About London School of Business and Finance
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.
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.
Awards and accreditations
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’.