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Every second counts

February 20 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Every second counts

During revision, students can learn to apply their knowledge to exam questions, but most importantly, they gain exam technique on how to make sure they finish within the allocated time limit. 

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60 Seconds with Theano Stamou, our PQ of the Year

February 19 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

60 Seconds with Theano Stamou, our PQ of the Year

What is the secret behind Theano’s amazing success story? She left Greece aged 23 and moved to London in pursuit of new career challenges. Currently part-qualified and studying for the Strategic Business Leader exam, Theano shares with us what got her to the shortlist of the prestigious PQ Magazine Awards in 2020.

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Understanding Requirements and Question Context

February 19 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Understanding Requirements and Question Context

Many years ago, I set an ACCA Management Accounting exam. One sitting, I decided to test inventory control, First in, First Out (FiFO) and Last in, First Out (LiFO) etc. and how management accounting should reflect how inventory is stored and used by a company. 

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Marketing practices that have become essential for every business

February 17 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Marketing practices that have become essential for every business

A business can only derive profits if it becomes a recognisable brand. Reaching out to the masses and building a connect with them is imperative for a brand’s success. After all, it is the customers that drive profitability to the business. Hence, marketing is the link that helps to establish a brand, and subsequently drives engagement. This blog puts the spotlight on the best marketing strategies and explores the various nuances involved.

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‘A Diamond is Forever’ – just don’t bank on one.

February 14 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

‘A Diamond is Forever’ – just don’t bank on one.

This Valentine’s Day, those lucky enough to afford it will be exchanging diamond rings and jewellery as a token of their love and affection. However, purchasing diamonds isn’t actually a very sensible investment at all. One of the most successful advertising campaigns of the last 100 years has made the majority of us unaware that a diamond loses more than fifty percent of its value as soon as it leaves the jewellery store. So how did a four-word advertising slogan written by Frances Gerety in 1948 turn an inexpensive gemstone into the ultimate symbol of wealth, power, and luxury? Let’s take a look at what many have called ‘the most successful marketing campaign of the 21st Century’.

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How can online courses enhance your career prospects?

February 10 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How can online courses enhance your career prospects?

In the conventional higher education system, students face a lot of setbacks, including exorbitant tuition costs, course shortages, and rigid course schedules. These issues are causing students to turn to more flexible and affordable alternatives in higher education, like online courses. If you are interested in pursuing an online course and want to know how it can improve your career prospects, read on and find it out in this blog.

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What role does motivation play in managing an organisation?

February 06 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What role does motivation play in managing an organisation?

What role does motivation play in managing an organisation?

Motivation is one of the major factors for driving success. If you want to pursue a corporate career or want to start your own business, read on to learn about the importance of motivation for running a business.

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‘Your Future in Accountancy’ Conference

January 30 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

‘Your Future in Accountancy’ Conference

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) is delighted to announce that we will be holding an accountancy conference on Saturday 8 February. 

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Data Science and Accountancy

January 29 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Data Science and Accountancy

What you study today is not necessarily what you will need as your career progresses. This has never been truer than today where all professions appear to be at risk of becoming irrelevant unless they can continuously reinvent themselves to stay significant. 

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Excelling with spreadsheets in your CBE exam

January 27 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Excelling with spreadsheets in your CBE exam

ACCA has started introduction of Computer Based Exams (CBEs) in 2016. Some students confess that having to answer questions in Excel slows them down and some students even prepare solution on scrap paper before transferring all of the work into Excel or Word in the Exam.  

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The influence of promotions management in transforming the face of international marketing

January 27 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The influence of promotions management in transforming the face of international marketing

When creating a worldwide marketing plan, it is important for every business to overcome the many challenges posed at a global level. Companies benefit from having the flexibility to adapt to changing local market trends, tastes, and needs.

This is where promotions management comes in handy. As a unique branch of management, international businesses typically use a blend of promotional tools to create, maintain, and increase demand for goods and services worldwide.

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How will social media continue to dominate business communications?

January 22 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How will social media continue to dominate business communications?

Communication is often referred to as the lifeblood of a business, given the high value it holds. It plays an integral role in helping build a powerful relationship with customers and clients. The exchange of information, ideas, plans and a lot more, solely relies on communicating with one another.

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What would a sustainable capital market mean for us?

January 21 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What would a sustainable capital market mean for us?

Having a sustainable capital market sounds like a positive situation—but what does it mean? Find out what a sustainable capital market is, and how we can work towards its achievement. 

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Fail to Plan–Plan to Fail

January 20 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Fail to Plan–Plan to Fail

This is where planning becomes paramount for your success. Here are some things to consider while creating a plan.

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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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