The university also provide training to 9 of the 10 leading global investment banks. These training and teaching experiences are brought into classroom to simulate workplace by teachers who all have professional background. The professional teachers teach students to develop as professionals and be prepared for professional career when graduated from BPP University.

BPP management courses integrate Professional Development Planning and Employability

BPP University Management courses have been structured with a Professional and Academic Skills for Success (PASS) module. This non-credit bearing module offers career profiling and a skills assessment in addition to academic supports so that students become career-ready alongside their degrees. During this module, you will benefit from a range of activities from BPP ‘Employability Service’, including

  • Group caching
  • Self-serve skills content for independent study
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning courses
  • Speaker events from professionals in industry
  • Masterclasses to enhance your employability
  • Additional BPP short courses
  • Employability activities on our Virtual Campus or in-centre

Additionally, student who take Professional Development and Planning (PDP) module as part of the 18 month courses, will benefit from

  • Interview opportunities for paid work placement, volunteering or employer-provided projects, if you meet the criteria to be put forward for interviews
  • Intensive interview preparation for placements and part-time work
  • Short courses on how to start your own business
  • A simulation or project to develop practical experience

 

BPP University offers Professional and Academic Skills for Success Pass+

The PASS+ programme is aimed at international students who are applying to study with BPP and want to prepare for their course in advance. It is highly recommended for students who cannot travel in the short term due to COVID-19 restrictions. You’ll be able to start this programme via online learning supported with a range of digital materials and facilitated live sessions, with a supportive module of topics directly linked to your future study plans and career aspirations, whilst also preparing to live and study to the UK.

BPP University School of Business & Technology focuses on a very few courses

BPP University School of Business & Technology provides to a very few courses and specialises in these subject areas. The university’s staff and resources are focused and dedicated for these courses and not shared among 100 of courses that are provided by other universities.

BPP University is the only ACCA platinum approved provider

BPP University is the only provider with ACCA Platinum approval for both student tuition and study materials - its Learning Media is the only ACCA Platinum approved provider for content. BPP delivers industry leading pass rates consistently 20% above the global average in its ACCA courses.

BPP University offers the lowest tuition fees in the UK

The courses provided by BPP University School of Business & Technology are offered at the lowest tuition fees (after international scholarship) comparing to other universities in the UK.

BPP University is number 1 in postgraduate employment

BPP University ranked 1st Place against the Russell Group of 24 leading Universities and against all 118 universities for the number of UK Postgraduate Students who went into Employment and are in Highly Skilled Occupations (Based on The Graduate Outcomes survey of 2017/18 graduates 15 months after graduating for UK students. Highly Skilled Employment is defined by the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) which is maintained by the Office for National Statistics). 

BPP University has dedicated and separate campuses for courses

To provide unique education experience, BPP University School of Business & Technology arrange tuition in dedicated and separate campuses, all in central London locations and in Birmingham and Manchester, next 2 major cities after London in the UK.

 

BPP University campuses for management, accounting and finance courses

 

BPP University London Shepherd’s Bush campus

Campus address
BPP House, Aldine Place, 142-144 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8AW

This campus is located just a five- minute walk from Shepherd’s Bush underground and overground stations. MSc Management and MSc Management with Project Management courses are taught in 2 buildings of this campus.

About Shepherd’s Bush, London, England, United Kingdom

Shepherd’s Bush lies in Greater London and is a district in West London. Falling within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, it borders Hammersmith, Holland Park, Kensal Green and Chiswick.  Five miles west of central London, Shepherd’s Bush, once the resting place for shepherds and their flock on their way to Smithfield (the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest of its kind in Europe) It is the home to London’s Westfield shopping centre and plenty of bustling bars and music venues, including the 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire building.Read more about History of Shepherd's Bush (source: Wordisk).
 

Facilities in the BPP University London Shepherd’s Bush campus include

  • 16 classrooms with the latest audio-visual technology
  • Free internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 122 on-site computers
  • Library with students’ computers and printer
  • Student lounge and break-out areas
  • Disabled access, multi-faith rooms
  • Snack vending and drinks machines
  • Secure cycle racks

 

BPP University London City campus

Campus address
Fitzwilliam House, 2 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF

BPP University London City study centre is the home of BPP Business School and School of Technology. Located on the Square Mile, next to ‘The Gherkin’ and Lloyd’s of London, it is at the heart of the City and easily accessible from Bank and Liverpool Street underground stations and numerous bus stops nearby. MSc Management with Data Analytics course is taught at this campus, fully dedicated to teach a single course.
 

 

About London City, England, United Kingdom

London is the capital of England and UK is the largest city of UK – however, London City itself is the smallest city under Greater London region.

London has been named as the Best Student City in 2022 by QS Best Student Cities ranking. It was the Best Student city in 2018 and 2019 (There was no ranking conducted in 2020 and 2021). It is a diverse, welcoming, vibrant international city. Almost 30% of London’s student population is international – about 115,000 overseas students study in London from more than 200 countries. Just under half (47%) of all local government spending in the capital goes on education. London has one of the highest concentrations of elite universities, with about 40 institutions packed into the capital city and 2 of these are in the top 10 of the QS World University Ranking 2022. The city is known as a global centre for academic excellence, having produced more than 70 Nobel Prize winners. Some of the most ground-breaking discoveries in Science and Medicine have been made at London universities, such as DNA, penicillin and fingerprints.

London is home to a number of spectacular libraries with impressive book collections and stunning architecture, such as the Senate House, the National Art Library and the British Library, a gorgeous building which boasts the largest collection of books and recordings in the world. The British Library has five floors available to the public, 11 reading rooms and rare items, such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebook, an original handwritten copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and the Magna Carta.

London is known as one of the world’s financial capitals, right in the heart of everything, London is home to the world’s biggest tech, media and financial firms and 75% of Fortune 500 companies have offices in London. London is the leading European hub for finance and technology with thriving economy. London’s friendly and welcoming locals, supportive government policies and a global network of businesses and entrepreneurs is second to none to open career potential. Accelerator and Google Campus are business incubators based in London which run events and provide office space for students and young entrepreneurs.

London is the largest urban forest in the world. 47% of London is green space and it has been named the “greenest” city in the UK and in 2019 it was declared a ‘National Park City’ by Lonely Planet. The city population is multicultural nationals.

London is well-connected with other parts of the country and Europe through world’s leading transport systems. You’ll benefit from excellent transport links across the UK and beyond, with five major international airports – you can travel almost anywhere from London. With public buses, bikes, trains and the Tube, it couldn’t be easier to travel around London – and students get 30% discount in most of the public transport.

 

Facilities in the BPP University London City campus include

  • 14 classrooms with the latest audio-visual technology
  • Library with quiet study zones
  • Free internet and Wi-Fi access
  • A multi-functional collaboration area with integrated technology
  • Dedicated student advice and careers service on-site
  • 45 on-site computers
  • Student lounge and break-out area
  • Disabled access
  • Multi-faith room
  • Snack vending machines

 

BPP University London Waterloo campus

Campus address
137 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NN

Situated close to the cultural quarter of the South Bank, BPP’s London Waterloo campus is less than five minutes’ walk from Waterloo rail and underground station, Britain’s largest and busiest station. This campus is dedicated to Teach MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Accounting and Finance (ACCA Advanced Diploma route) courses.

About Waterloo, London, England, United Kingdom

 

Waterloo is a district in Central London, and part of the Bishops ward of the London Borough of Lambeth. The area is part of a business improvement district known as Waterloo Quarter, which includes The Cut and the Old Vic and Young Vic theatres. It includes some sections of the London Borough of Southwark. The part of the South Bank within the borough is home to London Bridge terminus station and the attractions of The Shard, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe the Sea Life Aquarium and Borough Market. Dulwich is home to the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Imperial War Museum is in Elephant and Castle. Other attractions close to Waterloo including The Tower Bridge, The London Eye, London Dungeon, London Aquarium, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey are all near to one another.

 

Facilities in the BPP University London Waterloo campus include

  • 27 classrooms with the latest audio-visual technology
  • Library with a range of quiet study zones
  • Dedicated student advice and careers service on-site
  • Pro Bono Centre
  • Free internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 200+ on-site computers
  • Student computer suite
  • Student lounge and break-out area
  • Disabled access
  • Multi-faith room
  • Café and snack vending machines
  • Secure cycle rack

 

BPP University London King’s Cross campus

Campus address
Marcello House, 236-240 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JY

BPP University London King’s Cross campus is just 1 5-minute walk from one of the London’s busiest transport hubs. The centre is conveniently served by a total of six tube lines, countless bus routes, four national rail networks (including First Capital Connect) and the Eurostar.

 

About King’s Cross, London, England, United Kingdom

Home to the headquarters of Google’s UK office and The Guardian, King's Cross was named after a huge monument of King George IV in 1835, which stood where King's Cross station. Nowadays, King’s Cross owes much of its fame to JK Rowling and her Harry Potter novels, in which the station serves as the London terminus (Platform 9 ¾) of the fictional Hogwarts Express train. The station is located on the north-eastern edge of Central London. It is in the Kings Cross district, within the London Borough of Camden, and on the border of the London Borough of Islington.

Cultural destinations in the area include arts centre Kings Place, the Gagosian Gallery, British Library and Bloomsbury Theatre. King’s cross has acres of traffic-free open space where you can safely meet friends and family for a walk or a catch-up.

 

Facilities in the BPP University London King’s Cross campus include

  • 13 air-conditioned training rooms
  • Student lounge
  • Free internet terminals and Wi-Fi access
  • Latest IT and interactive learning facilities
  • Student lockers
  • Disabled access & parking
  • Lifts and ramp
     

 

BPP University Birmingham campus

Campus address
32-34 Colmore Circus, Birmingham B4 6BN

BPP Birmingham campus is based in the city’s bustling commercial centre - the Colmore business and legal district - close to several mainline train stations  as well as a host of other transport links. Tuitions for the MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Accounting and Finance (ACCA Advanced Diploma route) courses are provided here in addition to the Manchester and London Waterloo  campuses. 

 

About Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Located in the West Midlands county and region in England, approximately 100 miles (160 km) from Central London, Birmingham, as one of the United Kingdom's major cities, is considered to be the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of the Midlands. It is the second-largest city, urban area and metropolitan area in England and the United Kingdom.

Birmingham City Council is the largest council in Europe. Packed with history, arts and culture, this vibrant city was a global manufacturing powerhouse, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and was known in the Victorian era as the ‘Workshop of the World’.

It is one of the UK’s greenest cities with over 8,000 acres and 600 parks and open spaces, it is home to Europe’s largest urban park outside of a capital city. Birmingham is officially the youngest city in Europe, with nearly 40 per cent of the population being under the age of 25.

The postage stamp was invented in Birmingham in 1839, by a schoolteacher named Rowland Hill. He went on to establish the first modern postal system in Britain. The first ever working steam engine was built in the Black Country region on the outskirts of Birmingham. The ground-breaking invention was the most important development of the Industrial Revolution, which also began in this city. The game of tennis was invented in Birmingham in 1859, on the lawn of a Spanish merchant’s home in the Edgbaston district. Birmingham Chemist Joseph Priestley Discovered Oxygen in 1774. In 1854 Birmingham chemist Thomas Allcock invented the plaster cast for broken bones.

The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Birmingham houses the world’s largest single-floor accident & emergency unit.

Birmingham is home to five universities and over 73,000 students.

Birmingham Airport is the third biggest in the UK. 90% of the UK is within 4 hours of Birmingham and London is only an hour and 25 minutes away on the train.

 

Facilities in the BPP University Birmingham campus include

  • 15 classrooms with the latest audio-visual technology
  • Library with a range of quiet study zones
  • Free internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Dedicated students’ advice and Careers Service on-site
  • 84 on-site computers
  • Computer-based assessment lab
  • A multi-functional collaboration area with integrated technology
  • Lounge and break-out area
  • Disabled access
  • Multi-faith room
  • Café and snack vending machines  

 

BPP University Manchester campus

Campus address
St James Building, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FQ

BPP Birmingham campus is is based in the heart of the city centre, in the historic St. James’s building on Oxford Street, only a two-minute walk from Manchester  Oxford Road train station and five minutes from the main shopping areas.Tuitions  for the MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Accounting and Finance (ACCA  Advanced Diploma route) courses are provided here in addition to the Birmingham and London Waterloo campuses.

 

About Manchester, England United Kingdom

Manchester, city and metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester urban county, north-western England.  One of the UK’s fastest growing cities, Manchester represents the largest UK city region economy outside London, with an economy worth £62.8 billion (GVA)

With access to 7.2 million people within a one-hour drive and over 100,000 students, Manchester provides companies with unrivalled access to a wealth of talent. With strengths in cyber security, FinTech, genomics, advanced materials and more, the people here have the skills to drive forward the innovative technologies that are shaping our future. Manchester is a leading European business destination and the most successful UK city for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) outside of London. The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, it continues to be a city which innovates across a variety of sectors. As highlighted in The Data City for the UK’s Top Digital Tech Cities – 2020 report, Manchester outperforms all other major UK cities in the fields of AI and data, advanced materials, cyber, construction tech, eCommerce, IoT, MedTech and service design. Voted the Most Liveable City in the UK (The Economist, 2019), Manchester has something to suit everyone.

In 1888 the world’s first professional football league was set up at the Royal Hotel in Manchester. The city is home to two Premiership football teams including Manchester City and Manchester United Football Clubs.

Manchester is the only place in the world where you can study Mummy Studies. The University of Manchester even has its very own Mummy Tissue Bank! Manchester boasts the first free public library. Housed in a building built in 1421, Chetham’s library is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

Manchester Airport connects more than 27 million passengers each year to over 210 cities including San Francisco, Dubai, Mumbai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. Trains travel every 20 minutes between Manchester and London in just over two hours and the city’s motorway network places Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham within easy driving distance; providing companies located here with a gateway to national business networks and opportunities.

 

Facilities in the BPP University Manchester campus include

  • 108- seat lecture theatre
  • 24 classrooms with the latest audio-visual technology
  • Multi-functional collaboration area with integrated technology
  • Library with a range of quiet study zones
  • Mock courtrooms for realistic role-play for law students
  • Free internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Dedicated student advice and careers service
  • Pro Bono centre
  • Student lounge and break-out area
  • Disabled access
  • Multi-faith room
  • Café and snack vending machines
  • Secure cycle racks

 

BPP University is different from traditional universities; the university does not focus on academic knowledge only, but translate those to professional skills and competencies. The unique features of BPP have differentiated the university from other UK universities and made BPP University as first choice to many international students.

For masters in Law, please check our student guide ‘Why study a law course at BPP University, UK’.

 

 

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