LSBF Media and Press
“Life is more than just earning a penny or two” – at least according to 2015 BAFTA Television awards-winning journalist Jon Snow.
The long-time broadcaster, who was presented with the prestigious Fellowship Award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts last week, was interviewed by former British Education Secretary, David Blunkett, as part of the London School of Business and Finance’s Great Minds Series of videos.
Following unprecedented demand, London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has opened an additional intake for the miniMBA Executive Development Week programme.
The Four Day course, delivered exclusively at LSBF’s London campus, will now welcome two cohorts of delegates in June 2015.
In a resounding endorsement of its commitment to excellence in professional education, London School of Business and Finance is proud to announce that 15 students at LSBF in Singapore were named Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Prize Winners after the latest set of exams in December 2014.
In total, this brings the number of LSBF ACCA prize winners in Singapore to 90 in the past seven exam sittings.
After a year of successful academic development, LSBF in Singapore is happy to announce that it has signed collaborative agreements with a number of leading institutions in Malaysia and China as part of the School’s growth in major Asian markets.
During a visit to China, Managing Director Rathakrishnan Govind signed partnerships with Shenzhen Zhongjia Vocational School, Guangzhou International Economics College, and Dafeng Vocational School. These collaborations will provide a better pathway for talented students at LSBF in Singapore.
Joining global media group Haymarket in 1994 as a temporary consultant, 21 years later Kevin Costello holds the CEO position of one of the UK’s most successful media organisations. Mr Costello is responsible for overseeing the company’s divisions in the UK, Germany, India, Hong Kong and the US. He sat down with Nadim Choudhury, Head of Careers Services and Employability for London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) in a recent interview as part of the Great Minds series.
With publications such as FourFourTwo, AutoSport, Brand Republic and F1 Racing in its portfolio, Haymarket started as Cornmarket Press in the 1950s. The partners split in 1965 and the company was renamed Haymarket Publishing. Due to its growing presence in online media and live events, it was rebranded as Haymarket Media Group in 2007.
LSBF students on the GGSB MSc in Finance programme recently took part in a week-long course in financial market trading to complement their degrees, gaining practical experience in risk managing real-time trades in live markets. The programme was delivered in partnership with the London Academy of Trading (LAT) in Tower Hill, London.
During the programme, each student was given their own trading terminal to learn real-life trading skills. They covered several topics, including fundamental and technical analysis, trading psychology and risk management, plus experience-building in multi-asset class exposure and career development. With live squawk audio feeds from LAT’s trading floors, they also gained practical knowledge in areas like equities, foreign exchange, commodities, fixed income, and multi-asset trading.
As part of its sustained efforts to shape the next generation of global business leaders, London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) is proud to launch a new executive programme aimed at helping ambitious professionals develop their own leadership skills. The Leadership Development Programme is an intensive, week-long course focusing on maximising participants’ strengths as inspiring leaders.
Targeted at managers with at least three years of professional experience, the programme will cover two essential areas: leading and coaching. Delivered using practical and analytical techniques, the subjects will help participants find out more about their own leadership style, and how to use their skills to empower colleagues and inspire teams to achieve better results.
Great business leaders know how to surround themselves with good people – that is the secret to a successful career in business according to Amy McPherson, the CEO of Marriott Hotels Europe. Having been recently interviewed for LSBF’s Great Minds Series, Ms McPherson spoke about the importance of soft skills to shape the careers of better, more effective leaders:
As a centre of education excellence, LSBF strives to provide students with first-class experience and academic development. Reflecting those efforts, LSBF in Singapore received a score of 77.8 in the latest Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore (CSISG) survey. The figure is well above the private education average of 66.3 and also exceeds the overall average customer satisfaction across all universities in Singapore, which received a score of 73.5.
The CSISG report, which is produced annually by the Singapore Management University’s Institute of Service Excellence, is a landmark measure of customer satisfaction cutting across sectors and sub-sectors in the services industry of Singapore.
In 2010, Jill McDonald was appointed CEO of McDonald’s UK. Since then, the brand has continued to see a growth in sales and profitability and, more importantly, an increase in trust of the brand and its products. In an exclusive interview with LSBF, Ms McDonald discussed some of the challenges that have faced the world’s biggest restaurant brand in recent years.
“We have to work hard as people become more and more interested in food; what’s in it, where it comes from,” she told Nadim Choudhury, Head of Careers Services at LSBF. “We’ve worked very hard to reassure our customers about the quality of our food. That has been something we’ve been focused on.”