Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Join the Brighter Business School; ADVERTISING FEATURE LSBU's Business School Still Has Undergraduate Clearing Places in Accounting and Finance, Business Studies, Marketing and Computing. by Niki Chesworth

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Join the Brighter Business School; ADVERTISING FEATURE LSBU's Business School Still Has Undergraduate Clearing Places in Accounting and Finance, Business Studies, Marketing and Computing. by Niki Chesworth

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Byline: Niki Chesworth

IF you are looking to pursue a career in one of the areas listed, it is critical that your course content is highly relevant. The world of business is fast-paced and always evolving, and that is why at London South Bank University (LSBU) academics work closely with businesses and industry to ensure that students are being taught the very latest principles and practices in their related field.

With an emphasis on employability, LSBU also works with industry to ensure that course content is highly relevant for the workplace -- so all of its courses are accredited and professionally-recognised. However, what also makes LSBU stand out is the support it gives to students.

"If I was a student applying to university this summer, then what I would look for is a university that offers me a hands-on and caring approach to teaching and learning," says Professor Geoffrey Elliott, pro-dean of the Business School at LSBU.

"At LSBU Business School, our courses are designed for the professions.

They are developed in partnership with and also accredited by professional bodies, such as the ACCA, the British Computer Society, and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, to name but a few."

So what does the LSBU Business School offer? "The Business School covers a broad range of subjects -- everything from business studies and business administration, to information technology and computing, through to accounting, finance and marketing.

"We are a dedicated faculty with some 3,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students across four departments.

"We invite external guest lecturers to talk to students, host sessions on acquiring employability skills -- including interview techniques and how to present yourself in your chosen career -- and within a number of courses, there is the option to do a placement during the third year to gain practical business and industrial experience."

As a result, LSBU Business School graduates are highly employable.

"This is reflected in how well they do in terms of graduate starting salaries," adds Professor Elliott. …

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