LSBF in the Headlines
LSBF Lecturer Paul Merison wrote an article on substantive testing, the final part of a 2-part series on ACCA F8, in the December edition of PQ Magazine.
UKTI's publication on UK Excellence in Islamic Finance featured a description of a selection of courses offered by LSBF on the subject.
LSBF's cementing of its partnership with CIMA with the signing of an MoU for the Middle-East, South Asia and North Africa region was reported in the Daily Times.
The Express Tribune
The Express Tribune published an article covering the MoU-signing between LSBF and CIMA for the Middle-East, South Asia and North Africa region.
LSBF and CIMA's MoU-signing was covered in Business Recorder on Tuesday, the 26th of November.
Pakistan's biggest English daily Dawn reported on LSBF's MoU signing with CIMA for the Middle-East, South Asia and North Africa region.
LSBF was mentioned in an article about online MBAs published today by The Daily Telegraph.
The Scholarship-Positions.com website reported on LSBF's Springboard Scholarship on Friday, the 22nd of November.
Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) chronicled the cementing of ties between LSBF and CIMA by featuring their signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Colombo.
Daily Financial Times
LSBF's signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with CIMA for the Middle-East, South Asia and North Africa regions was reported in Sri Lanka's Daily Financial Times.
Study InterActive Managing Director Vitaly Klopot was featured in Real Business in which he wrote an article on e-commerce shaping today's higher education economy.
University World News
LSBF Rector & CEO Prof Maurits Van Rooijen's article on higher education leadership was published on the University World News website.
The November 2013 edition of NQ Magazine featured a piece titled 'Your Time is Now!' by LSBF Founder and Executive Chairman Aaron Etingen on accountant entrepreneurs.
LSBF Head of Research Dr. Steve Priddy penned a piece title 'Sustainability, accounting, language and law' in the November 2013 edition of NQ Magazine.
LSBF Head of Career Services & Employability Nadim Choudhury participated in a Guardian Q&A as one of a panel discussing how to manage workplace stress on Tuesday, the 12th of November.
A news piece regarding LSBF's Springboard Scholarship programme was published in Salford Online on Sunday, the 10th of November.
Prof Maurits Van Rooijen was interviewed by Bolton FM’s Kevan Williams about LSBF’s ‘Learn Then Earn’ Springboard Scholarship.
The Thread Radio
The Thread Radio’s Nick Hawkins hosted a show that featured LSBF’s Springboard Scholarship.
Big City Radio
LSBF Rector & CEO Prof Maurits Van Rooijen spoke to Big City Radio’s John Taylor regarding LSBF’s new ‘Learn Then Earn’ proposition for prospective students.
Express FM Portsmouth’s Phill Russell interviewed LSBF Rector & CEO Prof Maurits Van Rooijen about the Springboard Scholarship on Thursday, the 7th of November.
BDaily Business News
LSBF’s Springboard Scholarship was covered in the BDaily by Steve Goszka in an article covering the ‘Learn Then Earn’ platform that LSBF is now offering students.
E.L.I.T.E.S Lead Management and Leadership Coach James Gow and Business Management tutor Dr. Colm Hickey were interviewed by Nozipho Mbanjwa live on CNBC Africa's 'Beyond Markets' show on Friday, the 1st of November.
LSBF group Managing Director Valery Kisilevsky participated in a Guardian Q&A as one of a panel discussing the role of virtual offices.
European Association for International Education
The EAIE featured an article by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen, winner of the 2013 EAIE Constance Meldrum Award for Vision and Leadership, on what globalisation really means for higher education.
The Telegraph featured a comment from Prof Maurits Van Rooijen on the specific merits of MBAs and Master’s degrees.
LSBF was mentioned in the Financial Times by Madison Marriage in an article about a high-profile Chinese delegation’s two-day visit to study mergers and acquisitions.
Expresso Breakfast TV Show
E.L.I.T.E.S Lead Management and Leadership Coach James Gow and Business Management tutor Dr Colm Hickey were interviewed by presenter Graeme Richards live at the Expresso Breakfast TV Show in Cape Town, South Africa.
LSBF’s Head of Research, Dr Steve Priddy, was featured in The Guardian by Alison Coleman in an article on techniques to make businesses more efficient.
Business Day, a national daily newspaper in South Africa interviewed E.L.I.T.E.S’ Lead Management and Leadership Programme coach James Gow about the programme.
The National published an article on how London is seeking to establish itself as the European hub of Islamic finance including a supporting comment from LSBF’s Sahar Ata.
Real Business published an article on the importance of exporting education to other countries and named LSBF as a popular school amongst international students.
Fin24, South Africa’s leading and biggest source of business, economics and finance news, published a news piece on the E.L.I.T.E.S Management and Leadership tour of South Africa.
BBC World featured a comment from LSBF lecturer Paul Bisping in their article about currency markets this week (in Spanish).
LSBF CEO Aaron Etingen took part in a Guardian Q&A as one of a panel of business experts to comment on the role of investment in business.
The latest issue of PQ magazine has several LSBF mentions including LSBF lecturer Francis Braganza on the front cover, a news story about LSBF’s new LAT programme on page 8, a feature on iOS on page 21 and a feature by LSBF lecturer Martin Jones on page 27.
Tech Zone covered LSBF’s deal with Microsoft to provide HND students with Surface 2 Tablets.
E.L.I.T.E.S in South Africa
LFC E.L.I.T.E.S launch in South Africa, the institution created in collaboration between LSBF and Liverpool FC, was covered in this video shared on YouTube.
LSBF and the Global University Systems were mentioned in the Financial Times by Della Bradshaw in an article about German business schools.
Channel 5 UK
LSBF Students filmed interviews for Channel Five news this week. Three female students were asked to give their views on prospects for women in business today.
E.L.I.T.E.S International Press Coverage
The LFC E.L.I.T.E.S course in South Africa was covered in the press by The South African
The Management and Leadership programmes took place in Aalborg, Denmark last month. Jesper Christiansen, a participant on the E.L.I.T.E.S Management and Leadership Programme and News Director at the TV2/Nord channel in Denmark wrote about his experience in the LFC Danish Supporters magazine and TV2Nord also filmed that for their evening show. You can watch the footage here
The Ministry of Education & Science, Georgia
The Ministry of Education and Science, Georgia featured a news article on the Memorandum of Understanding in the field of education signed between them and LSBF.
Real Business published an opinion article by LSBF Head of Career Services & Employability, Nadim Choudhury. In the article, Nadim discussed how graduate employability can be improved through collaboration between universities and businesses.
Kickoff.com covered the E.L.I.T.E.S programme being implemented across South Africa. The five-day accredited Management and Leadership programmes will be delivered by Liverpool FC coaches and LSBF management tutors at the High Performance Centre in Johannesburg, Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban and Cape Town Stadium
The Green Market Oracle
The Green Market Oracle published an article on LSBF’s MBA Specialisation in Carbon Management
Financial Times covered the recent bail out of Gisma by GUS - the group that encompasses LSBF, FBT, InterActive, LCCA, The Language Gallery and ELITES, with a global presence and over 38,000 current students from 150 countries across the globe. GUS aims at empowering higher education institutions, such as GISMA, with the tools needed to gain global presence.
Social Media Portal
Social Media Portal wrote a feature on LSBF’s ‘Be who you want to be in business’ integrated marketing campaign.
LSBF has had several mentions in the September edition of PQ Magazine. On page 8 PQ printed a picture of Aaron Etingen and President of the Students Association, Asmat Ulah with LSBF's Queen's Award. On the same page they also mentioned LSBF's eCornell + ACCA course. On page 12 PQ covered the ACCA graduation ceremony at LSBF Singapore. On page 14 you will find an article written by LSBF Senior Lecturer, Francis Braganza, on how to tackle the Financial Reporting paper.
At the end of August The Guardian published an article on SME market research featuring a supporting comment from LSBF lecturer Jose Scheuer.
Real Business Magazine
Real Business Magazine published an article written by our Rector & CEO Maurits van Rooijen on the economy of immigration article.
Social Media Portal
Social Media Portal covered LSBF's 2013 Animal Facts clearing campaign and discussed the digital and traditional marketing approaches used to reach undergraduates.
This August LSBF's Dr Steve Priddy featured in The Guardian's article about whether climate bonds could pave the way to a low-carbon economy.
The PIE News
LSBF's CEO and founder, Aaron Etingen was discussed in The PIE News' profile on international education entrepreneurs. The article discussed Aaron's background, how he went about founding LSBF and his plans for the future development of the company.
In early August The Guardian published a blog written by Dr Steve Priddy on career opportunities in the energy sector.
Study Travel Magazine
LSBF's new partnership with the London Academy of Training (LAT) was covered by Study Travel Magazine with a supporting comment from LSBF CEO and Rector, Maurits van Rooijen.
The Guardian Small Business Network
LCCA Senior Lecturer Lee Yi took part in the Guardian Small Business Network Q&A live on the Guardian website as one of a panel of experts on the travel and hospitality industry. The panel answered questions and gave advice on how to start up a travel business.
i-Magazine published an article written by LSBF’s Rector & CEO Prof Maurits van Rooijen entitled ‘The Reinvention of Learning’.
Finance lecturer at LSBF, Jonathan Price was interviewed by The Guardian newspaper this week for a story on investment policy and pension funds. To read the full article, click here.
NQ Magazine also featured several LSBF mentions in its July edition. On page 4 NQ Magazine covered the LSBF School of Entrepreneurship along with a picture of CEO Aaron Etingen, Rector & CEO Maurits van Rooijen and Sir Richard Branson. On page 14 you will find a piece on LSBF's eCornell courses.
Our ELITES programme, delivered in partnership with Liverpool Football Club, is going to Scandinavia! Following the success of highly-acclaimed pilot programmes at Liverpool Football Club Academy in June, it will be the first time the programme will be delivered outside the UK. The story made headlines in the UK and internationally on websites such as FC Business, The Business Desk and Champion News.
The PIE News
TLG managing director, Fay Drewry told The PIE all about how the new name attempts to capture TLG's extended offerings and pay homage to the history of Bloomsbury, London – the location of its first school.
Education Investor printed an article about LSBF's partnership with Cornell University and the online eCornell courses available to students. The article included a quote from Chief Executive at InterActive, Dan Sommers. Education Investor also published an article on access to student loans for students in private higher education, which included a quote from CEO and Rector for LSBF, Maurits van Rooijen.
Richard Branson on entrepreneur.com
A blog post on entrepreneur.com signed by Richard Branson referenced his meeting with LSBF and discussed the programs we have in place to help budding entrepreneurs.
The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph published a special report on Oil and Gas MBAs, featuring LSBF's Global MBA (Oil Gas & Energy Management) in an interview with Director of Research, Dr Steve Priddy. The report discussed the growth in specialist MBAs and detailed the areas covered by LSBF's program which is offered as a part-time or distance learning course.
University World News
University World News published an article on e-learning through public-private partnerships written by LSBF Rector & CEO Maurits Van Rooijen.
"E-learning is certainly something that all higher education leaders should be considering as an alternative tool for expanding global reach."
Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog
LSBF’s exclusive video interview with Richard Branson was published by Branson’s own Virgin Entrepreneur Blog. During the interview conducted by David Blunkett MP, Sir Richard Branson discussed the role of education in providing support for young entrepreneurs.
Times Higher Education featured the LSBF video interview with Richard Branson in its own weekly roundup. During the interview conducted by David Blunkett MP, Sir Richard Branson discussed the role of education in providing support for young entrepreneurs.
Richard Branson speaks exclusively to LSBF
The Telegraph and Yahoo both showed an interest in comments made by Richard Branson in our exclusive LSBF video interview conducted by former Education Secretary David Blunkett MP. Sir Richard Branson shared with us how he wished he had been able to attend university in his thirties and discussed universities' invaluable role in providing mentors for young entrepreneurs.
Liverpool Daily Post
Following LSBF's announcement of their partnership with Liverpool Football club to deliver a series of leadership and management training programmes, Helen Davies from the Liverpool Daily Post discusses how these transferrable skills can be beneficial to businesses.
LSBF join forces with Cornell University
The joint venture between LSBF and Cornell University to form the eCornell range of online executive programmes to meet the needs of professionals and deliver more programmes in new markets was covered by numerous publications including Education Investor, The PIE News, Hotel Owner and Brazilian business newspaper Valor Econômico.
Scholarship Awarded by LSBF
Russian publication Rossiskaya Gazeta (Российская газета) announced that student Daria Bederak from Yekaterinburg was awarded a three month scholarship to LSBF after winning a People's Choice Award for her report on Economic Divergence.
Colombian publication Universia asks what role social media plays in university management and lists LSBF amongst top universities such as Harvard and MIT as the institution with the third most Facebook fans at 183,000.
The Financial Times mentioned LSBF in an article about the cultural and economic impact that the student community has had on the property market in certain areas of central London.
INFO Magazine, a publication produced by the French Chamber of Commerce in the UK, ran an article about our Women in Business Scholarship in their latest issue. The magazine is distributed to decision makers in France and in the UK and is also available on the Eurostar and in Air France Business Class: .
LSBF Wins Queens awards
LSBF has been featured in top UK publications after being presented with the 2013 Queen's Award for Enterprise. Publications such as the Financial Times and The London Gazette mentioned LSBF as one of the UK companies who have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to the British economy.
Online news sites, such as Yahoo News and ThePieNews featured articles about the developments and business achievements that led LSBF to win the accolade.
LSBF’s venture on the Publishing market has been featured in the April 2013 issue of the Education Investor magazine. The article also mentions the recently announced partnership between LSBF and Liverpool Football Clubs, which saw the development of the E.L.I.T.E.S. and the development of management and leadership programmes.
LSBF's Executive Education programmes in digital marketing, e-commerce and online media were mentioned in the business magazine INFO.
Anton, Baboglo, Managing director said: “Our programmes can be taken at LSBF’s London campus as well as online - an approach that helps education fit around the life of professionals who cannot commit to a long-term, full-time programme”
The PIE Review
Entrepreneur Aaron Etingen, who's the Founder and Executive Chairman of LSBF, reveals his recipe for global school success in an exclusive interview with the The PIE Review magazine, the leading publication for professionals in international education.
Mr Etingen said: “We can stay a little bit ahead of the curve: we know that this is what the student needs because we spoke to their future employers”
LSBF Canada and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) partnership
With the launch of a new, exclusive programme in the Canadian market, the new partnership between LSBF Canada and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been covered by in major Canadian and UK online media, including Yahoo UK, Ewallstreet, Businessmax, Globe Advisor, Education Investor and The PIE News.
Partnership with Liverpool FC
The joint venture announced in March by LSBF and Liverpool Football Club was widely covered in the international and education media. Yahoo Finance, Education Investor and The PIE News, Liverpool Daily Post and World Football Insider featured stories about the new range of programmes which will be offered by the new venture E.L.I.T.E.S.
LSBF’s Founder and Executive Chairman, Aaron Etingen, has built up the business school to become a significant operator over a 10-year period. He said, “We’re extremely proud to have entered this partnership with Liverpool FC. Both LSBF and the Club have put a lot of effort into the development of the programmes, which are unique to the market.”
Several universities have already implemented successful Career Services on social media. With the help of the careers team at LSBF, the education website Edudemic lists the reasons why universities should consider integrating 5 social media channels into their Career Services.
Nadim Choudhury, Head of Career Services and Employability at LSBF, comments: “A Twitter account instantly allows the careers team to connect with students, post job opportunities and highlight relevant internships with SME’s within the world of business at an international level.”
With almost half a million users across more than 30 social media channels worldwide, LSBF has made it to the 5th position in the ranking of the world’s most social media friendly business schools.
In a research that collected data from more than 300 of the top international business schools in the world, LSBF has emerged as one of the institutions that are leading the way on innovation and online student engagement.
To see the full ranking, click here.
The Money Show
LSBF Rector and CEO Prof. Maurits Van Rooijen was interviewed by a team of producers from the largest Persian-speaking TV channel for The Money Show. The report discusses LSBF's innovative approach to education, investment and e-learning.
PQ Accountant Magazine
LSBF has been mentioned on several articles in the March edition of the PQ Magazine.
The first article covers this year’s PQ Awards, mentioning LSBF’s winners and recognizing our Founder & Chairman Aaron Etingen as PQ Champion for our support towards the magazine
The second article covers LSBF’s online contest “What is your top ACCA tip” where students share their inspiring ACCA tips to win a free online ACCA paper.
The magazine also features the article “Putting it on ICE”, written by LSBF’s Senior ACCA Tutor Martin Jones. In his piece, Martin addresses the question of what properties can be classified as investment properties.
To read all articles, click here.
Live Better Magazine
Dr Steve Priddy, Head of Research at our Business School, has written an article about Carbon Entrepreneurship for the Live Better Magazine. In his piece, Dr Priddy talks about the difference between the concepts of Carbon Management and Carbon Entrepreneurship, covering the latest trends and best examples in the industry.
To read the full article, click here.
The launch of InterActive’s Online TV Channel has been covered by the Accounting Today magazine.
“The channel is part of the school’s continuing efforts to enhance students’ online learning experience and was created to provide greater learning opportunities for students worldwide. The phenomenon of online learning has been growing in the past year with the expansion of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, which are available at an increasing number of prominent universities”, says the article.
To read the full article, click here.
The appointment of Clive Bullen, LSBF’s new Director of Publishing, has been featured in the Education Investor Magazine, one of the leading publications in the education business sector.
To read more, visit the Education Investor website.
Manchester Evening News
The Open Day hosted by LSBF in city of Manchester was featured in local newspaper Manchester Evening News.
“The city centre campus in Manchester also has a specialist careers department to pinpoint what today’s employers are looking for with additional training tailored to individual needs, and covers including like leadership skills, interview techniques and social media.”
The full article can be accessed here.
International Journal of Disclosure and Governance
LSBF’s Vice-Rector, Prof James Kirkbride, had a paper published in the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance.
Entitled "Collibration as an alternative regulatory approach for remuneration governance: a contextual analysis of Australia", the study involved colleagues from the Universities of Sydney and the Australian Business School at New South Wales.
Prof Kirkbride’s findings were originally shared at a conference at the centre for Governance Research at the University of Birmingham, and the paper was one selected from the conference for publication.
To access the paper, click here.
Accountant Middle East
The launch of LSBF and InterActive’s new online IATV was announced by Accountant Middle East, a leading accountancy magazine in the Middle East.
“LSBF and InterActive have produced a wide range of quality videos with great content, which will now be available to anyone around the world. ACCA tuition will now be accessible at any time during our students’ increasingly busy and hectic lives”, says LSBF’s award-winning ACCA tutor Francis Braganza.
The full article can be found here.
The Daily Telegraph
In an article about career and postgraduate study, the leading British newspaper Daily Telegraph featured LSBF as one of the institutions leading the way in the specialist MBA market.
“In an increasingly competitive marketplace, specialist knowledge can certainly help a candidate stand out, and to meet this demand courses are emerging in an increasingly diverse variety of sectors. LSBF offers a range of specialisations for its global MBA, including entrepreneurship, carbon management and international business”
In an article about e-learning, Vitaly Klopot, Managing Director of InterActive, give advice on the Five Things To Consider Before Teaching An Online Course. The article has been featured on Edudemic online magazine focused on new trends in education.
Mr Klopot said: “the platform in which your online course will be delivered should create and provide dynamic, targeted interactions with a comprehensive approach. It should be flexible enough to be accessible from anywhere in the world and on any device”. Read more
PQ Accountant Magazine
The launch of the 3rd Generation of LSBF and InterActive’s Online ACCA has been featured once again in the PQ Accountant Magazine, a leading publication in the accountancy market.
Rob Sowerby, Director of Professional Courses, said: “We were the first to offer an online ACCA tuition product. This is the third generation of our online products and benefits from the feedback gained from satisfied students”.
The full story can be accessed here.
After the visit of LSBF’s Rector & CEO, Prof Maurits Van Rooijen, to Singapore, leading business newspaper BizDaily published the story “LSBF Gears for Big Plans in Southeast Asia” which focuses on LSBF’s plans to expand its current operations in Singapore and Southeast Asian markets.
“LSBF has a global reputation for education and skills development, whereas Singapore is a hub for educational excellence. What we have to offer here is unique: innovative and relevant academic and professional learning, combined with strong career development opportunities,” said Prof Van Rooijen.
Leading newspaper The Guardian published the article “Master the differences” about specialist MBA programmes. LSBF was mentioned as one of the leading institutions which have developed and introduced a wide range of pathways and specialisations for its Masters degrees and MBAs. This article appeared in the print and online versions of The Guardian.
Accountant Middle East
LSBF’s online contest for ACCA students has been featured at the Accountant Middle East, the leading accountancy magazine in the region. To enter the contest, participants must submit their top ACCA exam tip. The winner will receive a free online ACCA paper, delivered via the e-learning platform InterActive. The story can be accessed here.
Accountancy faculties from LSBF and its academic partner FBT were featured in the article “Blogs Math And Accounting Students Should Follow”, published on Edudemic, a news portal covering innovation and technology for the education market. The article points out a selection of six reliable and engaging accounting blogs for students to use and broaden their industry knowledge.
PQ Accountant Magazine
LSBF Accountancy Faculty gave their opinion and feedback about the latest CIMA Exams in an article published in the January issue of PQ Accountant, a leading magazine in the UK accountancy industry. You may access the full interview with Peter Stewart, tutor and Director of CIMA programme at LSBF, here.
Study Travel Magazine
Study Travel Magazine, a business publication targeted at education professionals and agents, announced the appointment of Professor Dr Maurits Van Rooijen as new CEO & Rector of LSBF in their January issue. With a career spanning 25 years as an international educator, Prof Van Rooijen joined LSBF to expand innovation and academic development worldwide.
Far Eastern Business Review
After an interview with LSBF Rector and CEO, Prof Maurits Van Rooijen, Singapore-based Far Eastern Business Review magazine published an article about the institution's plans to strengthen its operations in the education market in South East Asia.
“When we opened our Singapore institute, the country was an in-demand destination for students around the Asia-Pacific region, which was one of the main reasons why we have selected it as our entry point into the region. We now want to make Singapore an attractive destination to students from around the globe”, said Prof Van Rooijen.
The full article can be accessed here.
Accountant Middle East
Rob Sowerby, Director of Professional Courses at LSBF, commented: “The new product is designed to focus on two key issues. Firstly we have greatly improved the level of interaction between student and tutor. Secondly we have developed a clear study path that maximises the chances of the exam success.”
The launch of the LSBF Summer Business School has been featured in an Education Investor article. The piece explains how the structure of the programme works and our expectations for the first intake. The article also mentions the recent launch of the 3rd Generation of LSBF’s Online ACCA programmes.
Education Asia Journal
Education Asia Journal interviewed LSBF's Rector and CEO, Prof Maurits Van Rooijen to share his views about education and how LSBF is contributing to society. The article covers the school's global corporate and academic development, as well as its operations in Asia.
"As an educational institute, we want to develop responsible global citizens, who are keen to make a positive contribution and influence tomorrow's world. It is my dream to see our graduates use their talent, knowledge and networks wisely to make a difference to society", said Prof Van Rooijen.
The PIE News
Covering news and business analysis for professionals in international education, The PIE News in January published an extensive article about education institutions which are growing and strengthening its operations in the global market.
“UK-based LSBF has also marked itself out as a key player in the private HE space, growing its programme base since 2003 to offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as professional qualification training. In 2010-11 it opened new campuses in Birmingham, Singapore, Toronto bringing the total to nine, and catered to 25,000 students in 2011 (also via its e-learning platform, Interactive) – up from 17,000”, said the article.
The full story can be accessed here.
An Edudemic article entitled “7 Ways Universities can Effectively Use Social Media” features LSBF’s pioneering use of technology and social networks to deliver and expand the access to education worldwide as well as the way we help to improve and develop the careers of students worldwide.
LSBF was mentioned by Valor Econômico, the most influential business newspaper in Brazil. The school was portrayed as one of the top international institutions that are offering scholarships and bursaries for masters and MBA students.
The December 2012 issue of the Education Investor magazine featured LSBF in an extensive article entitled "Growth, growth, growth". The piece reflects LSBF's latest achievements, academic quality and the exponential growth that the school has had over the last years.
"To come into a place where you have to continually think outside the box and do something different is very stimulating", said LSBF's CEO & Rector Prof Maurits Van Rooijen.
The online version of the article can be accessed here.
Aiming to inspire the new generation of Chinese students who are in the UK to further their careers, LSBF hosted on 1st December a lecture with Han Geng, one of China's most influential celebrities. Prior to the event, Han Geng visited the LSBF campuses in London and met fans, students, staff and journalists from several Chinese media outlets, including BBC China.
LSBF 360° Degrees launched in Pakistan
LSBF and UKTI hosted an event to launch the 360° Degrees in Pakistan. The potential opportunities for Pakistani students as well as for development of bilateral business have been featured in The News, Business Recorder, The Express Tribune, Pakistan today and Dawn.
Francis Campbell, Director for UK Trade and Investment, said: "With so many Pakistani students having studied or studying at British educational institutions in the UK, we have developed very good cultural ties with your country, so now we need to translate those cultural ties into business ties."
LSBF new Rector & CEO in the media
The appointment of the new Rector and CEO of LSBF, Professor Maurits Van Rooijen, has been widely covered by the Global educational media. Prof Van Rooijen was interviewed by the Higher Times Education and The Pie News
Prof Van Rooijen said: "The opportunities e-learning brings to higher education are comparable to the invention of book printing (in the 15th century). I want to look at how young people embrace modern technology, especially when it comes to the acquisition of knowledge."
London School of Business and Finance was listed as one of the 10 remaining institutions for the London Metropolitan Clearing House after a further 2 private institutions have been dropped.
Dr. Ann Thorne, Executive Dean at LSBF was interviewed in the Independent for a clearing special.
Dr Thorne is quoted in saying: "We don't necessarily build on a historical background, but look at what the students require for their future careers. Most universities have a static campus, but LSBF is lean and flexible, so we can to where the market is – for example we're setting up shop in Birmingham [to meet health sector demand]."
Nadim Choudhury, Head of Career Services was interviewed in a feature on returning to studying after a break in the Student Account magazine.
Mr Choudhury says: “ACCA exams are intensive and you need to be mentally prepared to study hard and manage your time accordingly.”
Nigerian Guardian News
The London School of Business and Finance in partnership with UK Trade and Investment hosted a Global Business Summit in Lagos, bringing together some of the world’s top businesses alongside the highest calibre of young professionals.
The event also included, inspirational keynote speakers from top international organisations including JP Morgan and the Chartered Institute of Bankers; and effective networking opportunities with managers and executives in the field, as well as LSBF professionals, online and on-campus students, and alumni.
Read more here:
Nigerian Guardian News
LSBF’s recent HOPE appeal football match at Anfield, Liverpool’s Premier Football stadium, was featured on Bay TV in Liverpool, who have included a video about our match.
The Times Higher Education
LSBF’s partnership with London Metropolitan University has been mentioned in a brief in The Times Higher Education’s Campus Round- Up
The Pie News
LSBF’s interview with Tony Blair has been featured in The Pie News in an article about the importance of international education to the British economy.
The Times Higher Education
During a wide-ranging interview with LSBF’s Visiting Lecturer, and Former UK Home Secretary and Education Minister, The Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, UK’s Former Prime Minister Tony Blair praised LSBF for its global professional skills development and its use of technology to deliver education worldwide.
In the interview, Blunkett and Blair discuss high profile issues in higher education, ranging from graduate employment and the need for professional skills in today’s job market, to technology in education and the global economy.
Reflecting on the way LSBF applies professional skills development in its programmes, Tony Blair said this was a key requirement in education institutions, which must ensure “how and what they are educating people has some realistic application in the world of work”.
LSBF’s interview with Tony Blair has been featured In The Times Higher Education.
LSBF have been featured on The Times today in an article about Islamic Banking. The senior lecturer Sahar Ata spoke on behalf of LSBF.
LSBF were mentioned on the Education Investor website regarding our recent partnership with London Metropolitan University.
Professor James Kirkbride, vice rector of the London School of Business and Finance said: “Partnerships in higher education work because they are based on each institution bringing their respective strengths to the table for collective success.” Read the full story here
The Independent MBA supplement
Nadim Choudhury, Head of Career Services was quoted in The Independent MBA supplement on drop out figures of students on MBA courses. In a world where MBAs are expensive and resource intensive, having the staying power to complete courses can be tough. In the context of how schools can improve drop rates across MBA programmes and offer flexibility, he said, “Most good MBA programmes allow students to drop out and come back when ready”.
Study Travel Magazine
LSBF was featured at featured in April'sStudy Travel Magazine at Bangkok's Alphe Asia conference
Sahar Ata, a senior lecturer on Islamic Finance spoke to the Islamic online newspaper, Zawya on the development of the Islamic finance market.
Sahar Ata said: "Egypt will be a great force in steering Islamic finance in a different direction. We will see the development of new products as the market which Islamic finance will serve is a different clientele, and will be needed to solve different problems. Al Azhar University in Cairo should play a role in developing Islamic finance in the country,"
Nadim Choudhury, Head of Career Services, advises MBA students to spend time nurturing their online presence to maximise their employability.
"See it as an extension of your normal networking," says Choudhury. No aimless blogging or pointless posts though, or any genuine insights will sink without trace. LinkedIn leads the field in professional networking and is the most popular shop window for many recruiters. Some employers even conduct informal interviews via LinkedIn before meeting candidates in person. Read the full story in the Independent
LSBF’s Global MBA via Facebook was mentioned in The Guardian alongside other high performing and innovative institutions for its use of technology in education and best practice.
GGSB’s Bachelors in International Business (BIB), delivered at LSBF's London campus, has been ranked 5th best in France by the newspaper Le Figaro, one of the largest and most influential publications in the country.
The undergraduate programme, offered in an exclusive partnership between the two schools, figures amongst some of the best courses in Europe.
To see the full ranking, visit: http://bit.ly/yFC3ak
For an online Accounting Age feature, Nadim Choudhury, LSBF's Head of Career Services and Employability highlights opportunities for new and young accountants, and advises on relevant qualifications and what the future could hold for their careers.
In particular, Nadim focusses on importance of getting the basics right, and how leadership, time management assertiveness, and skills development are high on the list of requirements. Read more
LSBF's Marble Arch campus and business students were featured in a BBC4 documentary on business etiquette, presented by BAFTA-award winning comedian Jo Brand EXPAND Last year the Marble Arch campus was be visited by BAFTA winning comedian Jo Brand, accompanied by celebrity psychologist Judi James. Showing the lighter side of business behaviour and etiquette, our students part in an experiment about acceptable business behaviour as part of a programme 'Jo Brand on Kissing'.. If you missed it you can watch it on BBC iPlayer.
Nadim Choudhury, LSBF's Head of Career Services and Employability was featured in a new series on the ACCA Careers website offering advice to students on how to deal with different employment and interview challenges.
The first shed light on how to tackle telephone interviews and revealed secrets on how to handle a difficult interview. Subsequent interviews are below:
- Your interview day may include lunch or another informal gathering when you meet potential colleagues. Although these occasions are not officially part of the selection process, poor "performance" can hurt your chances. Read some advice on handling Social interviews.
- Discussions or tasks involving several applicants help recruiters assess how you would perform in the job. We find out what they look for and how to impress them.
- An interview presentation is the ideal opportunity for you to shine, to showcase yourself and your achievements. It could be what clinches the deal, so you must prepare well and learn to control your nerves.
- Personality questionnaires are powerful tools that allow employers to predict your behaviour at work. Will you fit into the role? Will you work well with others? Are you a match or will you clash?
HR Magazine: From the C-Suite
What keeps LSBF's CEO and Founder Aaron Etingen awake at night? Aaron says "Balance is key: between operations and innovation; staff satisfaction and productivity; and family and business"
Read his interview in HR Magazine's regular column, From the C-Suite in which a different CEO-level executive each month writes about the big issues/challenges facing their sector and how they are responding.
Graduate Recruiter Magazine (December Edition)
How much does where you study impact upon your career? LSBF's Head of Career Services and Employability, Nadim Choudhury has written for Graduate Recruiter Magazine, on the importance of considering a candidate's overall skill set and not just which institution they attended or what degree level they achieved.
LSBF's Marble Arch campus has been visited by BAFTA winning comedian Jo Brand. Jo and the BBC4 production company interviewed a group of LSBF business students about business etiquette. The programme will be aired on BBC4 on 14th February 2012.
Does online career advice work? Nadim Choudhury, Head of LSBF's Career and Employability Services explains to The Guardian and that university careers services need to rethink how they support their students.
Nadim Choudhury tells the Guardian that with students soon to be paying more for their degrees and needing to see a concrete return, university careers advisers will have to up their game. Read his advice.
Universities must build more industry links to improve graduate employability, LSBF's Vice-Rector Prof James Kirkbride tells the Guardian.
Opinion may vary as to how much is too much to pay for a university degree, but as LSBF's Vice-Rector, Prof James Kirkbride explains in an opinion piece in the Guardian, many in higher education welcome the extent to which tuition fee reform has put the spotlight on the employability record of degree programmes.
Spanish newspaper Expansion has featured LSBF as part of an article on international business schools in Spain.
The Independent's MBA Guide featured LSBF graduate Puneet Jaggi, who set up his own business after completing his MBA with us. Jaggi was interviewed by the Independent as a successful LSBF Alumni whose company, Travel Decorum, is an agency specialising in travel niches.
LSBF's Careers Services and network of global partners has been featured as part of The Daily Telegraph's Career Supplement and article "Insider tips for whizz-kids"..
Teaser (October Edition)
LSBF partner college, SFD London's director, Dr Neri Karra talks about the business of fashion in the German design and fashion magazine Teaser.
Bloomberg Business Week
LSBF Group Managing Director, Valery Kisilevsky was interviewed by Bloomberg Business Week on LSBF's newly launched 360° programme and explains the rationale behind the ground-breaking job guarantee programme.
He tells Bloomberg that the rationale behind the ground-breaking programme is a response to the fact that the UK is facing a difficult period with graduate employment as there are about 2 million graduates without jobs, and LSBF wanted to offer a solution for its graduates.
LSBF's 360° UG programme was featured in the Business Insider
LSBF's innovative new 360° programme, with its unique Graduate Guarantee, was featured on the Graduate Fog website.
LSBF Canada Manager Director, Yuliya Etingen has been interviewed by Valor Economico, a leading Brazilian newspaper, discussing future ventures and LSBF programmes for the Brazilian market (published in Portuguese).
CIMA FM Magazine
With sustainability now a buzzword in business, an increasing number of companies around the world have been turning their attention towards how they can focus on becoming more environmentally sustainable. LSBF's Head of Research, Dr. Steve Priddy talks to CIMA FM Magazine on green reporting.
LSBF's Executive Dean, Dr Ann Thorne joined a live panel of Higher Education policy and decision makers to discuss how universities are evolving and what they need to do to ensure they meet the need of students in the future. Live Q&A discussion
LSBF's partner institute, London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA) Director, and professional Cellist, Sagi Hartov, was interviewed by ArtDesignCafé, a Netherlands-based website focused on arts and professional development content. They spoke about the new online programme, The Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Diploma
The Financial Times
New Masters Ranking: Grenoble Graduate School of Business's Masters in Finance, delivered at LSBF's London campus and GGSB's campus in Grenoble, has been ranked ninth in the world in its category by the Financial Times.
Times Higher Education
Vice-Rector, Prof James Kirkbride tells the THE that partnerships between public and private institutions are key to weathering these uncertain times.
As debate continues over the future of higher education in the UK, we must eschew the "us and them" tendency that has characterised so much of the commentary to date on the relationship between public and private universities. Read more
New York Times
LSBF's newest campus in Singapore has opened to huge success with over a thousand students registered on courses the first few weeks. Our Singapore launch generated coverage in the New York Times via the International Herald Tribune, Forbes as well as 39 other blog and online news sites.
Choosing a business Masters is like a marriage, say career experts, so before taking the plunge, reflect long and hard upon your compatibility. LSBF's Nadim Choudhury, Head of Career Services and Employability advises on how to choose the best business Masters for your needs.
Your Masters will be on your CV for the rest of your life so how do you choose the right course to reap the greatest career rewards? Nadim talks to the Independent Newspaper on how to do it.
Financial Management Magazine
LSBF's Head of Technical Research, Dr Steve Priddy talks to Financial Management Magazine about sustainability and green reporting, and is asked how much further companies need to travel before they make any progress.
Reporter Neil Hodge asks those on the front line of the green business agenda which companies are making the most progress along the road to true sustainability?
New FT Ranking
New FT ranking: GGSB's MSc Finance programme, also delivered at LSBF's London campus has been ranked 6th worldwide by the FT
The Financial Times
LSBF's Head of Professional Programmes in South Asia, Paul Merison tells the FT that where training once focused on accounting techniques and professional exams for classes that were full of men, it now accommodates a wider range of interests. Read the article in the Financial Times.
As technology and globalisation have changed the world of work, it's also changed the skills employers look for, meaning today's graduates must be comfortable working as part of virtual teams spanning the globe. LSBF's innovative use of technology in education is featured as part of the Sunday Times supplement Ingenious Britain.
Nadim Choudhury tells the Independent how helping students to shine and set themselves apart from the rest is high on the agenda of any careers service. Some schools are rethinking tactics and more aggressively promoting students, drawing on employee referrals and alumni connections. Nadim Choudhury, our Head of Careers and Employability has been interviewed as the LSBF expert for the UK's Independent newspaper MBA special supplement.
Once fixated on hiring the cream of the graduate crop, the accountancy profession has been thinking outside the box when it comes to new recruits. LSBF ACCA Tutor Chris Barlow gives some advice and offers industry insight on getting your foot in the door in a live Q&A
Group Managing Director, Valery Kisilevsky writes for the Times and says that new relationships between publicly funded institutions and their younger, private sector counterparts are developing every day, and these relationships are based very much on collaboration and mutual benefit.
"Private colleges reinvigorating public universities" is the focus of an article by LSBF's Group Managing Director, Valery Kisilevsky for the business section in the Times, and for the Times Online.
Globe and Mail (Canada)
In line with our continuing commitment to deliver education on a global scale, the London based business school has opened the brand new centre in Toronto; Canada's largest city. Director, LSBF Canada Yuliya Etingen spoke to Canada's leading newspaper Globe and Mail about the diversity and strength of Toronto as a financial centre.