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Why you should study an accounting and finance short course

January 16 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Why you should study an accounting and finance short course

You don’t need to be planning a career in banking or the commercial sector to study an accounting and finance short course. The skills you’ll earn from these courses will find uses in everyday life, from understanding the significance of certain financial transactions happening around us all the time, to developing stronger financial planning abilities which can be used to organise your personal finances, or in your professional role.

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The partnership of accountants and data scientists make for a successful formula

January 13 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The partnership of accountants and data scientists make for a successful formula

The accountancy sector is changing as a result of the introduction of automation and the expansion of data analytics. Not only have these two factors led to an increased amount of data for accountants to use, but they have also meant that risk management and decision-making can be performed with a significant amount of insight. Therefore, many accountants have begun to team up with data scientists to make sense of the vast amounts of data available to them. 

 

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How education can help UK’s soft skills crisis | LSBF Blog

January 13 ,2020 | by Emma Chadwick

How education can help UK’s soft skills crisis | LSBF Blog

The UK may be suffering from a soft skills crisis which could threaten business productivity, a recent study by Instructure has found.

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Why should you focus on consumer behaviour for targeted marketing?

December 23 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Why should you focus on consumer behaviour for targeted marketing?

Imagine standing at the supermarket, in front of the hair products aisle, and choosing a single shampoo from the dozens of varieties sitting there.

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What has contributed to the global popularity of international businesses?

December 23 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What has contributed to the global popularity of international businesses?

Globalisation has made communication between countries, regions and people much simpler, allowing businesses to expand globally and have a larger contribution to the global marketplace. 

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5 New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

December 18 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

According to a recent survey, only nine percent of us manage to carry out our New Year’s resolutions. However, it’s not all bad news. The Journal of Clinical Psychology also found that simply making a resolution over the New Year makes us ten times more likely to change our behaviour in a positive manner! So, if you’re thinking about making changes to your personal, professional, or academic life this January, here are some ideas to help you hit the ground running.

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Why ACCA has a remarkable number of female students

December 13 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Why ACCA has a remarkable number of female students

The professional world is always considered a man’s playfield but going by statistics, that ratio is fast changing. Accountancy is one such sector which is becoming increasingly female-dominated, with ACCA now having 40% females which comprise half of the total group. 

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5 ways to reduce holiday stress and stay on course with your studies

December 09 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 ways to reduce holiday stress and stay on course with your studies

After finally freeing yourself from your school or workplace routine, you’re looking at several weeks of free time and quality moments with family and friends. It also seems like a great opportunity to fit in some uninterrupted study time. But how can you make sure that time doesn't get consumed by holiday fun and responsibilities? Read this blog to find out our top tips for avoiding a holiday study faux-pas and making the most of your holiday season. 

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How is strategic technology management revolutionising the global business environment?

December 05 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How is strategic technology management revolutionising the global business environment?

For business owners and managers, investing in the right technologies is crucial to ensure the efficiency of their in-house business activities. Sourcing technologies and assessing their value allows you to focus on issues pertaining to understanding technology trends and breakthroughs. Read on for more insights into technology management strategies and their role in the global business environment.

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An overview of AAT qualifications

December 05 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

An overview of AAT qualifications

Accountancy has always been considered a reliable profession for students. It is seen as a fool-proof career plan, reassuring and high paying, but accountancy is so much more than that!

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Follow the Leader with Julian Hoseason

December 04 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Follow the Leader with Julian Hoseason

Continuing our series of webinars with Follow the Leader, we met Distinguished Senior Lecturer Julian Hoseason for his insights on modern leadership characteristics, and how LSBF’s online master’s programmes can enhance your qualities as a leader.

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The role of Data Science culture in the application of organisational analytics

December 03 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The role of Data Science culture in the application of organisational analytics

What is data science and how can it be used in a business?

Back in the early 90s, artificial intelligence seemed far-fetched. In today’s time, it is a reality. Such advanced technology has ushered the use of big data and the need for storage of such sensitive information.

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What is the importance of strategic marketing in an organisation?

November 20 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What is the importance of strategic marketing in an organisation?

In the sea of data, how do organisations make their products truly stand out? Grabbing the attention of the masses is easier said than done these days, and this is why strategic marketing is becoming an increasingly popular as a tool in this respect.

For an organisation, strategic marketing is now vital for sustaining itself in the long run. The focus of this blog is not just highlighting the importance of strategic marketing but also the factors to keep in mind while implementing it.

Read on to find out how the strategic role of marketing can give any business a real boost in the marketplace.

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Can video games help you ace your ACCA exams?

November 18 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Can video games help you ace your ACCA exams?

While you may know of the social benefits of playing video games, you may not be aware of how they can also help with your accountancy career. Video games present a number of cognitive benefits that can pay off when you are preparing for your ACCA exams.

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How can efficient project management enhance your leadership skills?

November 07 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How can efficient project management enhance your leadership skills?

How can efficient project management enhance your leadership skills?

A project manager oversees the various tasks involved in a project or programme to ensure a smooth process from start to finish. Creating a conductive environment and motivating team in the right direction is an essential part of the job. 

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Essentials of an exceptional leadership development programme

October 31 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Essentials of an exceptional leadership development programme

Leadership is not just about giving orders and having them obeyed. To truly lead an individual has to be an innovator and a mentor who inspires staff and encourages them to be productive. 

 

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What can I become with a master's degree in finance and investment?

October 30 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What can I become with a master's degree in finance and investment?

Gone are the days when financial operations were at the core of financial institutions only. Today, finance is a critical function for all businesses, irrespective of whether that business happens to be small, medium or large-scale. Organisations rely on efficient financial operations, not only to ensure that the organisation's financial health is maintained and enhanced, but also to contribute to important decision-making processes. 

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AAT vs ACCA – How to choose an accountancy qualification?

October 28 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

AAT vs ACCA – How to choose an accountancy qualification?

When choosing which accounting qualification to study it is important to understand the current position of the applicant. It depends very much on the current academic status of the individual and their eventual goal. Both qualifications are valuable to your future career path. The AAT qualification is an entry-level qualification that was set up to encourage students at school to get a head start in learning accounting. It can be studied from the age of 16 and is used as an introductory qualification for young school leavers but also as a key tool for those joining the profession as part of a career change in later life. It leads to the status of being an accounting technician. The ACCA qualification leads towards full professional status and can be pursued after leaving school, given certain minimum qualifications are met or it is open access at mature entry.

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What is AAT and what their levels are equivalent to?

October 14 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What is AAT and what their levels are equivalent to?

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification is gaining significant popularity among students as it is an excellent way to progress career or to help starting a new accounting role.

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How can social media marketing grow your business?

October 07 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How can social media marketing grow your business?

Social Media Marketing can help you grow your business - find out how. 

 

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Is it a good idea to study ACCA online?

September 24 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Is it a good idea to study ACCA online?

Studying the ACCA online offers a flexible mode of study - either part-time or full-time - that can be accommodated to fit around student job timings or personal activities. 

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How to be a good marketing executive

September 23 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to be a good marketing executive

Read on to find out more about marketing and what the job role of a marketing executive entails. 

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5 good reasons to study a Global MBA

September 18 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 good reasons to study a Global MBA

In today’s fast-paced world, it is essential for business professionals to keep abreast with the corporate, financial, and political developments taking place at every moment.

In studying a Global MBA you’ll develop the ability to spot emerging risks and opportunities, and conduct independent global reporting, expert commentary and analysis. If you are looking to accentuate your business management capabilities, take a look at some of the advantages of studying a Global MBA degree.

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Major principles of brand management for a successful business

September 16 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Major principles of brand management for a successful business

Read this article to find out about the wide range of services that are offered by brand management to promote customer loyalty and build brand awareness.

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Why should you study leadership and management?

September 05 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Why should you study leadership and management?

Read this blog if you want to know the difference between being a leader and being a manager. 

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