Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Where Great Careers and Businesses Are Launched; the School of Business at London South Bank University Is a Centre for Excellence, Offering Support for Start-Ups and Reaching out into the Community

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Where Great Careers and Businesses Are Launched; the School of Business at London South Bank University Is a Centre for Excellence, Offering Support for Start-Ups and Reaching out into the Community

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Byline: Niki Chesworth

THIS is Global Entrepreneurship Week, and as you would expect, the School of Business at London South Bank University (LSBU) is hosting a number of events to inspire and inform the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Tonight the subject will be starting a business with a minimal amount of money, while on Thursday student start-ups will have an opportunity to sell their wares in a pop-up market. However, entrepreneurship is not only celebrated during this week -- at the School of Business, it is embedded in all programmes throughout the year.

Ever since the first business studies students graduated 40 years ago from what was then South Bank Polytechnic, the School has built a strong reputation for its programmes -- it has consistently been ranked among the top modern universities in London for teaching in areas such as accounting, marketing and business.

The is a In recognition of its entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice in areas of enterprise support, the School of Business has just where enterprise culture positively been awarded Centre of Excellence status from the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (IOEE). The IOEE also praised the School for its "great commitment to engage with outside professional bodies and to encourage students to develop their enterprise learning and skills through extracurricular activities".

Mike LSBU's Dean of the School of Business, Professor Mike Molan, says: "The accreditation is recognition that the School is a place for learning where enterprise culture is positively encouraged and supported.

"This is reflected in the focus of our taught programmes, the opportunities for our students to engage in live projects with local businesses, and the contribution that our staff make in working with commercial partners through the university's Centre for Enterprise and Innovation."

With courses including accounting, finance, international business, international management, marketing and human resources management, the School prepares graduates for the working world through a combination of real-world challenges -- consultancy projects, live briefs, work placements, business games and simulations -- and support to start their own business. …

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