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Lyft drive ahead with online learning platform Udacity

September 27 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Lyft drive ahead with online learning platform Udacity

For many of us, self-driving cars still seem like a distant reality, confined to the realms of Silicon Valley. However, the strides being made in this field are making it look increasingly likely we are heading for a future where self-driving cars dominate our roads.

Supported by developing e-learning platforms, companies such as Lyft are looking to get more people involved in contributing to the future of private, and potentially public transport.

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#StartUpSpotlight: AdSnap

September 05 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

#StartUpSpotlight: AdSnap

In this edition of StartUp Spotlight, we meet AdSnap co-founder Thomas Lawrence.

AdSnap provides brands and advertising agencies the technology to measure the effectiveness of their offline advertising. 

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The best business podcasts

August 24 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The best business podcasts

Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular and they’re an alternative way to gain knowledge and get inspired.

Read on to discover some new listening material! 

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How to become an accountant

August 21 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

How to become an accountant

This post will introduce you to the career of an accountant. You will learn which qualifications are best for this career path and what you can expect as a fully-fledged accountancy professional.

Accountancy is a well-respected and traditional role to enter. Though it takes much dedication, hard work and a high level of education, the career can be very rewarding.

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The pros and cons of HS2

August 07 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The pros and cons of HS2

High Speed 2 (HS2) is a railway line set to link the south of England with the north. It’s an ambitious and controversial plan with plenty of pros and cons.

HS2 is set to create plenty of jobs, not just for those in London, but in all areas it will pass through. It’s thought jobs will become available during the engineering process of the north-south railway and in the aftermath too in a range of industries. 

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#StartUpSpotlight: GLOBCOIN®

August 04 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

#StartUpSpotlight: GLOBCOIN®

Hélie d’Hautefort tells StartUp Spotlight about his idea for a new way to move money and pay abroad: no matter the country or the currency, GLOBCOIN® will keep you covered.

GLOBCOIN® is a fintech start-up based in London and Geneva which specialises in multi-currency payment. 

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#StartUpSpotlight: Campus Society

July 17 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

#StartUpSpotlight: Campus Society

This month, we met Rashid Ajami, CEO of Campus Society; a worldwide platform bringing together students from every corner of the globe.

Campus Society is the world’s only collaboration, networking, and media platform, specifically designed to globalise knowledge from the 200 million global student population.

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How can an ACCA qualification benefit your career?

July 17 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

How can an ACCA qualification benefit your career?

If you’ve recently become ACCA qualified – congratulations! The hard work has finally paid off and now is the perfect time to focus on your next steps! 

Becoming ACCA qualified means you have just joined the finest ranks of accounting professionals. You’ve gained a globally recognised qualification which has the power to open up countless opportunities for you – read on to find out more about them.

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What is a marketing degree?

June 30 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What is a marketing degree?

A marketing degree is an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification that explores a wide range of topics, such as market research, marketing strategy, consumer behaviour, advertising, and public relations. 

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What can you do with a marketing degree?

June 30 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What can you do with a marketing degree?

Getting a marketing degree can open the door to many different career paths, as you’ll develop a broad and increasingly valuable set of skills.

For example, a specialised online marketing degree will give you highly transferable skills, and a knowledge of marketing strategy is an extremely desirable trait in the vast majority of organisations. 

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#StartUpSpotlight: Biowatch

June 27 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

#StartUpSpotlight: Biowatch

With a growing role in the economy and the ability to create new markets, start-ups continue to bring innovation to business. 

To reflect all the latest developments in this section of the market, we are pleased to bring back our successful StartUp Spotlight column, exploring the latest new ideas.

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5 ways to fund your MBA

June 16 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 ways to fund your MBA

An MBA qualification is highly desirable – not least for the potential boost to salary and career opportunities for graduates.

Luckily, when it comes to funding your course, there are options.

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How to succeed in your ACCA studies

May 31 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

How to succeed in your ACCA studies

Going into the accountancy field is a big decision. If you’re planning to study for the ACCA qualification, one of the main factors you may have considered is the notorious difficulty of the exams – and how much work you’ll have to put in to ensure you get a good mark.

Don’t be too discouraged though; here’s our advice on how to give yourself the best chance of success.

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What are your options after you get your ACCA results?

April 18 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

What are your options after you get your ACCA results?

For most students, passing the ACCA exams takes up a huge amount of their time and energy – but once the results are in, a whole new challenge begins.

Here’s our advice on what to do, whether you pass or not.

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TEDxSquareMile to host City of London conference

March 06 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

TEDxSquareMile to host City of London conference

TEDxSquareMile, partner of LSBF Executive Education, will be hosting a conference in the City of London later this month.

TEDxSquareMile is a subset of the TED organisation, and encourages volunteers from the local community to create events to spark conversation, connection and community.   

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SEO link building: 5 must reads

March 01 ,2017 | by Claire Payne

SEO link building: 5 must reads

In an ever-increasing digital world, search engine optimisation is becoming more and more important when it comes to getting your company noticed. Link building is a vital part of SEO as it raises the credibility of your brand in the eyes of Google and, therefore, in the eyes of consumers.

Here are five insightful reads that can help you set the ball rolling.

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Top tips for beating exam stress

February 27 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Top tips for beating exam stress

There’s a lot of pressure on students to do well, whether it’s during school, university or whilst studying for a professional qualification. Therefore, it’s not uncommon to experience stress around exam time.

Stress can be both a help and a hindrance; you can let it get the better of you, or use it as a drive to improve your work. There are a variety of ways to manage stress so that you minimise its negative impacts, here are a few for you to try out:

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10 jokes only an accountant could understand

February 13 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

10 jokes only an accountant could understand

A lot of people think having a job focused on numbers means that you must not have a good sense of humour. However, any accountant will prove you wrong!

Here are our top ten jokes about finance and accountancy.

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Didn’t pass your ACCA exam? Here’s how to succeed next time

October 17 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Didn’t pass your ACCA exam? Here’s how to succeed next time

ACCA results are now out, but many students may not have achieved the marks they wanted. However, there’s no reason to feel downhearted – there are always re-sits where you can do better and learn from your experience.

Here are our tips on how to turn disappointing news into success the next time round.

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Video: Great Minds series - LSBF interviews Chris Wakerley MBE, MD of KPMG Boxwood

July 25 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

As part of the LSBF Great Minds series, Chris Wakerley MBE, Managing Director and Co-Founder of KPMG Boxwood, discussed his experiences of business in an interview with Dr Steve Priddy, Head of Research at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF).

Mr Wakerley co-founded Boxwood in 2000. The company has worked across a range of sectors - including retail, infrastructure, private equity and life sciences – and was acquired by KPMG in 2015.

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Office atmosphere can affect employee health

June 22 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

Office atmosphere can affect employee health

In addition to obvious culprits such as eating habits, smoking, and exercise, studies are increasingly showing that work environment can affect the health of staff members.

Factors such as employers’ attitudes to sick leave, stress, and “presenteeism” (staff being at their desks more than necessary) may all contribute to the overall health of workers.

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Video: Great Minds series - LSBF interviews Kath Easthope, Managing Director of Bite Global

May 20 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In a live interview with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), Kath Easthope, Managing Director of Bite Global – an agency which delivers innovative marketing and communications solutions, spoke about how the industry’s landscape has become more exciting to be a part of.

“I personally believe this is the most exciting time to be in communications,” she said. “The whole landscape we work in has changed […]It used to be that you created a client story and got coverage and were measured on the volume of coverage. But we are now competing with everyone.

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Video: Great Minds series - LSBF interviews Michael Gray, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill

April 26 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Michael Gray, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, and Area Vice President for the UK and Ireland for Hyatt International, has spoken out about the hospitality industry and the great career paths it has to offer.

Speaking to London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) as part of the Great Minds video series in the luxurious surroundings of The Churchill (the company’s London branch under his management), Mr Gray described hospitality sector careers as ‘wonderful’.

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Marga Hoek interviewed on award-winning book 'New Business Economy'

March 04 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Dr Steve Priddy, LSBF's Director of Research, has interviewed Dutch entrepreneur and author Marga Hoek about her recent best-selling book.

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Raunaq Zaidi

February 24 ,2016 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Raunaq Zaidi

Raunaq Zaidi, an Indian student who graduated in 2011 with an MBA (UoW) in Marketing Management, came to London because of its cultural diversity.

Studying in the uniquely multi-cultural environment of LSBF has fully prepared him for his job at the State Bank of India in London.

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