London School of Business & Finance offers three pre-master’s courses that give students the opportunity to boost their confidence, strengthen their academic and soft skills, and build an understanding of the British educational system and methods. Graduates will also be able to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to progress onto the postgraduate programme of their choice.
The focused and intensive BCIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. Pre-sessional English and Graduate Certificate in Business programmes represent an alternative route to your MBA or Master’s if you:
- are an international student, and your qualification is not equivalent to a British degree or you have never studied in the UK before
- are not confident with your English skills or your score is slightly lower than the postgraduate entry requirements
- have not met the minimum academic requirements with your undergraduate degree (less than 2:2)
- did not study a business-related subject in your undergraduate degree
- only marginally meet minimum entry requirements and need to strengthen your application after advice from the LSBF admissions board
The BCIT Graduate Certificate gives you the opportunity to study in Vancouver, Canada. It can help you advance your career or refresh your knowledge before you undertake studies for an MBA. Completion of the course guarantees your entry into an MBA programme at one of three reputable institutions in London, New York and Helsinki.
There are two semesters, each including five modules, which will be completed over 8 months.
The Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is a vocational business qualification, awarded by Edexcel, which provides an alternative access to Higher Education. This programme has been developed for mature learners (21+) who are looking to develop their business careers further. The course is suitable for those students who don’t possess an undergraduate degree, or require guidance in preparing for the rigours of postgraduate study.
The programme is divided into two semesters, each including five modules, which students will complete in 12-15 months.
The Graduate Certificate in Business* programme is a pre-master’s course designed by LSBF. The programme is ideal for international students looking for a bridging course before starting a business-related postgraduate degree.
Candidates might have never studied in the UK or will have left university and usually are not ready to go straight into an MBA or similar Master’s degrees. This is also the perfect programme if you don’t currently have the required level of English language proficiency, and aim to enrol onto an MBA or other Master’s programmes.
It can be studied full-time (6 months), part-time (9 months) or online (6-12 months), and upon completion it will guarantee progression onto a Master’s programme.
The Pre-sessional English course refines your English skills to the standard you need to enter and succeed at postgraduate studies. As well as improving your overall level of communication in an academic context, it familiarises you with technical terms you are likely to encounter during your studies.
The pre-master's programmes act as bridging courses before starting one of our business-related postgraduate degrees, including:
*programmes subject to approval of association and programmes of study