The London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) is a private educational institution based in London, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses with over 350 specialist study pathways.
LSBF was established in 2003, and has grown from a single college focused on professional qualifications to an international network delivering a wide range of degrees in partnership with a variety of schools and associations.
The college now has campuses all over the world including the UK, Singapore, and Canada, as well as using the online platform InterActive to deliver education to students who can't attend a campus.
It is a member of Global University Systems (GUS), which is a growing network of 20 institutions and academic partners providing education to over 40,000 students worldwide.
History and Development
The first overseas campus was opened in Toronto, Canada, in 2011. It was followed by the Singapore campus later that year, making LSBF the first UK-based business school to have a campus in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, there are now representative offices for LSBF throughout the world, including Colombia, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates.
Also in 2011, David Blunkett - the former UK Home Secretary and Education Secretary - was appointed as a visiting lecturer. He has continued to be involved in LSBF's operations ever since, including conducting interviews for the school's Great Minds video series with figures such as Richard Branson, Tony Blair, and Sir John Major.
In 2012, Professor Dr Maurits Van Rooijen became LSBF's CEO and Rector, helping the college to expand and develop academically. Professor Van Rooijen is an experienced academic, author, and a champion of innovation in education. In 2013, he was awarded the EAIE Constance Meldrum Award for Vision & Leadership.
LSBF recently introduced Higher National Diplomas and Higher National Certification programmes to the curriculum in order to contribute to a UK government policy of encouraging participation in higher education courses.
The college opened a brand new campus and headquarters at Sceptre Court in February 2015.
Awards and accreditations
LSBF is an ACCA Gold Approved Learning Provider for all UK campuses, with the Singapore campus attaining the status of Platinum Approved Learning Provider.
In December 2012, a report published by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) gave LSBF their highest accolade, and in 2013, LSBF won the Queen's Award for Enterprise.
LSBF won two Global Business Excellence Awards in 2014 for 'Outstanding Educational Service' and 'Outstanding Executive'.
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