OPINION & FEATURES
Challenge yourself and enter our ACCA for School Leavers competition for the chance to win 1 year of study for free!
This is a great opportunity if you are interested in studying accountancy at a professional level and improve your career prospects.
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Video: ‘Great Minds’ series – Brompton Bicycle MD Will Butler-Adams discusses how to run a successful business
Visibility is the most essential element of a successful business. This is the mantra of Will Butler-Adams, the managing director of Brompton Bicycle, the world-famous British folding bike-maker. According to him, profit, revenue and other variables play an important role, but “what you need in order to run a business is visibility.”
An extremely successful business and a prominent example of the new generation of UK manufacturers, Brompton has gained worldwide acclaim due to the quality, resistance and flexibility of its bicycles.
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Accountancy is a respected profession with great salaries and lots of career prospects. But where is it heading in the years to come?
Accountancy is a great profession that gives you the chance to work in any number of industries around the world. But like other sectors it’s also caught in a state of flux, as regulations change and technology plays an ever bigger role. So what might the accountancy practice of the future look like?Read more >>
Accounting is a profession that can lead to all kinds of opportunities. But did you know it could be your ticket into the sports industry?
When you think of accountancy, chances are that finance springs to mind. Of course, that’s the bread and butter of what accountants do – making sure that businesses and individuals can handle their income legally and effectively.Read more >>
Education helps equip students with the tools necessary to shatter the glass ceiling on what they could achieve, believes Sir John Major, former Prime Minister of the UK.
We recently spoke to Sir John as part of the LSBF ‘Great Minds’ series. Watch our interview of Sir John here, conducted by former UK Home Secretary and Education Secretary, David Blunkett.Read more >>
In this week’s StartUp Spotlight, we speak with Alya Marquardt, MD of Harley Street Health Centre group, which provides affordable private medical service with all tests and examinations done onsite for the patients’ convenience.
Harley Street Health Centre provides affordable private healthcare including immediate access to experienced GP and medical testing as well as a range of corporate services.Read more >>
LSBF ACCA alumnus Kyle Tyrrell is the true personification of a high achiever. Alongside his position as a Finance Business Partner at AXA Insurance UK, he qualified as an ACCA-certified accountant in 2014 and is now setting up his own business – a catering company called ‘My Little Kitchen’ with a business partner.
Kyle shares with us that his ACCA qualification and the things he learnt while working towards the qualification have helped him greatly in his decision-making as a director at his startup.
Kyle also was one of the finalists of the PQ Awards 2014, in the PQ of the Year category.
We spoke to Kyle about his reasoning behind pursuing an ACCA qualification, the benefits of studying ACCA at LSBF and what his advice for new students would be.
Here are some excerpts from our conversation with Kyle…Read more >>
Tien Thi Thuy Tran from Vietnam has always wanted to pursue her ‘dream career’ in finance. But before entering her undergraduate degree programme, she felt she needed to be better prepared.
Tien’s decision to study the LSBF Foundation Programme in Business in order to pursue a career in the financial sector has reaped rich rewards and she is now well set on moving towards her goal of one day becoming a financial advisor.
Here are some excerpts from our chat with Tien…Read more >>
LSBF MBA graduate Emile Albert Lloyds has a high-flying career in the financial markets. After finishing his MBA at LSBF in 2010, he secured a job as an Investment Operations and Income Consultant a JP Morgan, one of the world’s largest financial companies.
How was Emile’s path to success paved at LSBF?
Here are some excerpts from our chat with Emile…Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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…Read more >>
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..Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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?Read more >>
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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