OPINION & FEATURES
In the US, graduation is called ‘commencement’, as it is perceived as the beginning of the rest of your life. The end of study, the start of reality.
For many, commencement - or indeed graduation - marks the beginning of the traditional job hunt season for thousands of people. Of course, there is always the option to startup your own business, however, to be a successful entrepreneur, academic knowledge and professional skills alone are not enough. In my eyes, there are three main ingredients for entrepreneurial success.
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One of the best things about a career in accounting is the wide variety of places around the world you could choose to work in; accounting certainly stands as a global profession.
Although some aspects of accountancy will vary from country to country, the basic principles remain the same - that means a CIMA qualification can take you almost anywhere! Here are just a few of the fantastic cities you could work in...Read more >>
It’s common for students to feel disappointed by exam results; but the real test is how you react to it.
In this article, LSBF Director of Professional Courses, Rob Sowerby, gives you advice on how to pick yourself up after failing an ACCA exam.Read more >>
Starting out in the business world is full of big decisions. By going it alone and setting up your own company you take significant risks that may not always work out, while taking on a leadership or strategic development role in an existing firm comes with expectations and dangers of its own.
Either way, your job is to take a business and make it grow, and then keep making it better. But once you manage to get your foot in the door, how do you become a successful leader?Read more >>
Attracting the right employees and having a welcoming atmosphere at work can spell the difference between success and failure for your SME.
To improve your business, you need create the right work environment and find the best team to help develop your firm into a success. If you can keep employees loyal, happy, and develop their skills, they’re more likely to want to stay with you for most of their career. This is especially important if you find an exceptional candidate.Read more >>
The Director of London’s Natural History Museum, Sir Michael Dixon, has spoken out about the importance of the impact technology can have on visitor experience.
Speaking in the museum’s Darwin Centre as a part of London School of Business and Finance’s (LSBF) Great Minds series, Sir Michael explained that technology is important for both visitor interaction and the scientific happenings behind the scenes.Read more >>
When you’ve studied hard to complete a postgraduate – or even undergraduate - qualification, it’s easy to think you’re set for the future. You’ve developed advanced skills that will really help you stand out and show employers that you have what it takes to succeed. Surely that’s the hard bit over?
In fact, there are a few more hurdles you need to clear in order to you secure an industry role. Here are LSBF’s top five tips for landing your first job after graduation:Read more >>
Dr Steve Priddy, Director of Research at LSBF, offers his advice to those deciding which MBA best fits their career plans.
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VTB Capital’s International Head of Infrastructure Capital and Project Finance, Masroor Haq, believes that education plays an important role when it comes to banking industry talent.
Speaking with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) as part of its Great Minds interview series at VTB Capital’s London headquarters in Bank, Mr Haq said that education can provide aspiring bankers with the tools they need to succeed in the industry.
In a market where skilled professionals are a scarce commodity, businesses are relying on interim resources to meet growth plans.
Today, change is a constant. As a result, businesses of all sizes and in all industries are increasingly looking beyond their conventional model of hiring by including interim professionals as part of their recruitment strategy.Read more >>
Whether they’re studying at university or obtaining practical experience at a company, there are a lot of people working towards chasing their dream careers today. There are also many people who may not be so sure of what they have to do to get there.
Once upon a time, all you needed to do to achieve your career aspirations was demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen industry. Times have changed a lot since then, but ambition hasn’t faded. That means that achieving your goals now requires a lot more effort and a much more colourful CV.
Are you looking to enter a new career? If you’re at a loss as to what to do next, here are the five steps you should take towards securing your dream job.Read more >>
Nearly half of the UK work force is looking for a career change, a new report produced by London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) suggests.
The study found that 47% of respondents wanted to change careers, though many were unsure when they would go ahead with it. Of those who did have a concrete plan, most were thinking of leaving their current roles in two years or earlier.Read more >>
This question emerges from a recent ComRes survey which showed that four in ten students felt that their university course had not been worth the fee that they had paid, as reported by BBC Radio 5 Live.
This is in comparison to the last national student survey, which indicated 86% student satisfaction. So what are the factors that could affect these answers?Read more >>
If you’re studying at university, chances are you’ve seen all the big employer names out on campus vying for your attention – and, ultimately, your talent.
Whether they’re running large campus events or popping up in your lecture theatres, you’re far more likely to meet a Times Top 100 employer than see a small, local start-up making an appearance on campus.Read more >>
In just seven years, Kyle Tyrrell went from working as a chef in a catering business to becoming head of finance at one of the world’s leading insurance companies.
He was awarded Newly Qualified (NQ) Accountant of the Year at the 2015 PQ Magazine Awards. Here, Kyle talks about how his career has excelled since completing ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF).Read more >>
There are a lot of misconceptions about working in accountancy - for example, many assume that finance is a boring subject. As we have written before, this is not necessarily the case.
In addition to having a good head for numbers, accountants also need a sharp sense of professional ethics, an eye for detail, and the ability to make informed judgements about financial decisions – there’s a lot more to it than the public perceptions.Read more >>
What can the next generation of young people expect when it comes to higher education?
Professor Maurits Van Rooijen discusses the value of higher education and the need for a change in attitudes towards re-entering the educational system later in life.Read more >>
Ryan Holmes makes a couple of fair comments when he questions the value of the MBA.
It is true that anyone can get rich without an MBA. Buying a lottery ticket does not require an MBA and since the lottery makes someone very rich, some might take that as proof that no MBA is required. And, of course, there are several genius artists who made it rich without an MBA (some even without any arts education).Read more >>
Later this year, ACCA will move to 4 sittings per year, with the first new sitting in September (not in all exam centres, so check the ACCA website for full details).
Naturally, a lot of students are asking me questions even now as they register for June 2015 classes and exams – so here is my best attempt to answer them.Read more >>
In this edition of Startup Spotlight, we spoke with Céline Lazorthes, CEO and Founder of Mangopay, a new marketplace and crowdfunding payment platform.
Mangopay enables marketplaces and crowdfunding platforms to accept third-party payments, create and manage e-wallets (white label), split funds and collect fees in a simple, secure and transparent way.Read more >>
Amy McPherson, CEO of Marriott Hotels Europe, shares with LSBF the secrets to a successful career in business.
Great business leaders know how to surround themselves with good people – that is the secret to a successful career in business according to Amy McPherson, the CEO of Marriott Hotels Europe.Read more >>
Michael Bruce, CEO and founding partner of disruptive hybrid estate agency Purplebricks, spoke with LSBF in the latest edition of Startup Spotlight.
Purplebricks.com is a disruptive hybrid estate agency model - we combine the expertise of a Local Property Expert with a unique online platform, giving customers a 24/7 service at a fraction of the cost charged by high street estate agencies.Read more >>
In this edition of Startup Spotlight, we speak with Sara Bell, CEO and founder of Tempus Energy, a new renewables-focused ‘disrupt’ energy supplier in the UK.
Tempus Energy has developed a disruptive technology to create cost savings across the electricity supply chain. In March 2015, we launched a new kind of electricity supplier, which matches customers’ energy use with times when renewable generation is plentiful and wholesale prices are lower.Read more >>
In this edition of Startup Spotlight, we speak with Jim Thomson, CEO of SATcase™, a reliable communications device aimed at keeping remote-area travellers and workers connected to the world at all times.
SATcase™ is a revolutionary new communications device that uses satellite technology to help keep people safe in remote areas of the globe.Read more >>