International Extended Degree in Business Management

These International Extended Degrees will help you develop the skills you need to succeed in a corporate setting or in your own business. These four-year programmes offer a wide range of choices including finance, marketing, and human resources, key subjects like entrepreneurship and innovation and provide pathways to relevant professional qualifications.

The first year of these four-year degrees covers a range of essential subjects that will offer you a thorough grounding in the skills that underpin your degree. These include English Language, Study and Communication Skills, plus core academic subjects such as Introduction to Accounting, Introduction to Economics and Introduction to Business Studies. This prepares you for years two to four of the degree, whichever programme you choose.

The International Extended Degree is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details
  • Year one: London Shepherd’s Bush
  • Years two to four: London City*

* BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance available in Manchester

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

Four years full-time

Modes of study



Coursework, seen and unseen assessments, examinations and group presentations

How to apply

To apply online please apply direct or request a call back for more information.


Key Information

  • Designed specifically for international students to gain the business-critical academic, language and professional skills needed to study for a degree in the UK
  • You will have a minimum of 16 hours face-to-face tuition in the first year including breaks, plus homework and self-study
  • Trusted by over 50,000 professionals and many FTSE 100 companies
  • Learn from a mix of academics and professionals
  • Full range of support including personal tutors and ‘study-buddies’ to help you adjust when you first arrive
  • Four year CAS available for international students who require a Tier 4 visa
  • Specialist careers service available before you even start

Programme details

The International Extended Degree in Business Management is the ideal preparation if you are an international student wishing to pursue a UK university education, but need to improve on your academic and English language skills before you start.

In your first year, you'll study a range of essential subjects that will offer you a thorough grounding in the skills and subjects that underpin your UK degree course. These are designed in order to build your confidence and make you ready for the next important step.

Subjects include:

  • English language
  • Communication and study skills
  • Academic Business studies
  • Quantitative techniques for decision making.

On successful completion of your International Foundation Certificate you will progress to one of the following undergraduate business degrees:

The International Extended Degree in Business Management runs full-time, over four academic years.

More details about each of the programmes that make up the International Extended Degree in Business Management can be found in the programme specification handbooks. Details below:

Help adjusting to university life

We realise that moving from another country to the UK will be both exciting and daunting. That's why we aim to make this transition easier for you, by encouraging social and cultural integration in the UK through a range of activities.

What's more, you'll receive additional personal support from our International student advisers, who will help you to adapt to life, learning and the requirements of studying for a UK degree.

You'll also have a personal tutor and a fellow student partner who you can study with while on the programme.

Teaching and assessment

While you are getting used to studying in the UK, we want you to have as much contact time with your tutor as possible. This is why we provide small group seminars and workshops for 16 hours every teaching week throughout the first year. If you have questions or are finding any subject difficult you can receive extra support.

Regular tutorials and progress reviews include the chance to have personal discussions with your programme tutor. The tutorials let you monitor your personal and academic progress and to receive support if you have difficulties.

As well as attending classes each day you are expected to study on your own. This gives you the chance to reflect on what you have learnt, and to apply your newly acquired skills. To help you achieve this, you'll have access to Blackboard, the BPP university intranet portal, where you'll find all the study materials available 24/7.

We use different methods of assessment, depending on the module. These include seen and unseen assessments and examinations.

Course benefits

Studying the International Extended Degree Programme gives you the chance to:

  • Gain the skills and knowledge you need for entry onto a relevant UK degree programme
  • Work closely with personal tutors and a 'study-buddy' to help you settle in
  • Reinforce your understanding of the modules through small-group workshops with extensive online support
  • Enjoy a high degree of student-tutor contact class time of 16 hours a week and regular tutor feedback on your progress
  • Learn from International Student Advisors to increase your confidence and assist in adapting your learning styles
  • Receive continuous feedback and peer support through an open student forum within BPP.

Entry requirements

  • IELTS overall score of 5.5 (with 5.5 in writing) or equivalent Our International Office can assess your certificates and advise if you meet the entry requirements. You can also visit our website for a list of entry requirements from your country. If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us and we can review your options

Educational background

  • You should be 18 years or over at the start of the programme
  • You need to have successfully completed secondary education in your home country (equivalent to 12 years of education)

Your experience

At BPP University, your studies are just part of your student experience.

Being highly career-focused and concentrating on practical application as well as academic theories, we want your time at BPP University to be a great all-round experience.

There are many student-led activities and societies for you to choose from and lots going on outside of centre. So as well as giving you the practical and academic knowledge you need to get ahead, we'll help you build the social skills you'll need to thrive in work – and life.

At BPP University we give you all the skills and advice you need to get ahead. As part of helping you get the best possible start to your working life, we provide a specialist Careers service.

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS card.

BPP University Students' Association

Founded in 2011 after a year of consultation with and design by students, our new Students' Association is home to thousands of students across all ten BPP University sites, and studying online.

Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme.

The Association aims to put you – the student – at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters.
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life.
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives.
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability.


You can start this programme in January, May and September at the Business School at our London City learning centre. For full details, download our list of start dates and locations for 2012/2013.

You can also view the term and assessment dates.


Fees for the International Extended Degree in Business Management programme from September 2015 are £33,100 for the full four-year programme.

UK or EU students

If you are from either the UK or an EU country then you should apply for the Pathway Certificate in Business Studies.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for exams £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £800