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Why choose an MBA after an engineering degree?

October 16 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Why choose an MBA after an engineering degree?

An MBA has become the prized higher education goal for those looking to accelerate their careers and develop the management skills needed to lead their industries.

The versatility of a Master of Business Administration means that graduates from all disciplines - science, humanities, technology, and engineering - can supplement their bachelor’s studies to take their careers to the next level.

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5 ways to beat ACCA results day nerves

October 12 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 ways to beat ACCA results day nerves

With your ACCA grades just about to arrive, we thought we’d suggest a few proven tactics for combatting results day anxiety.

We hope you’re about to get the news you’ve been hoping for!

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‘Target 70% Higher Education participation by 2035’, UK Govt. urged

October 12 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

‘Target 70% Higher Education participation by 2035’, UK Govt. urged

A chapter by the director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, Nick Hillman, has caused a stir with its proposal that the UK should set a target for 70% of young people to be enrolled in higher education by 2035.

The proposal, found in A New Blue Book, is likely to ruffle the feathers within the Conservative Government, whose policies the publication is aimed at influencing.

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Online MBAs leading the way in digital degrees

October 06 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Online MBAs leading the way in digital degrees

The online digital degree movement is gaining momentum, and looks increasingly set to take us into a new education paradigm.

Nowhere is this more apparent than with the wildly popular MBA, which has become the must-have qualification for aspiring business aficionados.

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#StartUpSpotlight: Hot Since 91

October 03 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

#StartUpSpotlight: Hot Since 91

This month, Gold Mokwe - founder of Hot Since 91 - shares the story of how she brings nostalgic flair to events.

Hot Since 91 is a curated range of events and creative content with a social aim of bringing about diversity and unity through nostalgia. 

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The best business self-help books

September 29 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The best business self-help books

It’s always a great idea to make improvements to your life. Whether the changes affect your studies, career plan, or health, it’s important to strive for success!

Books can be a great way to gain new skills to help you. The self-help genre is widely popular, largely due to the first-person accounts of experiences you can relate to.

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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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