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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to be a successful retail manager

August 21 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to be a successful retail manager

Retail management is an ideal career choice for students who are interested in taking on significant work responsibilities at an early stage in their career.

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How can ACCA help the accountants of the 21st century?

August 15 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How can ACCA help the accountants of the 21st century?

Read this blog to find out why studying the ACCA qualification is an excellent way of enhancing your accountancy career.

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What does an operations researcher do?

July 12 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What does an operations researcher do?

This article will focus on what the job role of an operations researcher entails and the skills needed to be successful in the field. Read on to find out more!

 

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How to begin your career in entrepreneurship

July 05 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to begin your career in entrepreneurship

This blog will help you understand the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and how you can start a career in it. Read on to find out more!

 

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From corporations to cat care – Mike Elliot’s MBA journey

June 04 ,2019 | by Anisa Choudhary

From corporations to cat care – Mike Elliot’s MBA journey

Mike Elliot MBA is Head of Operations at Cats Protection – the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with 35 adoption centres and 250 volunteer branches. 

We sat down with him to highlight how his career has transitioned from working for corporations to entering the not-for profit sector. He also shares his advice on undertaking MBA’s.

 

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Why should you work in the oil and gas sector?

May 31 ,2019 | by Anisa Choudhary

Why should you work in the oil and gas sector?

Today’s oil and gas industry is full of exciting opportunities. More and more professionals are opting to enter this industry, thanks to the varied job roles and career progression it offers.

 

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Great Minds interview with Sir Alan Yarrow: former Lord Mayor of London

May 17 ,2019 | by Anisa Choudhary

Great Minds interview with Sir Alan Yarrow: former Lord Mayor of London

Watch another interview in our Great Minds series. In this episode, we sat down with Sir Alan Yarrow – Former Lord Mayor of London. Sir Alan’s job was to promote the UK as a place of investment around the world. Watch him explain what he did on a daily basis and why this was the “best job” he’s ever had.

 

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How to Develop Strategic Leadership Skills

April 26 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to Develop Strategic Leadership Skills

This article will help you understand the intricate details of how to develop strategic leadership skills and what importance it holds in the business setting. Read on to find out!

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How to Develop a Successful Marketing Strategy

April 09 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to Develop a Successful Marketing Strategy

Take a look at this article to get a clear idea of how to prepare a successful marketing strategy.

 

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Is a sales management course right for me?

February 14 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Is a sales management course right for me?

People who join sales and progress within the field over time could find themselves eventually leading a group of sales representatives. In order to successfully run a team, you will most likely need to have a solid knowledge of sales management.

Read the following blog to find out more about sales management and the skills required to succeed in this role.

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