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LSBF Student Interview: David Taylor

May 29 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Student Interview: David Taylor

Continuing with our LSBF Alumni series, we spoke with LSBF ACCA Online student David Taylor.

David ,26, lives in Glasgow. After leaving school at the age of 16 he made the decision to go straight into full-time work as an accountant, planning to return to higher education at a later point in his career.

After finding himself with less and less time to spend in the classroom, he looked for study alternatives, discovering the perfect solution in LSBF’s online courses. These programmes, delivered entirely online, offered him the flexibility he needed during a particularly busy time in his life.

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Christiaan Heemskerk

May 28 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Christiaan Heemskerk

Christiaan Heemskerk graduated from LSBF in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Marketing. Using the knowledge gained from his time at LSBF of the most up-to-date theories in Digital Marketing, he secured his current position as Agency Acquisition Manager at Google European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

Studying at LSBF allowed Christiaan to not only gain valuable theoretical insight but also ensured attain practical implementation of course knowledge. The forward-looking nature of LSBF’s Marketing postgraduate programme gave him the upper hand he needed to outdo his competitors in the job market and step into his new role.

Here’s an excerpt from our chat with Christiaan…

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Rotimi Oke

May 27 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Rotimi Oke

As part of our ‘LSBF Alumni’ series, we spoke with LSBF graduate Rotimi Oke.

After finishing his GGSB Masters in International Business (MIB) at LSBF in 2011, Rotimi used his business management and networking skills to become Managing Director of Iretidu Limited, a Nigerian investment holding company with operations across a wide range of sectors, covering from IT to Real Estate.

While at LSBF, he made the most of the wide range of career support and maximised his time in a multicultural environment to make numerous contacts and pursue business ideas.

Here’s an excerpt from our chat with Romiti..

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Video: LSBF Trading & Financial Market Analysis Week in London

May 23 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Last month, classrooms at LSBF’s London City Campus were converted into a trading floor as students in the GGSB MSc in Finance programme took part in the Trading & Financial Market Analysis week 2014, a practical experience in trading and risk management.

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Video: LSBF Student President Meets HND Creative Arts Students at LCCA

May 23 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The President of the LSBF Student Association paid a visit to the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA) campus, where he met with students  in the HND (Higher National Diploma) Creative Arts course.

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LSBF Student Progression and Retention Rates Exceed Sector Average

May 22 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Student Progression and Retention Rates Exceed Sector Average

As a centre of education excellence, LSBF strives to provide students with first-class experience and academic development.  Reflecting those efforts, the latest figures collated by the School’s exams and assessment office show that postgraduate and undergraduate students’ progression and retention rates at LSBF are higher than some of the national average public sector figures.

According to the data, across all undergraduate programmes, LSBF maintained a progression rate of 82%, with some courses such as the Bachelors in Business Management achieving up to 93% of progression. At postgraduate level, Masters programmes offered at LSBF have achieved an average progression rate of 80%, with the MSc Finance achieving between 94% to 100% progression.

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VIDEO: 'Great Minds' Series - Nomura Bank’s Managing Director Speaks on Investment Banking

May 15 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Students aiming to work in investment banking have to start planning their entry into the industry early – that’s the secret to a successful career according to Guy Hayward-Cole, Managing Director EMEA Mergers & Acquisitions at Nomura Bank International.

We recently spoke to him as part of the LSBF ‘Great Minds’ series during a visit to the school’s new London City Campus, in Billiter Street. Watch our interview of Mr Hayward-Cole here.

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After Liverpool’s dramatic end to the season, we look at some of their more colourful managers.

May 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

After Liverpool’s dramatic end to the season, we look at some of their more colourful managers.

The title race for this year’s Barclays Premier League title went right down to the wire this weekend (May 11th). Liverpool fans might be disappointed to have just missed out on the victory, but it’s fair to say this season has been quite a ride for the Merseyside team.

As the club looks forward to next season and plots its path to victory, we look at some of Liverpool’s best-known managers and ask what they can teach us about leadership. How did they help to forge one of the dominant forces in English football?

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How to build a successful career in tourism and hospitality

May 07 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to build a successful career in tourism and hospitality

Tourism and hospitality are both huge industries that can take you all over the world in a wide variety of roles.

Ultimately, that means that there is no single jobs market. If you’re looking to work in tourist attractions like museums and art galleries, competition is particularly fierce and you’ll need a different level of knowledge compared to working in theme parks or cinemas.

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5 tips on how to succeed in energy and sustainability careers

May 01 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 tips on how to succeed in energy and sustainability careers

Few sectors attract as much media attention as energy, oil and gas, carbon entrepreneurship and sustainable businesses. But how do you thrive in this tough career?

There are lots of different challenging and rewarding career options if you have an interest in energy and sustainability. Perhaps you’re considering developing low-carbon technologies, either through your own startup or working for an energy company. You might be looking to manage a firm’s sustainability programme or rise through the ranks of and oil and gas company.

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Competition: ‘Share the Pain’ To Study at LSBF for FREE!

April 25 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Competition: ‘Share the Pain’ To Study at LSBF for FREE!

Heard something cringe-worthy in the office lately? Have a funny office jargon-use anecdote to tell?

Share your tale of woe with us to win a chance to study an Executive Education course at LSBF for FREE!

 

To enter this competition, visit: http://bit.ly/ShareThePain

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5 Tips to Succeed in Investment Banking and M&A

April 24 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 Tips to Succeed in Investment Banking and M&A

Investment banking and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are not the easiest of sectors to succeed in, but commitment and commercial awareness will stand you in good stead.

Whenever they hear about investment banking and mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the first thing most people think about is the fabled high level of reward. But to draw such a large salary and earn considerable bonuses, you’ll have to put in plenty of hard work to progress your career.

Breaking into this competitive job market is one thing, but how do you advance once you’re there? In short, you’ll have to consistently produce

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5 Bosses You Don’t Want to Become

April 23 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 Bosses You Don’t Want to Become

Everyone knows that moving up the career ladder is a tough task, but avoid turning into one of these horrible bosses.

Getting that first job is hard enough, but progressing in your career’s far from simple. Taking on responsibility for managing others can be an important part of that learning curve – but it’s important to become the right kind of boss.

It’s safe to say these people never learned that lesson. Here are some of the worst bosses ever to have graced your TV screen or cinema. A word to the wise: whatever they do, do the opposite.

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4 Annoying Office Types and How to Handle Them

April 22 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

4 Annoying Office Types and How to Handle Them

Everyone knows one of these jerks in their office. How do you deal with them?

Climbing the career ladder can be tough but rewarding, and if you have great colleagues the job becomes much easier. Yet every office has that one person who manages to irritate everyone at once – and it’s everyone’s job to deal with them.

Here are some of the most common types of office jerk, as well as some tips to handle them.

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Do you have what it takes to be a management consultant?

April 21 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Do you have what it takes to be a management consultant?

Management consulting is one of those professions everybody’s heard of, but few seem to really understand. Do you have what it takes?

What’s the job?

You’ll hear lots of jargon and buzzwords around management consulting, but in its purest form it’s a fairly simple role to understand. It involves conducting thorough analysis and assessing the processes and procedures in an organisation, before providing objective advice on everything from IT systems and supply chain management to human resources and marketing techniques.

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How to pass the ACCA F8 and P7 papers

April 18 ,2014 | by Paul Merison

How to pass the ACCA F8 and P7 papers

By Paul Merison*

I have been an audit tutor for almost 18 years. Throughout that time, students have struggled to pass audit papers. In fact I regularly meet students who have only 2 papers left to complete their ACCA exams – F8 and P7. It happens far too often.

So, here is my advice on how to pass F8 and P7 (it is mostly the same advice for both papers).

But this will not make you pass.

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Are we really in a Tech Bubble?

April 16 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Are we really in a Tech Bubble?

The technology sector has apparently gone from strength to strength recently – but is it a bubble and if so, will it burst?

When the company behind Candy Crush Saga said it was planning an initial public offering (IPO), many commentators saw the initial valuation of King Digital Entertainment Plc at $7.6 billion (£4.54 billion) as over-ambitious. By the time shares had fallen by over 15 per cent at the end of its first day of trading, it seemed they had been proved right.

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10 best places to visit in London this summer

April 16 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

10 best places to visit in London this summer

Few cities are as exciting as London, but what are the best things to do in the UK capital?

For centuries London has been known as one of the biggest business centres in Europe and the world. But it’s also a vibrant and fast-moving city which is packed with attractions to visit. Whether you’ve visited before or you’re totally new to the capital, here are some of the biggest visitor attractions you can’t afford to miss.

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5 Tips to get a great job in ecommerce accounting

April 15 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 Tips to get a great job in ecommerce accounting

There are some excellent opportunities for the right graduates in the ecommerce accounting sector.

Accounting is a fantastic sector to work in. With a great starting salary, strong prospects and the freedom to work in countries all over the world with the right qualifications, the possibilities are virtually endless. But one sector in particular where the future looks bright is ecommerce.

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In Pictures: Trading and Market Analysis Week 2014 at LSBF

April 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In Pictures: Trading and Market Analysis Week 2014 at LSBF

For five days, a classroom at LSBF’s London City Campus has been converted into a fully-fledged trading floor as students in the GGSB MSc in Finance programme took part in the Trading & Financial Market Analysis week 2014, a practical experience in trading and risk management.

The programme was delivered in partnership with Amplify Trading Ltd, a City of London trading firm that specialises in market analysis, global trading, professional training and trader development.

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VIDEO: Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates Discuss Helping Others and Sharing Their Wealth

April 10 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Watch Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood star Matt Damon and Ukrainian entrepreneur Victor Pinchuk discuss their separate philanthropic efforts to help others around the world. Their success has enabled them to help others in need and that motivation acts as a great source of inspiration for all.

 

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Post Kraft/Cadbury M&A activity in the UK

April 08 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Post Kraft/Cadbury M&A activity in the UK

In this article, Lecturer Paul Bisping discusses and analyses post-Kraft/Cadbury activity in the UK 

7 September 2009 is a date enshrined in the UK mergers and acquisitions calendar. On that Monday morning over 4 years ago the takeover of Cadbury by Kraft foods set in motion a litany of changes to takeover rules in the UK. By January 2010 and after several higher bid announcements, Cadbury’s shareholders followed Chairman, Roger Carr’s advice and accepted Kraft’s final offer.

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Competition: Study an Online ACCA Paper for FREE

April 04 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Competition: Study an Online ACCA Paper for FREE

We’re on a mission to find the world’s number one ACCA revision tip with the launch of an exciting online contest, #TopACCATip. Read below to find out how you win the chance to study an ACCA paper for free.

The contest is open to all ACCA students around the world to participate for the chance to study a FREE online ACCA paper.

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VIDEO: There’s More to Accountancy than Bean Counting

April 03 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Find out from our ACCA students how an accountancy qualification helped them to achieve success in the financial sector.
Our accountancy courses are designed to help budding accountants achieve their professional goals. For a high-flying career in accountancy, click here to find out more about what qualification will suit you best.

Click here to find out how you can study one of our online ACCA courses for FREE, by sharing your best ACCA revision tip!

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What Goes Around, Comes Around – Part 1 of 2

March 28 ,2014 | by Dr Steve Priddy

What Goes Around, Comes Around – Part 1 of 2

In the first of this two-part feature, Dr Steve Priddy draws on his own experience to recount ‘divorced from reality’ financial forecasting from the dotcom-boom era.

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