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Our many different programmes all have one thing in common: they are career-focused. No matter which programme you choose, you will acquire skills and insight that will accelerate your professional development.

What's it Like Studying at LSBF?

When you study at LSBF you will enjoy the support, environment and opportunities we offer to aid your personal development. Read these student testimonials to find out what's the LSBF student experience like.

Student Testimonials

Giorgi Bokuchava

GGSB MBA in Finance
Georgia

Georgian student Giorgi Bokuchava has a great example of a high-flying career. After coming to London to study a GGSB MBA at LSBF, he saw his professional development reach an international level.

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Georgian student Giorgi Bokuchava has a great example of a high-flying career. After coming to London to study a GGSB MBA at LSBF, he saw his professional development reach an international level.

Georgian student Giorgi Bokuchava has a great example of a high-flying career. After coming to London to study a GGSB MBA at LSBF, he saw his professional development reach an international level.

“I chose to study the MBA at LSBF because it is globally respected and recognised. I was confident that it would provide me with industry-focused English skills as well as the confidence to enter the international job market. I was sure that studying at LSBF would give me business skills and qualifications required to succeed in my future career.”

Giorgi had nine years of administrative and financial management experience before deciding to study the GGSB MBA at LSBF.  Having started a world-class programme, he was offered the position of Business Development Executive just a few months after starting his classes.

“Doing an MBA gives you lifelong benefits. The skills you learn will increase your employability and, most importantly, make you stand out from other candidates.”

“Taking advantage of living and studying in London is one of the most enlightening experiences that you will ever have.  Be creative, be different and take advantage of the support provided your lectures and from the school.”

Don’t be afraid to stand out and be different.

Student Testimonials

Juan Jose Delgado

MBA
Spain

Juan graduated in 2012 after coming to London to study at LSBF. He is currently employed by one of the biggest digital companies in the world; Amazon UK, as a Senior Marketing Manager. He chose LSBF because of their international environment, and clear idea of what an MBA should be.

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Juan graduated in 2012 after coming to London to study at LSBF. He is currently employed by one of the biggest digital companies in the world; Amazon UK, as a Senior Marketing Manager. He chose LSBF because of their international environment, and clear idea of what an MBA should be.

Senior Marketing Manager, Amazon UK

 

Juan saw studying at LSBF as a great opportunity to develop his management skills and to become involved with the UK marketplace. Juan said: “The international exposure at LSBF was huge, not only the lecturers, but also my colleagues were completely international. The mix of cultures helped me to understand business as a global techno-structure and to establish international networking links.”

LSBF has boosted his professional career. The qualification he gained helped him secure a role as Marketing Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Burger King Corporation. Juan then went on to gain his current position; Senior Marketing Manager for Amazon UK.

Juan said that the most valuable thing he learnt at LSBF was the ability to manage different cultures, ideas and opinions.

 

What's your advice for new students?

Make the best of your experience, try to be involved as much as you can with all the external activities that the school offers you and always, always think big.

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Christiaan Heemskerk

MSc in Marketing
Netherlands

Christiaan Heemskerk graduated from LSBF in 2011 with an MSc in Marketing. He used his knowledge of the most up-to-date Digital Marketing theories from his course to secure his current position as Business Acquisition Manager at Google European Headquarters in Ireland.

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Christiaan Heemskerk graduated from LSBF in 2011 with an MSc in Marketing. He used his knowledge of the most up-to-date Digital Marketing theories from his course to secure his current position as Business Acquisition Manager at Google European Headquarters in Ireland.

Christiaan Heemskerk, who graduated from LSBF in 2011 with a MSc in Marketing, used his knowledge of the most up-to-date theories in Digital Marketing to secure his current position as Business Acquisition Manager at Google European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

Studying at LSBF allowed Christiaan to study at one of the few universities in the UK that offers cutting-edge modules alongside a Masters degree. The course also ensured a large amount of practical implementation of course knowledge. The forward-looking nature of LSBF's Marketing MSc gave him the upper hand he needed to outdo his competitors in the job market and step into his new role.

“At Google, I am applying all the theories I have learned during my Internet and Digital Marketing Communications and Web Analytics classes at LSBF. They have given me a solid understanding of marketing in the digital environment that is proving invaluable.”

“Thanks to the knowledge and skills I gained at LSBF, I now have the opportunity to work with extremely talented people. Even though I have only just joined the company, my ideas and opinions are valued and taken into consideration.”

What's your advice for new students?

Make sure that you enrol in courses and work experience that prove to future employers that you are proactively developing your skills. Have fun, be persistent and network. Do something to stand out from the crowd and be prepared with creative answers for interviews.

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Alina Novikova

BA International Business (BIB)
Latvia

Alina graduated in 2011. As a result of the skills she acquired while studying at LSBF, she shortly afterwards secured an account manager role for strategic clients in the life sciences division at TransPerfect.

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Alina graduated in 2011. As a result of the skills she acquired while studying at LSBF, she shortly afterwards secured an account manager role for strategic clients in the life sciences division at TransPerfect.

Alina Novikova is a Latvian BA International Business (BIB) student who graduated from LSBF in 2011. Having been coached in excellent business acumen and learning the importance of determination when reaching for your goals, she is now an Account Manager at TransPerfect.

Alina graduated in 2011 and shortly afterwards became an Account Manager for strategic clients in the life sciences division at TransPerfect. Studying business at LSBF gave her the skills and discipline required to succeed in a competitive work environment.

“I chose LSBF because of the quality of the business programme and because it is based in one of my favourite locations, London. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the school, being exposed to a truly international experience and outstanding professors.

“In my new job, I am constantly building on the discipline, attention to detail and hard work ethic that was instilled into me while at LSBF; every day my business skills are broadening as I encounter new people and new challenges. LSBF prepared me to very persistent and determined.”

What's your advice for new students?

Be open to every opportunity.

Student Testimonials

Rotimi Oke

Masters in International Business (MIB)
Nigeria

Rotimi Oke graduated in 2011 with a Masters in International Business (MIB). He has utilised the networking skills he developed at LSBF to become Managing Director of Iretidu Limited, an investment holding company in Nigeria.

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Rotimi Oke graduated in 2011 with a Masters in International Business (MIB). He has utilised the networking skills he developed at LSBF to become Managing Director of Iretidu Limited, an investment holding company in Nigeria.

Rotimi Oke, a Nigerian Masters in International Business (MIB) student who graduated in 2011, has utilised the networking skills he developed while studying at LSBF to become Managing Director of Iretidu Limited, an investment holding company in Nigeria.

Rotimi became Managing Director of Iretidu Limited, a privately owned investment holding company with investments in a range of sectors covering IT to Real Estate. While at LSBF, he made the most of the wide range of career's support and maximised his time in such a diverse environment, making numerous contacts and pursuing business ideas.

“Before graduation I had the opportunity to undertake an internship at the African Development Bank in Tunisia, and then 4 months prior to graduation I became an Investment Analyst with Africapital Management Limited. After 9 months there, I am now the Managing Director of Iretidu Limited.

“I believe networking and establishing relationships plays a significant role in business. In my line of business, referrals continue to play a major role in securing business transactions. The networking skills that I learned at LSBF are vital in my work with fellow entrepreneurs as I seek out investment opportunities.”

What's your advice for new students?

Be prepared for as many scenarios in life as possible. Having an open mind is extremely important and the best opportunities tend to exist outside our comfort zones. Everyone should be ready to pack their bags in search of that job.

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Amang Farhad Nouri

MSc Marketing & Public Relations
United Kingdom

Amang came to London to study at LSBF, and graduated in 2013. She has gone on to use the skills she learnt to secure her current position as an Associate Consultant for technology and consulting corporation IBM.

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Amang came to London to study at LSBF, and graduated in 2013. She has gone on to use the skills she learnt to secure her current position as an Associate Consultant for technology and consulting corporation IBM.

Having already acquired a BSc in Marketing and Management, Amang Nouri decided to take an MSc in Marketing & Public Relations at LSBF, graduating in 2013.

She was attracted by the central London location of the campus and the combination of marketing and PR within one degree. Amang used the skills she had learnt throughout her studies at LSBF to secure her current position as an Associate Consultant for technology and consulting corporation IBM. She speaks particularly highly of the case studies and presentations used within her modules, stating that they helped her to develop and become more aware of her skills in marketing and PR. She also states that the degree has added value to her projects outside of university.

She hopes to use the skills she’s gained from studying with LSBF to go on to enter the world of Fashion PR in the future.

 

What's your advice for new students?

Learn to be flexible and adapt to the professional life.

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Student Testimonials

Maruf Aripdjanov

ACCA + BSc Applied Accounting
Uzbekistan

Maruf’s career progression has been impressive since he finished his ACCA qualification alongside a BSc in Applied Acccountancy at LSBF. His leadership and management skills proved him to be a global-class professional, leading him into a Senior Associate position at one of the Big Four audit firms.

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Maruf’s career progression has been impressive since he finished his ACCA qualification alongside a BSc in Applied Acccountancy at LSBF. His leadership and management skills proved him to be a global-class professional, leading him into a Senior Associate position at one of the Big Four audit firms.

Senior Associate, Big Four firm

Maruf’s career progression has been impressive since he finished his ACCA qualification alongside a BSc in Applied Acccountancy at LSBF. His leadership and management skills proved him to be a global-class professional, leading him into a Senior Associate position at one of the Big Four audit firms. Working in London, he sees the city as the perfect location for accountancy professionals.

“London is the financial hub of the world and there are a lot of opportunities here if you understand the finance market. Having an ACCA qualification gives you diverse opportunities whether you want to be an accountant in a firm or you want to be a consultant.”

“The most important skill for professionals in accounting is to understand the figures and how we can build on them. Accountancy gives you logic on how you make sense of the numbers. So it is very helpful to have the ACCA qualification in your pocket. ”

Maruf finished his ACCA papers with top marks and went into professional life with the strong desire for success. In his own words LSBF ACCA tutors played a big part in his success.

“The great thing about LSBF is that the tutors are very experienced, they have industry knowledge as well as theoretical knowledge. I have studied with the best tutors at LSBF. If it wasn't for them I probably would have had difficulties in passing my exams and achieving the high results I have now achieved.”

What is your main career goal?

“I want to progress in my current firm and reach a higher level to be able to manage the biggest clients on my own.”

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Asmat Ullah

ACCA + MBA at LSBF
Pakistan

LSBF student Asmat Ullah is not someone who shies away from hard work easily; in fact, it’s quite the opposite, as in addition to his demanding MBA schedule, he is also the newly-elected President of the LSBF Student Association.

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LSBF student Asmat Ullah is not someone who shies away from hard work easily; in fact, it’s quite the opposite, as in addition to his demanding MBA schedule, he is also the newly-elected President of the LSBF Student Association.

LSBF student Asmat Ullah is not someone who shies away from hard work easily; in fact, it’s quite the opposite, as in addition to his demanding MBA schedule, he is also the newly-elected President of the LSBF Student Association.

With experience as a senior sales executive, as well as an accountant for a British firm, Asmat’s ultimate career goal is to run his own global corporation, which to some people may seem quite daunting. However, he is confident in making this dream a reality thanks to the broad range of skills he’s learned from LSBF’s award-winning teachers.

“I’ve been to several high-profile ACCA tuition providers and I can honestly say that LSBF has the best ACCA tutors. They really go that extra mile to ensure you do well, especially during the exam revision period where it’s easy to contact them outside of the classroom. Their approach to teaching students, in terms of knowing what they need and how each individual learns, is amazing.

“To add to this I had access to the InterActive platform and the luxury of being able to watch live HD quality video lectures, which really helped with my exam preparation. On many occasions I managed to attain a distinction due to being able to play the videos over and over again whenever and wherever I liked. ACCA is a tough programme to study, but because of the facilities and support I had from LSBF, it really made it an easy and enjoyable experience.”

What is the student life like at LSBF?

“At LSBF I have taken great pleasure in being in an environment with students from over 150 countries! Getting to learn about new cultures is a great experience, as it provides you with a more globalised perspective to business.”

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Folakemi Odusanya

ACCA Online + Part Time at LSBF
Nigeria

ACCA student Folakemi Odusanya, who aspires to one day run her own business, is a true embodiment of what hard work is all about! After previously studying Accounting, Folakemi decided to discontinue and, instead, pursue fulltime work.

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ACCA student Folakemi Odusanya, who aspires to one day run her own business, is a true embodiment of what hard work is all about! After previously studying Accounting, Folakemi decided to discontinue and, instead, pursue fulltime work.

ACCA student Folakemi Odusanya, who aspires to one day run her own business, is a true embodiment of what hard work is all about! After previously studying Accounting, Folakemi decided to discontinue and, instead, pursue fulltime work. However, she soon recognised the true benefits of becoming an ACCA member via the revolutionary online platform, InterActive.

“My friend is a student at LSBF and invited me to watch one of Martin Jones’ lectures online and I was so impressed. I just thought, wow! It was the perfect solution for people who are not young, have a family and are working fulltime. I then registered for some revision lectures and went on to study P2.

As if studying for ACCA wasn’t hard enough, Folakemi currently works in the Group Finance team at Capita PLC.

“My job is very demanding, as I manage six people from here [in the UK], another 6 people in India and 486 bank accounts every month. However, I was able to fit ACCA at LSBF around my schedule and I managed to get a good score on P2. I couldn’t believe it! I was so glad, so happy; I was calling everybody to tell them.”

How do the skills you learned at LSBF play a part in your current job role?

“Studying at LSBF and going back to work made me think about my job a lot more and question why I was doing certain things. Once you enter a professional environment and put everything into context, you can really begin to appreciate what you’ve learnt in your studies. Everything I’ve learnt at LSBF helps me to manage my team and ensure I carry out my work effectively.”

I’m so glad I chose LSBF. It has the best online lectures and really good tutors. I would recommend the school to everyone!

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Rafael Laky

ACCA + BSc Applied Accounting
Brazil

Rafael approaches life and his studies with the belief that he can do whatever he sets his mind to. Considering his track record, it’s hard to argue otherwise.

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Rafael approaches life and his studies with the belief that he can do whatever he sets his mind to. Considering his track record, it’s hard to argue otherwise.

Founder, TwitInvest

Rafael approaches life and his studies with the belief that he can do whatever he sets his mind to. Considering his track record, it’s hard to argue otherwise. As well as studying hard for his ACCA exams and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Accounting, he has established his start-up business, ‘TwitInvest’. This new challenge has allowed Rafael to show just how talented and insightful he is.

‘TwitInvest’ is a social network that focuses on bringing together Brazilian students and professionals who work, or are interested in, financial markets. Rafael has been investing in the Brazilian stock and future markets (BMF and BOVESPA) since the crash of 2008.

He created ‘TwitInvest’ after he had found it difficult to find the right information or a medium to discuss with other investors. He is currently working on an important partnership with one of Brazil's biggest stocks and futures brokerage firms, ‘Um Investimentos’. This will allow his company to sell financial products to members and even foreigners willing to invest in Brazil. Rafael also hopes to give back to the community by making ‘TwitInvest’ something that supports environmentally aware companies.

He is working on three new projects at the moment – a company directory called ‘Lista Empresas’; a jobs board called ‘Lista Empregos’; and a social network that works as a database of ideas, ‘Por um Brasil Melhor’.

As someone who’s passionate about entrepreneurship and business ventures, Rafael sees the development of his start-up as a learning curve, which will help him to develop his career even further.

“The businesses are still quite young, there are always new challenges but, I'm learning from all of them. The biggest lesson I've learned so far is to be confident about, and believe in my ideas and share them with people who share that vision and who could potentially help me drive the project further.”

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Kyle Tyrrell

ACCA Part-time at LSBF
United Kingdom

ACCA student Kyle Tyrrell is the true personification of a high achiever. Alongside his position as a Finance Business Partner at AXA Insurance UK, he’s also investing in the development of his career by studying part-time at LSBF for his ACCA qualification.

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ACCA student Kyle Tyrrell is the true personification of a high achiever. Alongside his position as a Finance Business Partner at AXA Insurance UK, he’s also investing in the development of his career by studying part-time at LSBF for his ACCA qualification.

Finance Business Partner, AXA Insurance UK

ACCA student Kyle Tyrrell is the true personification of a high achiever. Alongside his position as a Finance Business Partner at AXA Insurance UK, he’s also investing in the development of his career by studying part-time at LSBF for his ACCA qualification.

“In the finance world, the ACCA qualification can open several doors. Since I started studying, one of the main things I have taken away is the foundation knowledge that ACCA gives you. Sometimes, just having experience is not enough. You need to have the base-knowledge which you can then apply into the daily situations. If you haven’t got that, it can be difficult to progress this industry.”

Since the beginning of his career, Kyle always knew the importance being constantly updated with the latest trends in the industry. As someone who’s passionate about what he does and strengthening his already established career in the financial industry, Kyle enjoys the challenges that only a career in finance can provide:

“The best thing about working in finance is that you get an access to all areas of the business. You are not only specifically working with marketing or sales, you are given access to the whole business. The fact that you are fully conscious of the business operations makes the financial sector constantly challenging, which is something great! ”

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Saad Mir

ACCA
United Kingdom

Saad Mir is a Pakistani student who graduated in 2011 with ACCA Professional Level. Since graduating from LSBF in 2011, Saad worked as the Regional Head of 'You Help Us' (a Pakistani NGO based in London) before gaining the position of Advisory Associate at Deloitte Pakistan.

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Saad Mir is a Pakistani student who graduated in 2011 with ACCA Professional Level. Since graduating from LSBF in 2011, Saad worked as the Regional Head of 'You Help Us' (a Pakistani NGO based in London) before gaining the position of Advisory Associate at Deloitte Pakistan.

Saad Mir is a Pakistani student who graduated in 2011 with ACCA Professional Level. Studying at LSBF, one of the best colleges for ACCA, gave him a definite edge over his competitors in the job market. He is now an Advisory Associate at Deloitte Pakistan.

Since graduating from LSBF in 2011, Saad worked as the Regional Head of 'You Help Us' (a Pakistani NGO based in London) before gaining the position of Advisory Associate at Deloitte Pakistan. He is now a key member in a year-long, operational audit of what is understood to be the world's largest Cash Dispensation Programme.

"Studying at a premier college has definitely given me an edge over my competitors. I was told in my interviews that I was given preference because I had studied at one of the best colleges for ACCA. Studying at such an elite institution has given me the confidence to present and justify my opinions in front of large audiences.

The course was incredibly thorough and accessible. The lecturers explained everything so well that I never needed to ask questions. They gave us their personal email addresses so that we could contact them with queries at any time, and the interactive sessions were a luxury for studying."

What's your advice for new students?

"Think outside the box. Real life is very different from student. Listen more to your lecturers than to your textbooks, as they are blending real-life experience with knowledge – respect them and you will be respected."/i>

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